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The Unknown Known – documentary offers no justification but lots of political rhetoric

The Unknown Known – documentary offers no justification but lots of political rhetoric

The Unknown Known, Errol Morris’ interview with American politician and principal architect of the Iraq war, Donald Rumsfeld, adds little to our memory of the politician’s performances at press conferences, but vividly conveys how one man’s self-delusion and self-importance came to change the course of American history. … Read entire article »

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Documentary The Square offers new perspective on Egypt’s troubles

Documentary The Square offers new perspective on Egypt’s troubles

Oscar nominated documentary The Square offers up a moving personal account of one of the central events of the so-called ‘Arab Spring’, exploring the complexities of revolution in Egypt and the dismantling of a decades old dictatorship. … Read entire article »

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Netflix reveals direction of original content documentary Mitt

Netflix reveals direction of original content documentary Mitt

Netflix has released the first official trailer for its upcoming documentary Mitt, about former candidate for the US presidency, Mitt Romney. The documentary will premier at Sundance in Utah on 17 January. The online streaming platform have said they will debut the film on their own websites at one minute past midnight, exactly one week after its premiere at the renowned festival. … Read entire article »

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Dirty Wars – a cinematic style thriller that is frighteningly real

Dirty Wars – a cinematic style thriller that is frighteningly real

Meet investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill. He is The Nation magazine’s national security correspondent and has reported extensively on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Scahill has a nose for a good story and a healthy distrust in governmental press releases. In his new documentary directed by Richard Rowley, this combination leads to the discovery of some very disturbing facts. … Read entire article »

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IDFA 2013: Ai Weiwei – The Fake Case

IDFA 2013: Ai Weiwei – The Fake Case

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has had a lot of exposure in the world of international documentary recently. Just over a year after the release of Alison Klayman’s critically acclaimed documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012) comes a brand new offering by Danish filmmaker Andreas Johnsen in the form of Ai Weiwei – The Fake Case. … Read entire article »

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Our Nixon shows other side of 37th US President

Our Nixon shows other side of 37th US President

Between 1969 and 1973, three of President Nixon’s closest aids filmed more than 500 reels of Super 8. They captured intense strategic conversations, meetings between heads of states, private moments and everything in between. Under normal circumstances this footage would be hot enough but in the aftermath of Watergate its importance only increased. … Read entire article »

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DocHouse returns with strong Autumn line-up

DocHouse returns with strong Autumn line-up

The school year has kicked off and so has DocHouse’s fantastic documentary programme. Not only do the doc-lobby group host a series of great films on their signature Thursdays the coming two months, they’re also behind a few other screenings of documentary films which look nothing but promising. … Read entire article »

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