House of Surrogates

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5/5 Stars, ‘Straight up:  One of the best documentaries this year’ - The Telegraph 4/5 Stars, ‘A perfectly formed insight into global inequality and power dynamics as first-world entitlement meets developing-world desperation’ - Time Out ‘A remarkable and challenging documentary’ - The Daily Mail ‘This … Continue reading

A Special Kind Of Mum

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“An absorbing double-portrait of two disabled mothers” – Sunday Times What’s life like if you are young, disabled and a mum? This film follows the trials and tribulations of two women who struggle to overcome their physical challenges and the … Continue reading

Care Home Kids: Looking For Love

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There are 80,000 kids in the UK growing up in care – the vast majority will never be adopted and spend their childhoods with no permanent home, being moved from foster placements to children’s homes. Ashley John-Baptiste is best known … Continue reading

Heart Hospital

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Heart Hospital – part of ITV 1’s launch season of its flagship news & current affairs strand ‘Exposure’. Numerous pick of the days. Special Edition Films documentary ‘The Heart Hospital’ performed strongly for ITV1 on Monday night, achieving a total … Continue reading

Love on the Transplant List

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5/5 Timeout London: ‘Genuinely inspiring’ Metro: ‘Powerful’ Cosmopolitan: ‘Moving and beautifully filmed, this is an absolute must-see’ The story of a remarkable couple whose love is tested to the very edge of life. Kirstie is 21 years old, born with … Continue reading

Can We Trust The Police?

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Daily Telegraph: ‘Adam Deacon offers thoughtful insight into attitudes to the police.’ Daily Mail: ‘The time he spends on patrol with the police is particularly interesting although his interviews with mistreated members of the public carry more emotional weight.’ BAFTA … Continue reading

Strictly Baby Ballroom

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The Mirror (Pick of the Day): ‘It’s refreshing to see a documentary that instead of just mocking those taking part is prepared to quietly applaud youngsters who are talented.’ Filmed over the course of a year and culminating in access … Continue reading

So What if My Baby is Born Like Me?

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4/5 stars The Times The Telegraph: ‘A moving documentary posing interesting ethical questions.’ Time Out: ‘Tender and thoughtful.’ Jono Lancaster has ‘Treacher Collins Syndrome’, a genetic condition that affects the bones in his face. The condition can be life-threatening, so … Continue reading