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F*ck for Forest

F*ck for Forest

Saving the world by having loads of sex… If only it was that easy. But, German charity F*ck for Forest seems to think it possible as a documentary with the same title shows. … Read entire article »

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God Loves Uganda; the pervasive influence of evangelical ‘armies’ in the Pearl of Africa

God Loves Uganda; the pervasive influence of evangelical ‘armies’ in the Pearl of Africa

Uganda is known as the ‘Pearl of Africa’ for its luscious forests, great lakes and spectacular mountains. But it also ranks among the poorest countries and has the youngest population in the world — 50% is under 15 years old. As shown in the documentary God Loves Uganda, this represents the ideal opportunity for American evangelicals to mould a nation in accordance with their conservative values. The film is insightful, intense and a must-see at … Read entire article »

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Dirty Wars

Dirty Wars

Game of Thrones has been everywhere in the last week, including Google’s Zeitgeist Conference, but Sheffield Doc/Fest is perhaps the last place you’d expect to find it. And yet, in a sense, there it will be. With all the talk of blind loyalty to a cause, this doublethink-like ability to switch sides at will and most of all the slaughtering of heirs, Dirty Wars has these epic-fantasy themes streaking right through it. … Read entire article »

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No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka

No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka

Two years ago Channel 4 aired a shocking documentary. The film, directed by Callum Macrae, was almost made entirely out of extremely distressing amateur videos depicting the gruesome horrors of the Sri Lankan civil war in 2009. Presented by Jon Snow, ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ became known as one of the most graphic and disturbing documentaries in British television history and won the team a Nobel Peace Prize-nomination. … Read entire article »

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Mirage Men: and now for something completely different…

Mirage Men: and now for something completely different…

Strange lights and sounds, mutilated animals, intriguing rumours, mind games. And for some, the slow descent into madness. If you’re seeking a documentary like no other, Mirage Men should be your port of call at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest. … Read entire article »

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Dogging Tales hits big screen at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Dogging Tales hits big screen at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Leo Maguire’s much talked about documentary Dogging Tales, which was shown on Channel 4 earlier this year, has made it to the big screen as it will be shown as part of the Best of British strand at Sheffield Doc/Fest. … Read entire article »

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The Defector at Sheffield Doc/Fest

The Defector at Sheffield Doc/Fest

One of my favourite documentaries of the past few months must be The Defector: Escape from North Korea. And luckily, after taking on audiences worldwide, the film is now coming to the UK. … Read entire article »

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