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Acorn TV offers an eclectic mix of British television programming

With a unique roster of programming, and subscriber numbers steadily growing, Acorn TV is a force to be reckoned with in the world of streaming services.
In the Media by Mindy Peterman

Review: Globetrotting at Hot Docs to overlooked places

Toronto - Perhaps the greatest value of documentaries is their ability to help us bring empathy to the lives and the values of people who are different than we are. "Virunga" and "Happiness" are two shining examples, screening at the Hot Docs Film Festival.
In the Media by Jason Marcel - 1 comment

Video: Korean documentary 'Sea of Butterfly' trailer

South Korean documentary "Sea of Butterfly" shows that love is blind and has no bounds as it follows the marriage of Jae-nyeon and Woo-yeong, two people living with their own individual physical and mental handicaps.
In the Media by Can Tran

Review: The top 3 documentaries of 2012 (so far)

It's only May but already some of the most compelling documentary films of the year debuted recently, from a probing look at citizen media in China to the U.S. recession shattering the dreams of one of the country's wealthiest families.
In the Media by David Silverberg

Op-Ed: Sex and Documentaries ― Hot Docs Toronto from April 26 to May 6

Toronto - Hot Docs is the largest documentary film festival in North America, and this year there will be nearly 200 films screened from over 50 countries at various cinemas across the city, including the recently refurbished and renamed, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema.
In the Media by Bryen Dunn

Human rights film festival set to go in Montreal this weekend

Montreal - People’s struggles around the globe will be front and centre in Montreal this weekend at the third-annual DocFest, a film festival featuring documentaries dealing with human rights issues.
In the Media by John Duarte

Daryl Hannah, new executive producer on 'Greedy Lying Bastards'

Los Angeles - Filmmakers of 'Greedy Lying Bastards', a documentary which promises to blow the lid on the oil industry and its vast sphere of influence, has just announced actress Daryl Hannah, as its new Executive Producer.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 6 comments

TV chiefs axe duchess’s appearances after cash-for-access row

Television bosses in the UK have reportedly axed a series of reality documentaries starring the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, following the recent row over her recent cash-for-royal-access row.
In the Media by Andrew John - 1 comment

Hot Docs Preview: Kim Longinotto on the value of documentaries Special

The emotional battles in female wrestling. The truth behind female genital mutilation in Kenya. A group of women protecting abused South African children. These are all the subjects of Kim Longinotto's documentaries, spanning her 36-year career.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 1 comment

Fists of Fury: 2008 World Rock, Paper, Scissors Championship in Toronto

This year's governing body of the Championship for the World Rock, Paper Scissors Society expects record turnout and have a special documentary, ‘Rock Paper Scissors: A Geek Tragedy’ showing at the Bloor Cinema. We talk to a perennial WRPS competitor.
In the Media by Stephen Dohnberg - 2 comments

Documenta's "Third World" Art Concept Fails To Enthrall

KASSEL (dpa) - Germany's documenta has traditionally seen itself as a "world exhibition" of contemporary art. But until now the art on display once every five years was mainly European and North American. Artists from Africa, Asia or Latin America w...
In the Media by Joachim F. Tornau

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