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Must-watch documentaries showing at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

Must-watch documentaries showing at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

At DocGeeks we’ve been keeping an eye on the online discussion surrounding the Tribeca Film Festival, which opens in New York on Wednesday. Here we present to you with a list of the most eagerly anticipated documentaries showing at the festival this year. … Read entire article »

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DVD Review: How to Survive a Plague

DVD Review: How to Survive a Plague

Built on extensive archive footage, How to Survive a Plague chronicles the anger and impassioned protests of the men and women campaigning for better treatment and health care for those suffering from HIV/AIDS from the late 1980s onwards. … Read entire article »

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Documentary The Square offers new perspective on Egypt’s troubles

Documentary The Square offers new perspective on Egypt’s troubles

Oscar nominated documentary The Square offers up a moving personal account of one of the central events of the so-called ‘Arab Spring’, exploring the complexities of revolution in Egypt and the dismantling of a decades old dictatorship. … Read entire article »

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What makes an Oscar winning documentary?

What makes an Oscar winning documentary?

On Monday morning, the world was awash with eager commentary about the gowns, gaffs and of course the award-winners of the 2014 Academy Awards. While most of the attention focussed on the fiction films (and poor old Leo DiCaprio), we here at Docgeeks were of course much more interested in who won in the competition for best feature documentary. … Read entire article »

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#chicagoGirl – The Social Network Takes on a Dictator

#chicagoGirl – The Social Network Takes on a Dictator

This year’s winner of the IDFA DOC U award, which celebratesthe best documentaries chosen by and for young people, was Joe Piscatella’s poignant feature documentary, #chicagoGirl — The Social Network Takes on a Dictator. … Read entire article »

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IDFA 2013: Ai Weiwei – The Fake Case

IDFA 2013: Ai Weiwei – The Fake Case

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has had a lot of exposure in the world of international documentary recently. Just over a year after the release of Alison Klayman’s critically acclaimed documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012) comes a brand new offering by Danish filmmaker Andreas Johnsen in the form of Ai Weiwei – The Fake Case. … Read entire article »

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The Moo Man: Praise should be given to these filmmakers…

The Moo Man: Praise should be given to these filmmakers…

Cows are not considered to be the most graceful creatures on earth, and dairy farming can hardly be said to be a glamorous occupation, so one would surely anticipate that a documentary about the two would be a rather awkward and boring affair? Emma Norton reviews. … Read entire article »

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