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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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    Pete Nicks, Heidi Ewing and Dawn Porter Among Seven Catapult Film Fund Grantees

    The San Francisco-based Catapult Film Fund, which gives development grants to films that are in early stages, has announced its Fall 2013 grantees. Filmmakers looking to be considered for the Spring 2014 grant should be prepared to submit materials by the end of January (Submissions open mid-Decemb...

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    DOC NYC Women Directors: Meet Dawn Porter

    An in-depth interview with documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter, whose latest film, 'Gideon's Army,' is featured at DOC NYC.

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    At Least Five Oscar-Qualifying Documentaries This Year Were Directed by Black Women - Are You Watching?

    This year, there are at least five feature length documentaries directed by black women qualifying for Academy Award consideration...

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    ADIFF 2013 Preview: Anti-Civil Rights Espionage Documentary 'Spies Of Mississippi'

    ADIFF 2013 Preview: Anti-Civil Rights Espionage Documentary 'Spies Of Mississippi'

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    Byron Hurt, Dawn Porter, Melissa Haizlip, Marlene McCurtis Are 2013 Firelight Media Next Step Media Fund Recipients

    Byron Hurt, Dawn Porter, Melissa Haizlip, Marlene McCurtis Are 2013 Firelight Media Next Step Media Fund Recipients

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    Dawn Porter's 'Trapped' (On The Abortion War & Black Women's Bodies) Gets A Boost

    Dawn Porter's 'Trapped' (On The Abortion War & Black Women's Bodies) Gets A Boost

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

    Director Dawn Porter's Gideon's Army, which will premiere tonight, July 1, on HBO, can be summarized as follows: 3 young, idealistic public defenders in the Deep South - Travis Williams, Brandy Alexander and June Hardwick - struggle against long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads to ensure...

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    Trailer For Doc 'Gideon's Army' (On Idealistic Public Defenders Working In Deep South)

    A fascinating documentary that I saw a couple of months ago, while it was premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, on a subject that I wouldn't have ever even considered as a documentary topic; needless to say, I'd really appreciated, was informed and even entertained by it.

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    Sundance Watch This: Gideon's Army - Directed by Dawn Porter

    Sundance Watch This: Gideon's Army - Directed by Dawn Porter

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