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Salma – highlighting the need for worldwide female equality

Salma – highlighting the need for worldwide female equality

Known for her intimate and poignant portraits, documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto presents another great film highlighting the broader subject of female inequality by looking at the plight of one strong rolemodel, Salma. … Read entire article »

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Fire in the Blood documentary lays bare ‘greed vs care’ battle

Fire in the Blood documentary lays bare ‘greed vs care’ battle

If there were 30 million white people in the Western world that would need an existing medicine in order to survive, would we give it to them, no matter the cost? The answer, we all know, is yes. But why then have we allowed people in the developing countries to drop dead like flies when we knew that the secret in keeping them alive was hidden in a widely available combination of three magic pills. … Read entire article »

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DocHouse presents: In My Mother’s Arms

DocHouse presents: In My Mother’s Arms

“By showing this group of children of different ages and backgrounds; Sunni, Shiite, Kurd and Turkuman, all living under one roof, we would be uncovering a small part of Iraq that symbolises its whole,” say brothers Atia and Mohamed Al-Daradji about their documentary In My Mother’s Arms, which you can catch in London this week. … Read entire article »

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Call me Kuchu: the battle against homophobia in Uganda

Call me Kuchu: the battle against homophobia in Uganda

A year ago, I interviewed a young native teacher from a First Nations reserve in Canada, near the city of Montreal. He was openly gay and hoped that time and education would change the way his tight-knit and judgemental community viewed LGBT people. It was a lonely journey for him, but he had no intention of leaving the reserve. “This here is my country. This is my home,” he said. “Whenever you do something, you … Read entire article »

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Poetic fairytale documentary shows harsh reality in Russia

Poetic fairytale documentary shows harsh reality in Russia

During my youth I spend a lot of time in Russia and the Ukraine, both beautiful countries with lots to offer. Welcoming people, beautiful landscapes, lovely food and always an adventure or two. But unfortunately the country that provided this big high also showed a big low. … Read entire article »

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DocHouse to bring some quality docs in February

DocHouse to bring some quality docs in February

In February DocHouse will continue their year-round screenings of top quality docs in some of London’s finest cinemas. This time their films will take you around the world to Cambodia, China and the heart of Bagdad. … Read entire article »

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Why Poverty? documentaries now available to watch online

Why Poverty? documentaries now available to watch online

In November the BBC, together with 66 other international broadcasters, presented us with eight top quality documentary films exploring various angles on poverty worldwide. The documentaries were a huge success, not just here in the UK but all over the world. That’s why the full series, entitled Why Poverty?, is now available online. … Read entire article »

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