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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Sheffield Doc/Fest announces new BBC Licence Fee session

Sheffield Doc/Fest announces new BBC Licence Fee session

Sheffield Doc/Fest has announced a new session for Tuesday 9 June discussing the future of the BBC licence fee and how the BBC can make better use of documentaries and the wider documentary industry. Ahead of the session the festival asks delegates to partake in a survey.  … Read entire article »

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When reality is darker than fiction: The Confessions of Thomas Quick

When reality is darker than fiction: The Confessions of Thomas Quick

Swedish drama series are incredibly popular, both in the UK as in wider Europe. Many love their pace, original narratives and the aesthetics. The Confessions of Thomas Quick is like such a drama – only more gripping, as the story it presents is all real. … Read entire article »

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The Hunting Ground shows true extent of campus rape

The Hunting Ground shows true extent of campus rape

Without sounding too dark, the world is an unsafe place. Things can happen everywhere, anywhere – and a university campus is no different. To think so would be unrealistic. It is, however, not unrealistic to expect from a university that its people would do their utmost best to keep students safe at all times and support them when something happens, no matter what. … Read entire article »

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