Over a decade ago, I completed this version of my website dealing with the media crisis - which was re-issued in book form in France by Cédric Biagini of Éditions l'échappée (Paris) in the spring of 2015.

The foreword to the new book edition of Media Crisis can also serve as an introduction to some of the themes covered in this website.

Click here for the new English Introduction.

Cliquez ici pour la version français.


Those of you who have already used this website, will notice some major changes.

Since many of the sections showing the availability of each film were completely out-of-date, we decided to remove them entirely, and we ask you to please use the contact form below for information on how to access my work for theatrical screenings and DVD copies.

This will put you directly in touch with us: Oliver Groom of Project X Distribution in Canada, my son Patrick Watkins and myself in France, and we will help you as best we can. Given the technological changes that keep occurring, as well as the history of the marginalisation of my work, it might not always be possible to supply you with a copy in the latest formats. Some films are available only as DVD, an older digital version, or in exceptional circumstances, a used 35mm print. Sometimes we will need to ask you to contact the original producers. We will let you know.

Please do not use the contact form to ask me for interviews or to write articles. Thank you! Also, I generally stopped appearing in public with my work some years ago. I hope to explain these decisions in an article I plan to write for this site next year.

I much appreciate your understanding and support!

Peter Watkins,
France, 2017


LA COMMUNE La nouvelle direction de 13 Productions à Paris vient de sortir une version DCP plus courte de La Commune pour le cinéma commercial. C’est la version que j’ai spécialement produite en 2005. Cette version courte est maintenant disponible en DVD chez Doriane Films. Veuillez s’il vous plait nous indiquer quelle est la version souhaitée et nous vous mettrons en relation soit avec 13 Productions pour des projections cinématographiques commerciales soit avec l’Association Rebond for La Commune (Patrick Watkins) pour des projections-débats de la version TV d’origine de 5 heures 45 minutes. A l’heure actuelle le DCP et le DVD de la version cinématographique n’existent qu’en français.

LA COMMUNE The new management of 13 Productions in Paris, has just released a shorter (3 hrs 30 mins) DCP version of La Commune for commercial cinema release. This is the specially edited version I produced in 2005. This shorter version is now also available on DVD from Doriane Films. Please let us know which version you require, and we will connect you either with 13 Productions for commercial cinema screenings, or with the Association Rebond for La Commune (Patrick Watkins) for non-commercial discussion showings of the original 5 hrs 45 mins TV version. At present, the DCP and the DVD of the cinema version are in French only.


© Peter Watkins 2017