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The Stuart Hall Project: Sidestepping the trappings of a conventional biographical doc

The Stuart Hall Project: Sidestepping the trappings of a conventional biographical doc

Who is Stuart Hall? Aside from being a famous cultural theorist I read at university, apparently he’s also a celebrated broadcaster and leftist commentator who’s been called one of the 20th century’s most influential intellectuals. I hope I’m not the only one amazed to hear the story behind all those textbooks, to be shocked that such an eminent professor had a pivotal role in the most exciting periods of post-war British history. … Read entire article »

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DocHouse returns with strong Autumn line-up

DocHouse returns with strong Autumn line-up

The school year has kicked off and so has DocHouse’s fantastic documentary programme. Not only do the doc-lobby group host a series of great films on their signature Thursdays the coming two months, they’re also behind a few other screenings of documentary films which look nothing but promising. … Read entire article »

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New Errol Morris film first documentary in Venice Biennale competition

New Errol Morris film first documentary in Venice Biennale competition

For those of you who have been eagerly waiting to see what Errol Morris would come up with after Tabloid, well, your wait is over. The Unknown Known, will have its premiere at the Venice Biennale. … Read entire article »

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Secrecy and humanity in conflict mediation: Meet the Plot for Peace team

Secrecy and humanity in conflict mediation: Meet the Plot for Peace team

Is secrecy the key to conflict resolution? It’s an uncomfortable question that arises from the fascinating film Plot for Peace, which reveals the untold story behind the end of apartheid in South Africa and Nelson Mandela’s release from prison. DocGeeks’ Joëlle Pouliot met with the filmmakers and Jean-Yves Ollivier, a man who spent his life bringing politicians embroiled in messy conflicts to negotiate out of the limelight. The results were nothing less than world-changing. … Read entire article »

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The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing

Joshua Oppenheimer has created something truly unique – a film within a film; bizarre, uncomfortable, captivating and surreal, it has to be seen to be believed. … Read entire article »

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An Interview with Michael Apted

An Interview with Michael Apted

56Up, the eighth instalment in the Up series, hit cinemas in the US last week. Offering a snapshot of the life of fourteen people every seven years, the series is widely regarded as the first of its kind. Invited to Sheffield Doc/Fest this summer to give a talk about his work on the immensely popular series, director and series co-founder Michael Apted took some time out of his hectic schedule to discuss his career with … Read entire article »

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McCullin – turning the camera onto the photographer

McCullin – turning the camera onto the photographer

Don McCullin rightly deserves his now often awarded prefix as “ the greatest living war photographer in the world” having produced masterful work covering many wars and being able, through means of his photography, to open the eyes of the public to insane events taking place on the planet that we all share. … Read entire article »

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