Still Working 9 to 5 – Film Review | Doc Edge Festival 2022

“Everyone was very nervous about the movie, because it had three female leads” – Lily Tomlin In the 1970’s, 1/3 of working women were secretaries. The pay was terrible, the bosses could routinely harass and talk down to their employees and there was very little if nothing a woman could do to move up. Eventually, …

Long Live My Happy Head – Film Review | Doc Edge Festival 2022

Gordon is an adorable Scottish man from Edinburgh. He’s a comic book artist who is working on several autobiographical books about how he’s living with this looming cloud over his head. At 32 he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and he hasn’t stopped fighting. Seven years later, he is writing and drawing what …

Doc Edge Festival 2021 Review – The Taste of Desire

Interweaving the stories of six individuals from across the globe, the film making team behind The Taste of Desire surprisingly crafts a poignant narrative about human desire and mortality. You wouldn’t normally think a documentary about oysters could at all be interesting. What is there to really tell without it becoming a marine biology lesson? …

Doc Edge Festival 2021 Review – The Gig Is Up

As if ripped from the headlines, The Gig Is Up unapologetically explores and exposes the “gig economy” – a way in which to make money by performing request-based jobs. From every corner of the globe, gig workers, and the companies that “employ” them, have transformed the very essence of convenience into a frighteningly exploitative practice. …

Doc Edge Festival 2021 Review – Lift Like a Girl

Lift Like a Girl showcases the one man and many women’s mission to keep Egyptian girls lifting weights, despite having almost no resources. Captain Ramadan is a likeable rogue who is constantly on the phone with politicians looking for help or funding to support his outdoor ‘street-gym’. His requests go unanswered and no financial help …

Doc Edge Festival 2021 Review – YOU ARE NOT A SOLDIER

How much destruction do you need before you claim victory? Andre Liohn is a Brazilian war photojournalist and father who is trying to find a balance in his life where he can both raise his children and expose the horrors of war, beginning in 2011, covering the Libyan Civil war and continuing through the summer …

Doc Edge Festival 2021 Review – 100UP

Age is just a number. Some people are fortunate enough to live long and healthy lives and few rarely get to tell their story. Whether they are a retired sex therapist, a drummer from a girl band, a Peruvian doctor, or an Austrian refugee, 100UP is a sweet film that follows several centenarians that give …

Doc Edge Festival 2021 Review – The Rossellinis

Alessandro Rossellini was a teenager when his grandfather, filmmaker Roberto Rossellini, died suddenly of a heart attack. Forty some odd years later, he decided to make a documentary about the burden that came from being part of an entertainment dynasty and how that can screw with a person. Alessandro is the only child of Renzo …

Doc Edge Festival 2021 Review – The Boys Who Said No!

War is hell. Oscar and Emmy-nominated director Judith Ehrlich talks to a group of Vietnam War resistors and through song and story takes us on a journey of how the propaganda machine can be destroyed by just not maintaining it. Tensions were high in the 1960’s with people learning about what was going on in …