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    The 15 Best Documentaries Of 2013

    To devotees of the medium like us, cinema has an unparalleled ability to give form and shape to previously unimagined worlds. But not all unimagined worlds are unreal, an infinite number, in fact, lurk all around us: the astounding personal history of a passerby; the human cost that the news headlin...

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    Review: 'These Birds Walk' Authentic, Poignant Doc On Pakistani Runaways & Youth Home

    At daybreak twilight, an unsteady camera captures a young boy Omar running to the ocean and his wordless reveling at reaching the water, these opening shots bordering on Malickian. As with most moments of pure joy and freedom, it's not to last as we see him taken into police custody and then to a yo...

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    How to Make a Documentary that Rises Above the 'Social Issue' Cliches, from Directors of 'These Birds Walk'

    The filmmakers behind "These Birds Walk" have gotten high marks for critics for resisting the cliches of documenting non-profits in the so-called developing world. Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq's film focuses on the Edhi Foundation, which helps street kids in Pakistan. In his review for Variety, cr...

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    Watch: Trailer Premiere for 'These Birds Walk' Shows Stunning Portrait of Pakistan's Lost Children

    In Karachi, Pakistan, an elderly man named Abdul Sattar Edhi runs a safe house for orphaned and abandoned children. Filmmakers Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq spent three years shooting "These Birds Walk," which judging from the trailer below, features stunning cinematography to tell the moving story ...

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    Exclusive: New Poster & Clip From Festival Favorite 'These Birds Walk'

    Some independent films jump right out of the gate at Sundance, take another big step to Cannes, take in all kinds of critical acclaim and then roll into theaters before you know it. Others need to carve a more patient, but no less rewarding path, and that has been the case for "These Birds Will Walk...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #52: Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq Return to Pakistan for 'These Birds Walk'

    Filmmakers Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq bring their motherland of Pakistan to the big screen in their feature film, "These Birds Walk." Omar previously shot for "Jackass" and Bassam previously made commercials for "Lucky Charms." They met in Harlem and Tariq then helped Mullick on his solo show at...

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    Exclusive: Clip From SXSW Docu-Drama 'These Birds Walk'

    As you might've guessed from our ongoing crystal ball look at what and who could be the Oscar contenders for next year, we've been focusing on the major categories thus far, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress. And while we won't get to it, one category that always has plethora of st...

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