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Hanan Abdalla’s In the Shadow of a Man offers an original portrayal of Egyptian women

Hanan Abdalla’s In the Shadow of a Man offers an original portrayal of Egyptian women

Set in Egypt at the height of the Arab Spring in 2011, the film In the Shadow of a Man is everything but a sub-standard story about the hope for change. Instead it is a compelling documentary which is surprisingly original and entertaining. It is a film about inequality and revolution, told in the most personal way through the eyes of four ordinary Egyptian women. … Read entire article »

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Snoop Reincarnated documentary, soul searcher or money maker?

Snoop Reincarnated documentary, soul searcher or money maker?

Snoop Reincarnated, directed by Vice Global editor and filmmaker Andy Capper and co-produced by Vice Films and Snoopadelic Productions, is a film about the creative transition of Calvin broadus Jr from the rapper Snoop Dogg to the reggae artist Snoop Lion. Or, it’s a piece of self promotion to accompany Snoop Lion’s soon to be released reggae influenced album of the same name, depending on how you look at it. … Read entire article »

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Two top documentaries on BBC iPlayer we’d like to recommend

Two top documentaries on BBC iPlayer we’d like to recommend

Are you feeling as bored as we are with this cold rainy weather? Fear not, you can now kill your time watching two top documentaries on BBC iPlayer. … Read entire article »

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Penny Woolcock tackles gang crime in new documentary One Mile Away

Penny Woolcock tackles gang crime in new documentary One Mile Away

How do you solve a problem like inner city black-on-black crime? British filmmaker Penny Woolcock’s new film One Mile Away treads the streets of Birmingham to document the struggle of two men from opposite, and warring, sides of the city to establish a truce and put an end to the mindless violence that continues to claim young lives. … Read entire article »

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Ken Loach’s documentary is “refreshing and radical”

Ken Loach’s documentary is “refreshing and radical”

At a time when millionaire politicians (eighteen of the current twenty nine cabinet ministers are worth over a million) are telling us that “we are all in this together” the documentary “The Spirit of 45” could not seem more prescient, writes Ben Unwin. … Read entire article »

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Salma – highlighting the need for worldwide female equality

Salma – highlighting the need for worldwide female equality

Known for her intimate and poignant portraits, documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto presents another great film highlighting the broader subject of female inequality by looking at the plight of one strong rolemodel, Salma. … Read entire article »

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Fire in the Blood documentary lays bare ‘greed vs care’ battle

Fire in the Blood documentary lays bare ‘greed vs care’ battle

If there were 30 million white people in the Western world that would need an existing medicine in order to survive, would we give it to them, no matter the cost? The answer, we all know, is yes. But why then have we allowed people in the developing countries to drop dead like flies when we knew that the secret in keeping them alive was hidden in a widely available combination of three magic pills. … Read entire article »

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