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Must-watch documentaries showing at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

Must-watch documentaries showing at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

At DocGeeks we’ve been keeping an eye on the online discussion surrounding the Tribeca Film Festival, which opens in New York on Wednesday. Here we present to you with a list of the most eagerly anticipated documentaries showing at the festival this year. … Read entire article »

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The Unknown Known – documentary offers no justification but lots of political rhetoric

The Unknown Known – documentary offers no justification but lots of political rhetoric

The Unknown Known, Errol Morris’ interview with American politician and principal architect of the Iraq war, Donald Rumsfeld, adds little to our memory of the politician’s performances at press conferences, but vividly conveys how one man’s self-delusion and self-importance came to change the course of American history. … Read entire article »

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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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Here Be Dragons

Here Be Dragons

In 2012 Mark Cousins flew to Albania for the country’s 13th international film festival planning to watch every Albanian film made in the past five years. In between all this film watching, he found time to make a movie of his own. Armed with a cheap camera and a budget of just £10,000 the filmmaker, best known for his 900 minute series, The Story of Film: an Odyssey, spent four days exploring Tirana … Read entire article »

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Netflix reveals direction of original content documentary Mitt

Netflix reveals direction of original content documentary Mitt

Netflix has released the first official trailer for its upcoming documentary Mitt, about former candidate for the US presidency, Mitt Romney. The documentary will premier at Sundance in Utah on 17 January. The online streaming platform have said they will debut the film on their own websites at one minute past midnight, exactly one week after its premiere at the renowned festival. … 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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#chicagoGirl – The Social Network Takes on a Dictator

#chicagoGirl – The Social Network Takes on a Dictator

This year’s winner of the IDFA DOC U award, which celebratesthe best documentaries chosen by and for young people, was Joe Piscatella’s poignant feature documentary, #chicagoGirl — The Social Network Takes on a Dictator. … Read entire article »

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