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Alex Gibney shares his three tips for documentary success

Alex Gibney shares his three tips for documentary success

At the BFI London Film Festival, DocGeeks got the opportunity to sit down with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, who was in London to promote his latest documentary film The Armstrong Lie. Find out what his key is to create success after success in documentary filmmaking. … Read entire article »

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DG Approved: Chessboxing, The King’s Discipline

DG Approved: Chessboxing, The King’s Discipline

Chessboxing. Yes – you did just read it correctly, and it’s a very real phenomenon. And indeed, it is exactly what it says on the tin; a hybrid sport combining chess and boxing. While the two could hardly be more disparate, chessboxing is slowly but surely spreading across the globe, and changing from a quirky curiosity into a respectable sport with Olympic ambitions. … 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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The Summit

The Summit

Over many years’ musicians, artists and filmmakers have attempted to address the issue of the agony and the ecstasy that comes with drug addiction. Nick Ryan’s new film The Summit delves into similar contradictions that lurk below the surface of those who get their adrenaline kicks from serious mountaineering. … Read entire article »

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DVD Review: Undefeated

DVD Review: Undefeated

The Oscar winning documentary Undefeated has this week been released on DVD. The story promises an inspirational journey into the world of American high school football and the doors it can open for deprived young men as seen throughout many a large community in the US. Ben Unwin explains why this film is about more than just sports. … Read entire article »

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DVD: Marshall Curry’s Racing Dreams

DVD: Marshall Curry’s Racing Dreams

If you dream of becoming a professional football player you join your local team from an early age, pretending to be the stars of the league together with your mates. The same goes for swimmers, runners and even cyclists. But what if your dream is to become a professional stock car racer, where do you start then? … Read entire article »

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Errol Morris shows real ‘Team Spirit’ for ESPN

Errol Morris shows real ‘Team Spirit’ for ESPN

Last week we showed you The Invisible Bicycle Helmet by Fredrik Gertten as a ‘best practice’ example of a short doc. This week we have another superb short for you, this time by no other than the master of the form; Errol Morris. … Read entire article »

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