UK Documentary

The Beating of a Hidden Heart

Tehmina Kazi | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tehmina Kazi

The number of people in England and Wales living with or married to someone from another ethnic group jumped by 35 per cent to 2.3 million from 2001 to 2011, reported the Office for National Statistics in a newly published census figure analysis on 3rd July 2014.

'Mistaken for Strangers': The National of Music Documentaries

Ed Cripps | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ed Cripps

Smartest and freshest of all, though, is the film's self-awareness and even the most touching moments have a deliberate, tears-in-the-mirror vanity. In one of the film's best passages, Tom tells Matt that he filmed himself crying the night before, which makes Matt laugh affectionately: the very next scene is of Tom crying...

A Royal Hangover - The Documentary About Drinking That's Actually Worth a Watch

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK
Carrie Armstrong

There are seemingly sh*tloads of documentaries made about the British Drinking culture. Or Booze Britain. Or whatever words you enjoy sticking a hashtag in front of and calling it a thing...

Iran Unveiled at Open City Docs Fest

Gabriella Apicella | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gabriella Apicella

Iran is seldom out of International news. In my own 34 years, it has become inextricably linked with the names of other countries blighted by war and hardship: Bosnia, Serbia, Rwanda, Ethiopia.

Junk Food Games are Nauseating, But Where are the Parents?

Andrew Tipp | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Tipp

Remember Sunny Delight? I do. As a child of the 90s, I loved its playful branding and attention-wrecking sugar rushes. It looked like happiness in a bottle. It tasted like orange juice as imagined by peddlers of Ritalin.

A Slice of Norway

Jorn Tomter | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK
Jorn Tomter

Today it is 200 years since Norway's constitution law was signed on the 17 May 1814. At the time it was considered to be one of the most liberal democratic constitutions and today it is the third oldest constitution law in the world...

A Fight For Gender Equality In India: 'The Spice Girls'

Karen Ruimy | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Karen Ruimy

When their father died suddenly, the women were under immediate attack. Not only from fellow spice traders, but incredibly, also from family members. The men around them attempted to wrestle control of the business from them. Slurs on their name rapidly turned to threats and physical abuse.

Can a Film Change the World? 'Fire in the Blood' Director Speaks

Rob Leane | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rob Leane

Fire in the Blood is a harrowing viewing experience. The sombre documentary portrays the real events of an AIDS drug extortion scandal which has slipped under the radar of public consciousness, but continues to take an unthinkable number of lives.

WATCH: Meet The Guy Who Ran 135 Miles For 32 Hours Straight

The Huffington Post UK | Patricia Doma | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Scorching weather. Running 32 hours 49 minutes 20 seconds. All alone with your trusty GoPro and trainers. Meet 41-year-old Josh Spector, the guy w...

The Modern Documentary

Esther Hayden | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Esther Hayden

Reality TV in documentary style is now endemic over every station and picking up frequency, Sex, Singing And Not Spending Money could be the title used for nearly every one of these.

Man Up

Olivia Lee | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Olivia Lee

What I thought was going to be a light hearted entertainment show turned into a much deeper exploration of the role of men within society. Due to the rise of feminism, women are more successful than ever and it does leave you wondering if this shift in the sexes has turned some men (not ALL - but certainly the ones on the show) into boys?

Louis Theroux: 'LA Stories - City of Dogs' Review

Mark Varley | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Varley

City of Dogs is the first of a new three part series that explores compelling issues that plague a City suffering from an over population of stray dogs, a notorious healthcare system and high numbers of sex offenders.

Caroline Frost

DOCUMENTARY: The Mysterious Frenchman Who Plotted For Peace In South Africa

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Talking of revolution in South Africa, the names Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, F W De Klerk, Joe Slovo and others all spring immediately to mind. ...

How One Project Is Making Nature Cool

Zion Lights | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Zion Lights

Enter Project Wild Thing, which was launched last September. How successful is nature as a brand? 'Nobody really knows', David says. For someone who is taking on the immense task of marketing nature to children, he is a remarkably humble man. 'I'm not saying it's changing their lives,' he tells me, 'but it's making them question.'

The Sapeurs - The Men Inside the Suits

Héctor MediaVilla | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Héctor MediaVilla

Before meeting the Sapeurs in 2003, I had never really been interested in fashion per se. As a film maker, photogapher and visual storyteller, I was fond of real people's stories that revealed the complexity of our world.

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.

'Born to Be Wild': The Golden Age of American Rock - Welcome to the Jungle

James Hale | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
James Hale

By the 1980's, mainstream American rock music had moved far away from the protest and revolution of the 1960s and was more concerned with sex, drugs, partying and having a good time. All the time. Hey it was the 80s so it was allowed, apparently.

Filming Like Giants for BBC One's 'Hidden Kingdoms'

Mike Gunton | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mike Gunton

For nearly 25 years of wildlife filmmaking I have been quietly fascinated by the unsung heroes, the little creatures, that live beneath our feet. I have encouraged their inclusion in the odd sequence or two in many or the programmes I've been involved in from The Trials of Life to Africa.

Is Giving One Pound Enough?

David Erasmus | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Erasmus

We cannot focus only on the things seemingly out of our control, and fall into the trap of acting like powerless victims! We must recognise that whilst our lives are full of contradictions our everyday actions do shape our future.

'Benefits Street' Uses Its Power to Kick Those Without a Voice

Katharine Round | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK
Katharine Round

I find it incredibly sad then that in a world where the powerful get ever more so, those without a voice are increasingly denied any real medium to express themselves in mainstream TV. I'm sure the producers are thrilled with the response to Benefits Street... Whipping up a storm is just what they wanted.

Climate Change - 'The Ultimate in Boring Conversation'?

Gregor Smith | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

German magazine Der Spiegel recently conducted an interview with Randy Olson, a renowned biology professor and producer of documentaries, primarily su...

Shape Creatives - the Shape of Things to Come

Mik Scarlet | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

Shape Creatives is a series of seven films highlighting the cream of talent within the Disability Arts scene. Funded by the Arts Council and the Lottery Fund through the arts charity Shape Arts it captures a moment at which I feel Disabled Art is about to break through into the mainstream.

Our Documentary - Mandela: The World That Made Him

Gerald Fox | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gerald Fox

At the weekend the world watched in sadness as Nelson Mandela was finally laid to rest in the lush green hills and valleys of Qunu, his childhood home... This time last year my sister Jacqui and I travelled there to try and discover what it was about this place that made Mandela the man he became and provided him with a framework for leadership from which he could draw forever.

The Nature Dollar

David Bond | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
David Bond

It's always nice to get a good review. Here at my production company Green Lions, we have just spent three years of our lives on a film, PROJECT WILD THING and it is gratifying to find out that people enjoyed it.

Film Review - The Act of Killing

Lucy Popescu | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Popescu

Although it does not make easy viewing, Joshua Oppenheimer's surreal and chilling documentary, The Act of Killing, recently released on DVD, is a must see.