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EIFF 2018: A punk Daydream (2018) directed by Jimmy Hendrickx

Jimmy Hendrickx and Kristian Van der Heyden's documentary takes a compelling look at a Muslim punk movement which has emerged from the social conservatism and glaring inequalities of Indonesia's capital city, Jakarta. This review is based on a 90% complete work in progress seen at EIFF 2018.

A punk Daydream

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EIFF 2018: The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018)

Film critic and documentary filmmaker Mark Cousins takes a journey around the world to seek the inspirations behind the many works of the multitalented Orson Welles. One conspicuous omission notwithstanding, this is a typically soft-spoken and impressively researched work.

The Eyes of Orson Welles

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EIFF 2018: George Michael: Freedom - Director’s Cut (2017)

The much-admired British pop star was working on this autobiographical documentary up until his untimely death, after which it was completed by his friend David Austin. The result works better as a tribute to the artist's talent and showmanship than it does as a deeper portrait of the man.

George Michael: Freedom - Director's Cut

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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017) documentary

Sophie Fiennes' music documentary which paints a compelling and well-rounded (albeit not for the uninitiated) portrait of the temperamental Jamaica-born singer.

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

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The Work (2017) directed by Gethin Aldous and Jairus McLeary

Dogwoof presents this uncluttered and harrowing documentary directed by Gethin Aldous and Jairus McLeary, which focuses on The Inside Circle Foundation's work in Folsom Prison in California.

The Work 2017 documentary

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Kedi

Beautifully-shot documentary examining the intricacies of the relationships between Istanbul's people and its street cats.

One of the cats on Istanbul's streets in Kedi

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EIFF 2017: On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone (2017) plus Q & A with Michael Rubenstone

It’s all about the journey, not the destination in this hugely entertaining documentary from Michael Rubenstone.

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​The Eagle Huntress

It glides but doesn't quite soar.

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Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

Werner Herzog explores the opportunities and threats brought by today's technologies.

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