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    Doonesbury Takes on Sexual Assault in the Military

    Gotta love Garry Trudeau.  He has created a series of cartoons that play off the incredible, heartbreaking new documentary The Invisible War about the plague of sexual assault in the military.  The film opens June 22.  It also just won the Audience Award for best documentary at the...

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    Brooklyn Film Festival Review: '[s]comparse' Is An Interesting If Unadventurous Documentary

    There's a small Italian island in between Sicily and Africa that, for years, has served as a stepping stone for African immigrants looking for a brighter future. Recently, a large film production took to this haven in order to tell a fictional account of these people -- though, as it turns out, the ...

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    Documentarian Alex Gibney Gets Infusion from Content Media to Make More Diverse Movies

    Congrats to doc filmmaker Alex Gibney ("Gonzo," "Magic Trip"), who has obtained an infusion of cash from John Schmidt's Content Media, which has acquired half of Jigsaw Productions. Gibney wants to add staff and expand into more areas in film and television, including episodic television and feature...

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    Watch Trailer: Doc 'RE-EMERGING: The Jews of Nigeria' Explores Igbo Identity & Roots in Judaism

    Directed by Jeff Lieberman, journalist, producer and documentary filmmaker, RE-EMERGING: The Jews of Nigeria documents the lives of Igbo people who have embraced Judaism as a part of their legacy and who believe Igbos are really descendants of Israelites.

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    Janet Jackson To Exec-Produce Transgender Doc Titled 'Truth'

    Janet Jackson will executive produce Truth, a documentary about transgender people that aims to "stop the hate and find understanding."

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    Regina King Co-Directs Doc 'The Story of A Village' About Sierra Leone Village School

    Regina King will star and co-direct/produce the documentary The Story of A Village, alonside L.A. writer/director/journalist Dwayne Johnson-Cochran (not to be confused by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson).

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    'Wish Me Away': Directed by Bobbie Birleffi and Beverly Kopf

    Wish Me Away is the incredibly moving coming out story of country music star Chely Wright. When I read a little over a year ago that Wright (who I did not know at the time) had come out my first reaction was "big deal."  After you watch the film you realize how difficult this process ...

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    There's Nothing Pretty About the Pink in the New Documentary 'Pink Ribbons, Inc.'

    Ever since I saw this movie -- which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last fall and is directed by Lea Pool-- I have been obsessed.  Now, since all the Komen crap over the last several months, this film is even more timely.  There is no need to mince words.  Cancer sucks.  ...

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    Interview with Pink Ribbons Director Lea Pool and Producer Ravida Din

    This is a repost of an interview with the director Lea Pool and producer Ravida Din of the terrific and anger producing documentary Pink Ribbons that was conducted shortly after last fall's Toronto Film Festival.  The film opens in the US tomorrow.

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