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Cartel Land: How far should we go trying to stop the Mexican drug war?

Cartel Land: How far should we go trying to stop the Mexican drug war?

Matthew Heineman’s dangerous and provocative double Sundance winner is a brilliant and groundbreaking investigation into the illegal narcotic trafficking and the actions of vigilante groups on both sides of the border. … Read entire article »

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Ambitious doc Planetary wants to be our wake-up call

Ambitious doc Planetary wants to be our wake-up call

Guy Reid’s first-feature is an ambitious, at times overreaching, essay-film on the imperiled state of our planet. Emily Wright reviews.  … Read entire article »

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Sheffield Doc/Fest aims for bigger, better and more interactive in 2015

Sheffield Doc/Fest aims for bigger, better and more interactive in 2015

Where to start with a documentary film festival that has so much to offer? Sheffield Doc/Fest has been, for some time now, the UK’s premier documentary and digital media festival. It has also cemented itself as a dynamic, vital and international cornerstone of the industry today. … Read entire article »

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Stellar line-up for Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014

Stellar line-up for Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014

Sheffield Doc/Fest, the UK’s premier documentary and digital media festival is back for its 21st year bringing together over 100 inspirational documentary features and shorts from around the world. … Read entire article »

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Dangerous Acts – Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus

Dangerous Acts – Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus

Dangerous Acts – Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus, a documentary about Belarus’s dissident theatre company is a valuable addition to a body of documentaries and social commentaries that seek to surpass the media’s obtuse portrayal of Eastern European politics. … Read entire article »

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The Unknown Known – documentary offers no justification but lots of political rhetoric

The Unknown Known – documentary offers no justification but lots of political rhetoric

The Unknown Known, Errol Morris’ interview with American politician and principal architect of the Iraq war, Donald Rumsfeld, adds little to our memory of the politician’s performances at press conferences, but vividly conveys how one man’s self-delusion and self-importance came to change the course of American history. … Read entire article »

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Documentaries and events to look out for at the BFI Flare

Documentaries and events to look out for at the BFI Flare

The London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is back, now in its 28th year, bringing an expanded programme of features, shorts and documentaries, as well as special events and brandishing a new name: BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival. … Read entire article »

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