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Ice-T’s documentary shows The Art of Rap (DVD)

Ice-T’s documentary shows The Art of Rap (DVD)

Rap has come of age and flown the nest, but now a monumental piece of work by Ice-T takes viewers back to the source: a time when rap was still subversive and underground. … Read entire article »

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IDFA presents new music documentaries programme

IDFA presents new music documentaries programme

After last year’s Play programme, IDFA and one of Amsterdam’s most popular music venues have once again compiled a programme of international music documentaries and live performances. In this new programme, fifteen recent documentaries will compete for the IDFA Melkweg Award for Music Documentary. … Read entire article »

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DVD: Sing Your Song

DVD: Sing Your Song

Released on DVD today, Sing Your Song charts the life and accomplishments of the world-renowned entertainer Harry Belafonte. With his charismatic and incredibly likable character clear throughout the film, this biographical documentary reveals his true passion is not just singing and acting but fighting injustice and creating awareness for the civil rights movement, on which he had great impact. … Read entire article »

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Anton Corbijn: Inside Out

Anton Corbijn: Inside Out

For a man who has made a career out of making the famous more famous, Anton Corbijn seems to find it difficult to deal with being in the limelight himself, as the new documentary “Anton Corbijn: Inside Out” shows us. … Read entire article »

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Samsara: Are you ready to be taken on a journey?

Samsara: Are you ready to be taken on a journey?

A new sensory sensation has entered UK cinemas in the form of the visually stunning, non-verbal documentary Samsara by director Ron Fricke. It’s magical, striking and tranquil, but will that be to everyone’s liking? … Read entire article »

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Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man

So far this year has brought us many good documentaries but the crème de la crème is still to come. Searching for Sugar Man is preparing itself for a nation-wide release on Friday 27 July. Though it might struggle to compete against the opening ceremony of the Olympics on its first day, it is bound to win gold in the box-office. … Read entire article »

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The Punk Syndrome

The Punk Syndrome

The Punk Syndrome follows an up and coming punk rock band from Finland with a difference. Although minor celebrities in Finland, the band are unknown across most of Europe, and this new documentary follows them on their first ever tour abroad and recording session. Ben Unwin reviews the first rockumentary in which a visit to the pedicure turns out to be an almost controversial thing to do. … Read entire article »

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