What Is Democracy?

2018 Director: Astra Taylor Words – Rhiannon Topham What is it that makes life worth living? Is it justice? Freedom? Wealth? The ability to climb the social ladder? These are the questions Astra Taylor seeks to answer in her filmatic cultural essay, What is Democracy?. The most apt word to describe her work seems to…

Boys Who Like Girls

2018 Director: Inka Achte Words – Rhiannon Topham Mumbai teenager Ved is struggling with his exams. His father is an abusive drunk who threatens to send him off to work on a farm in rural India unless he improves his grades. But Ved loves to dance, and he finds solace in a vital but severely…

Too Beautiful: Our Right To Fight

2018 Director: Maceo Frost Words – Rhiannon Topham Namibia Flores Rodriguez, the subject of Maceo Frost’s new film Too Beautiful – Our Right to Fight, opens the powerful and personal documentary about her vigorous struggle to lift the ban on female boxing in Cuba with some of the misogynistic comments she’s received. In Cuba, women…

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018

Now in its 25th year, Sheffield Doc/Fest is the UK’s premier documentary festival, screening compelling stories from around the world. Taking place in Sheffield June 7th – 12th, here’s our look at a selection of films featured at the festival in 2018. click on the film title to see our review   A Northern Soul…

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018 selection

Now in its 25th year, Sheffield Doc/Fest is the UK’s premier documentary festival, screening compelling stories from across the world. Taking place in Sheffield June 7th – 12th 2018, the festival prides itself in diversity, with the tagline – What’s Your Story? Here’s our selection of 12 films from the over 200 features you can…