Cameraperson

Cameraperson – Review

It’s often said that the act of observing something affects the behaviour of the thing that’s being observed, but it’s equally true that it changes the person doing the observing. In Cameraperson,...
Golden Girl

Golden Girl – Doc/Fest Review 2016

Frida Wallberg is a Swedish World Champion boxer; the film starts with her defending her title with success, but then follows her journey as her second fight as defending champion almost costs her her life....
Snow Monkey

Snow Monkey – Doc/Fest 2016 Review

Oliver Stone reckoned that the first casualty of war is innocence, and if George Gittoes’ documentary Snow Monkey is anything to go by, he was right. Gittoes, a war photographer who has spent decades in war...
Sonita

Sonita – Doc/Fest 2016 Review

Sonita is a powerful documentary about a fourteen year old Afghanistan refugee, now living in Iran, as she dreams of becoming a female rapper in a country where women singing is illegal and her family demands...
#MyEscape

#MyEscape – Doc/Fest 2016 Review

The mass wave of refugees fleeing the Middle East for countries like Germany is unlike any diaspora in living memory; not just in its scale but in the way it is being documented. We’re all used to seeing...
Ambulance

Ambulance – Doc/Fest 2016 Review

In 2014, war broke out between Israel and Palestine and the city of Gaza suffered 51 consecutive days of bombing. While most people tried to get as far away as possible, young filmmaker Mohamed Jabaly grabbed...
Life Animated

Life Animated – Doc/Fest 2016 Review

Rarely is a documentary about a disability uplifting, rarely does it have the audience in stitches and even rarer is it filled with clips of Disney. Life Animated has all three. Owen Suskind (23) is a young...