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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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The Spirit Level Documentary: The story so far…

The Spirit Level Documentary: The story so far…

Last year filmmaker Katharine Round set out to film The Spirit Level – a documentary outlining why a more equal society is better for all of us, including the rich. The project got off to a good start with a hugely succesful crowdfunding campaign. Here Katharine writes of her progress on the feature and shares a new clip. … 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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