Articles about 'documentary'

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

Liz Smith //

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

Unearthing the horrific

Marta Owczarek hails Jolynn Minnaar's documentary on the impact of shale gas fracking on local communities despite the film's stylistic shortcomings

Marta Owczarek //

Categories: Films, Reviews

Backstage of life: Japan’s love hotels

CN Lester praises Love Hotel, a documentary by Phil Cox and Hikaru Toda that beautifully explores the Japanese phenomenon without exploiting its protagonists

CN Lester // 15 September 2014

Categories: Films, Reviews

New review: Finding Vivian Maier, by Hayley Ellis Jones

The F-Word’s contributor Hayley Ellis Jones reviews a 2013 documentary Finding Vivian Maier that you can still catch in selected cinemas. Earlier this year Hayley reviewed another documentary about outstanding...

Ania Ostrowska // 8 September 2014

Categories: Blog

Photographs saved from oblivion

Keeping her reservations, Hayley Ellis Jones is thankful to John Maloof for finding and publicising the body of work of a secretive Chicago nanny

Hayley Ellis Jones // 7 September 2014

Categories: Films, Reviews

Mothers Against the Odds: new documentary

This is a guest post by Anne Daly, who wrote and co-produced Mothers Against The Odds (directed and co-produced by Ronan Tynan), a documentary by Esperanza Productions that can be...

Guest Blogger // 27 July 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014 (a secret thread of feminist elders)

Sophie Mayer reports back from this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest, highlighting documentaries by women and about amazing women activists and filmmakers from all over the world. Read Sophie’s review and comment....

Ania Ostrowska // 22 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014: a secret thread of feminist elders revealed

Sophie Mayer recommends documentaries to watch out for, hand-picked from this year's Sheffield Doc/Fest line-up

Sophie Mayer //

Categories: Films, Reviews

New review: Forest of the Dancing Spirits

Our regular contributor Chrissy D thought she might not like the film she was about to review for The F-Word: “I thought Forest of the Dancing Spirits might be hard...

Ania Ostrowska // 11 June 2014

Categories: Blog

Birth and ownership: Forest of the Dancing Spirits

Chrissy D is touched by a documentary about tightly knit community of women in the Congolese rainforest challenged by the encroachment of civilisation

Chrissy //

Categories: Films, Reviews

New interview: Sini Anderson on The Punk Singer

Following her review of The Punk Singer, Sophie Mayer interviewed the director, Sini Anderson, via Skype for The F-Word. I was lucky to witness another Skype interview with Anderson, on...

Ania Ostrowska // 29 May 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: The Punk Singer

With great pleasure I’d like to announce that Sini Anderson’s 2013 documentary The Punk Singer will be screening in selected UK cinemas from Tuesday 13 May to 26 June. Kathleen...

Ania Ostrowska // 13 May 2014

Categories: Blog

The Punk Singer: How to Be a Rebel Girl

Inspired by Sini Anderson's documentary about the original riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna, Sophie Mayer lays out six riotous rules

Sophie Mayer //

Categories: Films, Reviews

Inconspicuous presence behind the camera

Hayley Ellis Jones is charmed by a film portrait of Jane Bown, great photographer of even greater modesty

Hayley Ellis Jones // 23 April 2014

Categories: Films, Reviews

Learning from sisters

Holly Millar pays homage to Brenda Davis' film Sister, a penetrating examination of maternal mortality in Cambodia, Haiti and Ethiopia

Holly Millar // 25 October 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

Some remain invisible

Despite serious reservations about its lack of diversity, CN Lester finds a lot to love in 'Les Invisibles', S├ębastien Lifshitz's documentary about the older generation of French lesbians and gay men

CN Lester // 17 October 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

New Review: Les Invisibles

Representing older people’s sexuality on-screen is not an easy task and is rarely done in a respectful manner (on representation of older women in cinema, I recommend an excellent essay...

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

The Second Ever Sex Worker Film Festival in London

Sex Worker Open University (SWOU) is proud to present The Second Ever Sex Worker Film Festival that will take place this Sunday in Rio Cinema in Hackney, London. I’ve chatted...

Ania Ostrowska // 15 October 2013

Categories: Blog

Back in her own back yard

In her documentary about Tamil woman poet Salma, Kim Longinotto gives us a story of emancipation with an unexpected ending, says Sophie Mayer

Sophie Mayer // 26 September 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

New review: India: A Dangerous Place to Be a Woman

The BBC’s recent India: A Dangerous Place to Be a Woman documentary follows a familiar pattern when it comes to Western reporting on violence against women in India says Asiya...

Holly Combe // 20 July 2013

Categories: Blog

India’s Western problem

The BBC's recent India: A Dangerous Place to Be a Woman documentary follows a familiar pattern when it comes to Western reporting on violence against women in India says Asiya Islam

Asiya Islam //

Categories: Reviews, Television

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