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Sheffield Doc/Fest unveils opening documentary

Sheffield Doc/Fest unveils opening documentary

Sheffield Doc/Fest has announced the film which will kick off the 21st edition of the festival on Saturday 7 June. … Read entire article »

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Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Meetmarket and Crossover Market open for submissions

Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Meetmarket and Crossover Market open for submissions

Sheffield Doc/Fest opens its factual media marketplaces Meetmarket and Crossover Market  and announces new fund acknowledging rise and importance of interactive documentary projects. … Read entire article »

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Documentary explores ‘Muscle Shoals sound’

Documentary explores ‘Muscle Shoals sound’

With all the considerable hype around contemporary music, from twitter to stylists to who did what to whom at an award ceremony, it would be easy to forget that at the heart of successful and timeless music there needs to be  one vital element: it needs to have Soul. … Read entire article »

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The Moo Man: Praise should be given to these filmmakers…

The Moo Man: Praise should be given to these filmmakers…

Cows are not considered to be the most graceful creatures on earth, and dairy farming can hardly be said to be a glamorous occupation, so one would surely anticipate that a documentary about the two would be a rather awkward and boring affair? Emma Norton reviews. … Read entire article »

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The Crash Reel sheds light on traumatic injuries in extreme sports

The Crash Reel sheds light on traumatic injuries in extreme sports

“The brave do not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.” That is the motto of extreme sport athletes, who push themselves to perform higher, faster and more complex moves to impress their audience. As the risks increase, so do the numbers of serious injuries and premature deaths. The Crash Reel shows the tragic fall of world-class snowboarder Kevin Pearce, and his miraculous comeback amid the effects of a traumatic brain injury. … Read entire article »

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The Network – a refreshingly intimate portrait of Kabul

The Network – a refreshingly intimate portrait of Kabul

Opening scenes don’t get much more gripping than a public execution in Afghanistan. Crowds surge, a man kneels in the dust, children look on in horrified fascination. The Afghanistan we are introduced to in The Network is one of trucks full of bearded Taliban fighters with rocket launchers and women in full hijabs being beaten in the street. It’s 2002 and Kabul has been desimated by war, evolving from a cosmopolitan hub in the 1970s … Read entire article »

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9.79* – enhancement disputes in sport are not as new as you might think

9.79* – enhancement disputes in sport are not as new as you might think

Last summer at the London Olympics saw the controversial topic of physical advantages in athletics raised, as sprinter Oscar Pistorius – himself on the end of similar accusations in the past – condemned the rules as unfair. Disputes over enhancement, however, have been around far longer than the likes of Pistorius and the infamous Lance Armstrong. … Read entire article »

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