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BBC announces new documentaries, including one on US hate crimes

BBC announces new documentaries, including one on US hate crimes

The BBC has announced a range of new documentary commissions across their various channels. Among them a series of three documentaries on hate crimes in the US, two focusing specifically on crimes committed against members of the LGBT community. … Read entire article »

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Remembering Ali – The best docs about the boxing legend

Remembering Ali – The best docs about the boxing legend

As the world is mourning the death of Muhammad Ali many of his greatest sentences and best videos are being posted on social media, quoted in print articles and shown on television. … Read entire article »

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Hitchcock/Truffaut offers unique insight into mind of Master of Suspense

Hitchcock/Truffaut offers unique insight into mind of Master of Suspense

Director Kent Jones gives us a unique insight into a week in 1962 where Francois Truffaut and Alfred Hitchcock sat down and talked about the craft of film. … Read entire article »

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Regarding Susan Sontag portrays a woman ahead of her time

Regarding Susan Sontag portrays a woman ahead of her time

The very nature of documentary is to reflect, condense and categorise the events and the people that surround us. The problem facing Regarding Susan Sontag is how do you categorise a subject that is beyond categorisation? … Read entire article »

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DVD: Sing Your Song

DVD: Sing Your Song

Released on DVD today, Sing Your Song charts the life and accomplishments of the world-renowned entertainer Harry Belafonte. With his charismatic and incredibly likable character clear throughout the film, this biographical documentary reveals his true passion is not just singing and acting but fighting injustice and creating awareness for the civil rights movement, on which he had great impact. … Read entire article »

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Anton Corbijn: Inside Out

Anton Corbijn: Inside Out

For a man who has made a career out of making the famous more famous, Anton Corbijn seems to find it difficult to deal with being in the limelight himself, as the new documentary “Anton Corbijn: Inside Out” shows us. … Read entire article »

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Spike Lee’s BAD25 to open at Venice Film Festival

Spike Lee’s BAD25 to open at Venice Film Festival

Although the King of Pop has passed away, his music lives on. On Friday 31 August during the Venice Film Festival, exactly 25 years to the day after the album Bad was initially released in 1987, director Spike Lee will premiere his new documentary BAD25. At the time the album instantly surged to a No.1 in the world charts – will the film do the same? … Read entire article »

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