Documentary about people eating burgers for the first time in their lives

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 25 March 2014

Would you believe there’s such a thing as a burger virgin? And apparently, there are still millions of people around the world who have not yet tried America’s greatest contribution to mankind. Burger King went to far-flung places in Thailand, Greenland, and Romania, to give a taste test between their own Whopper and McDonald’s Big […]

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Divorce Corp: a documentary about the heavy costs of divorce in America

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By Denimu in New Film on Friday 10 January 2014

This new documentary promises to be shocking exposé of the inner workings of the $50 billion a year American family law industry, Divorce Corp shines a bright light on the appalling waste, and shameless collusive practices seen daily in family courts. Narrated by Dr. Drew and Directed by Joseph Sorge the documentary may make one […]

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Indonesia’s elderly death squad members play themselves in documentary

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By Rachel Oakley in New Film on Tuesday 12 November 2013

Joshua Oppenheimer’s latest documentary, The Act of Killing, shows just what happened in Indonesia during 1965 as ‘small-time gangsters who sold movie theatre tickets on the black market’ became death squad leaders, helping to kill more than 1 million people in less than a year. Today, these death squad leaders have become role models for […]

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Short film explains why shoes dangle from electric wires

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By Gem in New Film on Monday 21 October 2013

Have you ever seen shoes dangling from electric wire where you live? They’re a common phenomenon in many parts of the world. This interesting 14 minute documentary aims to get to the heart of this perplexing matter.

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Kowloon Walled City photographed by Greg Girard and Ian Lambot

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Friday 27 September 2013

Notorious for drugs and crime, Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City was once thought to be the most densely populated place in the world. Over 50,000 people were crammed into 300 interconnected high-rise buildings, which made for intolerably unsanitary conditions and anarchic political turmoil. Photographers Greg Girard and Ian Lambot spend five years living in the […]

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Long Live Film: A documentary about film photography

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By Erin Emocling in New Film on Friday 20 September 2013

Film photography advocates and enthusiasts will always find a way to prove that film is not dead. Here’s one of those proofs: a documentary about the subculture that is film photography. Made by the folks from Indie Film Lab, Long Live Film investigates the reasons why film photographers across the United States still prefer emulsion over […]

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Walter: a short film about funeral home director

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By Micha Hilliard in New Film on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Walter A. Frey, Jr. is a funeral home director. Like his father, who as a boy dreamed of becoming a funeral home director, Walter also felt a calling to the business at an early age. Unfolding in short vignettes, “Walter” is a journey through the passions of its subject, which include a love for vacuuming, […]

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Born Ready: short doco series on Muay Thai fighters in Philadelphia

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By Contributions in News on Thursday 25 July 2013

Child fighters in sport of Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) are commonplace in the martial art’s country of origin, and the subject of much attention. However, Born Ready introduces viewers to a group of young champions training together at a gym in Philadelphia. All four, between the ages of 12 and 17, have already secured national […]

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Invisible Picture Show: a powerful animated documentary

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By Francis Andrews in Video on Thursday 11 July 2013

We featured the work of London-based film director Tim Travers Hawkins before, and he’s back with another powerful animated documentary, this time looking at the plight of children held in indefinite detention around the world. Unable to access these sinister facilities, Hawkins built the powerful animation around recorded phone calls with children as young as […]

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Room 237: a documentary about Stanley Kubrick

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By Dead Stars in New Film on Friday 10 May 2013

I recently watched this movie because I’m a huge fan of Stanley Kubrick. It talks about the (possible) hidden meanings the director put in the film, The Shining. Things such as his involvement in faking the Apollo 11 moon landing or his thoughts on the slaughter of the American Indians. They even talk about watching […]

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A short documentary about an Arizonian man named God

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By Jay Byrnes in New Film on Friday 3 May 2013

Adam Rigley and Bumbleton Communications make films about interesting people. Their recent fully funded Kickstarter project is just that. It’s a film about a 69 year-old man who owns a bar in Tucson, Arizona, and who legally goes by the name of God. He’s run for Mayor four times, partied with Burt Reynolds and Arnold Schwarzenegger, walks around […]

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Mockumentary about beatboxing by Tom Thum

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By LC Beatbox in Video on Thursday 14 March 2013

This is a mockumetary about beatboxing made by the highly talented Australian beatboxer, Tom Thum. Although the mockumentary is aimed at beatbox enthusiasts, I think anyone who watches it will get a good laugh out of it. And no, it’s not serious, for all those people who fail to recognize satire.

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The Centrifuge Brain Project

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By Andy Martin in Video on Friday 8 February 2013

The Centrifuge Brain Project is a faux documentary about some of the most insane fairground rides you will ever see. This is a brilliant execution of an idea that is both funny and vertigo inducing.

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The holycoaster s(HIT) circus by PENG! Palast

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Thursday 31 January 2013

I just caught Swiss-German theatre group PENG! Palast’s brilliant production the holycoaster s(HIT) circus the other day. It starts out with an entertaining behind-the-scenes ‘documentary’ of the group’s earnest attempt to collaborate with Israeli dancers, before plunging into a relentless stage performance that confronted the audience full-on with deeply uncomfortable issues of the prejudices and […]

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Danny Brown: Detroit State of Mind

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By Ratface in New Film on Tuesday 15 January 2013

I love the honesty of this documentary. It’s a great snapshot of the man’s life and approach plus the footage of Detroit sits really well with the tunes.

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