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Joe Berlinger, director of the Paradise Lost documentaries: “It really was a witch hunt”

Joe Berlinger, director of the Paradise Lost documentaries: “It really was a witch hunt”

Earlier this week DocGeeks’ Jacob Harbord reviewed the Paradise Lost documentary series, which portray the faith of the West Memphis 3; innocent young men who were wrongly convicted of a heinous crime. Director Joe Berlinger, partially responsible for the men’s recent release, agreed to an interview and spoke to Harbord about a simple little phenomenon called the truth and what role he would like to see the films play in our society today.  … Read entire article »

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Paradise Lost – a review of the documentary trilogy that fought for freedom

Paradise Lost – a review of the documentary trilogy that fought for freedom

“We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out”. So it was that, after flippantly dismissing one of the world’s most lauded documentary series, I was sat watching the Paradise Lost trilogy. Having been generously sent a copy of their new DVD by director Joe Berlinger’s PR company, over the last couple of weeks I’ve endeavoured to correct my ignorance about this series. … Read entire article »

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WFTV’s top 5 women in documentary filmmaking to look out for in 2013

WFTV’s top 5 women in documentary filmmaking to look out for in 2013

Here at Women in Film and Television (UK) we love a good documentary! Especially because it’s a genre of filmmaking in which women excel. So, when DocGeeks asked us to choose 5 female documentary filmmakers who, over the last year, have inspired us and whose future work we are looking forward to seeing in years to come, we jumped at the opportunity! Here’s what we came up with… … Read entire article »

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Berlinale announces first documentaries

Berlinale announces first documentaries

The 63rd Berlin International Film Festival has announced the first films lined-up for its Panaorama section. This includes seven documentaries shown in its doc strand Panorama Dokumente. See the list here to get an indication of what to expect at one of Europe’s top festivals. … Read entire article »

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Filmmaker’s nephew crowdfunds restoration of Burroughs documentary

Filmmaker’s nephew crowdfunds restoration of Burroughs documentary

A famous cult documentary made with the help of the BBC, which was shot over a five year period to be completed in 1983, is now being restored by the filmmaker’s nephew, who is also making his own documentary revealing footage from the extensive archive his uncle left behind. … Read entire article »

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DG presents the Top 20 documentaries of 2012

DG presents the Top 20 documentaries of 2012

It might be a dull thing to say (let alone read) but nonetheless it’s true; the past year has brought us some amazing quality documentaries. We had a little tally here at the office and came up with a list of 20 documentaries that we thought you should see (if you haven’t already). … Read entire article »

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Some interesting documentary workshops for 2013

Some interesting documentary workshops for 2013

You must have noticed we love the Frontline Club. They host the best documentary preview screenings followed by (intelligent) debates and not only that, they also offer some coll training possibilities now and again. Time to start scribbling on those empty 2013 calendar pages! … Read entire article »

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