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Speed Sisters – Feeling empowered comes when you follow your dreams

Speed Sisters – Feeling empowered comes when you follow your dreams

Since 2005 the Arab world has its first female racing team, housed in none other than fought-over Palestine. Amber Fares’ first feature length documentary follows these women as they shake up a traditionally all men sport in an all men world.  … 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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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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