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DocHouse returns with strong Autumn line-up

DocHouse returns with strong Autumn line-up

The school year has kicked off and so has DocHouse’s fantastic documentary programme. Not only do the doc-lobby group host a series of great films on their signature Thursdays the coming two months, they’re also behind a few other screenings of documentary films which look nothing but promising. … Read entire article »

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The Moo Man: Sundance opened doors, now we want the big screen

The Moo Man: Sundance opened doors, now we want the big screen

Filmmakers Andy Heathcote and Heike Bachelier, creators of the fabulous documentary The Moo Man, describe their experience of having a film enter the Sundance Film Festival and how they are now looking for help from the audience to self fund their acclaimed doc onto the big screen. … Read entire article »

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POV lists valuable documentary resources

POV lists valuable documentary resources

Just in case you hadn’t seen it yet, the lovely people at POV have launched a new feature on their site, providing you with a topnotch overview of resources for documentary filmmakers. … Read entire article »

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Why Poverty? documentary series: Solar Mamas

Why Poverty? documentary series: Solar Mamas

An uneducated Bedouin mother from the Jordanian desert gets the chance to study to become a solar engineer, bringing power her community. However, learning about electrical components without being able to read, write or understand English is the easy part because taking up this opportunity means she can lose everything, including her children. Hazel Pfeifer reviews Why Poverty? documentary Solar Mamas (screening at IDFA under the name Rafea: Solar Mama). … Read entire article »

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Why Poverty? documentary series: Land Rush

Why Poverty? documentary series: Land Rush

In the stampede on Africa for oil, diamonds, minerals and natural resources, Mali has a lower-octane but equally valuable asset; agricultural land. In a new documentary, entitled Land Rush, directors Hugo Berkeley and Osvalde Lewat explore how it is possible that despite this tangible wealth the country and its farmers still live in poverty. … Read entire article »

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The Facebook documentary

The Facebook documentary

One of the big laments of placing content online is the difficulty of getting an audience to find it. With almost infinite online space yet limited time and attention of viewers, great material can sink without a trace in an ocean of middling websites and videos, writes Julia Scott-Stevenson. … Read entire article »

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Sheffield Doc/Fest returns with Devise to Deliver

Sheffield Doc/Fest returns with Devise to Deliver

Do you have an idea for a film or transmedia experience? Or an immersive cross-platform tweety, facebookey, tumbled, hash-tagged thing that needs new funding and distribution options? Do you want to get funding and an audience for it? If the answer is ‘yes’ then you’re in the right place. … Read entire article »

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