Tag Archives: Documentary

Man with a Movie Camera [1929]

For my studies this year, I’ve watched in the order of 50 films, and the best of them is probably a 1929 silent pseudo-documentary called Man with a Movie Camera. It was made by a guy who got his start … Continue reading

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General Report 2: the New Abduction of Europe [2016]

This isn’t so much a documentary as a curation of a series of discussions between various kinds of big thinkers on issues of interest to contemporary Spain. There’s a huge amount of interesting thought expressed in an intelligent way by … Continue reading

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The War Show [2016]

This isn’t so much a documentary in the classic sense as a memoir by someone of the life of their friends amongst the Syrian conflict. As the film moves forwards in time and the characters become more active in the … Continue reading

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An Insignificant Man [2016]

India is a place I know appallingly little about, which is mainly why I chose this documentary in my festival schedule. This film follows the political career of Arvind Kejriwal, an anti-corruption reformed in Delhi. I felt like I learned an … Continue reading

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ABACUS: Small Enough To Jail [2016]

This was a fascinating documentary about a small bank in New York’s Chinatown that was prosecuted for various fraudulent practices in 2011. It tried to link this malfeasance to the big crash of ’08, but that link seemed completely specious … Continue reading

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Politics Instruction Manual [2016]

The benefit of going to something like TIFF is that you see a bunch of films you probably wouldn’t otherwise see. I’ve really only paid to see documentaries at festivals . Partially this is a problem of supply, as they … Continue reading

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Gideon’s Army [2013]

It is not common for documentaries to make me feel angry, but the longer I think about Gideon’s Army, the more annoyed with it I get. The reason is that I think it is intending to advocate for a group … Continue reading

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