On this week's Insider Podcast, we talked to Gary Lennon, the director the critically-acclaimed documentary A Doctor's Sword.

The story of Aidan McCarthy and his experiences in World War II and how he came to be in possession of a samurai sword is quite incredible - so much so that you'd almost think it's fiction. However, A Doctor's Sword grounds in reality while also mixing animation segues, archive footage and talking-head documentaries.

We spoke to director Gary Lennon about getting the film made on a tight budget, how he came to find the story in the first place and using influences from the likes of Waltz With Bashir and Japanese anime.


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