Edinburgh International Film Festival 2011

The best new UK documentary films.

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Let Us Be Golden Let Us Be Golden
Let Us Be Golden and Project Nim
Bobby Fischer Against The World (Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Liz Garbus; Stars: Bobby Fischer, Boris Spassky)
A documentary portrait of the brilliant chess champion who gradually lost his mind.
Bob Marley: The Making Of A Legend (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Esther Anderson, Gian Godoy)
A kaleidoscopic portrait of the making of a legend.
Burning Ice (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Peter Guilbert; Stars: Jarvis Cocker, Robyn Hitchcock, Martha Wainwright, KT Tunstall, Marcus Brigstocke, Ryuichi Sakomoto)
Jarvis Cocker, Robyn Hitchcock, Martha Wainwright, KT Tunstall, Marcus Brigstocke, Ryuichi Sakomoto tackle climate change.
Calvet (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Dominic Allan; Stars: Jean Marc Calvet), Official Site
The artist discusses his violent and abusive past and his quest for redemption.
Let Us Be Golden (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Colin O'Toole)
Three acts. Three sounds. Three attitudes. One goal – a career in music.
Calvet Calvet
Calvet and Burning Ice
Project Nim (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: James Marsh; Stars: Nim), Official Site, Trailer
The turbulent life of a chimpanzee whom scientists tried to teach sign language.
Sound It Out (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Jeanie Finlay), Official Site
Documentary about the last record shop in Stockton.
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