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    Here's Why We Need More Women and Minority Filmmakers

    In her keynote address at the "Getting Real" Documentary Film Conference in Los Angeles, award-winning filmmaker Dawn Porter ("Gideon's Army" and "Spies of Mississippi") explained why it's important for women and minorities to make movies.

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    Is Michael Moore Right About Documentary Filmmakers? Documentary Filmmakers Respond

    Michael Moore thinks documentaries need to stop lecturing so much and be more entertaining. Is he right? We reached out to a selection of documentary directors to get their responses to Moore's controversial keynote at the recent Doc Conference at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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    Review: Dawn Porter's Anti-Civil Rights Espionage Doc 'Spies Of Mississippi'

    The film is out on Netflix today, available to stream. Here's our review...

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    Dawn Porter's Acclaimed Doc 'Gideon's Army' is Now Streaming on Netflix. Here's Why You Should See It

    Review: 'Gideon's Army' Is A Necessary Look At The Work Done By The Unsung

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    Chicken & Egg Pictures Announces Sundance Winner Dawn Porter As New Advisory Board Member

    Chicken & Egg Pictures have today announced five new advisory board members: Michelle Byrd, Laura Dierks, Roswitha Mueller-Agarwal, Alexandra Shiva, and Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize and Candescent Award-winner Dawn Porter.

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    PBS, 'Spies Of Mississippi', And The Business Of TV Programming Based On Racial Viewing Habits

    While I empathize with filmmaker Dawn Porter and frustrated viewers regarding the PBS Black History Month scheduling flap, I think some more important questions to be posed are . . .

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    On PBS Affilitate WETA's Lack Of Prime-Time Black History Month Programming - An Open Letter

    On PBS Affilitate WETA's Lack Of Prime-Time Black History Month Programming - An Open Letter

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    Review: Dawn Porter's Anti-Civil Rights Espionage Doc 'Spies Of Mississippi' (Premieres Tonight On PBS)

    Review: Dawn Porter's Anti-Civil Rights Espionage Doc 'Spies Of Mississippi' (Premieres Tonight On PBS)

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    ADIFF 2013 Review - Dawn Porter's Anti-Civil Rights Espionage Doc 'Spies Of Mississippi'

    ADIFF 2013 Review - Dawn Porter's Anti-Civil Rights Espionage Doc 'Spies Of Mississippi'

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    Heidi Ewing, Dawn Porter Among Awardees of Catapult Film Fund

    Women directors comprised five of the seven awardees of the Catapult Film Fund, which "provides development funding to documentary filmmakers who have a compelling story to tell, have secured access to their story, and are ready to shoot and edit a piece for production fundraising purposes."

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