Documentary Category

DN349: Matt Hopkins & Ben Lankester Document a Band Stuck in the Middle in ‘A Divorce Before Marriage’

Documentary, Music, Podcasts

13th April, 2017

Matt Hopkins & Ben Lankester's feature doc follows five-piece rock band I Like Trains as they struggle to breakthrough after losing their record deal.

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Adapt or Die – A Daily Newspaper Embraces Its Digital Future in James Kicklighter’s ‘Digital Edition’

Documentary

10th April, 2017

James Kicklighter documents how The Atlanta Journal-Constitution paper has reformed itself to embrace the digital tools that better serve its audience.

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Matt Wolf’s ‘Bayard & Me’ Tells How Intergenerational Gay Adoption Became a Tool of Civil Rights Activism

Documentary

6th April, 2017

"Acts of resistance can unfold behind closed doors in private forms of rebellion." Matt Wolf speaks to DN about Bayard Rustin and subversive LGBT activism.

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Ross Haines Looks Back at 30 Years of Custom Guitar Nirvana in Fender Documentary ‘The Dream Factory’

Documentary, Music

4th April, 2017

Ross Haines tells DN how he navigated the 30 year history of one offs & special edition guitars created by Fender's legendary Custom Shop Master Builders.

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Scott Coello Animates the Nightmarish Diary Entries of a Syrian Activist in ‘Life Inside Islamic State’

Animation, Documentary

3rd April, 2017

Scott Coello brings to life the harrowing diaries of an activist living under Islamic State, with his animated film created for BBC Radio 4's Today Show.

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DN348: Nickolas Duarte Discovers the Painful Past of the Man Who Paints Souls in ‘Jay’

Documentary, Podcasts

16th March, 2017

Nickolas Duarte's doc provides a glimpse into the extraordinary and complex life of Jay Kyle Peterson, an abstract artist with an even more abstract past.

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Stephen Kijak Chronicles the Torturous Journey Through Stardom of Japan’s Biggest Rock Band in ‘We Are X’

Documentary

1st March, 2017

Stephen Kijak’s feature doc follows the journey from the 1980s to the present day of the enigmatic one-­of­-a-kind cultural sensation that is X Japan.

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Rubika Shah’s ‘White Riot: London’ Reveals How a Punk Fanzine United a Generation Against British Racism

Documentary

15th February, 2017

Rubika Shah's documentary explores the status quo bucking role played by a punk fanzine in the racial tinderbox of a 1970s Britain divided by immigration.

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Mediasekta Unveil the Heart of a Warrior in Female MMA Fighter Documentary ‘Into the Octagon’

Documentary

3rd February, 2017

Mediasekta's documentary short shares martial artist Viktoria Veres' reflections as she enters the harsh world of professional mixed martial arts.

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From Townships to Taxis – Tommaso Cassinis Charts the Evolution of the Gqom Music Scene in ‘Woza Taxi’

Documentary, Music

31st January, 2017

Tommaso Cassinis heads to South Africa to document the little known origins of a musical movement which has swept across the international dance scene.

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Ben Cox Journeys into the Vivid Mind of a Creator in ‘Alan Williams Metal Artist: Creatures of the Deep’

Documentary

20th January, 2017

Ben Cox discusses the inspiration and creative process behind his portrait documentary which introduces us to the vivid mind of a Brighton metal artist.

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Cath Le Couteur Investigates the Fascinatingly Dangerous World of Space Junk in ‘Adrift’

Documentary

16th January, 2017

Shooting People co-founder Cath Le Couteur investigates the 17,000mph threats hurtling around Earth's atmosphere in space junk documentary ‘Adrift’.

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