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Cartel Land: How far should we go trying to stop the Mexican drug war?

Cartel Land: How far should we go trying to stop the Mexican drug war?

Matthew Heineman’s dangerous and provocative double Sundance winner is a brilliant and groundbreaking investigation into the illegal narcotic trafficking and the actions of vigilante groups on both sides of the border. … Read entire article »

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The Hunting Ground shows true extent of campus rape

The Hunting Ground shows true extent of campus rape

Without sounding too dark, the world is an unsafe place. Things can happen everywhere, anywhere – and a university campus is no different. To think so would be unrealistic. It is, however, not unrealistic to expect from a university that its people would do their utmost best to keep students safe at all times and support them when something happens, no matter what. … Read entire article »

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Which documentaries can you expect to see at Sundance?

Which documentaries can you expect to see at Sundance?

“Renowned filmmakers and films about far-reaching subjects comprise this section highlighting our ongoing commitment to documentaries,” Sundance says. And indeed, far-reaching subjects they are. … Read entire article »

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Documentary explores ‘Muscle Shoals sound’

Documentary explores ‘Muscle Shoals sound’

With all the considerable hype around contemporary music, from twitter to stylists to who did what to whom at an award ceremony, it would be easy to forget that at the heart of successful and timeless music there needs to be  one vital element: it needs to have Soul. … Read entire article »

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Netflix to start commissioning documentaries

Netflix to start commissioning documentaries

Netflix will begin ordering documentaries as part of its programming drive, the Video on Demand (VoD) service revealed yesterday during the release of its Q2 financial results. … Read entire article »

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Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer

Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer

Filmmakers Mike Lerner and Maksim Pozdorovkin bring the story of the Russian feminist punk-movement back into the spotlight once more, providing an insight to a political trial that spiralled into an international media circus. Emma Norton reviews. … Read entire article »

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Dirty Wars

Dirty Wars

Game of Thrones has been everywhere in the last week, including Google’s Zeitgeist Conference, but Sheffield Doc/Fest is perhaps the last place you’d expect to find it. And yet, in a sense, there it will be. With all the talk of blind loyalty to a cause, this doublethink-like ability to switch sides at will and most of all the slaughtering of heirs, Dirty Wars has these epic-fantasy themes streaking right through it. … Read entire article »

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