Documentary Category

Jessie Ayles on Empowering Disadvantaged Women Through Storytelling in South African Surf Doc ‘Waves’

Documentary

14th August, 2020

Shot in the notorious Lavender Hill district of Cape Town, Jessie Ayles' Waves' is a remarkable story of three young girls who find solace in surfing.

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‘Gwen’ Director William Mcgregor Chronicles the Fight for Survival of an Ancestral Farm in ‘The Beekeeper’

Documentary

5th August, 2020

William McGregor discusses his new doc 'The Beekeeper' and returning to short form storytelling after the success of his debut feature 'Gwen'.

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Louis Leblique Unearths CB Radio to Examine the Connection Between Anonymous Strangers in ‘Life on Air’

Documentary, Premiere

23rd July, 2020

Louis Leblique's 'Life on Air' sees the resurrection of CB Radio for a documentary on anonymous human connection via the world's first social media.

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A Rare Treasure Is Unearthed in Jonathan May’s Back of Beyond Documentary ‘Rear View Mirror’

Documentary

21st July, 2020

Jonathan May showcases the unique and inspiring characters who find a sense of belonging in one of Australia's most remote towns in 'Rear View Mirror'.

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Adi Halfin Blends Dance and Documentary to Reveal the Turmoil of Romance in Music Video ‘Lost Horse’

Documentary, Music

20th July, 2020

A dancer-choreographer duo, and real-life couple, document their romance in lockdown for Adi Halfin's remotely-created music video 'Lost Horse'.

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Marcus McDougald’s ‘Rhythm of the Game’ Explores the Link Between Bob Marley and the Beautiful Game

Documentary, Music

14th July, 2020

When Bob Marley was buried, he was left with his guitar, weed, and a football. 'Rhythm of the Game' elegantly explores his connection to the third.

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Matt Hopkins Curates the Everyday Experiences of Lockdown in Touching Doc ‘A Bright Warm Day in May’

Documentary

13th July, 2020

Matt Hopkins returns for a chat about his photo essay style doc which portrays the daily realities of life in lockdown through the art of conversation.

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The Best Short Films of Sheffield Doc/Fest 2020

Documentary, Film Festival

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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