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Nelson Mandela, The Myth and Me

Nelson Mandela, The Myth and Me

By the time of Nelson Mandela’s death in December 2013, the tsunami of biographies, retrospectives and obituaries had covered what seemed to be every inch of the man – his personal life, broken marriages, estranged children, his young militant days, his legendary speeches and his sojourn on Robben Island. … Read entire article »

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Oscar-winning documentary praises unsung heroes of music industry

Oscar-winning documentary praises unsung heroes of music industry

20 Feet From Stardom is a beautifully shot, musical spectacle that celebrates the unsung heroines of pop – a film in which the spotlight is deservedly set on some enormously talented women who share with us their compelling stories. Myriam Gwynned Dijck reviews. … Read entire article »

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Dangerous Acts – Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus

Dangerous Acts – Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus

Dangerous Acts – Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus, a documentary about Belarus’s dissident theatre company is a valuable addition to a body of documentaries and social commentaries that seek to surpass the media’s obtuse portrayal of Eastern European politics. … 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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The Unknown Known – documentary offers no justification but lots of political rhetoric

The Unknown Known – documentary offers no justification but lots of political rhetoric

The Unknown Known, Errol Morris’ interview with American politician and principal architect of the Iraq war, Donald Rumsfeld, adds little to our memory of the politician’s performances at press conferences, but vividly conveys how one man’s self-delusion and self-importance came to change the course of American history. … 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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Top 10 documentaries of 2013

Top 10 documentaries of 2013

What is the best documentary released in 2013? A difficult question, and tricky as it can be very personal. But, based on the opinions of the Docgeeks team of writers who see a lot of docs, we’ve tried for the third year in a row to compile a strong list for you. We hope you agree. … Read entire article »

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