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Redemption’s success could pave the way for more observational documentaries

Redemption’s success could pave the way for more observational documentaries

The Oscars are looming and, while the name on everyone else’s lips is Beasts of the Southern Wild, here at DocGeeks we’ve been feasting our greedy little eyes on some of the short docs that are lined up for Oscar glory. … Read entire article »

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Meet your documentary match at Sheffield Doc/Fest’s MeetMarket

Meet your documentary match at Sheffield Doc/Fest’s MeetMarket

Yes it’s that time of the year again. Sheffield Doc/Fest is taking submissions for its high profile pitching format MeetMarket, giving you the chance to meet your documentary funder, buyer or mentor. … Read entire article »

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DG presents the Top 20 documentaries of 2012

DG presents the Top 20 documentaries of 2012

It might be a dull thing to say (let alone read) but nonetheless it’s true; the past year has brought us some amazing quality documentaries. We had a little tally here at the office and came up with a list of 20 documentaries that we thought you should see (if you haven’t already). … Read entire article »

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Documentary examines brutal existence of albinos in Tanzania

Documentary examines brutal existence of albinos in Tanzania

The audience at IDFA rated it their second favourite out of a possible 300 films - and with just cause. Harry Freeland’s new documentary In The Shadow of the Sun is a phenomenal piece of filmmaking which doesn’t just tells us but also truly lets us feel the heartbreaking fear and pain that albinos in Tanzania experience on a daily basis. … 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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Michael Apted: “If I’m still alive there will be a 63 Up”

Michael Apted: “If I’m still alive there will be a 63 Up”

Every seven years the director Michael Apted has met up with the subjects of the 1964 television documentary Seven Up to record their progress in life. Recently the BBC screened the latest instalment 56 Up. Talking at Sheffield Doc/Fest this week Michael Apted ensured the audience that “as long as he’d be alive “there would be a new version of the series in 7 years time”. … Read entire article »

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Review: Saving Face

Review: Saving Face

It is already hard to come to terms with ‘regular’ violence against women, but to see them being permanently disfigured by having acid thrown over their faces is just inconceivable. Still, this is the harsh reality for an increasing amount of women in Pakistan, some of whom are brave enough to come forward in the shocking but inspiring documentary Saving Face.   … Read entire article »

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