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    AFI Docs Announces Policy Engagement Program; Documentary Filmmakers Meet with Policy Makers to Maximize Impact

    AFI Docs presented by Audi (formerly Silverdocs) has announced their inaugural Policy Engagement Program, where filmmakers making social-issues documentaries connect with policy makers to maximize their impact on the issues their films cover. The program will take place in Washington D.C. on June 20...

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    2013 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund Announces Spotlighting Women Documentary Awards

    The 2013 grantees for the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund were announced. The fund gives money to feature length projects that highlight important social issues from around the world.

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    Here Are the 5 Docs to See from Sheffield, From Scientology to Nipple Play

    While Sheffield Doc/Fest is known for its MeetMarket and great European (especially British) and American industry presence, the festival has also developed an exciting digital media program (which has made its way into the festival's tagline) and a capable main slate of films. Five films, four of ...

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    Watch: '20 Feet From Stardom' Singer Darlene Love Steps to the Front on 'Late Show with David Letterman'

    After spending much of her career as a backup singer, Darlene Love is finally stepping to center stage. Love appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman" Wednesday night to help promote "20 Feet From Stardom," a music documentary focusing on the unknown lives of backup singers that opens today. ...

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    Que(e)ries: Talking To The Directors Of 'Call Me Kuchu,' The Summer's Most Important LGBT Doc

    A few weeks back, we offered up this list of 10 LGBT films you should see on the film festival circuit this summer, but there's also a few heading to traditional release. Among them is Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright's Ugandan LGBT rights doc "Call Me Kuchu," which is being rel...

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    Investigative Reporter Jeremy Scahill On Putting Himself Front and Center in 'Dirty Wars' and Dealing With Being Labeled an 'Al-Qaeda Lover'

    Post 9/11, war docs have become a mainstay on the indie film circuit. Angry, passionate, revelatory and provocative, these films -- like "Restrepo," "Fahrenheit 9/11" and "Armadillo" -- have changed how we view the war on terror. Richard Rowley's shocking "Dirty Wars" is the latest to do so.

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    How to Get Your Film Seen at Music Festivals: 'Musicwood' Case Study

    "Musicwood," a documentary from Maxine Trump about the market to procure wood for acoustic guitars, premiered last year at DOC NYC, and since then it's done a bunch of festivals and is about to launch its theatrical run. But leading up to the theatrical, Trump arranged a number of music festival sc...

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    Watch: Trailer For New Doc Asks If Gay Is 'The New Black'

    The meeting between the gay marriage movement and the civil rights movement is explored in "The New Black," a new documentary by Yoruba Richen. Despite all of the progress our societies have made on both fronts, there remains a dramatic amount of inequality and tension festering within our country. ...

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    Muckraking Journalist Filmmaker Laura Poitras: Ahead of Surveillance Scandal, Making War on Terror Doc with Assange (VIDEO)

    Mark Boal, move over. Documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras is aggressively reporting the National Security Agency surveillance scandal in the international press at the same time that she is filming material for her documentary on the subject, which also includes the participation of WikiLeaks' Julia...

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    Watch: Two Exclusive Clips From Ugandan LGBT Rights Doc 'Call Me Kuchu'

    Specifically focused around LGBT people and LGBT activists in Uganda, the documentary "Call Me Kuchu" (gay and transgendered citizens are called "kuchus" there), directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall, centers around the life and tragic death of David Kato, a veteran activi...

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