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Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris will present IDFA Top 10

Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris will present IDFA Top 10

Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris will be putting together this year’s IDFA Top 10, an honour previously bestowed upon acclaimed directors such as Victor Kassakovsky, Werner Herzog and Steve James. … Read entire article »

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The documentary The Divide shows inequality is more than an inconvenient truth

The documentary The Divide shows inequality is more than an inconvenient truth

The Divide is Katharine Round’s long-awaited feature documentary on inequality, and as it turns out, it was worth the wait.   … Read entire article »

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Speed Sisters – Feeling empowered comes when you follow your dreams

Speed Sisters – Feeling empowered comes when you follow your dreams

Since 2005 the Arab world has its first female racing team, housed in none other than fought-over Palestine. Amber Fares’ first feature length documentary follows these women as they shake up a traditionally all men sport in an all men world.  … Read entire article »

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A Sinner in Mecca, a brave and personal film voicing the complexities of contemporary Islam

A Sinner in Mecca, a brave and personal film voicing the complexities of contemporary Islam

A Sinner in Mecca is a moving, brave and intensely personal documentary, covertly filmed in Saudi Arabia, when the director, a gay Muslim, undertakes a pilgrimage to Mecca to explore what it means to be a Muslim today. Emily Wright reviews. … Read entire article »

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Sheffield Doc/Fest announces new BBC Licence Fee session

Sheffield Doc/Fest announces new BBC Licence Fee session

Sheffield Doc/Fest has announced a new session for Tuesday 9 June discussing the future of the BBC licence fee and how the BBC can make better use of documentaries and the wider documentary industry. Ahead of the session the festival asks delegates to partake in a survey.  … Read entire article »

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Cartel Land: How far should we go trying to stop the Mexican drug war?

Cartel Land: How far should we go trying to stop the Mexican drug war?

Matthew Heineman’s dangerous and provocative double Sundance winner is a brilliant and groundbreaking investigation into the illegal narcotic trafficking and the actions of vigilante groups on both sides of the border. … Read entire article »

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Ambitious doc Planetary wants to be our wake-up call

Ambitious doc Planetary wants to be our wake-up call

Guy Reid’s first-feature is an ambitious, at times overreaching, essay-film on the imperiled state of our planet. Emily Wright reviews.  … Read entire article »

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