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Mothers: a critical and original look at China’s one-child policy

Mothers: a critical and original look at China’s one-child policy

The incredibly brave documentary Mothers by Huijing Xu lasts an hour but scars for life. Returning to his native northern Chinese village of Ma, Huijing Xu trails government officials, camera in hand and films them doing their job: enforcing the one-child policy and policing the administration of birth control and sterilisation on all women of child-bearing age. … Read entire article »

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NCR – Not Criminally responsible

NCR – Not Criminally responsible

He was driven by the voices in his head, she was driven by an errand to run. Their paths collided, a mind snapped, a blade lashed out, a victim fell, her life forever changed. It was 1999. … Read entire article »

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Mirage Men: and now for something completely different…

Mirage Men: and now for something completely different…

Strange lights and sounds, mutilated animals, intriguing rumours, mind games. And for some, the slow descent into madness. If you’re seeking a documentary like no other, Mirage Men should be your port of call at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest. … Read entire article »

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Documentary director launches mobile app for corporate transparency

Documentary director launches mobile app for corporate transparency

As the film As Goes Janesville launched on DVD and continues to work its way around America with public showings and subsequent discussions, a secondary line of discussion has emerged. The team at 371 Productions, headed by the documentary’s director Brad Lichtenstein (pictured), has now launched the BizVizz mobile app to promote transparency and help the public access more information about corporate behaviour and in particular corporate funding. … Read entire article »

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As Goes Janesville, so goes the rest of the world?

As Goes Janesville, so goes the rest of the world?

The premise of ‘As Goes Janesville’, recently released on DVD and VOD, is an age-old story: small town prospers around big corporation, big corporation packs bags and leaves thousands without a job. Now what? This is where the action starts. The story of contrasts emerging from this well-rounded and complex piece of work, far from being a generic remake of David and Goliath, is both timeless and timely, generic yet unique. … Read entire article »

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Ice-T’s documentary shows The Art of Rap (DVD)

Ice-T’s documentary shows The Art of Rap (DVD)

Rap has come of age and flown the nest, but now a monumental piece of work by Ice-T takes viewers back to the source: a time when rap was still subversive and underground. … Read entire article »

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