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Film Review: I Am Not Your Negro

Raoul Peck, a successful Haitian filmmaker and political activist, brings the controversial and thorny topic of racism to a discussion in his exemplary new documentary film “I Am Not Your Negro”. Peck’s past moves include “Sometimes in April” (2005), a … Continue reading

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Review: The True Cost

“Fast fashion” is a business model that encourages people to buy unnecessary amounts of disposable clothing that will be worn only a few times. It moves clothing as quickly as possible from expensive runway items to cheap knock-offs. For example, … Continue reading

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Review: Racing Extinction

Louie Psihoyos is one of those directors who is recognized for his brilliance and not his proliferation. Though he has only directed a handful of works, his breakout film The Cove, a powerful documentary about dolphin hunting on the Japanese … Continue reading

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Review: Under the Dome

Under the Dome is a film by Chinese journalist Chai Jing that focuses on China’s flawed environmental regulations and the devastating effect its having on the nation’s people. What makes this film so powerful is it was released in Communist … Continue reading

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A Journey To The Heart Of Darkness

It is always a leap of faith to go into the heart of darkness, but the rewards can be great. This sentiment comes to mind with the release this Friday of one of the most harrowing and compelling personal documentaries … Continue reading

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Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work

When the center of your film is a person whose celebrated motor mouth is both the source of her fame and, sometimes, of her undoing, you definitely have a film that is about the marvels of talk, talk and more … Continue reading

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Silverdocs Film In Focus: WAITING FOR SUPERMAN

After you have produced one of the influential documentaries of your generation (and also won an Oscar for it), what do you do for an encore? Well, for Davis Guggenheim, the director of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, the rousing documentary that focused on the debate … Continue reading

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Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program Announces Fall 2009 Grants

23 Nonfiction Film Projects Selected From Filmmakers Working Around the World Including in Afghanistan, El Salvador, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Vietnam  Los Angeles, CA – Sundance Institute today announced 23 film projects awarded grants … Continue reading

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IDFA Film In Focus: U.N. ME

The American documentary U.N. ME, a lacerating look at the inefficiencies of the United Nations, has its word premiere at the IDFA International Documentary Festival Amsterdam this week. In a film that exposes the incompetence and corruption at the heart … Continue reading

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