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New Releases: The Work

Folsom State Prison in California is home to “The Work”, a program that mixes both prisoners and members of the public together over the course of four days to take part in a group therapy session. There’s no “one size fits all” approach here. Every single person comes with an idea or goal, and the […]

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New Releases: Three Days in Auschwitz

From Philippe Mora, the director behind Swastika, Snide and Prejudice and German Sons, comes this no-frills albeit personal documentary about his visit to Auschwitz. A French-born Australian of Jewish descent, Mora had previously avoided going to the camp due to the sheer unparalleled horror of the place and the events associated with it. After discovering […]

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Widescreen: Cinema Pameer – Interview with Martin von Krogh

Martin von Krogh is an award winning photojournalist whose work for Newsweek took him to Kabul, the conflict-ridden capital of Afghanistan. Martin’s film Cinema Pameer is about the passion of those running and visiting the eponymous cinema, and their love of film in a difficult and frequently dangerous environment. With the help of Kickstarter funders, […]

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Lost Classic: The War Room (Chris Hegedus & D. A. Pennebaker, 1993)

With the UK’s General Election now over, those curious about what goes on behind the scenes of an election campaign may find interest in The War Room, a documentary produced by D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus as they followed the campaign staff of Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential run. Trailing the team from the early […]

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1000 Words: O Dreamland

Jez Conolly plonks his deckchair on the beach, rolls up his trouser legs and dips his toes into Lindsay Anderson’s O Dreamland, a game-changing look at the British seaside holiday. Films set in British seaside holiday resorts make for an interesting point of comparison if one is seeking to chart the course of national identity […]