Influence (2020)

  • 2020
  • 1h 30m
  • South Africa, Canada

European Premiere

A portrait of controversial, English figure Lord Timothy Bell who died recently and an investigation into the rise and fall of the world’s most notorious public relations and advertising firm : the British multinational Bell Pottinger. Working with Margaret Thatcher, the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, later branching out into France, Africa, Russia, the Middle East, Bell quickly earned a reputation but finally declined after the Gupta brothers-Zuma corruption scandal in South Africa.


Richard Poplak


Diana Neille


Bob Moore


Neil Brandt


English, Spanish



Bonus Content

15 mins
Influence - Q&A

Join us in a pre-recorded Q&A with Influence directors Richard Poplak and Diana Neille, moderated by Agnès Wildenstein, Sheffield Doc Fest’s Associate Programmer.

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