Sheffield DocFest 2010

A celebration of the best documentary work about music, contributing to a longstanding DocFest tradition.

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Benda Bilili! Benda Bilili!
Benda Bilili! and The "Socalled" Movie
Beats Of Freedom (Zew Wolnosci) (Country: Poland; Year: 2010; Director: Wojciech Slota, Leszek Gnoinski; Stars: Tomek Lipinski)
Polish musicians reflect on the restrictions on music that were imposed on their country under Communist rule.
Benda Bilili! (Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Florent de la Tullaye, Renaud Barret)
A group of homeless blues musicians disabled by childhood polio join forces with a street kid with a home made instrument and make plans to tour Europe.
Elgar: The Man Behind The Mask (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: John Bridcut)
A documentary portrait on the composer, exploring his wary fascination with celebrity and class.
KMS - Jewish Negros (Country: Israel; Year: 2010; Director: Moran Ifergan)
Three young Ethiopian Jews in a rap group use their music to confront the racism they encounter in Israeli society.
Legend: A Film About Greg Garing (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Emily Branham)
A revealing encounter with the terminally ill country and bluegrass star.
Now As It Was Then - Heaven 17 The Story of Penthouse & Pavement (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: James Strong)
The story of Sheffield band Heaven 17 and their struggle to record their first album against a background of poverty.
Player Hating: A Love Story (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Maggie Hadleigh-West)
A documentary about young hip hop artist Half-a-Mill and his struggle to deal with an aggressive, highly competitive environment.
The "Socalled" Movie (Country: Canada; Year: 2010; Director: Garry Beitel)
The story of rapper Josh Dolgin, alias Socalled, and his fusion of hip hop with traditional Jewish music.
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