Delphine’s Prayers (2021) Open City Documentary Festival Review

Delphine’s Prayers (2021) Open City Documentary Festival Review

‘Delphine’s Prayers’ (2021), from well regarded documentarian Rosine Mbakam, serves as a memoir by its subject, a Belgian immigrant with a traumatic, perspective-shifting story. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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Songs for the River (2021) Open City Documentary Festival Review

Songs for the River (2021) Open City Documentary Festival Review

Charlotte Ginsborg coronavirus pandemic documentary ‘Songs for the River’ highlights social and political issues from the perspective of a small London community. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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Juste un mouvement (2021) Open City Documentary Festival Review

Juste un mouvement (2021) Open City Documentary Festival Review

Inspired by the work of Jean-Luc Godard, Vincent Meessen’s ‘Juste un mouvement’ (2021) documentary on Senegalese left-wing revolutionary Omar Blondin Diop, review. By Sam Sewell-Peterson.

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The Sparks Brothers (2021) Review

The Sparks Brothers (2021) Review

Self-confessed music fanboy Edgar Wright makes for the perfect director of Sparks music documentary ‘The Sparks Brothers’ (2021), about Ron and Russell Mael aka The Sparks Brothers. Review by Mark Carnochan.

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Crip Camp (2020) Review

Crip Camp (2020) Review

Nominated for Documentary Feature at the 2021 Oscars, “Crip Camp is an essential story of liberty and spirit against impossible odds”. James Lebrecht and Nicole Newnham direct, Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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My Octopus Teacher (2020) Review

My Octopus Teacher (2020) Review

‘My Octopus Teacher’, the wildlife documentary phenomenon that has earned a nomination at the 2021 Oscars, isn’t quite the runaway success of other documentaries in its genre. Katie Doyle reviews.

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Collective (2019) Review

Collective (2019) Review

Romanian film ‘Collective’, a nominee in both the Documentary Feature and International Feature categories at the 2021 Oscars, is “one of the most important documentaries of all time”. Mark Carnochan reviews.

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Feeling Through (2020) Short Film Review

Feeling Through (2020) Short Film Review

Live-Action Short nominee at the 2021 Oscars, Doug Roland’s ‘Feeling Through’ asks: would you help a DeafBlind man on the street in the middle of the night? Joseph Wade reviews.

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Do Not Split (2021) Short Film Review

Do Not Split (2021) Short Film Review

‘Do Not Split’, the Oscar nominated Documentary Short Subject from the frontlines of Hong Kong’s protests against the CPC by Anders Hammer, reviewed by Joseph Wade.

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Colette (2020) Short Film Review

Colette (2020) Short Film Review

Colette Marin-Catherine, a survivor of the Nazi occupation of France and sibling to a young man killed in labour camps, is the subject of this Oscar nominated Documentary. Review by Joseph Wade.

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