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IDFA Bertha Fund launches new Europe programme

IDFA Bertha Fund launches new Europe programme

IDFA’s new Bertha Fund for European filmmakers who are looking to co-produce documentaries with producers from developing countries, is now calling for entries. … Read entire article »

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Which documentaries can you expect to see at Sundance?

Which documentaries can you expect to see at Sundance?

“Renowned filmmakers and films about far-reaching subjects comprise this section highlighting our ongoing commitment to documentaries,” Sundance says. And indeed, far-reaching subjects they are. … 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 Galapagos Affair: Satan came to Eden

The Galapagos Affair: Satan came to Eden

This is one of the those documentaries that proves the old adage that fact is truly stranger than fiction, writes Hazel Pfeifer. … 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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Documentary We Are Many shows how together we are stronger

Documentary We Are Many shows how together we are stronger

It was the largest mobilisation of people in human history. Millions and millions of protesters demonstrated together in 800 cities across the world, all for a single purpose: to stop the war in Iraq before it started. Now that a decade has passed since this global day of protest in February 2003, what kind of impact has this really had? … Read entire article »

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Intentional vs. accidental killing explored in documentary Non Fiction Diary

Intentional vs. accidental killing explored in documentary Non Fiction Diary

Jung Yoon-Suk’s film Non Fiction Diary takes us through the mid-90s in South Korea as we explore the effects that capitalism has on this society. … Read entire article »

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