Tag Archives: Documentary

Keith Haring: Street Art Boy – The power of activism and art

When does art become political activism or political activism become art? This is a question embedded within both creativity, culture and community from the dawn of human history to now. From the rise of graffiti art through to sculpture and protest. However, one artist rarely mentioned in the same breath as Banksy or Ai Weiwei is Keith Haring. Despite a …

Us Kids: The bright light of youth activism in a broken political system

On Valentines Day 2018 a 19 year old ex student walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Armed with a semi-automatic rifle he proceeded to murder 17 people; 14 students and three staff. The tragedy marking yet another grim milestone in mass shootings across America. Shootings that have surpassed 230 incidents in schools since the horror of …

Welcome to Chechnya: The atrocities of state orchestrated hate uncovered

Welcome to Chechnya changed the names and facial details of all those victims interviewed. In order to protect their human rights from further state persecution. As someone who has spent my adult life fighting for LGBTQ equality, I watched the growing persecution of LGBTQ people in Russia with horror. The introduction of the 2013 ‘gay propaganda law’ a mere tool …

Sheffield Doc Fest: The countdown begins to coverage

For the past two years Cinerama Film has proudly worked with both BFI London Film Festival and BFI Flare. Bringing our readers the very best in new films and LGBTQ+ content from around the world. This year we are delighted to announce that we are partnering with Sheffield Doc Fest for the first time. Bringing you reviews and features on …

Scream Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street – Hollywood, homophobia and horror

In October 2019 our retrospective look at A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2 shone a light on homophobia in 1980s America. Exploring the undeniable themes of sexuality and gender sitting at the heart of an unlikely LGBTQ film. While exploring these in the context of the socio-political world of its release. A world where AIDS had changed the landscape …

Essential Pick of the Week – In My Blood It Runs

Across our globe there is a darkness that’s sits at the heart of every criminal justice system. An inescapable truth deeply embedded within the walls of every juvenile detention centre and prison; the link between those who suffer oppression and incarceration. Back in 2016 this darkness was uncovered in media reports, relating to the abuse and humiliation of young people …

Sheffield Doc Fest: Focus and retrospective themes announced

As we move ever closer towards the full programme unveiling at this years Sheffield Doc Fest. The team have today announced their focus and retrospective themes for 2020. Once again celebrating the diversity Sheffield Doc Fest has become renowned for providing. With this years focus and retrospective themes including; A Tribute to Sarah Maldoror Following her recent passing from COVID …

Love, Antosha (Review) – The artistry, life and legacy of Anton Yelchin

When a young actor dies before their time, their memory can often find itself attached to the manner of their death. Rather than the talent, energy, spark and creativity of their short life. This obsession with the final moments of a public figure has haunted the memory of actors ranging from River Phoenix to Paul Walker and Heath Ledger. With …

Update from the creative team at Sheffield Doc Fest

You will all now be aware the extent to which COVID 19 is disrupting and changing the landscape of film festivals worldwide. From Sydney Film Festival to BFI Flare and Cannes. Festivals have had to explore new ways of reaching out to audiences. But smaller film festivals are particularly susceptible to the volatility currently hitting the film market. And in …

Visible: Out on Television – A defining exploration of LGBTQ+ lives on American TV

As we mark LGBT+ History Month here in the United Kingdom. Apple TV’s new documentary series Visible: Out on television explores LGBTQ+ representation on the small screen. And while the five part documentary series focusses on US TV history. Watching you can’t but find important links back to the British media experience. As we are taken from the dark days …