Documentary Category

Explore Life in the South London Community Which Gave Birth to The Maccabees’ Sound in ‘Elephant Days’

Documentary, Music

14th November, 2017

Co-director James Caddick & The Maccabees' Orlando Weeks discuss the creation of their feature doc portrait of the area & people of Elephant and Castle.

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Nils Clauss Redefines the Form of Documentary Filmmaking With His Korea Shorts Trilogy

Documentary

6th November, 2017

DN invited director Nils Clauss to reflect on the making of 'Plastic Girls' and the completion of his Korea related trilogy of short documentaries.

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Oliver Jeffers Reflects on His Past, Present & Legacy in Bas Berkhout’s Deeply Insightful Documentary

Documentary

2nd November, 2017

Oliver Jeffers divulges his take on life, death, art, Belfast, picture books, parenthood and legacy in Bas Berkhout's deeply intimate documentary.

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DN353: Rob Curry & Tim Plester Herald the Rebirth of a Folk Legend in ‘The Ballad of Shirley Collins’

Documentary, Film Festival, Music, Podcasts

19th October, 2017

Rob Curry & Tim Plester craft a lyrical response to the life, work & tragic loss of the High Queene of English Folk music, Shirley Collins.

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Racism Destroys a Freewheeling Venice Beach Community in Kate Hickey’s Feature Doc Debut ‘Roller Dreams’

Documentary, Film Festival

5th October, 2017

Kate Hickey’s doc celebrates the rise of the iconic Venice Beach rollerskate dancing scene and exposes the prejudices which fuelled its destruction.

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Aurélien Heilbronn Takes an Exhilarating Look at Illegal Motorbike Racing Gangs in Doc ‘Street Racers’

Documentary

15th September, 2017

Aurélien Heilbronn discusses documenting the lives of the thrill seeking teens behind the Dominican Republic's illegal motorbike street races.

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Bas Berkhout Takes a Playful Dive Beyond the Artist’s Creative Process in ‘The Story of Jon Burgerman’

Documentary

13th September, 2017

DN quizzes Bas Berkhout about the origins, processes and intentions of his ongoing short documentary excavation of the inner lives of popular creatives.

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Alex Barrett Crafts a Poetic Ode to the Symphony Films of the Past for the London of the Present

Documentary

11th September, 2017

Alex Barrett reflects on the completed production of his Silent Era ode to England's capital 'London Symphony', a classical nod to the city of now.

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Kelly Creedon Follows a Future Star on His Ascendance to the Spotlight in Documentary ‘In This World’

Documentary

7th September, 2017

Kelly Creedon tells DN about the experience of documenting the life of triple threat, 15 year old actor, singer and comedian Courvosier ‘Vosiey’ Cox.

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An Independent Musician Forges His Own Creative Path in Jay Salbert’s Intimate Profile Doc ‘AlanMichael’

Documentary, Music

30th August, 2017

Jay Salbert’s artful portrait doc intimately captures the self-determination of a singer putting in the unseen work to accomplish his lifelong goal.

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A Skilled Piano Restorer Dreams of the Maestro Life in Kevork Aslanyan’s Documentary ‘Balkan Royal’

Documentary

21st August, 2017

Kevork Aslanyan tells DN how an unwanted piano led to the the discovery of the aspirational subject of his first foray into documentary filmmaking.

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A Migrant Worker Faces His Mortality Far From Home in Andrew Moir’s Affecting Documentary ‘Babe, I Hate To Go’

Documentary

17th August, 2017

A Jamaican migrant worker shields his family from his terminal cancer diagnosis in Andrew Moir's affecting documentary of perseverance and acceptance.

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