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7 Documentaries About Real Life Heroes

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The Fight

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7 Incredible Storyville Documentaries

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United Skates

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7 Stunning Documentaries Directed By Women

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Athelete A

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Mucho Mucho Amor

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Disclosure

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10 Films I Loved Watching At Sheffield Doc/Fest 2020!

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50 Unmissable Netflix Documentaries

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Spaceship Earth

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Stolen Fish

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Director Interview: Atsushi Sakahara

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We Have Boots

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Influence

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Dolly Parton: Here I Am

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My Favourite Short Docs From Sheffield Doc/Fest 2020

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The Booksellers

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My Top Documentaries Of 2020… So Far!

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John Lewis: Good Trouble

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Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible

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On The Record

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Shut Up Sona

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The Go Go's

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Sisters With Transistors

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Bring Down The Walls

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Us Kids

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Flint

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Roll Red Roll

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Me And The Cult Leader

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Welcome To Chechnya

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Hilary

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The Australian Dream

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7 Must-Watch Documentaries About Racism

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Be Water

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Sheffield Doc/Fest Line-Up Announced!

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St Louis Superman

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Mike Wallace Is Here

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7 Must Watch LGBTQ Documentaries

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Director Interview: Malcolm Venville

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And We Go Green

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Five Incredible Documentaries Inspired By The Nobel Peace Prize

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Jiro Dreams Of Sushi

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7 Of The Best Documentaries About Food

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50 Unmissable Netflix Documentaries

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A Secret Love

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The Color Of Medicine: The Story Of The Homer G. Phillips Hospital

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Becoming

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10 Unmissable Netflix Documentary Shorts

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Cryptopia: Bitcoin, Blockchains and the Future of the Internet

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Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

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Director Interview: Elizabeth Carroll

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25 Must Watch Docs On Amazon Prime

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Shooting The Mafia

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7 Captivating Documentaries About Photographers

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Homeschooling? These Educational Netflix Docs Are Also Available On YouTube!

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

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Director Interview: Reiner Holzemer

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Martin Margiela: In His Own Words

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7 Stunning Documentaries About Fashion

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7 Documentaries To Raise Your Spirits

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Three Identical Strangers

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50 Of My Favourite Netflix Fiction Movies

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Doc Party! The Online Communal Cinema Experience

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Crip Camp

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7 Of The Best Sports Documentaries

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Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections

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The Kingmaker

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Self Isolating? Here are 50 Netflix Documentaries To Watch

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Bombshells And Dollies

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Doc 7 Interview With Director Alla Kovgan

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Cunningham

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7 Thought-Provoking Documentaries About Crime And Punishment

Documentaries often explore life's fundamental questions and, of course, no questions are more fundamental than those concerning the matter of life and death. 

 

Does anyone ever have the right to take a human life?

 

Is capital punishment ever justified? Does your answer change if a person is guilty? How should we punish someone who has committed a truly monstrous act? What happens when a justice system fails or is simply not fit for purpose?

 

There are many stunning and thought-provoking documentaries about crime and punishment that consider these questions (and more). Here are seven of my favourites…

 

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Into The Abyss: A Tale Of Death, A Tale Of Life

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Documentary Director Focus - Alex Gibney

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The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley

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Midnight Family

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A-Z Of Documentary Film

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7 Documentaries To Watch In 2020

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Sid & Judy

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2020 Oscar Winner: American Factory

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Oscar 2020: The Documentary Nominees

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Miss Americana

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7 Powerful Field Of Vision Docs

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In The Absence

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Midnight Traveller

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Sundance 2020: The Documentary Competition

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Advocate

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Oscar 2020 - Did The Academy Get Its Documentary Nominations Right?

The nominations for this year’s Academy Awards were - as they often are - problematic. Many categories featured the obligatory “snubs” and “surprises” and were criticised for lacking diversity. 

 

However, as the dust settles on those nomination disappointments, a silver lining appears. For better or worse, the Oscars get us talking about film - and, as I think we can all agree, that has to be a good thing. 

 

Once again, the nominations for Best Documentary Feature and Best Documentary Short Subject have bucked the trend favouring white male recognition. For example, four out of the five films nominated for best documentary feature were directed or co-directed by women.

 

Before we take a closer look at this year’s nominees, a small complaint. While the Best Picture category features nine movies, the Best Documentary Feature category only recognises five films.

 

No fair. 

 

I wish that there were nine slots available in Best Documentary Feature. My extra four films would be: Hail Satan?, Apollo 11, Maiden and One Child Nation.

 

That being noted, let’s look at the Academy Award nominations for Best Documentary Feature:

 

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Ask Dr. Ruth

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The 2020 Bafta Documentary Nominees

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My 7 Favourite Docs Of The Decade

I don’t know about you but the end of a decade fills me with existential dread. Where did the time go? What have I achieved? What does the future hold…

 

Thankfully, I experience no dread when I look back over the past ten years of documentary film. Here are my 7 favourite films of the decade!

 

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My 7 Favourite Documentaries Of 2019

At this time every year, the internet goes mad for lists… everywhere you look you see the top 20 this or the top 10 that. It's exhausting!

 

While I hate to add to the list mania, I would like to share my favourite 7 documentaries that were released in the UK in 2019. 

 

My reasons are pure, I promise.

 

I do not claim that these films are the “best” - I am far from qualified to make such absolute judgements. However, I would like to bring these films (listed in no particular order) to your attention… they are all well worth your time.

 

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Oscar 2020 - The Documentary Short List

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One Child Nation

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Oscar 2020: Who Will Win Best Documentary?

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The Edge Of Democracy

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7 Of The Best Docs On Amazon Prime

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The Biggest Little Farm

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IDA Awards - The Documentary Shorts

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