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A Cambodian Spring – Review

Christopher Kelly’s A Cambodian Spring documents several years of protests in a small Phnom Penh community, whose inhabitants are facing eviction as part of the city's development plans. The film charts the...
New Town Utopia

New Town Utopia – Review

Charting the rises and falls of the new town model by using Basildon in Essex, one of many towns hastily built to house the many working class people pouring out of bomb damaged and slum-filled parts of large...
THE 34TH Protest

The 34th – BFI Flare 2018 Review

With the date of the long overdue referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment finally being announced, The 34th serves as a timely reminder of the struggle that led to a successful vote on Marriage Equality in...
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The Son – Berlinale 2018 Review

The documentaries on display at Berlinale this year all have had an intimate, personal connection between the filmmaker and subject matter, and The Son is no different. Alexander Abaturov’s piece on the...
Makala

Makala – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 21/09/17 as part of London Film Festival. In Swahili, "makala" means "charcoal". Emmanuel Gras’s observational documentary follows Kabwita Kasongo as he journeys 50...
Jane

Jane – Review

This was first reviewed on 16/10/17 as part of London Film Festival. Despite its proficiency in inspiring emotion, Jane can at points feel like it’s a little lacking in depth. There are countless details...
No Stone Unturned

No Stone Unturned – Review

This was first reviewed on 05/10/17 as part of London Film Festival. Following in the footsteps of recent popular crime documentaries Making a Murderer and Serial, No Stone Unturned tells the horrific story...