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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 2009

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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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Music, Music, Music At IDFA

The subject of music, its influences, its artists and its role in cultural life, are examined in the 18 music-themed documentaries that are being showcased this week at IDFA, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, the largest gathering of docu-files in … Continue reading

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Eyal Silvan’s Top Ten List

Israeli filmmaker Eyal Sivan has been asked by IDFA to program a personal Top Ten List of his favorite films for this year’s event. Sivan is in Amsterdam for the premiere of his latest film Jaffa, The Orange Clockwork, which screens … Continue reading

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Film Review: Capitalism – A Love Story

Like him or not, Michael Moore is the most famous documentarist on the American scene. Starting twenty years ago with “Roger & Me” (1989) he realized that the way documentaries can reach large audiences is for them to have a … Continue reading

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Melbourne Film Festival Under Attack By Communist China

Organisers of the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) have been forced to shut down online ticket sales after Chinese hackers booked out all film sessions on its website. The move is an escalation of ongoing protests over screening of a … Continue reading

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