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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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When reality is darker than fiction: The Confessions of Thomas Quick

When reality is darker than fiction: The Confessions of Thomas Quick

Swedish drama series are incredibly popular, both in the UK as in wider Europe. Many love their pace, original narratives and the aesthetics. The Confessions of Thomas Quick is like such a drama – only more gripping, as the story it presents is all real. … Read entire article »

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The Hunting Ground shows true extent of campus rape

The Hunting Ground shows true extent of campus rape

Without sounding too dark, the world is an unsafe place. Things can happen everywhere, anywhere – and a university campus is no different. To think so would be unrealistic. It is, however, not unrealistic to expect from a university that its people would do their utmost best to keep students safe at all times and support them when something happens, no matter what. … Read entire article »

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Oppenheimer shocks again with The Look of Silence

Oppenheimer shocks again with The Look of Silence

If you thought documentary The Act of Killing was haunting then brace yourself for Joshua Oppenheimer’s latest film The Look of Silence. … Read entire article »

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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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