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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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Meet Human Rights Watch’s emergency team in E-Team documentary

Meet Human Rights Watch’s emergency team in E-Team documentary

If Batman lost his cape, car and fortune, and had to get a job in the real world, he would probably work for Human Rights Watch. (After maybe going back to college to get a doctorate in human rights law and international relations.) Fighting crime of the macro kind, the organisation takes on governments, dictators and dodgy regimes to highlight human rights atrocities worldwide. … Read entire article »

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Return to Homs – depicting the struggles of Syrian activists

Return to Homs – depicting the struggles of Syrian activists

Termed “the worst humanitarian crisis in a generation”, what started as a peaceful uprising in one of the cornerstones of the Middle East, soon turned into a complex and bloody civil war that displaced millions and threatens to destabilise the entire region. … Read entire article »

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Big Men: How far will we go for oil?

Big Men: How far will we go for oil?

When Rachel Boynton decided to make a film about the oil industry she’d never been to Africa, didn’t know anybody there, and certainly didn’t know anyone working in oil.  But that didn’t stop her booking a flight to Nigeria and emerging several years later with an astounding documentary … Read entire article »

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