Robert Mentov’s ‘Bricks of Bengal’ documents the lives of the migrant workers of the Sundarban Islands who make the vast numbers of bricks needed for India’s buildings. Mentov joins us to discuss how he captured this glimpse of another life.
We speak to director Nathan Honnold about his latest short documentary ‘Thomas Bennett’, a film he describes as an intimate portrait of a friend living on the fringes of society.
In his short film ‘Lifelines’ Ross Harrison documents the daily toil of Makar Singh, a 32 year old father who is compelled to leave his work in Deli and return to his village in the Indian Himalayas. Harrison tells DN how he brought Makar’s story of daily struggle to screen.
Director Mireia Pujol shares her experiences of travelling to the Moroccan mountains to take testament from the migrants attempting to jump the barrier in the hopes of a more prosperous life in her OFFF documentary ‘Diary of Hunger’.
In his lifelong micro-documentary portrait series ‘100 Percent Human’ filmmaker Blake Bogosian documents the stories which make us who we are in beautifully direct to camera black and white. DN caught up with Bogosian to discover the production story behind the stories.
There’s the sense that this film is for the ‘fans’ – whatever that really means as I think the film has the power to convert – but in the case of the band Pulp who are the subject of this whimsical and good-natured documentary it feels pertinent because wasn’t it ever thus?
You either know Ralph Steadman’s work or you don’t. You either like it or you don’t. You either see it or you don’t. For those who think of him only as Hunter S. Thompson’s cartoonist this new documentary should shine a light on his incredible life as a passionate and singular artist but like his art, it will likely not be for everyone…
Eager to make a film about women that challenge the establishment, we talk to director Sean Dunne about his latest documentary ‘Cam Girlz’ – a feature exploring the lives of women working in the internet sex industry.
The latest adventure by sonic explorer Gruff Rhys is an exceptional example of cross-platform storytelling where each individual element adds something unique to the whole…
In his documentary ‘ROCKBOTTOM – Songs of no Money’, director Marc Helfers examines poverty and Rock´n´Roll across the globe through a diverse range of artists, all united in their struggle and their musical talent. Marc explains how the concept developed and how supporting the ‘ROCKBOTTOM’ Indiegogo campaign will help make the film a reality.
We’re no strangers to the portraits of place films created by Monika Delgado & Mickey Todiwala, so given the opportunity to experience the Amazon Rainforest via their lens we jumped at the opportunity and also snagged Mickey for an insight into the pair’s most fruitful of partnerships.
Nils Clauss and Adam Hobbs co-direct artist documentary Translating Furniture – a poetic film in which furniture artist Kwangho Lee contemplates the purity of the artistic process and his preference for reactions born of innocence, as a roving child discovers his pieces amid the debris of an abandoned building. We invited Nils and Adam to tell us more.