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How to successfully promote your documentary online – Facebook

How to successfully promote your documentary online – Facebook

Social media gets a lot of criticism for merely being a platform for those who like to be the  constant centre of attention. That is partially true but what if you have something interesting to promote, like say, a documentary? Would you still dismiss a free advertising platform then? This week DocGeeks looks at Facebook as the key promotional tool for your documentary film. … Read entire article »

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Review: Saving Face

Review: Saving Face

It is already hard to come to terms with ‘regular’ violence against women, but to see them being permanently disfigured by having acid thrown over their faces is just inconceivable. Still, this is the harsh reality for an increasing amount of women in Pakistan, some of whom are brave enough to come forward in the shocking but inspiring documentary Saving Face.   … Read entire article »

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Jon Shenk: “President Nasheed is a true David to the climate change Goliath”

Jon Shenk: “President Nasheed is a true David to the climate change Goliath”

Filmmaker Jon Shenk’s body of work reflects the personality of a man who is really engaging with the world around him, fighting for human rights issues and an end to all suffering. His latest doc, The Island President, adds climate change to that list. DocGeeks talks to the director about his Sundance award winning film and how he got unlimited access to the Maldives’ president.   … Read entire article »

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Review: Vito

Review: Vito

Vito documents the life of one of history’s most prominent gay activists who played an essential role in eliminating the taboo of homosexuality in the ‘60s and who went on to do the same for AIDS in the ‘80s. Kristy Hutter reviews Jeffrey Schwarz’s inspiring documentary which is currently being shown at the BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. … Read entire article »

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Review: Pink Ribbons Inc.

Review: Pink Ribbons Inc.

What is being done about breast cancer? A lot? It certainly looks like that in shops. Every imaginable product seems to get on board the Pink Ribbons movement and donate to the organisation occupied with finding a cure for the deadly disease. But what do all these donations actually do? And how does buying a fluffy pink teddy bear help to find out why this illness is spreading? Lea Pool’s investigative documentary Pink Ribbons Inc … Read entire article »

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Interactive documentaries: The next level

Interactive documentaries: The next level

The popularity of the documentary film increased immensely over the past decade, which is partly due to the use of more interactive technology. Innovative media play a crucial role in allowing audiences to interact and place stories in a social context. Yuliya Yegorova shows how we can take this concept one step further and use interactive documentaries as a tool for social activism. … Read entire article »

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Cinema embraces interactive media: Curzon Memories App

Cinema embraces interactive media: Curzon Memories App

It isn’t just filmmakers who can engage their audience by using interactive technology, cinemas can do too, as the Curzon Cinema in Clevedon proved yesterday at i-Docs 2012 in Bristol, where they presented a new app which allows visitors to take a trip down memory lane and explore the cinema’s hundred year history. … Read entire article »

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