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Experience a visual journey of childhood innocence in ‘The History Student’

Irish film director Graham Jones (The Randomers) explores childhood innocence and cultural upbringing in his latest feature The History Student. A blend of documentary and drama, The History Student follows Jones’s young son Aidan (known in the film as Filomonek) who is visiting his grandfather’s forest hut in rural Poland. Forced to speak only Polish whilst there, The History Student explores what it’s like for children … Continue reading Experience a visual journey of childhood innocence in ‘The History Student’

What are your top 5…Animal Characters

It’s that time of the week again, and that means another top 5 post. This week I’m going with the animal theme, so I want to know your top 5 animal characters. They could be animated, real-life animals from a documentary or TV show or fictional animals played by real animals, like Lassie. I’ll kick things off… Red Dog from Red Dog King Julien from … Continue reading What are your top 5…Animal Characters

Day 24: Favourite Documentary

I watched Touching the Void for the first time when I was quite young, I don’t even know why I watched it…it just happened to be on TV. I’ve seen it several times since and it always has the same impact. Something about it scared, thrilled and intrigued me. It’s interesting, moving and pretty shocking. The people involved have an incredible story to tell and it’s really … Continue reading Day 24: Favourite Documentary

Chimpanzee

Disney takes a slightly different approach with the adorable docudrama Chimpanzee, in which young chimp Oscar must learn independence the hard way when his mother is killed during an attack by rival chimpanzees, led by the uniquely named Scar *rolls eyes*. Despite the unoriginal name of rival chimp gang leader Scar, Chimpanzee is a fresh take on a cute, family film and the stunning, natural rainforest location allows for some beautiful visuals. The cinematography … Continue reading Chimpanzee

Grizzly Man

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A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activist Timothy Treadwell, who along with his girlfriend was killed in October 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.

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