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ARTE documentaries now available online in English

ARTE documentaries now available online in English

ARTE, the European culture channel, last week presented its new online offering in English at Sheffield Doc/Fest. … Read entire article »

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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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Death by Design shows destroying effects of technology

Death by Design shows destroying effects of technology

Consumers love their smartphones, tablets and laptops – their whole lives are arranged around them, organised with them, dictated by them. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer. Five billion will own a mobile phone. But what is the real cost of all this technology? This is a question answered by documentary filmmaker Sue Williams in Death By Design.  … Read entire article »

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Filmmaker Danae Elon captures personal return to Israel in P.S. Jerusalem

Filmmaker Danae Elon captures personal return to Israel in P.S. Jerusalem

In 2010 director Danae Elon, pregnant with her third child, felt a strong urge to move from New York, back to her native city Jerusalem. P.S. Jerusalem is the story of the family’s consequent five-year long transition and adjustment to a life in the politically charged city. … Read entire article »

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Producer of A Syrian Love Story in crowdfunding bid for Even When I Fall

Producer of A Syrian Love Story in crowdfunding bid for Even When I Fall

Elhum Shakerifar, the producer of Sean McAllister’s A Syrian Love Story, which was recently nominated for a BAFTA, is seeking help in a crowdfunding bid for a new documentary film project entitled Even When I Fall.  … Read entire article »

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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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Cartel Land: How far should we go trying to stop the Mexican drug war?

Cartel Land: How far should we go trying to stop the Mexican drug war?

Matthew Heineman’s dangerous and provocative double Sundance winner is a brilliant and groundbreaking investigation into the illegal narcotic trafficking and the actions of vigilante groups on both sides of the border. … Read entire article »

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