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Wiseman’s documentary on Britain’s National Gallery is too thorough for its own good

Wiseman’s documentary on Britain’s National Gallery is too thorough for its own good

Once again documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman has taken it upon himself to create an elaborate portrait of a cultural institution, this time highlighting what goes on at London’s National Gallery. But has his determination to include and showcase ‘everything’ killed a film that would otherwise be highly fascinating?  … Read entire article »

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A Curious Life takes a look at The Levellers

A Curious Life takes a look at The Levellers

Director Dunstan Bruce’s new film ‘A Curious Life” offers the audience an interesting view of the music business.   … Read entire article »

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Meet Human Rights Watch’s emergency team in E-Team documentary

Meet Human Rights Watch’s emergency team in E-Team documentary

If Batman lost his cape, car and fortune, and had to get a job in the real world, he would probably work for Human Rights Watch. (After maybe going back to college to get a doctorate in human rights law and international relations.) Fighting crime of the macro kind, the organisation takes on governments, dictators and dodgy regimes to highlight human rights atrocities worldwide. … Read entire article »

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Return to Homs – depicting the struggles of Syrian activists

Return to Homs – depicting the struggles of Syrian activists

Termed “the worst humanitarian crisis in a generation”, what started as a peaceful uprising in one of the cornerstones of the Middle East, soon turned into a complex and bloody civil war that displaced millions and threatens to destabilise the entire region. … Read entire article »

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The Galapagos Affair: Satan came to Eden

The Galapagos Affair: Satan came to Eden

This is one of the those documentaries that proves the old adage that fact is truly stranger than fiction, writes Hazel Pfeifer. … Read entire article »

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Regarding Susan Sontag portrays a woman ahead of her time

Regarding Susan Sontag portrays a woman ahead of her time

The very nature of documentary is to reflect, condense and categorise the events and the people that surround us. The problem facing Regarding Susan Sontag is how do you categorise a subject that is beyond categorisation? … Read entire article »

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Documentary We Are Many shows how together we are stronger

Documentary We Are Many shows how together we are stronger

It was the largest mobilisation of people in human history. Millions and millions of protesters demonstrated together in 800 cities across the world, all for a single purpose: to stop the war in Iraq before it started. Now that a decade has passed since this global day of protest in February 2003, what kind of impact has this really had? … Read entire article »

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