Documentary

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Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren and Stimpy Story review – disturbing scenes
There is little joy found in this warts-and-all profile of troubled animator John Kricfalusi, which traces alleged abuse and dysfunction in his former studio

Andrew Pulver

16, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Space to Be: the fight to keep the Windsor Women’s Centre open – video
In the heart of the Village, a loyalist area in Belfast, the Windsor Women’s Centre has fought a 30-year battle to keep its doors open. An oasis for vulnerable women, will the centre make it through its toughest year so far?

Kathryn Ferguson, Phoebe Ford, Jess Gormley, Lindsay Poultonand Charlie Phillips

16, Apr, 2021 @10:32 AM

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Space To Be: the fight to keep Belfast’s Windsor Women’s Centre open
Film-maker Kathryn Ferguson talks about her documentary on the centre in the Village area of the city

Lindsay Poulton and Ekaterina Ochagavia

16, Apr, 2021 @10:30 AM

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‘He’s telling a story of his time’: how Bill Traylor, born into slavery, became an art titan
Referred to as ‘the greatest artist you’ve never heard of’, Bill Traylor’s compelling life is put under the spotlight in a new documentary

Lisa Wong Macabasco

15, Apr, 2021 @5:45 PM

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Steelers review – doc tackles queer rugby’s small moments and big struggles
This moving documentary attempts to modernise a musty film narrative about LGBTQ people and sport with plenty of verve but not quite enough context

Benjamin Lee

15, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Groundswell review – the fight against fracking in Ireland
Johnny Gogan’s documentary highlights the misconceived plans of corporations that hoped to avoid protesters

Peter Bradshaw

15, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Clapboard Jungle review – confessions of an indie horror film director
Canadian director Justin McConnell has created a self-indulgent selfie-fest – I’d pass on his fantasy horror too

Peter Bradshaw

14, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Henry Glassie: Field Work review – hypnotic glimpses of folk art in the making
This documentary about the celebrated folklorist also takes a leisurely look at the working methods of the artists he reveres

Andrew Pulver

13, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Belarus culture workers need our support after detention of Tatsiana Hatsura-Yavorskaya | Mark Cousins
The arrest of Watch Docs festival director Hatsura-Yavorskaya is a reminder of how much culture matters in authoritarian states

Mark Cousins

13, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Garrett Bradley: ‘I was wearing sweatpants for one award ceremony and no one knew’
The US director – whose documentary Time is up for an Oscar – on why virtual ceremonies are like video games

Killian Fox

11, Apr, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Louis Theroux: ‘I worry about not coming up to scratch’
He made a film on Joe Exotic a decade before Tiger King, lulls interviewees into personal revelations – and can rock a leather suit. So why is he so anxious?

Tom Lamont

10, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Kanye West: Netflix buys documentary 21 years in the making
Documentary will cover death of his mother and West’s failed presidential bid but it is not known if it will cover his pending divorce from Kim Kardashian

Laura Snapes

07, Apr, 2021 @10:02 AM

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