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Documentaries screening at Sundance London 2014

Documentaries screening at Sundance London 2014

Sundance London has announced this year’s programme, which includes five feature documentaries and four short docs. … 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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Documentaries and events to look out for at the BFI Flare

Documentaries and events to look out for at the BFI Flare

The London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is back, now in its 28th year, bringing an expanded programme of features, shorts and documentaries, as well as special events and brandishing a new name: BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival. … 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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What makes an Oscar winning documentary?

What makes an Oscar winning documentary?

On Monday morning, the world was awash with eager commentary about the gowns, gaffs and of course the award-winners of the 2014 Academy Awards. While most of the attention focussed on the fiction films (and poor old Leo DiCaprio), we here at Docgeeks were of course much more interested in who won in the competition for best feature documentary. … Read entire article »

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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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BFI Future Film Festival dedicates day to young documentarians

BFI Future Film Festival dedicates day to young documentarians

On Friday 21 Feb, the BFI Future Film Festival will return to London, and this year’s line-up will include a full day dedicated to documentary screenings and events. … Read entire article »

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