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Early writing career
Doggart set up Tribute Films, a vanity press-style production company, that produced films for individuals, their loved ones and their pets. His production of Carol Connors and Her Cats was described by The Los Angeles Times as the first pet hagiography film ever made, and as "the Cadillac of filmed pet memorials".
In 2004, Doggart moved to New York City. From 2006, he spent three years making Courting Condi, the first musical docu-tragi-comedy in the history of cinema. The film won 26 awards on the festival circuit, screened at the Cannes Film Festival, and was critically acclaimed. By combining screenings of the film with public debates about its subject, Condoleezza Rice's record in office, Doggart fueled calls for Rice to be investigated for human rights abuses and war crimes.
In 2009, Doggart directed and produced another film about Rice, American Faust: From Condi to Neo-Condi. This investigative documentary explored in greater depth Rice's pursuit and alleged misuse of power, and revealed the direct role she had in fabricating reasons for going to war in Iraq, and in ordering torture, especially in CIA black sites around the world. The film won numerous awards on the festival circuit, and was broadcast on a raft of international stations, including Al-Jazeera.
In 2012, he completed a third feature film, True Bromance, an irreverent romantic comedy starring Jim Norton[disambiguation needed], Adrian Grenier, Frank Luntz, Devin Ratray and himself about the absurd role friends and family play when people fall in love. The film won 19 awards on the festival circuit, including Best Film at the Harlem International Film Festival, and Best Actor and Best Screenplay at the Washington DC International Film Festival. The Brooklyn Eagle wrote: "Starring possibly the most surreal comedy troupe ever... True Bromance is consistently unnerving, funny and surprising and features an original comic-book style".
Doggart has written two other screenplays, Casanova's Return and Clinton a Neuro-Musical.
Political and human rights career
In 1993, Doggart led an Amnesty International campaign called Why the Silence? to investigate human rights abuses in Equatorial Guinea.
In 2000, Doggart co-founded the Felices Los Normales program at the Gaia arts center in Havana, Cuba, raising awareness about HIV/AIDS through improvised theater.
From 2009–10, Doggart used the release of his documentary American Faust: From Condi to Neo-Condi to launch a campaign to bring to justice officials in the Bush Administration whom contributors in the film – including attorneys from the American Civil Rights Union, Amnesty International and Reprieve—allege are guilty of war crimes and torture. Amnesty International screened the film at Stanford University on the eve of Rice's return to the Hoover Institution, adding to pressure on Stanford authorities to expel her for allegedly dishonoring the college's fundamental standard to show "respect for order, morality, personal honor and the rights of others as is demanded of good citizens." Doggart teamed up with students at the University of Denver, where Rice was an undergraduate, by organizing a debate on the motion "This house believes that Condoleezza Rice should stand trial for war crimes". Proposing the motion was Rice's political theory professor, Alan Gilbert; defending Rice was Republican State Senator Shawn Mitchell. The event met fierce resistance from the university administration. Vice Chancellor Jim Berscheidt had already tried to shut down a shoot and denied the producers access to archive of Josef Korbel. Up until the last moment, Berscheidt sought to use bureaucratic obstacles and alleged intimidation of students to stop the event. However, the screening and debate did eventually take place, with a strong turn-out, and webcast on both Mogulus television and through the Amnesty International website. At a screening at the Starz Denver film festival in December 2009, and again in an interview with Progressive Voice,  Doggart called for the prosecution of ten Bush Administration officials: President George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice (as NSA and chair of the Group of Principals who authorized the torture techniques), Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Vice-President Dick Cheney, CIA bosses George Tenet and Porter Goss, General Geoffrey D. Miller (commander at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo), Secretary of State Colin Powell, and Attorney Generals John Ashcroft and Alberto Gonzales. In February 2010, Doggart presented a screening of the film at New York's Revolution Books with human rights organizations World Can't Wait and War Criminals Watch. Screenings in Minnesota were also organized by Coleen Rowley, a former FBI agent turned whistle-blower, who called the film "a must-see documentary". The campaign continued through social networking sites and interviews in the press, radio and on PBS but has so far failed to secure its objective of Rice's arrest, prosecution and imprisonment. Efforts to this end were escalated in May 2010, following the announcement that Rice was to play a concert with Aretha Franklin. Doggart responded to this by corralling a group of human rights activists, including Rowley, War Criminals Watch, and Down With Tyranny, to pressure Franklin and the Philadelphia Orchestra to dump her from the concert billing, and to encourage either a citizen's arrest, or one instigated by Attorney General Eric Holder. These protests continued at a Denver University awards dinner, where Madeleine Albright presented the 2010 Josef Korbel Outstanding Alumni Award to Rice, while activists warned guests outside that "there's a war criminal in the area".
Doggart has had three books published: Fire Blood and the Alphabet: One Hundred Years of Lorca focused on Spanish playwright and poet, Federico García Lorca. The book included poems, translations and an essay by Doggart, as well as eminent Lorca scholars, and was published in a second edition in January 2010. Stage Labyrinths: Latin American Plays included Doggart's translations of five Latin American dramatic works, as well as interviews with the writers and a history of Latin American theater. His third book is on the Argentine economy. He has been a principal contributor to five other books – Stages of Conflict: A Critical Anthology of Latin American Theater and Performance (University of Michigan Press, 2008), Purple Homicide: Fear and Loathing on Knutsford Heath (Bloomsbury, 1998), Raymond Chandler: A Biography (Atlantic, 1997), Reflections in a Family Mirror (Red House, 2002), and Time Out: Havana (Penguin, 2001, 2005, 2007) – and has written for The New Statesman, The Guardian, The Independent, The Observer, The Telegraph, The Huffington Post and The Sunday Telegraph.
In 2011, Doggart became a columnist for The Daily Telegraph, writing a twice-monthly column from New York on film, literary, political, family and comedic subjects. He also worked as a film reviewer for The Guardian.
Doggart is the grandson of the eminent ophthalmologist and writer James Hamilton Doggart; son of the author and development economist Caroline Doggart; brother of the conservationist Nike Doggart; nephew of the cricketer and educator, Hubert Doggart; and cousin of the headmaster, Simon Doggart.
- Fire, Blood and the Alphabet: One Hundred Years of Lorca, Sebastian Doggart & Michael Thompson, 1999, University of Durham, ISBN 0-907310-44-3, second edition 2010
- Stage Labyrinths: Latin American Plays, edited, translated and introduction by Sebastian Doggart, 1996, Nick Hern Books, ISBN 1-85459-249-1
- Time Out: Havana, Sebastian Doggart (contributor), 2001, ISBN 0-14-100029-5
- Time Out: Havana, Sebastian Doggart (contributor), 2005, ISBN 1-904978-83-5
- Time Out: Havana, Sebastian Doggart (contributor), 2007, ISBN 978-1-84670-014-9
- Stages of Conflict: A critical anthology of Latin American theater and Performance, Sebastian Doggart (contributor), University of Michigan Press, 2008, ISBN 978-0-472-05027-7
- Investment Opportunities in Argentina, Sebastian Doggart, 1991, Southern Development Trust, ISBN 0-9517144-0-6
- Cary Grant: A Class Apart, Graham McCann, 1998, Columbia University Press, ISBN 0-231-10885-0
- Raymond Chandler: A Biography, Tom Hiney, 1999, Grove Press, ISBN 0-8021-3637-0; ISBN 978-0-8021-3637-4
- Purple Homicide: Fear and Loathing on Knutsford Heath, John Sweeney, 1998, Bloomsbury Press, ISBN 0-7475-3970-7d
Newspaper and journal articles
- 'Why I love reality TV', by Sebastian Doggart, The Observer,
- 'Bellissimo! How we won Tatton', by Sebastian Doggart, New Statesman, pp. 28–30
- 'Ultra-patriotic USA is dreaming of a star-spangled Christmas', by Sebastian Doggart & Oliver Poole, The Daily Telegraph, 24 December 2001
- 'The new Millennium starts here', by Sebastian Doggart, The Sunday Telegraph, 12 December 1999, p. 19
- 'Talking Latin', by Sebastian Doggart, Scotland on Sunday, 30 August 1992
- 'All rise for a girl king', by Sebastian Doggart, The Guardian, 3 March 1997
- 'Innocent Erendira', by Sebastian Doggart, Time Out, 29 Sep – 6 Oct 1993
- 'Foxed by the Carnival,' by Sebastian Doggart, The Guardian, 28 August 2000, p. 15
- 'The relentless rise of offshore centres', by Caroline Doggart & Sebastian Doggart, Impact, Jan/Feb 1998, issue 5, pp. 4–5
- "Member: Sebastian Doggart". Cantab NYC. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "Love, fidelity and cats – Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. 28 November 2002. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "Cinando". Cinando. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "Courting Condi Review". Socially Superlative. 15 December 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "ReelTalk Movie Reviews". Reeltalkreviews.com. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "War Crimes Debate, Part 1 of 7 for " American Faust"". YouTube. 2 May 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- ""American Faust: From Condi to Neo-Condi" Documentary Promo". YouTube. 27 April 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "True Bromance". Facebook. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
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- "Sebastian Doggart: Condoleezza Rice's Smoking Gun". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- Sherwell, Philip (3 February 2009). "Waterboarding doco welcomes Condoleezza Rice back to Stanford – Telegraph Blogs". Blogs.telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "Phil Trounstine: Stanford Anti-War Protesters Want Condi Booted for War Crimes". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "Facebook". Facebook. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
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- "Courting Condi – live streaming video powered by Livestream". Livestream.com. 2 March 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "Condi's former professor argues she should be tried as war criminal tonight". Blog.amnestyusa.org. 2 March 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "ePaperflip Software Viewer". Epaperflip.com. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "09 Starz Film Festival Colorado Filmmaking Part 2 on in the Loop | DOM". Denveropenmedia.org. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "Coleen Rowley: "American Faust: From Condi to Neo-Condi", a documentary that counters Rice's new job of revising history". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "American Faust: From Condi to Neo-Condi". Facebook. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- DJ Fusion/FuseBox Radio (1 April 2010). "Official Blog of the Syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast!: FuseBox Radio Broadcast for Week of March 31, 2010". BlackRadioIsBack.com. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
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- "Aretha Franklin and Condoleezza Rice – The Philadelphia Orchestra". The Mann Center. 27 July 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "5-10-10 Condi: The Queen of No Soul". Warcriminalswatch.org. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "DownWithTyranny!: The Queen of No Soul- A Guest Post By Sebastian Doggart". Downwithtyranny.blogspot.com. 12 May 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "Consortiumnews.com". Consortiumnews.com. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
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- "Fire, Blood and the Alphabet: One Hundred Years of Lorca by Sebastian Doggart | 9780719081828 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble". Search.barnesandnoble.com. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "Investment Opportunities in Argentina: Amazon.co.uk: Sebastian Doggart: Books". Amazon.co.uk. 19 January 1991. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "Why I love reality TV: I'm the one making it | Television & radio | The Observer". Media.guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "Video: Picking a fight with Condoleezza Rice". Telegraph. 10 February 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "Sebastian Doggart: Sundancing Into the Apocalypse". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "Ultra-patriotic USA is dreaming of a star-spangled Christmas". Telegraph. 24 December 2001. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "Sundance film festival 2013: Ain't Them Bodies Saints – first look review | Film". theguardian.com. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "First Surveys of Tanzanian Mountains Reveal 160+ Animal Species, Including New & Endemic". Sciencedaily.com. 24 June 2006. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
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