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Alex Gibney shares his three tips for documentary success

Alex Gibney shares his three tips for documentary success

At the BFI London Film Festival, DocGeeks got the opportunity to sit down with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, who was in London to promote his latest documentary film The Armstrong Lie. Find out what his key is to create success after success in documentary filmmaking. … Read entire article »

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BFI London Film Festival announces documentaries in competition

BFI London Film Festival announces documentaries in competition

Every year the BFI London Film Festival (LFF) recognises documentary films with integrity, originality, and social or cultural significance and rewards the best one with the acclaimed Grierson Award. This year the festival has announced the following documentaries as being in the running for the prestigious prize. … Read entire article »

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DG presents the Top 20 documentaries of 2012

DG presents the Top 20 documentaries of 2012

It might be a dull thing to say (let alone read) but nonetheless it’s true; the past year has brought us some amazing quality documentaries. We had a little tally here at the office and came up with a list of 20 documentaries that we thought you should see (if you haven’t already). … Read entire article »

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The Ethnographer

The Ethnographer

This is not a film about ethnography. Having a background in anthropology myself, I was hoping this would be the cinematic treatment of ethnographic research I’ve been waiting for. But while ‘The Ethnographer’ isn’t the film I’d hoped it would be, it nevertheless provides an unprecedented and intimate insight into the life and work of an anthropologist who has adopted and tirelessly fought to defend another culture. … Read entire article »

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IDFA Review: Mea Maxima Culpa – Silence in the House of God

IDFA Review: Mea Maxima Culpa – Silence in the House of God

In his latest documentary, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Oscar winning director Alex Gibney delves into the horrific scandal of child sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. … Read entire article »

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Turned towards the Sun

Turned towards the Sun

About a month ago Emma Norton watched a new documentary by director Greg Olliver entitled Turned Towards the Sun. As we heard gossip about possible UK distribution we thought you might be interested in reading a little more about this endearing feature doc. … Read entire article »

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LFF Review: Canned Dreams

LFF Review: Canned Dreams

In a society that is marked by the golden arches of McDonald’s and triple whoppers with curly fries, we no longer stop and ask ourselves “what did it take to get this food on our table?” The reality is however that your tin of food has probably seen more countries and people than you’ll ever do. Katja Gauriloff’s documentary takes us on a 30,000km journey following a simple can of ravioli, from sourcing to selling, … Read entire article »

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