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    Sundance Award-Winning Rich Hill Director Tracy Droz Tragos on the Injustice of Rural Poverty and How Motherhood Can Open Doors to Documentarians

    "We saw how many families were living on so very little and truly struggling, [and] we wanted to give them a voice.”

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    The Downside of Measuring the Social Impact of Documentary Films

    What do documentary filmmakers think of measuring the social impact of their films? In a guest post for Indiewire, Alison Byrne Fields answers that question.

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    Netflix Releases Groundbreaking Eco-doc 'Mission Blue,' Plus Other Potential Doc Oscar Contenders (TRAILER)

    The words 'Netflix' and 'original content' bring to mind shows like "House of Cards" and "Orange Is the New Black." But Netflix has been consistently seeking new types of programming to bring to viewers under its own banner, and it plans to do so significantly this year with a raft of new documenta...

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    Cruising With George Takei

    Leave it to George Takei to host a Trans-Atlantic premiere of the film about his life on a glamorous cruise ship in the middle of the ocean.

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    Why Documentarian Alex Gibney Made a Movie About the Life of Fela Kuti

    Director Alex Gibney ("Taxi to the Dark Side," "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room") took on "Finding Fela," an immersive portrait of the life of Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti, by combining recently re-found footage with a recounting of the Broadway production "Fela!." Gibney's latest d...

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    R.I.P. Robert L. Drew, the Father of American Cinéma Vérité

    The family of documentary filmmaker Robert L. Drew issued this statement on his passing.

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    Watch: Quidditch Finds Life After Harry Potter in 'Mudbloods' Trailer

    Born in the pages in between tales of murderous trolls and three headed dogs named Fluffy, Quidditch has evolved into the club of choice for thousands of students.

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    Watch: Trailer For 'Atari: Game Over' Tells The Incredible True Story Of The Infamous 'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' Video Game

    The story is the stuff of video game legend. In 1982, Atari — the kings of the video game world — rushed out the release of "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" in time for Christmas, based on Steven Spielberg's hit movie released that summer. And it was nothing short of a disaster. Widely cited as one of t...

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    Exclusive: Listen To Nathan Halpern's "Fourth Of July" From Sundance Winning Documentary 'Rich Hill'

    Filmmakers Andrew Droz Palermo and Tracy Droz Tragos didn't reinvent the wheel for their documentary "Rich Hill." They simply turned the camera on Andrew, Harley, and Appachey, three youngsters on the verge of adolescence in the titular small town, resulting in a movie that took the Best Documentary...

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    Sundance Institute to Host a Week of Creative Film Producing Initiatives July 28 – August 4, 2014

    Nine Projects Selected for Creative Producing Labs, Ongoing Support and Granting; 40 Independent Filmmakers and 50 Industry Leaders Converge for Creative Producing Summit.

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