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Plot for Peace documentary reveals the story of an unknown hero

Plot for Peace documentary reveals the story of an unknown hero

Jean Yves Ollivier is a documentary maker’s dream. Up until now, few had ever heard of the neat little Frenchman, yet he played an integral role in resolving one of Africa’s most complex international conflicts, which culminated in the momentous release of Nelson Mandela. He is an extremely eloquent narrator, with equal gravitas and humour, he has a sufficient appreciation of the dramatic pause, and this is the first time he has ever told his … Read entire article »

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In No Great Hurry: a cinematic homage to Saul Leiter

In No Great Hurry: a cinematic homage to Saul Leiter

Colourful and refreshingly down to earth photographer Saul Leiter is the subject of the documentary In No Great Hurry which will be screening at London’s Open City Docs Fest. DocGeeks reviews. … Read entire article »

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Mothers: a critical and original look at China’s one-child policy

Mothers: a critical and original look at China’s one-child policy

The incredibly brave documentary Mothers by Huijing Xu lasts an hour but scars for life. Returning to his native northern Chinese village of Ma, Huijing Xu trails government officials, camera in hand and films them doing their job: enforcing the one-child policy and policing the administration of birth control and sterilisation on all women of child-bearing age. … Read entire article »

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NFB announces international documentary VOD service

NFB announces international documentary VOD service

Talking at Sheffield Doc/Fest, Tom Perlmutter, film commissioner for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) announced the creation of a new subscriber VOD service especially for documentary films, to be launched June 2014. … Read entire article »

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After Tiller makes a poignant case for the work of late-term abortion doctors in the US

After Tiller makes a poignant case for the work of late-term abortion doctors in the US

Third-trimester abortion, performed past the 25th week of pregnancy, is the subject of fiery debate between pro-choice and pro-life activists in the United States. The moving documentary After Tiller follows the lives of the only 4 known doctors who can provide safe and legal late-term abortions in the country. Presented at Sheffield Doc Fest 2013,  it will surely provoke discussion, bring many to tears and challenge both critics and supporters of the practice. … Read entire article »

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The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing

Joshua Oppenheimer has created something truly unique – a film within a film; bizarre, uncomfortable, captivating and surreal, it has to be seen to be believed. … Read entire article »

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The Summit

The Summit

Over many years’ musicians, artists and filmmakers have attempted to address the issue of the agony and the ecstasy that comes with drug addiction. Nick Ryan’s new film The Summit delves into similar contradictions that lurk below the surface of those who get their adrenaline kicks from serious mountaineering. … Read entire article »

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