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Documentary The Square offers new perspective on Egypt’s troubles

Documentary The Square offers new perspective on Egypt’s troubles

Oscar nominated documentary The Square offers up a moving personal account of one of the central events of the so-called ‘Arab Spring’, exploring the complexities of revolution in Egypt and the dismantling of a decades old dictatorship. … Read entire article »

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Director Claus Drexel on his latest documentary Au Bord du Monde

Director Claus Drexel on his latest documentary Au Bord du Monde

Ahead of a screening of his latest film on homeless people in the streets of Paris, Au Bord du Monde, at the Glasgow International Film Festival, DocGeeks journalist Martin Parsons sat down with filmmaker Claus Drexel to discuss his foray into documentary making. … Read entire article »

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Dirty Wars – a cinematic style thriller that is frighteningly real

Dirty Wars – a cinematic style thriller that is frighteningly real

Meet investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill. He is The Nation magazine’s national security correspondent and has reported extensively on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Scahill has a nose for a good story and a healthy distrust in governmental press releases. In his new documentary directed by Richard Rowley, this combination leads to the discovery of some very disturbing facts. … Read entire article »

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Guerrilla Pictures presents new documentary The Engineer

Guerrilla Pictures presents new documentary The Engineer

If you are feeling jaded by the increasing number of CSI-style programmes about forensic science then The Engineer by Mathew Charles and Juan Passarelli will be the illuminating antidote that you need. The Engineer is an in depth study of Israel Ticas, El Salvador’s only criminologist. … Read entire article »

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Stellar shortlist for 2013 PUMA Impact Award

Stellar shortlist for 2013 PUMA Impact Award

As a journalist covering lots of awards, with which you do not always agree (to say the least), it’s nice to finally see a shortlist you couldn’t agree with more. For this year’s PUMA Impact Award, a jury including Susan Sarandon, Gael Garcia Bernal and Ricken Patel, has announced the five competing documentaries to be: The Act of Killing, Bully, Give up Tomorrow, The Interrupters and The Invisible War. … 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 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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