UK Documentary

The Story Of The Biggest Criminal Investigation In Iceland's History

Andy Glynne | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Andy Glynne

What makes this case so unique, is that five out of the six were said to suffer from Memory Distrust Syndrome. They started to distrust of their own minds and furthermore what was suggested to them during interrogation became more real than their own recollections. Memory Distrust Syndrome can create confusion so extreme that people may confess to crimes they didn't commit - even something as a serious as murder.

'Confessions Of A Junior Doctor' Gripped The Nation But What Did The Doctors Think?

Dr Pallavi Bradshaw | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK
Dr Pallavi Bradshaw

When we asked junior doctors what they found most challenging in dealing with patients in our survey, the results highlighted the sheer breadth of emotional, psychological and professional support they require.

Internet Memes Are Changing The Way We Communicate IRL

Jamie Wareham | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Tech
Jamie Wareham

The reason Dawkins describes it as a hijack is because internet memes make no attempt at the accuracy of copying. It's a a key part of his definition and Internet memes are deliberately altered.

The Hashtag's Story Has A Lesson For Every Internet User

Jamie Wareham | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Tech
Jamie Wareham

Back then, it was mostly known by Americanism, the 'pound sign' - one that you may remember from many automated recorded phone messages "end by pushing the pound key".

A Greener Tomorrow

Julia Burness | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK
Julia Burness

We recently watched 'Tomorrow', an inspiring, uplifting film made by a French couple (Cyril Dion and Melanie Laurent), travelling the world looking fo...

The Real LGBT Scene: What I Discovered As A Director

Chidi Nobi | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Chidi Nobi

With Gay Pride around the corner, pushing awareness around the LGBT scene is incredibly important. Not only is the Hu.mans documentary fitting to all LGBT's, because it does provide one silver lining to David's dire situation, but it also delivers personal experiences in order to open the eyes of young individuals in the LGBT community.

12 Must-See Documentaries About Current World Politics

Lisa Francesca Nand | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Politics
Lisa Francesca Nand

World politics have taken some unexpected and, arguably, unwelcome turns in recent times and the world of film and TV is beginning to reflect this with a must-see range of current affairs-focused films about to be released at both film festivals and in the cinemas.

The Science And Psychology Behind Why We Can't Resist Snacks

Sophie Morgan | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Morgan

I watched as a potato was dropped onto the production line and just 14 minutes later it emerged as a bag of crisps. It was still warm! And they take a picture of every single crisp before it goes into the bags. Any crisp that isn't perfect is removed. This is an industry that has perfected the art of making us come back for more.

Thoughts On Turning 30 With The Big C

Jolene Dyke | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jolene Dyke

In one sense I feel that although I am turning thirty, I am missing out on the whirlwind of mortgages, marriages and typical adulthood. I am not hitting any of traditional milestones expected at my age, I am certainly not the leader of the pack in that domain.

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.

BBC Drama The Moorside Failed The Dewsbury Community

Rhammel Afflick | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rhammel Afflick

By erasing the Asian community of Dewsbury, the BBC have not only done a disservice to that community but to the wider Asian community in the UK. It's time for the BBC, and other key influencers to take responsibility for the ramifications of their actions, and the real and immediate action they can take to ensure these issues become a thing of the past.

Debbie Reynolds And Carrie Fisher: Their Legendary Mother-Daughter Moments

Jay McCarthy | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jay McCarthy

The mother-daughter dynamic between Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher was both hilarious and heart-rending. We've all had those toe-curling "Mom, noooooooo!" moments, but Debbie took it to a whole new level when it came to embarrassing her daughter.

Including Abdul Haq In 'Muslims Like Us' Allowed Us To Challenge And Debate His Views

Fatima Salaria | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK
Fatima Salaria

Viewers will end up concluding that people like Abdul Haq do not speak for Muslims as a whole and that moderate Muslims can, and do, challenge such voices. They will also see that British Muslims can just be as intelligent, compassionate, mean, rude, polite, and dysfunctional as any other community in Britain. In that sense, the programme is humanising.

Josh Savage On How To Build A Music Fan Base

Adam Hamdy | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

I first wrote about Josh Savage in October 2013. A gifted musician and vocalist, Josh has a great musical pedigree, having sung as a soloist at L'Aca...

Iran's Looming Water Crisis Leaves Farmers With A Stark Choice

Arwa Aburawa | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK
Arwa Aburawa

As the wells and dwindling groundwater resources run dry the farmers are left with a stark choice; either reform their traditional, yet wasteful, irrigation practices or abandon their family land for nearby, dense urban centres where they will have find work outside their skill set.

Conceptual Art: Taking The Piss?

Dan Einav | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Entertainment
Dan Einav

In a post-Duchamp world where anything goes, sh*tting in a box, scrunching up some paper, crawling on glass, or putting a shark in some jelly all seems a bit pointless and boring. If you want to create an artwork that's really shocking today, pick up a paintbrush.

The Making of Android In La La Land

Mik Scarlet | Posted 20.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

This week Android In La La Land, the documentary on seminal electronic musician Gary Numan, hits cinemas in the UK. I met up with the director Steve Read to get the skinny on the making of the movie.

Did BBC Look at Refugee Life Through Rose Tinted Spectacles?

Sam Slota-Newson | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK
Sam Slota-Newson

It's fantastic to see the media portraying refugees as human and hopeful and the BBC's Our Desert Home is worlds away from the regularly demonised refugees of the tabloids and poisonous political rhetoric of recent months.

The Art of Her at the Soho Hotel, London (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

The screening of documentary The Queen's suite was the first event organised by filmmaker Corine Dhondee for female filmmakers of colour and held at celebrity haunt Soho Hotel (on the night, a gaggle of fans were waiting for Expendables star Dolph Lundgren).

Extreme Dialogue: Former Extremists Can Help Teachers Educate Young People About Radicalisation

Henry Tuck | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK
Henry Tuck

Extremists attack schools and universities, and kidnap and murder pupils, teachers and academics because they fear genuine education. If we do not actively confront their abhorrent views they will take advantage of our silence. Young people will make up their own minds. We need to make sure they get the facts.

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...

The Hard Stop (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 16.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

There's something undeniably poignant about director George Amponsah's sprawling documentary about Marcus Knox and Kurtis Henville, friends of Mark Duggan, whose death at the hands of the police sparked the riots in 2011.

Notes on Blindness: Sensory Cinema and the Beauty of Cognition

Kevin J. Hunt | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kevin J. Hunt

The experience of Notes on Blindness and its phenomenal ability to share something of John Hull's perception of the world certainly makes it seem like this is possible.

Documentary Films, Mass Killing and the Urgent Need to Remember

Julia Wagner | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK
Julia Wagner

We urgently need documentary films about events that took place in the 1940s, 50s and 60s globally and locally, now because of the threat to living memory. Soon we will only be able to document new information from the sons and daughters of the era. And if I can't even recall my actions or find my notebook from three years ago, what hope do we have on a national or international scale of remembering the past?

Anti-Mothers, Uber-Mothers, Passive Mothers and the Making of Murderers

Dr Elizabeth Yardley | Posted 13.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Dr Elizabeth Yardley

Through examining 10 cases in Murderers and their Mothers, I have begun to unpick the complex fabric of the killer by pulling at the "mother" thread. Why such an emphasis on mothers? What about the fathers? Isn't this sexist? These are questions that I have encountered a lot over the past few months.