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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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Filmmaker’s nephew crowdfunds restoration of Burroughs documentary

Filmmaker’s nephew crowdfunds restoration of Burroughs documentary

A famous cult documentary made with the help of the BBC, which was shot over a five year period to be completed in 1983, is now being restored by the filmmaker’s nephew, who is also making his own documentary revealing footage from the extensive archive his uncle left behind. … Read entire article »

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Documentary examines brutal existence of albinos in Tanzania

Documentary examines brutal existence of albinos in Tanzania

The audience at IDFA rated it their second favourite out of a possible 300 films - and with just cause. Harry Freeland’s new documentary In The Shadow of the Sun is a phenomenal piece of filmmaking which doesn’t just tells us but also truly lets us feel the heartbreaking fear and pain that albinos in Tanzania experience on a daily basis. … Read entire article »

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Why Poverty? documentary series: Park Avenue

Why Poverty? documentary series: Park Avenue

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney strikes again with a hard-hitting documentary highlighting the unfair wealth divide in the US by focusing on Park Avenue; one of the country’s most famous streets where the super rich and super poor live a mere few miles apart. … Read entire article »

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Why Poverty? documentary series: Education Education

Why Poverty? documentary series: Education Education

Along with many things in communist China, access to higher education is the priveledge of a relative few. Weijun Chen directed a documentary highlighting the realities of Chinese education, where despite a booming middle-class, a degree far from guarantees a job. Part of the Why Poverty? series of documentaries screening all over the world, the film examines how inequality permeates education in China and how the poor are made to pay the price. … Read entire article »

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