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BBC to explore assisted suicide question in new documentary

BBC to explore assisted suicide question in new documentary

How to Die: Simon’s Choice is a one-off 90-minute observational documentary telling the remarkable and poignant story of one man facing the unimaginable decision of whether to end his life at a suicide clinic.  … Read entire article »

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Searching for Sugar Man producer takes on iconic fashion magazine

Searching for Sugar Man producer takes on iconic fashion magazine

Academy Award-winning documentary film producer Simon Chinn and his cousin, Emmy Award-winning Jonathan Chinn, will be working on a new 2-part TV documentary on the British iconic style magazine Vogue. … Read entire article »

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Dark Horse director to helm Ken Loach documentary

Dark Horse director to helm Ken Loach documentary

British director Louise Osmond, who was behind the Sundance winning hit Dark Horse, will direct the upcoming theatrical documentary on Ken Loach. … 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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Searching for Sugar Man, Dogging Tales among Grierson shortlist

Searching for Sugar Man, Dogging Tales among Grierson shortlist

The Grierson Trust has announced the shortlist for the 2013 British Documentary Awards. Eight films are shortlisted in each of the 12 categories including two new categories for this year: ITN Source Best Documentary on Current Affairs and Documentary Presenter of the Year. … Read entire article »

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Two top documentaries on BBC iPlayer we’d like to recommend

Two top documentaries on BBC iPlayer we’d like to recommend

Are you feeling as bored as we are with this cold rainy weather? Fear not, you can now kill your time watching two top documentaries on BBC iPlayer. … Read entire article »

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Why Poverty? documentaries now available to watch online

Why Poverty? documentaries now available to watch online

In November the BBC, together with 66 other international broadcasters, presented us with eight top quality documentary films exploring various angles on poverty worldwide. The documentaries were a huge success, not just here in the UK but all over the world. That’s why the full series, entitled Why Poverty?, is now available online. … Read entire article »

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