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Must-watch documentaries showing at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

Must-watch documentaries showing at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

At DocGeeks we’ve been keeping an eye on the online discussion surrounding the Tribeca Film Festival, which opens in New York on Wednesday. Here we present to you with a list of the most eagerly anticipated documentaries showing at the festival this year. … Read entire article »

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Sheffield Doc/Fest unveils opening documentary

Sheffield Doc/Fest unveils opening documentary

Sheffield Doc/Fest has announced the film which will kick off the 21st edition of the festival on Saturday 7 June. … Read entire article »

Nelson Mandela, The Myth and Me

Nelson Mandela, The Myth and Me

By the time of Nelson Mandela’s death in December 2013, the tsunami of biographies, retrospectives and obituaries had covered what seemed to be every inch of the man – his personal life, broken marriages, estranged children, his young militant days, his legendary speeches and his sojourn on Robben Island. … Read entire article »

Oscar-winning documentary praises unsung heroes of music industry

Oscar-winning documentary praises unsung heroes of music industry

20 Feet From Stardom is a beautifully shot, musical spectacle that celebrates the unsung heroines of pop – a film in which the spotlight is deservedly set on some enormously talented women who share with us their compelling stories. Myriam Gwynned Dijck reviews. … Read entire article »

Submission time for the Grierson 2014 British Documentary Awards

Submission time for the Grierson 2014 British Documentary Awards

Entries are invited for Grierson 2014 The British Documentary Awards. The Grierson Awards – for factual programmes and documentaries – recognise outstanding films that demonstrate integrity, originality and technical excellence, and social or cultural significance. … Read entire article »

Dangerous Acts – Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus

Dangerous Acts – Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus

Dangerous Acts – Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus, a documentary about Belarus’s dissident theatre company is a valuable addition to a body of documentaries and social commentaries that seek to surpass the media’s obtuse portrayal of Eastern European politics. … Read entire article »

DVD Review: How to Survive a Plague

DVD Review: How to Survive a Plague

Built on extensive archive footage, How to Survive a Plague chronicles the anger and impassioned protests of the men and women campaigning for better treatment and health care for those suffering from HIV/AIDS from the late 1980s onwards. … Read entire article »