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Does going back to basics bring us a new documentary genre?

Does going back to basics bring us a new documentary genre?

Brent Chesanek is a filmmaker and designer from Orlando. His short film Brethren Arise won multiple awards and his design work has featured on HBO, Sundance, and SXSW. Recently his new film, a hybrid documentary City World premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival. DocGeeks talks to Chesanek about the making of what has become an untraditional but visually stunning doc. Shot in and around Orlando, in both swamps and suburban landscapes, everything in Chesanek’s film … Read entire article »

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Q&A with Trevor Anderson: The Man That Got Away

Q&A with Trevor Anderson: The Man That Got Away

The LIDF, one of the UK’s largest independent documentary film festivals currently on in London, not only pays attention to feature-length docs but also screens a lot of fantastic shorts. One of them is Trevor Anderson’s The Man That Got Away. DocGeeks talked to him about the making of his unique film. … Read entire article »

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Q&A with Oscar nominee James Spione: Incident in New Baghdad

Q&A with Oscar nominee James Spione: Incident in New Baghdad

Nominated for an Acdemy Award for best short documentary, Incident in New Bagdad will this week see its European premiere at the LIDF festival in London. DocGeeks talked to filmmaker James Spione about this raw and especially provocative documentary which looks into one of the most notorious incidents of the Iraq War. … Read entire article »

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Review: Out of the Game

Review: Out of the Game

Tower Hamlets in London is one of the most deprived parts of the country: gang culture is commonplace, there is a lack of well paid jobs, and high rates of disease and ill health. It is also one of the boroughs hosting the upcoming Olympics. Against this backdrop three young people are refusing to conform to stereotypes. … Read entire article »

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Review: Personal Best

Review: Personal Best

There’s no avoiding a certain global sporting competition taking place in our back yards shortly, and anyone hoping to seek refuge in the cinema from the non-stop sporting coverage will be disappointed: there’s a wealth of Olympic tie-ins hitting screens over the next month … Read entire article »

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Some great events not to miss

Some great events not to miss

The festival season is here, a great time to network, meet other filmmakers and learn. But it isn’t just the festival circuit that offers you these opportunities. Here are three documentary events we think will be great for networking and exchanging knowledge. … Read entire article »

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Level Playing Field

Level Playing Field

As the saying goes, some of us are more equal than others. A new documentary called The Spirit Level is set to explore how our unequal society is damaging us all. Hazel Pfeifer talks to filmmaker Katharine Round about her labour of love.  … Read entire article »

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