Influence
  • Year2020
  • Duration90 min

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.


Click Here to watch a pre-recorded Q&A with Influence directors Richard Poplak and Diana Neille, moderated by Agnès Wildenstein, Sheffield Doc Fest’s Associate Programmer. (UK audiences only)

  • Director(s): Richard Poplak, Diana Neille
  • Producer(s): Bob Moore , Neil Brandt
  • Country: South Africa, Canada
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Premiere status: European Premiere