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    Review: 'Granito: How To Nail A Dictator' A Remarkable Tale About The Quest For Justice

    We're living in something of a golden era of documentary filmmaking. Whether on the big screen, and more frequently on cable -- where a plethora of specialty channels offer a variety of outlets -- documentaries can more easily reach an audience than ever before. But are they making an impact? It see...

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    Whoopi Goldberg Tells Indiewire Why She Is Using Kickstarter to Fund Her Directorial Debut

    Celebrities using Kickstarter to raise money for a venture is nothing new. "Napoleon Dynamite" star Jon Heder, author Neil Gaiman and musician Amanda Palmer have all done it. But when Academy Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg launched her own crowdfunding campaign yesterday to help fund her dir...

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    Review: 'Walk Away Renee' A Manic, Deep Look Into Mother & Son

    Born out of a truck load of home videos, answering machine recordings, and photographs, Jonathan Caouette's 2003 autobiographical "Tarnation" was a dearly personal and often frightening, no holds-barred look into a family torn apart by a tortured past. Cobbled together with iMovie before YouTube was...

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    Trailer Watch: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry Directed by Alison Klayman

    Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry opened the Human Right Watch Film Festival in NY and will be in theatres on July 27th.

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    Film's Cool documentaries celebrates The Diamond Jubilee at the BFI

    Film’s Cool, the London-based mentoring initiative is holding a celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by screening the documentaries made by its students at the BFI Southbank on 13th June. Neil Crombie of Seneca Productions headed up the course – Change One Thing – which is aimed at introducing...

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    Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund Announces 2012 Grantees

    The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and Gucci announced the 2012 recipients selected for the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund. The Fund, now in its fifth year, provides finishing finances, year-round support and guidance to domestic and international documentary filmmakers with feature-length films highl...

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    The New York Times to Support Short-Form Documentaries in Collaboration with BRITDOC

    BRITDOC announced today at Good Pitch Europe that it will be working with The New York Times to support short-form documentaries. The not-for-profit film foundation will give grants to those individual filmmakers chosen by the paper to make original shorts for the website (NYTimes.com) and The New Y...

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    2012 ABFF Review: Eye-Opening 'Contradictions of Fair Hope' Gives Lesson in Identity & Dignity

    S. Epatha Merkerson and Rockell Metcalf’s directorial debut Contradictions of Fair Hope, narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, documents the nation’s last surviving philanthropic society. Founded in Alabama by freed slaves after emancipation, the Fair Hope Benevolent Society began as Black A...

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    The Invisible War

    There are some movies that just gut you.  They just hit you hard and twist until you are a spent rag ready to get up and fight against all the injustices that have just been witnessed. 

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    Sundance Institute Announces 2012 Documentary Film Fellows

    The Sundance Institute today announced a whopping 24 Documentary Film Fellows. The nine projects will participate in the 2012 Documentary Edit and Story Labs in Sundance, Utah. The labs will run in two sections: June 22-30 and July 6-14.

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