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    LAFF Review: 'Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story' is a Well-Meaning but Tepid Look at the Life of a Jazz Legend

    Highly respected by musicians and fans of the bebop genre, his life and career were stifled by the 30 years he spent cycling in and out of San Quentin prison.

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    Why Sebastian Junger Made and Self-Released 'Restrepo' Sequel 'Korengal,' New HBO Doc (VIDEO)

    Vanity Fair writer Sebastian Junger is well-known not only for "The Perfect Storm" (which was made into a George Clooney action movie) and his intrepid war reporting--which he ended after the untimely death in Libya of his long-time partner, British Vanity Fair photographer and cinematographer Tim H...

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    Human Rights Watch FF Women Directors: Meet Zeina Daccache (Scheherazade's Diary)

    "My films are done with the minimum shooting material required (we only use daylight, the sound boom is held by the prison inmates, etc.)"

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    Human Rights Watch Women Directors: Meet Anne de Mare & Kirsten Kelly (The Homestretch)

    "We came to the issue of youth homelessness through a theater program that Kirsten runs each fall with Chicago Public School students. She was shocked to learn that two of the bright, motivated kids she was working with were homeless. It was one of those moments in life when everything just stopped:...

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    'Central Park Five' Win $40 Million Settlement in Suit Against City of New York (UPDATE)

    The subjects of Ken and Sarah Burns and David MacMahon's "Central Park Five" have settled their law suit against the City of New York's mishandling of their case. The searing documentary examined the racially charged 1989 case of a Central Park jogger's rape and brutal assault.

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    Sundance Institute Reveals This Year's Eight Documentary Edit and Story Labs Projects

    The Sundance Insitute today revealed the eight documentary projects chosen to participate in their 2014 Documentary Edit and Story Labs. 20 Fellows have been selected in total to take part.

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    Human Rights Watch FF Women Directors: Meet Joanna Lipper (The Supreme Price)

    "When I began working on my documentary several years ago, I had no way of knowing that Nigeria would be front and center in news around the world in response to the kidnapping of over 250 schoolgirls. My film aims to provide social, political and cultural context for understanding these recent deve...

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    AFI Docs Women Directors: Meet Laura Naylor (The Fix)

    "As a chronic, relapsing disease that takes and destroys lives, addiction lends itself to media representation that is dark and demoralizing. While tragedies are all too often the outcome of this horrible disease, they are not the only stories to be told. This is a story of possibility."

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    Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna Hit Kickstarter to Bring Ambulante Project to California

    Mexican actors Gael Garcíá Bernal and Diego Luna are seeking to bring their traveling documentary festival, Ambulante, to the U.S.--and they're crowd-sourcing funds on Kickstarter to help them do so.

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    Human Rights Watch FF Director: Meet Blair Dorosh-Walther (Out in the Night)

    "Immediately following the arrest of the women in this story, I became interested in the case when I read a headline in The New York Times that struck me: 'Man is stabbed after admiring a stranger.'"

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