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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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BSkyB to close documentary channel Current UK in March

Current UK announced today that BSkyB has withdrawn support for the channel and it is likely to stop broadcasting by mid March 2012. Al Gore’s Emmy Award-winning television and online network which was founded in 2005 is BskyB’s only indie documentary channel in the UK. … Read entire article »

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The Griersons 2011

Last night at the BFI Southbank  the Grierson Trust announced the winners of the British Documentary Awards. Hosted by presenter Mariella Frostrup (pictured) the great and good of the documentary world came together to celebrate another great year of documentary making. Find out here who won. … Read entire article »

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One last thing…Steve Jobs documentary

Wow, our money was on November but later rather than sooner. Ever since his death earlier this month bloggers the world over have been trying to guess the date on which the first post-Jobs documentary would be released. Now British Channel 4 and PBS have announced their new doc, Steve Jobs – One Last Thing, will be released on 2 November.  … Read entire article »

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