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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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Top 10 documentaries of 2013

Top 10 documentaries of 2013

What is the best documentary released in 2013? A difficult question, and tricky as it can be very personal. But, based on the opinions of the Docgeeks team of writers who see a lot of docs, we’ve tried for the third year in a row to compile a strong list for you. We hope you agree. … Read entire article »

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Here Be Dragons

Here Be Dragons

In 2012 Mark Cousins flew to Albania for the country’s 13th international film festival planning to watch every Albanian film made in the past five years. In between all this film watching, he found time to make a movie of his own. Armed with a cheap camera and a budget of just £10,000 the filmmaker, best known for his 900 minute series, The Story of Film: an Odyssey, spent four days exploring Tirana … 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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#chicagoGirl – The Social Network Takes on a Dictator

#chicagoGirl – The Social Network Takes on a Dictator

This year’s winner of the IDFA DOC U award, which celebratesthe best documentaries chosen by and for young people, was Joe Piscatella’s poignant feature documentary, #chicagoGirl — The Social Network Takes on a Dictator. … 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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