In a world governed by fake news, it seems like the place where we normally garner entertainment we should also acquire justly representative documentaries. Although Seaspiracy discusses poignant themes that need to be faced immediately, it has seen wide backlash due to its exaggerated statistics and caricatures of marginalised societies whose economies centre around the fishing industry.
While we wait for Edgar Wright’s documentary to be released, Caitlin Barr recommends 3 more that you cannot miss.
Jack Walton gives us an insight into the rise in popularity of documentaries.
Online Screen Editor, Jim Norman, explores the documentary Kmêdeus in his coverage of the WAOFF
Online Screen Editor, Jim Norman, discusses the original documentary short, Blood Rider, from day four of the We Are One Film Festival
Ryan Allen shines a light on the often overlooked Oscar-winning director, Jonathan Demme
Deputy Editor Neha Shaji discusses The Nine Muses, screened as part of Exeter University’s Black History Month series.
Brexitannia, a documentary covering the wide variety of perspectives on Brexit across the UK, is an impressive feat of filmmaking, managing to remain balanced in the face of a hugely divisive issue, and offering a revealing look at a changed, uncertain Britain. A year on from its release, I talk to Timothy George Kelly about […]
On March 24th, as part of their ‘Right Now’ season of documentaries, the Phoenix screened Brexitannia. On the same day, an anti-Brexit really, ‘Devon for Europe’, was taking place on the streets of Exeter town centre. In response, a number of pro-Brexit citizens took to the other side of the road in counter-protest, creating what […]
With the latest BBC blockbuster documentary series, Blue Planet II, set to grace our screens this autumn, I found myself wondering how such series’ are made and produced. Such intrigue led to a very fortunate interview with the BBC producer, and Exeter alum, Simon Bell, regarding his work on the BBC series ‘Hidden Kingdoms’. Having […]