Documentary Category

Helki Frantzen’s ‘L.A. Roll’ Celebrates the Undervalued Culture of Roller Skating Discos in Los Angeles

Documentary

22nd May, 2020

Helki Frantzen's 'L.A. Roll' doc follows a group of roller skate enthusiasts battling the forces of gentrification as they search for a rink to call home.

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WeAreDN // Lockdown: Hearth & Home

Animation, Documentary, Film Festival, Music

17th May, 2020

A theme of 'Hearth & Home' alongside longing for places and people we hold dear awaits you in this week's WeAreDN // Lockdown shorts.

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Sean Wang Creates a Moving Portrait of Home in the Poetic Documentary ‘Still Here’

Documentary

8th May, 2020

Sean Wang returns to his grandmother's village in Taiwan to find it mostly abandoned. 'Still Here' is a moving look at those who refuse to leave.

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WeAreDN // Lockdown: Loneliness

Animation, Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action

3rd May, 2020

The shorts in this week's WeAreDN // Lockdown collection provide a glimpse into how we find ways to cope and to exist with the 'Loneliness' in our lives.

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Lonelyleap Intimately Reflect on a Personal Account of Domestic Abuse in ‘Heather’

Documentary

16th April, 2020

Filmmakers Molly Brass and Rachel Weinberg walk DN through 'Heather' a reflection and recreation of Nicole Sharp's life-altering tale of domestic abuse.

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Nina Meredith Explores African-American Culture & History Within the LA Skate Scene in ‘The Legacy Rides On’

Documentary

8th April, 2020

We speak to filmmaker Nina Meredith about creating an intimate and poetic portrait of iconic LA based roller skater Quest Love in 'The Legacy Rides On'.

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An Iraqi Marsh-Arab Confronts His New Existence as a Relic of the Past in Ivan Olita’s ‘The Last Singer’

Documentary

7th April, 2020

Ivan Olita returns to DN with 'The Last Singer' a documentary exploration of the friction between long-held traditions and social identity of the present.

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WeAreDN // Lockdown: Family Friction

Animation, Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action

5th April, 2020

We kick off our new weekly WeAreDN // Lockdown screening series with 'Family Friction' - a collection of short films with family at their core.

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Nickolas Duarte Unearths the Painful Past of the Man Who Paints Souls in Surprising Documentary Short ‘Jay’

Documentary

20th March, 2020

Director Nickolas Duarte unravels the 5 year journey behind his surprising glimpse into the extraordinary life of an abstract artist with an abstract past.

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Tragedy Is Transformed Into a Jubilant Celebration of Music in Jess Colquhoun’s ‘Sundays at the Triple Nickel’

Documentary, Music

16th March, 2020

Jess Colquhoun discusses capturing the power of music as a healing force in her evocative doc about a mother's weekly jazz concert tributes to her son.

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An Artist’s Unconditional Love for Surfing Is Tested in Geoffroy Dubreuil’s Documentary Short ‘Nowavephobia’

Documentary

3rd March, 2020

Geoffroy Dubreuil joins DN to share the inspiration behind his portrait of artist and surfer Yoon Duck Kim and his self created disease 'Nowavephobia'.

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Andrey Gryazev Channels Russian Anger With Putin Into Blistering Found-Footage Documentary ‘The Foundation Pit’

Documentary, Film Festival

1st March, 2020

We sat down with director Andrey Gryazev to discuss his found-footage documentary 'The Foundation Pit' — a blistering state-of-the-nation address.

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