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Usain Bolt doc out now

‘I Am Bolt’ is a new documentary about the athlete known as “the fastest man alive”: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt.

‘I Am Bolt’ is a new documentary about the athlete known as “the fastest man alive”: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt.

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London Film Festival all about diversity

An impressive 248 feature and documentary films are being screened at this year’s London Film Festival.

An impressive 248 feature and documentary films are being screened at this year’s London Film Festival.

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'Supersonic': doc chronicles Oasis' rise to fame

The team behind last year’s Oscar-winning documentary on Amy Winehouse has turned its lens on one of the most iconic Britpop bands of all time.

The team behind last year’s Oscar-winning documentary on Amy Winehouse has turned its lens on one of the most iconic Britpop bands of all time.

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Inside the mind of a suicide bomber

Norwegian documentary-maker Pål Refsdal tries to show "the other side" in his documentary 'Dugma: The Button', in which he films the daily life of "martyrs in waiting" in Syria.

Norwegian documentary-maker Pål Refsdal tries to show "the other side" in his documentary 'Dugma: The Button', in which he films the daily life of "martyrs in waiting" in Syria.

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'The War Show': a video diary of the Syrian conflict

Screened at the Venice Film Festival, 'The War Show' is a documentary about the Syrian conflict told from the point of view of a former radio DJ and her friends.

Screened at the Venice Film Festival, 'The War Show' is a documentary about the Syrian conflict told from the point of view of a former radio DJ and her friends.

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Mr Gaga, a dance film which brings you to your feet

Featuring archive material of his work and personal life combined with the director’s own carefully shot footage, the film follows the rise of one of the most innovative choreographers in the world, f

Featuring archive material of his work and personal life combined with the director’s own carefully shot footage, the film follows the rise of one of the most innovative choreographers in the world, f

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Talking movies: How Disney films helped Owen find his voice

Life Animated is the touching story of Owen Suskind, who at the age of three is diagnosed with regressive autism and loses his ability to speak.

Life Animated is the touching story of Owen Suskind, who at the age of three is diagnosed with regressive autism and loses his ability to speak.

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Disturbing the peace in the Middle East

An Israeli documentary called “Disturbing the Peace” has been following groups of Palestinian and Israeli peace activists as they attempt to find what many assume is impossible in the Middle East…

An Israeli documentary called “Disturbing the Peace” has been following groups of Palestinian and Israeli peace activists as they attempt to find what many assume is impossible in the Middle East…

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Highlights from the Cannes Film Festival

As the glitter settles on the Croisette, let’s take a look at some of the films that left an impression at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

As the glitter settles on the Croisette, let’s take a look at some of the films that left an impression at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

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As Cannes honours Depardon, "Les Habitants" goes in search of The French

Renowned documentary maker and photographer Raymond Depardon becomes a man with a van for his latest venture, "Les Habitants", a feature-length road trip around France in search of The French

Renowned documentary maker and photographer Raymond Depardon becomes a man with a van for his latest venture, "Les Habitants", a feature-length road trip around France in search of The French

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Doc shot onboard ISS offers breathtaking pix of Earth

‘A Beautiful Planet’ is a documentary that offers a fresh and breathtaking perspective of the Earth seen from the International Space Station

‘A Beautiful Planet’ is a documentary that offers a fresh and breathtaking perspective of the Earth seen from the International Space Station

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Best foot forward for Millepied in documentary 'Reset'

Benjamin Millepied's tenure at Paris' premier ballet company is the subject of a new documentary by French filmmakers Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai.

Benjamin Millepied's tenure at Paris' premier ballet company is the subject of a new documentary by French filmmakers Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai.

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'Fire at Sea' award winning documentary on a contemporary reality

Gianfranco Rosi has been in Greece for the premiere of his latest documentary, 'Fuocoammare' (Fire at sea), which won the Golden Bear at this year's 66th Berlinale. The production won also the Prize o

Gianfranco Rosi has been in Greece for the premiere of his latest documentary, 'Fuocoammare' (Fire at sea), which won the Golden Bear at this year's 66th Berlinale. The production won also the Prize o

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'Houston, We Have a Problem!' - docu-fiction explores space race

The cold war, the space race, and NASA’s moon landing. They were all landmark events that defined an era. Docu-fiction “Houston, We Have a Problem!”

The cold war, the space race, and NASA’s moon landing. They were all landmark events that defined an era. Docu-fiction “Houston, We Have a Problem!”

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'In Jackson Heights": our pick of the week

A look at Frederick Wiseman's bewitching documentary on a very cosmopolitan New York neighborhood.

A look at Frederick Wiseman's bewitching documentary on a very cosmopolitan New York neighborhood.

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'No Land's Song': when art triumphs over ignorance in Iran

An Iranian film maker follows his sister in her relentless quest to organise a public concert featuring female solo singers - which has been forbidden in Iran since the Islamic Revolution.

An Iranian film maker follows his sister in her relentless quest to organise a public concert featuring female solo singers - which has been forbidden in Iran since the Islamic Revolution.

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Thessaloniki Documentary Festival turns 18

The burgeoning refugee and humanitarian crisis took centre stage at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival. Several pieces showed shocking

The burgeoning refugee and humanitarian crisis took centre stage at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival. Several pieces showed shocking

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Rosa overcomes her past to follow her dreams

Rosa, a young Mayan woman, sits alone. She stares into the camera and for the first time shares her story. She has wrestled with rejection

Rosa, a young Mayan woman, sits alone. She stares into the camera and for the first time shares her story. She has wrestled with rejection

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Amy tipped for Best Documentary award at Oscars

As the final countdown for the Oscars has already started, we take a closer look at the documentaries nominated this year for the Academy Awards

As the final countdown for the Oscars has already started, we take a closer look at the documentaries nominated this year for the Academy Awards