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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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Secrecy and humanity in conflict mediation: Meet the Plot for Peace team

Secrecy and humanity in conflict mediation: Meet the Plot for Peace team

Is secrecy the key to conflict resolution? It’s an uncomfortable question that arises from the fascinating film Plot for Peace, which reveals the untold story behind the end of apartheid in South Africa and Nelson Mandela’s release from prison. DocGeeks’ Joëlle Pouliot met with the filmmakers and Jean-Yves Ollivier, a man who spent his life bringing politicians embroiled in messy conflicts to negotiate out of the limelight. The results were nothing less than world-changing. … Read entire article »

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Sarah Gavron on making Village at the End of the World

Sarah Gavron on making Village at the End of the World

After the succes she had with her film Brick Lane, British director Sarah Gavron has now returned to the big screen with a beautiful portrait documentary. DocGeeks asked the director about the challenges she faced when filming – literally – in a village at the end of the world. … Read entire article »

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Bottles and cans, what inspired short documentary Redemption?

Bottles and cans, what inspired short documentary Redemption?

Ahead of the Oscar ceremony this Sunday, DocGeeks spoke to the directors of Redemption. This film, nominated in the category Best Documentary Short, follows  people who survive by collecting cans and bottles from bins and redeem them for money. Not your everyday Oscar material. … Read entire article »

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In conversation with documentarian Marc Isaacs

In conversation with documentarian Marc Isaacs

Ahead of the release of his new documentary The Road, our reporter Jacob Harbord sat down with acclaimed filmmaker Marc Isaacs to discuss his latest work and what influenced it. … Read entire article »

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From riches to rags: the implosion of the American Dream

From riches to rags: the implosion of the American Dream

The acclaimed documentary film The Queen of Versailles, released on DVD today, depicts the story of a wealthy family’s downfall amid the recession. … Read entire article »

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Talking docs and dance with Christian Holten Bonke and Andreas Koefoed

Talking docs and dance with Christian Holten Bonke and Andreas Koefoed

Hitting UK cinemas this week, the documentary Ballroom Dancer reveals the emotional strain hidden behind the make-up, smiles and sequinned outfits in the world of professional dancing. DG’s Joëlle Pouliot talked pirrouettes and docs with the film’s directors. … Read entire article »

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