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Shortlist announced for Grierson 2015: The British Documentary Awards

Shortlist announced for Grierson 2015: The British Documentary Awards

Two broadcasters, the BBC and Channel 4 have excelled in the amount of documentaries up for awards, both in the Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme – Domestic category as well as the other sections, such as Best Documentary on Current Affairs and Best Arts Documentary. … Read entire article »

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Death of a Gentleman reveals cricket’s real enemy

Death of a Gentleman reveals cricket’s real enemy

When cricket journalists Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber started making this film four years ago, they did not set out to find a scandal in cricket. They set out to investigate ‘merely’ why a popular shorter version of the game, Twenty20, was attracting far more money, far more broadcasting deals and far more fans than their beloved Test cricket. But that narrative … Read entire article »

Dark Horse director to helm Ken Loach documentary

Dark Horse director to helm Ken Loach documentary

British director Louise Osmond, who was behind the Sundance winning hit Dark Horse, will direct the upcoming theatrical documentary on Ken Loach. … Read entire article »

Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris will present IDFA Top 10

Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris will present IDFA Top 10

Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris will be putting together this year’s IDFA Top 10, an honour previously bestowed upon acclaimed directors such as Victor Kassakovsky, Werner Herzog and Steve James. … Read entire article »

The documentary The Divide shows inequality is more than an inconvenient truth

The documentary The Divide shows inequality is more than an inconvenient truth

The Divide is Katharine Round’s long-awaited feature documentary on inequality, and as it turns out, it was worth the wait.   … Read entire article »

Speed Sisters – Feeling empowered comes when you follow your dreams

Speed Sisters – Feeling empowered comes when you follow your dreams

Since 2005 the Arab world has its first female racing team, housed in none other than fought-over Palestine. Amber Fares’ first feature length documentary follows these women as they shake up a traditionally all men sport in an all men world.  … Read entire article »

A Sinner in Mecca, a brave and personal film voicing the complexities of contemporary Islam

A Sinner in Mecca, a brave and personal film voicing the complexities of contemporary Islam

A Sinner in Mecca is a moving, brave and intensely personal documentary, covertly filmed in Saudi Arabia, when the director, a gay Muslim, undertakes a pilgrimage to Mecca to explore what it means to be a Muslim today. Emily Wright reviews. … Read entire article »