How three new films – The Act of Killing, Waltz with Bashir and Leviathan – play with documentary history.
While Sheffield Doc/Fest’s route from humble infancy to extraordinary success has not been without conflict and complication, the festival now remains as stable and significant as any of the UK’s fiction film festivals. First held as a two day festival in 1994, Doc/Fest has emerged as the UK’s premier documentary film festival, attracting thousands of… Continue reading Sheffield Doc/Fest: Diary of a Youth Juror
The life and work of Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has become a major story in recent years within both global politics and film history. From the ever-evolving accusations of acting against national security and spreading anti-government propaganda by the Iranian state, to the overwhelming support received from the international film community in opposition to his… Continue reading The Circle (Jafar Panahi, 2000)