Park ranger Emmanuel de Merode was shot near the park two days before the film's premiere last year Sure enough, one of the
Pamela Yates' film 'Granito' is one of the five winners of this year's BRITDOC Impact Award. This impressive body of work is matched by their intentional, trust-based relationships with key partners across these countries to ensure their films could contribute to the growth and success of the movements they were documenting.
As the winners of the 2014 Impact Award are announced, it is a good day to honour the work of documentary filmmakers everywhere. In particular, their role in documenting, highlighting and explaining human rights abuses and human rights protests even in places that western journalists cannot reach.
There have been so many films that have touched and altered my perception over the years that I couldn't begin to single out the few that have been the most impactful, but if we only look at some of the films of the past year and the conversations, debate and change they are driving, we start to see how important and irreplaceable these films and filmmakers are.
'Granito: How To Nail A Dictator': Dir. Pamela Yates Telling the extraordinary story of how a film, aiding a new generation
Every year new documentary filmmakers step forward driven by the same mix of optimism and pessimism. They hope that their story can cut through the noise and communicate with enough people, or maybe just the right people, to make a difference.
I remember my first time like it was yesterday. I was 21 years old, and it was an incredibly emotional experience. Over the course of an hour, I had laughed, cried, and, believe it or not, my life flashed before my eyes. It was my first time watching a documentary that jumped out and moved me to the core - and compelled me to want to do something.
Documentary film is a vital component in holding both governments and corporations to account. In celebrating the documentaries that impact our society we help to keep the legacy of these films and their campaigns alive.
Edward Snowden will be telling HIS side of the story that governed the headlines on both sides of the Atlantic last year
The PUMA Impact Award seeks to recognise and honour the documentary that has made the most significant social impact over