Category: documentary

REVIEW: Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (2018)

There is a huge range of subject matters available for a good documentary. The best to my mind are those that showcase something very real, but which you would be unlikely to believe unless someone had spend years putting together a documentary about them. That is certainly the case with Chris Sievey, an aspiring pop ...

REVIEW: Black Bear Forest (2016)

In a difficult-to-access region of Taiwan's Yushan National Park, Professor Hwang Mei-hsiu undertakes research into the obscure and endangered Formosan Black Bear. Accompanied by indigenous ranger Lin Yuan-yuan, Professor Hwang tracks, tags and studies this remarkable animal that is under pressure from encroaching civilization and poaching. Six years in the making, Lee Hsiang-hsiu's documentary Black Bear ...

REVIEW: Democrats (2014)

In 2008, and following a controversial election in which long-running President Robert Mugabe was re-elected to lead Zimbabwe, both government and opposition meet to draft a new and democratic constitution for the country. The process is depicted through the eyes of two men on opposite ends of the political spectrum, both of whom have been ...