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International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) announces award winners

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) announces award winners

IDFA, the world’s largest documentary film festival, has tonight announced the documentaries that were granted awards at a lovely ceremony in the Dutch capital’s Compagnie Theatre. Find out here which films won the prestigious prizes. … Read entire article »

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Let Fury Have The Hour

Let Fury Have The Hour

Let Fury Have The Hour is the filmic companion to the identically named book that was published earlier this year by the film’s director Antonino D’Ambrosio. Having previously directed several shorts, this is his first attempt at feature length documentary. An attempt that has received mixed reviews since the film’s premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, Rosemarie Hugill reports. … Read entire article »

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The Reluctant Revolutionary

The Reluctant Revolutionary

After a turbulent political year in the Middle East and Northern Africa, several documentaries about what has been dubbed ‘the Arab Spring’ have emerged. The Reluctant Revolutionary, directed and filmed by Sean McAllister, gives us a personal eye-witness account of the revolution in Yemen, where civilians protesting the 33-year long dictatorship of president Ali Abdullah Saleh were met with violence and bloodshed. … Read entire article »

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5 Broken Cameras

5 Broken Cameras

The award winning ‘5 Broken Cameras’ is the poignant tale of a small Palestinian village’s struggle for freedom when encroaching Israeli settlements threaten to engulf their land. Seen through the eyes of the local farmer and director Emad Burnat, ‘5 broken cameras’ gives an intimate and unique insight into the villagers’ ongoing perseverance in their struggle for liberty against all odds. … Read entire article »

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Open City Docs Fest (June 21-24)

Open City Docs Fest (June 21-24)

For those who may have missed Sheffield Doc Fest, here is a nice consolation prize; Open City Docs Fest, situated in the heart of London. It may be a smaller- scale festival, but with a big a heart and a definite must-visit for all true DocGeeks out there. … Read entire article »

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