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We made a documentary about poverty by turning its subjects into film-makers

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When you work for a grassroots organisation with people who have experienced poverty, homelessness and substance abuse, it can be a long and tiring battle trying to get people to take your work seriously. We have no u...

KLF assert justified and ancient copyright claim to block documentary

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When the KLF released their first album, it used so many unauthorised samples of copyrighted music that ABBA threatened legal action, forcing the duo to withdraw the record from sale and dump unsold copies of 1987: Wh...

Wayne Rooney opens up about ‘difficult periods’ in his life in documentary

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Wayne Rooney will give an insight into his thinking during some of the biggest moments in his career and also open up on his battle with his mental health during a new documentary. England’s all-time record goalscorer...

First trailer lands for Netflix’s explosive Britney Spears documentary

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The first full trailer of Britney vs Spears, the Netflix documentary by Erin Lee Carr that will explore the legal battle over the pop star’s mental health, autonomy and the controversial conservatorship overseen by he...

Loving, caring Michael Schumacher revealed in new documentary

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There is without doubt a fascinating story to be told about Michael Schumacher and his racing career. But the documentary released on Wednesday on Netflix has a different Schumacher taking the narrative attention. It ...

TV tonight: the untold story of Grenfell Tower laid bare in a remarkable documentary

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This remarkable documentary tells the story of the Grenfell Tower residents’ battle with their local council and landlord as they scrutinise the consequences of a £10m refurbishment to their block of flats – one that...

Joan Collins’ star-studded home movies to feature in BBC documentary

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She is one of the last surviving actors of Hollywood’s ”golden age”. Now Dame Joan Collins has given the BBC unprecedented access to her private home movies for a forthcoming documentary. Dating back decades, the foot...

BBC inquiry dismisses Rupert Murdoch complaints about documentary series

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Rupert Murdoch has largely lost a year-long dispute with the BBC after he objected to a documentary series that “implied he posed a threat to liberal democracy”. Murdoch’s News UK business complained that a BBC Two do...

Sabaya review – extraordinary documentary shows struggle to free women kidnapped by Isis

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The first 20 minutes of Hogir Hirori’s extraordinary documentary has the beat of a gripping thriller, full of hushed voices, car chases, and the terrifying sounds of gunfight. Much of it shot at night, the film follow...

Sabaya: the shocking documentary filmed inside Syria’s notorious al-Hawl camp

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In August 2014, after Islamic State (Isis) militants attacked the Sinjar district in northern Iraq, Hogir Hirori realised his calling. Although he had been living in Sweden since 1999, his home town was only about two...

Angkar review – sublime documentary contends with legacy of Khmer Rouge

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The collective trauma inflicted by the Khmer Rouge regime is so momentous that it seems to exceed whatever medium that tries to retell its stories. At the centre of the horrors is an incomprehensible level of evil tha...

‘The very worst things we could imagine’: a terrifying documentary on US wildfires

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“In the Christian imagination,” says Lucy Walker’s voiceover, “hell is fire pits, it’s being burned alive. These are the very worst things we could imagine. When we came up with the idea of hell, it was fire that we i...

Anthony Bourdain documentary sparks backlash for using AI to fake voice

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A new documentary about Anthony Bourdain has sparked a debate over its use of artificial intelligence to stitch together voiced quotes by the late celebrity chef and effectively bring his voice back to life. Roadrunne...

Livestreamed documentary Rivercide to unmask UK’s water polluters

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Giant livestock farms and privatised water firms accused of polluting the nation’s waterways are to be named in what is thought to be the world’s first livestreamed investigative documentary. The crowdfunded investiga...

Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story review – weirdly incurious but watchable documentary

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Mega-selling author Jackie Collins enjoyed her big-haired and shoulder-padded heyday with raunchy books like Hollywood Wives, The Bitch and The Stud; now she is celebrated in this family-sanctioned fan-documentary pra...

Gambling logos feature 700 times in football match, says Ch4 documentary

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Gambling logos can appear more than 700 times in a single football match, according to a documentary in which former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson calls for a “radical rethink” of the relationship between...

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