Documentary Category

The Best Short Films of Sheffield Doc/Fest 2020

Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action

3rd July, 2020

Sheffield Doc/Fest's carefully curated selection is available to stream in the UK until August 31st. These are the 10 shorts you don't want to miss!

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Mohammad Gorjestani on Capturing the Trauma of War in ‘Exit 12’

Documentary

30th June, 2020

The last film of his 5-cycle For Every Dream project, 'Exit 12' sees director Mohammad Gorjestani capturing the disorientation of war in beautiful detail.

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EunJu Ara Choi Animates the Testimony of a Korean Sex Worker in Poetic and Poignant ‘Happy Ending’

Animation, Documentary

29th June, 2020

EunJu Ara Choi talks to DN about finding a balanced visual language to illustrate the testimony of a Korean sex worker in animated short 'Happy Ending'.

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Matt Pizzano & Nic Wehmeyer on Bringing 50s Television to Life in ‘The Grass is Always Greener on TV’

Documentary

11th June, 2020

Mark Barnett rose to talk show fame for obsessively drawing the blueprints of his favourite 50s shows. Matt Pizzano reveals the deeper story underneath.

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WeAreDN // Lockdown: I Can’t Breathe

Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action

7th June, 2020

DN has curated a list of shorts we hope will ignite you to come together to help find a safe and consistent path out of systemic racism #BLACKLIVESMATTER

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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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