Documentary Film

How One Boy With Autism Changed The Way I See The World

Takuya Maruyama | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Takuya Maruyama

There are so many people, like Naoki and myself, who are struggling to find a way to live with enormous challenges. Together, I hoped we might be able to help and guide people in today's world, because disability, disease, accident and bereavement are life-changing events that we all have to face.

Gary Numan: The Original Paranoid Android

Kris Griffiths | Posted 19.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kris Griffiths

It was an honour for myself to find out where Gary's own head was at in an interview 25 years on from my first experience of him, and to discover what a cordial and unpretentious interviewee he was, notwithstanding his decades of experience in a cut-throat music business that has beaten him down as much as it has elevated him.

NOVA Magazine Is Back

Lou Mensah | Posted 22.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Lou Mensah

New director brings Nova, the controversial magazine of the 60's to the cinema. Credit Film Still © Kes Glozier & Nate Camponi Kez Glozier. Creat...

London Open City Documentary Festival: The Need for More Documentaries

Carla Cretan | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Carla Cretan

A festival of documentaries is an alternative to mainstream media: any world documentary production goes through a process of being topically safe, legally vetted, format censored, content edited, politically correct abiding and fancy entertainment creative before they get mass distribution or shown at all.

Open City Documentary Festival: Observing the Grand Jury Winner

Carla Cretan | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Carla Cretan

The film brings a story with a potential fallout into stereotypical politics and subliminal NGOs slogans but it maintains the focus on human nature, behavioural character formation and education: if there is will, there is power.

The 5th Open City Documentary Festival Launches 16 June

Michael Stewart | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Michael Stewart

We are incredibly privileged to be running a festival of this sort in London and we try and give something back to the community that supports us - not just seed funding for one film project a year but through a whole panoply of workshops, meet-ups and networking events.

Bertha DocHouse; The Power of Documentary Film

Danielle Wood | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Danielle Wood

The recent news of a London cinema solely dedicated to screening documentaries seven days a week was music to my ears. The Curzon Bloomsbury formerly known as The Renoir Cinema will be the home of Bertha DocHouse - a new centre for documentary film as of March 27th.

The Crowdfunding Power of Flash Gordon

Lisa Downs | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lisa Downs

Over 20 years later and I have learnt that Flash Gordon has had an impact on just about everyone who has seen it. It's not a film that people find "okay". It's a film that "blew your mind". If it didn't, you simply hadn't seen it.

Jon Savage Talks 'Teenage'

Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams

Teenage uses archive footage alongside narrated stories of real young people of the time, the film explores the birth of the modern teenager as well as early subcultures like the Bright Young Things and the Swing movement in the United States. The film also explores what life was like for teenagers under the Nazis.

Can We Sell a Film About a World Without Money?

Ben Kempas | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Kempas

Imagine a friend giving you a present. It's a free Metro newspaper he got on the bus. You could as well have picked one up yourself. Now, another friend gives you a special magazine she thought you'd really like. You will appreciate its value which lies in a combination of quality content and the fact that she actually bought it for you... We hope to attract enough participants to get our experiment to a self-sustainable level, but we're not quite there yet.

Belt Tightening

David Bond | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Bond

The green belt is under attack by greedy property developers and grasping politicians. This land is protected from development to restrict urban sprawl and preserve green space for people (and for nature).

The 19th Aldeburgh Documentary Film Festival

Diana Quick | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Diana Quick

It is only a couple of days now to the next Aldeburgh Documentary Festival which I have been curating for the last few years... Someone wrote that we punch above our weight at this festival, and I have spent much of today trying to make sure we keep up the standard.

The Scott Expedition

Temujin Doran | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Temujin Doran

I'm the videographer attached to the Scott Expedition - the first attempt in over 100 years to complete Captain Scott's ill-fated last journey; to walk from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again.

Fifteen Minute Care Sessions Are an Insult, Why Our Elderly Deserve Better

Hannah Gal | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

Just as it is cruel to deprive the elderly of food or medication, it is cruel to accept the current state of social isolation. We could ask why these lonely people's families are not more involved or go down the Chinese government route of 'forcing' people to visit their elderly parents but the reality is that people are naturally occupied with making a living and raising their own young.  

George Galloway to Target Tony Blair in Upcoming Documentary

John Wight | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
John Wight

Respect MP, George Galloway, has succeeded in raising over £160,000 via crowdfunding to finance a documentary on Tony Blair - The Killing Of Tony Bla...

Ashes to Ashes - Cricket Then and Now

Graham Sheffield | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Sport
Graham Sheffield

It's the playing not the winning, and sport plays a natural role in cultural relations - the values of sport, at their best, help build trust and engagement between people worldwide. I consider myself so fortunate to be able to fulfil so many people's dreams and step through the Grace Gates and into the Pavilion.

Documentary Review - Mine: Story of a Sacred Mountain

Sumeet Grover | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sumeet Grover

'Mine: Story of a Sacred Mountain', a documentary produced by Survival International, is a record of the multi-billion pounds FTSE 100-listed British ...

The Government, the Whistleblower and the Hollywood Starlet: Why a New Documentary Blames U.S. Department of Homeland Security for Brittany Murphy's Death

Hanna Flint | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Hanna Flint

When Brittany Murphy died back in 2009, many believed the actress's abuse of prescription drugs and historic eating disorders were to blame. But now a controversial documentary claims her demise was far more sinister.

Documentary Filmmakers Enter Dragon's Den for Good Pitch

Jess Search | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jess Search

It was a hot summer afternoon when the representative of the British Beekeepers Association (a man with a beard so bushy and comfortable I thought there might be a family of robins nesting in it) declared he represented 20,000 beekeepers and millions of bees. Then he pledged their full support behind a film called The Vanishing of the Bees as the room cheered.

George Harrison - Memories of A Divided Self

Maia Newley | Posted 01.02.2012 | UK
Maia Newley

I've often recounted humorous incidents from the past involving George to friends who are always fascinated to have a momentary glimpse into the life of a man who, despite being remarkably 'normal' in so many ways, was also truly extraordinary in so many others.