Articles about 'documentary'

Women make documentaries! Sheffield Doc/Fest roundup

Ania Ostrowska is still slightly intoxicated with the abundance and diversity of women-made documentaries at this year’s Sheffield International Documentary Festival

Ania Ostrowska // 1 July 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

“I am drawn to the fire”: Being Ruby Rich programme at London Barbican next week

Sophie Mayer introduces Being Ruby Rich, programme of screenings and talks celebrating feminist film critic coming to London next week

Sophie Mayer // 15 June 2017

Categories: Blog

You are born free and you are born brave

Ania Ostrowska chats to Erin Heidenreich, director of documentary Girl Unbound showing at the Human Rights Watch Festival in London

Ania Ostrowska // 13 March 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

The power of the cameraperson

Sophie Mayer recommends Kirsten Johnson’s extraordinary visual memoir Cameraperson as a film to hold on to in the current political climate

Sophie Mayer // 18 January 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

The New Man: becoming a father

Amy Hardcastle praises The New Man, a documentary which doesn’t shy away from difficult subjects which are still taboo in our society

Amy Hardcastle // 9 November 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

Growing Up Married: the stories of Turkish child brides

Miriam Kent reviews Eylem Atakav’s documentary and quotes some of the director’s insights from the September premiere of the film

Miriam Kent // 17 October 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

How close can you get? Karen Guthrie in conversation

Ania Ostrowska talks to Karen Guthrie about the making of her intimate family documentary The Closer We Get

Ania Ostrowska // 6 September 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Family, Features, Interviews

The Divide: no quick-fix answers

Ettie Bailey-Kings chats to British director Katharine Round about her new documentary The Divide, inspired by iconic book The Spirit Level

Ettie Bailey-King // 20 May 2016

Categories: Features, Interviews

“When we come out, our parents go into the closet themselves”: interview with Sophia Luvarà

Ania Ostrowska chats to Sophia Luvarà about her first documentary feature Inside the Chinese Closet and recommends you check out the Human Rights Watch Festival where it will soon be screening

Ania Ostrowska // 8 March 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Hill farming, no sugar coating: an interview with the makers of Addicted to Sheep

Director Magali Pettier and co-producer Jan Cawood talk to Ania about their maverick documentary about farmers who breed sheep in the North Pennines

Ania Ostrowska // 10 January 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Is suffrage black or white?

Rashida Islam watches a recent BBC documentary about Sophia Duleep Singh and argues that, when it comes to Black activists throughout history, her story is not necessarily the most significant

Rashida Islam // 15 December 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

The United Ladies of Comedy

Maria Shehata has found out a lot about attitudes to comedy and to women whilst travelling the world and researching her upcoming documentary

Maria Shehata // 23 November 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

Downton and Dukedom: The real-life Lady Marys saving our country houses

Television drama, Downton Abbey and recent documentary, The Last Dukes both offer insights into the patriarchal traditions of the often unaccountable ruling class. Beccy Roberts challenges these traditions and discusses the importance of women in sustaining the UK’s country houses

Beccy Roberts // 6 November 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Girls next door who do porn

Rashida Jones’ documentary Hot Girls Wanted might not be the hard-hitting exposé of the porn industry you were expecting – but perhaps it’s not meant to be, writes Lusana Taylor

Lusana Taylor // 10 October 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Ancient herstory

Pooja Kawa previews the first episode in a four-part BBC Two series on the history of women, from the beginning of civilisation to the present day

Pooja Kawa // 31 August 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

London Feminist Film Festival: 20-23 August

Sophie Mayer previews the London Feminist Film Festival, back this year for its third edition 20-23 August

Sophie Mayer // 11 August 2015

Categories: Blog

Origins: Festival of First Nations (London, 9-24 June)

Sophie Mayer previews the film programme of Origins: Festival of First Nations that celebrates female filmmakers from across the globe, telling the stories of Indigenous women

Sophie Mayer // 2 June 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Feminist film badass: an interview with Elisabeth Subrin

Sophie Mayer talks to Elisabeth Subrin, director of Shulie, a 1997 shot-for-shot remake of 1967 documentary about Shulamith Firestone during her time as an art student

Sophie Mayer // 29 April 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

“Protecting the life of my child”

D H Kelly has a look at Louis Theroux's recent documentary, focused on the experiences of transgender children and their parents, and considers whether the programmme does justice to their stories

D H Kelly // 26 April 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Hip Hop Hijabis: new documentary about two unlikely Emcees

Two years ago documentary filmmaker Mette Reitzel blogged for us about the fascinating project she was working on at the time, inviting The F-Word readers to contribute to the film’s...

Ania Ostrowska // 5 March 2015

Categories: Blog

UnSlut project: help finance Slut: A Documentary Film’s post production

This is a guest post by Emily Lindin, co-director of Slut: A Documentary Film After hearing about the death of Rehtaeh Parsons in 2013, I started The UnSlut Project by...

Guest Blogger // 3 February 2015

Categories: Blog

New review: Vessel by Liz Smith

Director/producer Diana Whitten and her team introduce their documentary Vessel thus: “Vessel begins with a young doctor who lived by the sea, and an unlikely idea. Rebecca Gomperts, horrified by...

Ania Ostrowska // 6 December 2014

Categories: Blog

Reproductive choice on waves

Liz Smith praises Diana Whitten's Vessel, a documentary about Dutch pro-choice activists that reminds women not to take their reproductive rights for granted

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Categories: Films, Reviews

Ada & After: Women do science [fiction]: 20-23 November 2014

This is a guest post by Selina Robertson. Selina is a freelance film programmer and writer, curating queer film programmes in the UK and at international film festivals. Together with...

Guest Blogger // 12 November 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Unearthed

As our contributor Marta Owczarek says, by now probably “we’ve all heard about fracking” and most of us have heard arguments for and against the procedure (coming from the oil...

Ania Ostrowska // 27 October 2014

Categories: Blog

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