Musical Globe

A Dog Called Money

Seamus Murphy
Screening time  
16.03. / Monday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 4 Ticket
20.03. / Friday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 5 Ticket

Film documents the unusual process behind the recording of Harvey's 2016 album The Hope Six Demolition Project. Director and Irish war reporter Seamus Murphy, who previously collaborated with Harvey on her award-winning 2011 album Let England Shake, accompanies her on a tour of forsaken places: Afghanistan, Kosovo and a disadvantaged neighbourhood in Washington, DC. Finding hope and humanity as well as devastation, Harvey meets people, writes poetry and gathers inspiration for new songs. Back in London, she and her band record the album in a specially built studio that doubles as a live performance-art space, for the public to peer in at them as they work. The resulting film is a rich tapestry of stunning location footage, wrenching on-the-ground experiences and unusually intense and personal music.


Seamus Murphy

Seamus Murphy is photographer, cinematographer and director grew up in Ireland and based in London. He is the recipient of seven World Press Photo awards for his photographic work in Afghanistan, Gaza, Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Peru and Ireland. His work has been published and exhibited widely. He has made films for The New Yorker and Channel 4 Television in the UK. He is the author of four books including A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan (2008), a chronicle of Afghanistan’s extraordinary recent history. I Am The Beggar of the World (2014) offers a rare glimpse into the lives of Afghan women. He has collaborated with musician PJ Harvey on projects for Let England Shake and The Hope Six Demolition Project. In 2019 they made A Dog Called Money documentary.

General sponsor

PJ Harvey: A Dog Called Money

Great Britain, Ireland
2019, 94'

Directed by:
Seamus Murphy

Screenplay by:
Seamus Murphy

Seamus Murphy

Edited by:
Sebastian Gollek

Polly Jean Harvey

Isabel Davis, Katie Holly, James Wilson, Seamus Murphy, Evan Horan

Produced by:
Pulse Films, Blinder Films, JW Films

Festivals & Awards:

Berlin International Film Festival 2019; CPH:DOX 2019; Visions du Réel 2019; Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2019; Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019; Sarajevo Film Festival 2019; Thessaloniki Film Festival 2019; International Istanbul Film Festival 2019; Sofia International Film Festival 2019; Shanghai International Film Festival 2019; Seattle International Film Festival 2019; Melbourne International Film Festival 2019; Mar del Plata International Film Festival 2019; New Zealand International Film Festival 2019; Transatlantyk Festival Łódź 2019; Valletta Film Festival 2019 ; Sidney Film Festival 2019; Doc'n Roll Film Festival 2019; DOK.fest Munich 2019


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