Review: ‘The Road Up’

Directed by Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel, “The Road Up” follows four individuals in Chicago as they participate in Cara, a job-training program that helps people overcome poverty by providing workforce training and personal coaching. As viewers see in the film, the program also helps participants develop confidence and instills in them an additional element […]

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Review: ‘TOPOWA! – Never Give Up’

“TOPOWA! – Never Give Up” is destined to be one of the most uplifting documentaries you’ll see this year. Directed by Philip Sansom and Inigo Gilmore, the film follows the journey of 12 young teacher musicians from the slums of Uganda as they prepare for an opportunity that could change their lives forever–traveling to England […]

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MDFF: 11 Shorts on the Human Condition

At the heart of documentary is you. The complex, strong, emotional, talented, and driven individual reading this. Whether you’re the courageous soul bearing their story to the world in one of the documentaries listed below or you’re the filmmaker whose passion for storytelling leads to months and years of dedicated work making sure their subjects’ […]

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MDFF: 7 Art and Culture Shorts to Watch

A feast of short documentaries will screen this weekend in Melbourne. The selections are from the 2020 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, which was previously held online due to COVID-19 but whose films now find their way to Cinema Nova May 23rd. Art, music, and culture docs are aplenty. Below are 7 picks we think you […]

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