A documentary film narrating the struggle of Palestinians under Israeli occupation has had its first UK screening at a launch event held at Sheffield Hallam University Students’ Union. Behind the Frontlines tells the story of Dr Samah Jabr, head of mental health services in the West Bank, and her work with traumatised children. The film exposes the psychological strains and consequences of the Israeli occupation and how Palestinians have learned to cope. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Into the Okavango, a documentary film charting one of the least explored wilderness areas in Africa, was among the international premieres at Sheffield Doc/Fest. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to film director Neil Galinas.
Time Trial, a documentary film about former cyclist David Millar, has had its UK premier at Sheffield’s DocFest. Millar is the only British rider to have worn all Tour de France jerseys and one of nine to have worn the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification. The film follows the highs lows of Millar’s career leading up to his last encounter. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Thousands are expected to attend the UK’s largest documentary film festival as Doc/Fest opens for its 25th anniversary. With hundrds of films on show, plus workshops, events and exhibitions, including virtual realities and new media technologies, the six day long festival is set to welcome over 40,000 visitors. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Among new films premiered at this year’s Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival is a hard hitting take on how freedom struggles are changing the world. Sheffield Doc/Fest attracts some of the biggest film makers to the city with over 3,000 people registered to participated in the five day event. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Rupert Russell, writer and director of Freedom for the Wolf.
Doc/Fest, Sheffield’s international documentary film festival, is set to deliver another spectacular programme of events for indie and documentary film fanatics. With over 170 films on show, the festival will include immersive and interactive documentaries using virtual reality and other technologies to tell factual stories. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Dan Tucker, curator of alternative realities, and Luke Moody, director of film for Doc/Fest. The festival takes place 9-14 June at venues across the city.
Charles Parker Day celebrates the work of acclaimed radio documentary producer Charles Parker who died in 1980. Parker is known especially for the award winning BBC Radio Ballads collection with Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger. The event, held this year at Sheffield Hallam University Students’ Union, explores radio feature and documentary making. It is the first time Sheffield has hosted the event and coincides with the 50th anniversary of the establishment of BBC local radio. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield-based documentary filmmakers, Lucky Mask Productions, are exhibiting a new documentary film based on the lives of Hull fishermen. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to producer Ann-Marie Conlon.
Yorkshire filmmaker has made a documentary that highlights what families go through after having a still born baby. Debbie Howard has been working on ‘Still Loved’ for about three years. The film follows seven families who each tell their stories. Debbie met most of the families whilst producing her previous short film, ‘Peekaboo.’ She decided to make the feature length documentary to reach a wider audience.
Thirty years ago South Yorkshire was in the middle of the Miners Strike. The award winning documentary, Still the Enemy Within, is being shown again to mark this historic working class struggle.