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    A Sister Constructs a Beautiful and Touching Portrayal of Loss in "Elena'

    “Elena” is a striking blow to heart that shines with fluid poetry. It deviates from the canons of documentary filmmaking to enter a dreamlike state governed by memories and art in its purest, most emotional form.

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    Arab-Spring themed Documentary gets Interactive Dual-screen Experience

    Besides being a theatrically released film, directed by Portuguese director Dânia Lucas, the film's full experience includes two TV documentaries, forty Webisodes and one App for Tablets and Connected TV devices that extends the documentary experience.

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    Review: Documentary 'Ivory Tower' Is a Sobering Look At The Cost Of Higher Education

    When one of the talking heads in “Ivory Tower” uses the word “apocalyptic” to describe the higher education system, it at first seems like an exaggeration. But throughout its 90-minute runtime, Andrew Rossi’s documentary offers a number of frightening statistics that make the adjective seem earned.

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    Human Rights Watch FF Women Directors: Meet Cynthia Hill

    The documentary delves deep into why the question "Why doesn't she just leave?" is the wrong one to ask.

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    LAFF Women Directors: Debra Granik on Stray Dog, Her Follow-Up to Winter's Bone

    "The biggest obstacles with filming outside your own social class, race or gender will be just that -- crossing into those chasms of difference. "

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    LAFF Review: ‘Out in the Night’ Indicts the Media and the Justice System But Comes Up Short as a Movie

    blair dorosh-walther’s documentary is of the opinion that "the New Jersey 4" were wrongfully convicted, but it’s just as focused on the preconceived notions and media climate that made them guilty until proven innocent.

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    Human Rights Watch FF Women Directors: Meet Alessandra Zeka and Holen Sabrina Kahn (A Quiet Inquisition)

    "We had initially planned to make a film about the prohibition of abortion in El Salvador. Just as we were beginning to do the research, Nicaragua passed the same law. It seemed an opportunity to chronicle the impact of such severe restrictions from its first days of implementation."

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    San Francisco Film Society Adds to Board for Documentary Film Fund (EXCLUSIVE)

    Documentary veterans Julie Parker Benello and Lisa Kleiner Chanoff join the San Francisco Film Society Board of Directors, as SFFS's Doc Film Fund cash grants are extended for three years.

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    Reality Checks: Can a Wave of Syrian Docs Wake Up Apathetic Americans?

    "We have the feeling that we failed," Syrian producer Charif Kiwan said in a recent conversation. "But we cannot give up yet."

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    Guest Post: "Nan Goldin: I Remember Your Face" is About Turning the Camera on a Photographer

    A makeup artist-turned-documentary portraitist talks about finding the right subject for her film.

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