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Dirty Wars: BRITDOC Films' Latest Release

Dirty Wars was our third theatrical film release.

Bertha BRITDOC-funded Dirty Wars follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, author of the international bestseller Blackwater, into the heart of America’s covert wars, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond.

"One of the most important political films of the last 20 years." Glenn Greenwald

This Sundance award-winning film will be showing nationwide through Picturehouse cinemas last winter.

See the trailer here
Advance tickets went on sale today

One Mile Away in cinemas and engaging new audiences

One Mile Away will had a theatrical release across the UK in March last year. 

The #RoadToFreedom Tour then started in April  and will carried on until autumn 2013, visiting schools, youth centres and young offenders institutes, to directly speak to the people who need to hear the message of the film.

The primary audience for this film is young people living in inner cities, who wouldn't usually go to the cinema or tune in to watch a documentary on tv. 

Good Pitch² Goes Global

Good Pitch² Australia

Good Pitch² Australia is organised and run by Shark Island Institute and Documentary Australia Foundation, and proudly supported by leading philanthropic bodies – Philanthropy Australia and Pro Bono Australia – who are the Community Partners for the initiative. 

The event lands in Sydney Opera House on October 8th 2014.

Good Pitch² India

The Indian Documentary Foundation hosted Good Pitch² India 2014 on February 4 2014 at the Mumbai International Film Festival. Run in partnership with Films Division India and Kerala State Chalchitra Academy, the day shared all the magic we have come to expect from a Good Pitch with some unique Indian twists of its own! 

Good Pitch Chicago

Seven fantastic projects pitched at Good Pitch Chicago fall 2013. Representing both first time filmmakers and veteran award-winners, the teams offered an in-depth investigation and unique perspective on some of our country's most pressing social issues: climate change, domestic violence, homelessness and the racialization of our criminal law system.

You can read all about them here

Reporting on Taipei

October 2 2013 saw a debut for Good Pitch in Asia, as CNEX hosted Good Pitch Squared Taipei. Following a morning of presentations fromA Small Act director Jen Arnold, Bully director Lee Hirsch, and two Chinese projects: Beijing Besieged by Waste and Unveil the Truth, three projects were presented looking at Alzheimer’s and ageing, the plight of the left-behind children of Chinese economic migrants and the effect of Tourette’s on sufferers and their relatives. 

Find out more about the event here.

Ping Pong Care Campaign 2013

BRITDOC Foundation launched the Ping Pong Care Campaign in Spring 2013. Funded by the BIG Lottery Fund Reaching Communities Programme the campaign took the documentary film Ping Pong around the country to key target locations in areas of deprivation.  We gave out 2000 of our bespoke Ping Pong Care Packs to older person settings most in need to show them the film and give them free resources to encourage the active ageing.  The campaign goes from strength to strength and partnered with the Department of Work and Pensions to organise a World Record Attempt on Older People's Day, 1 October 2013.

The Ping Pong Care Campaign shares positive messaging around ageing, encourages older people to stay active and has helps instigate community ties through intergenerational activity.  There are many non-theatrical screenings happening around the country so get in touch with your local authority's older persons team to see if they are running the campaign in  your area. 

For more information about the campaign go to: