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Best Feature Documentary Oscar long-list announced

Best Feature Documentary Oscar long-list announced

It’s December, which traditionally means that the battle for the Oscars officially kicks off with extra screenings and expensive drink dos. It is also now when we first get an indication of which films might take home that all important statue. … Read entire article »

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Eye Want Change reclaims creativity of Selfie generation

Eye Want Change reclaims creativity of Selfie generation

Eye Want Change is a brand new documentary film competition that aims to celebrate ideas, creativity and the positive impact that technology can have on reporting. With the 2014 finalists’ films now showing online and at events, DG takes a look at the results. … Read entire article »

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IDFA picks strong slate of award winners

IDFA picks strong slate of award winners

Of Men and War by director Laurent Bécue-Renard has won the IDFA Award for Best Feature Documentary at the ceremony that marked the end of the 2014 festival in Amsterdam. … Read entire article »

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The Spirit Level documentary enters trailer stage

The Spirit Level documentary enters trailer stage

Some of you will have heard of the project already – come to think of it, it’s very likely you did. A complete crowdfunding success and based on a best-selling book, this documentary challenging the price of inequality now has a great new trailer. The film’s director, Katharine Round, gives us an update. … 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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