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  • Sep 18, 2014
  • Updated: 1:04am

Documentary Film

Filmmaker Laura Poitras examines US security issues

Laura Poitras, 49, played a key role in the Washington Post story revealing a secret National Security Agency programme that used data from internet firms with reporter Barton Gellman. She was also part of The Guardian team with reporter Glenn Greenwald that conducted the video interview with source Edward Snowden.

Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 7:18am

Love and revolution in East Timor

For a documentary maker, there can be few things more exciting than having a potential subject offer up a cache of original footage.

2 Jun 2013 - 4:14pm

Postcard: New York

"Chinese Realities/Documentary Visions", a 28-film series on show at New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) until June 1, shows the mainland's documentary filmmakers have been producing interesting, often provocative works for more than 25 years.

19 May 2013 - 3:02pm

Films document horror of labour camps 50 years ago and today

When Xie Yihui read about the deaths of many children in a Sichuan "re-education through labour" camp in the early 1960s, she was horrified.

1 May 2013 - 8:46am

Sri Lankan president's denial over alleged execution by troops

Britain's Channel 4 released photos last week to publicise its new documentary, No Fire Zone - The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka, alleging that soldiers had killed the slain Tamil Tiger chief's youngest son Balachandran.

3 Mar 2013 - 6:12am

Documentary inspires campaign to overturn wrongful convictions

The award-winning Give Up Tomorrow follows Francisco Juan Larranaga as he is transformed from a carefree, culinary arts student into one of the nation's most vilified and hated people whose adult life is lost behind bars.

27 Jan 2013 - 7:00am

Brazilian virgin fetches US$780,000 at auction

A Brazilian student has sold her virginity in an online auction for US$780,000 as part of a documentary organised by an Australian filmmaker.

Catarina Migliorini, 20, was the subject of 15 bids, with a Japanese man named only as Natsu winning on Wednesday night.

Reports said Migliorini would be interviewed before and after losing her virginity at a secret location.

26 Oct 2012 - 4:55am

Spotlight on people in the shadows

Fan Lixin has made a name for himself as a fresh new voice in Chinese documentaries. His first, 2009's Last Train Home, garnered national praise for its depiction of a migrant couple making their way home with 130 million other travellers during the Lunar New Year holiday.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Inspired by filmmaking

Over 50 local artists have been inspired by Hong Kong's markets to create a piece for 'High & Dry', Hong Kong's first multimedia fruit and vegetable exhibition.

9 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Documentary making



They form the most interesting part of a documentary (pronounce: dok-yoo-men-tuh-ree, -tree) People share their experiences with the viewer, reader or listener.

Prepare two questions for each of the following people exploring the nature of their work.

Sports journalist



7 Feb 2007 - 12:00am