Debbie Reynolds poses with her daughter Carrie Fisher backstage after accepting her Lifetime Achievement award at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
After the deaths of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher in the last days of 2016, the release of a new documentary about their lives, Bright Lights, feels serendipitous. Already shown to some film festivals…
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It's easy to forget that in 1992, the Clintons railed spectacularly against the status quo. Fortunately, it's all on film.
Crunchy, and sustainable.
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Humans have eaten insects for centuries, but western diets seem to have lost the taste for them.
When Two Worlds Collide
A new documentary examines indigenous activism in Peru – calling attention to the dark side of the country's economic boom.
Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie is a perceptive and fair-minded exploration.
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My Scientology Movie avoids taking cheap shots at one of America's most mockable religions; instead it is a fair, revealing (and sometimes funny) look at Scientology's methods and leadership.
Akbar Maulana, an Indonesian high school student in Turkey, talks with his teacher. Akbar is the main character in the newly released documentary Jihad Selfie.
Why do boys decide to join Islamic State? A new documentary focusses on an Indonesian teenager who considers becoming a foreign fighter but takes another path. The film is now being screened to young people across the nation.
1500, BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival
The drug-fuelled sexual practices of some gay men have increasingly become a matter of heated public debate – but there are problems with the way it is presented.
Adi Rukun questions Commander Amir Siahaan, one of the death squad leaders responsible for his brother’s death during the Indonesian genocide, in Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary The Look of Silence.
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Oscar nominated documentary The Look of Silence follows an optometrist whose brother was killed in Indonesia's 1965 massacre. But to understand the bigger picture, viewers should watch its prequels.
Jackson Heights possesses an abundance of diverse cuisine.
Frederick Wiseman's documentary 'In Jackson Heights' explores the joys, struggles, victories and defeats of one of the most diverse communities in the country.
Documentaries are fragile things, easily blown into obscurity or silenced by the sheer weight of corporate power.
On the Banks of the Tigris is a story of culture triumphing over an oppressive regime.
Award-winning documentary film On the Banks of the Tigris explores the influence of Iraqi Jewish musicians in the cultural life of Iraq and paints a portrait of a country that was once a thriving multicultural centre.
The currently screening films The Walk and the Program are both fictionalised versions of recent documentaries.
Award winning documentary The Wolfpack raises questions about the ethics of documentary filmmaking. © 2015 Wolfpack Project, LLC.
Award winning film The Wolfpack tells the story of five brothers who've spent most of their lives confined to a New York apartment. It raises questions about the ethics of documentary filmmaking.
Israelis protest for Jonathan Pollard’s release.
A group of American airmen broke US laws and evaded the FBI to support the nascent country of Israel in 1948. We should consider them heroes. Jonathan Pollard -- not so much.
Former detention centre detainee, Shafiq Monis, and his daughter Mahidya.
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Over 13 years and three films, director Steve Thomas has been following the stories of people who have arrived in Australia as asylum seekers. What has he learned? Read on ...
Getting away with murder.
The Look of Silence eschews its predecessor’s gory glamour and offers a harder message for modern Indonesia.
Kurt or Kurdt?
It's important not to conflate and confuse Cobain's varying personas.
An interview sparked rumours that he may be about to endorse Ed Miliband.
This is a timely and vibrant film, funny at times – and not without a hint of editorial distance from director Winterbottom.
Once upon a time it was an eternal indestructible friendship
The remnants of the Cuba-Soviet relationship are still very much part of Cuban culture – a fact on display at this month's Miami International Film Festival