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Director Claus Drexel on his latest documentary Au Bord du Monde

Director Claus Drexel on his latest documentary Au Bord du Monde

Ahead of a screening of his latest film on homeless people in the streets of Paris, Au Bord du Monde, at the Glasgow International Film Festival, DocGeeks journalist Martin Parsons sat down with filmmaker Claus Drexel to discuss his foray into documentary making. … Read entire article »

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Alex Gibney shares his three tips for documentary success

Alex Gibney shares his three tips for documentary success

At the BFI London Film Festival, DocGeeks got the opportunity to sit down with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, who was in London to promote his latest documentary film The Armstrong Lie. Find out what his key is to create success after success in documentary filmmaking. … Read entire article »

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Secrecy and humanity in conflict mediation: Meet the Plot for Peace team

Secrecy and humanity in conflict mediation: Meet the Plot for Peace team

Is secrecy the key to conflict resolution? It’s an uncomfortable question that arises from the fascinating film Plot for Peace, which reveals the untold story behind the end of apartheid in South Africa and Nelson Mandela’s release from prison. DocGeeks’ Joëlle Pouliot met with the filmmakers and Jean-Yves Ollivier, a man who spent his life bringing politicians embroiled in messy conflicts to negotiate out of the limelight. The results were nothing less than world-changing. … Read entire article »

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Oliver Wright on programming Open City Docs Fest

Oliver Wright on programming Open City Docs Fest

As we’re days away from the start of Open City Docs Fest, the documentary festival which screens the success films such as The Act of Killing as well as the work of first-time filmmakers, we thought it fitting to honour the man who made it all happen. Jacob Harbord interviews the festival’s lead programmer Oliver Wright. … Read entire article »

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Sarah Gavron on making Village at the End of the World

Sarah Gavron on making Village at the End of the World

After the succes she had with her film Brick Lane, British director Sarah Gavron has now returned to the big screen with a beautiful portrait documentary. DocGeeks asked the director about the challenges she faced when filming – literally – in a village at the end of the world. … Read entire article »

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How to become a succesful documentary filmmaker?

How to become a succesful documentary filmmaker?

We just discovered a nice article that we wanted to share with you. It’s written by the guys over at The Knowledge, they interviewed the award-winning director Jon Blair (who owns a Oscar, BAFTA and two Emmys) on the future of documentaries and his recipe for success. … Read entire article »

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Christopher Hird: “I don’t see a dichotomy between journalism and documentary”

Christopher Hird: “I don’t see a dichotomy between journalism and documentary”

As a panellist at the Between the Lines festival, Christopher Hird has much to say about the part documentaries play in contemporary media. He is the founder and managing director of Dartmouth Films, a production company that specialises in making issue-based documentaries and has pioneered new models of funding and distribution. Hird was also recently appointed the new managing editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London. … Read entire article »

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