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    Interview: John Scheinfeld Talks Harry Nilsson, VOD, Jeff Bridges, And New Music Documentaries

    Documentary fanatics should hopefully already be familiar with SundanceNOW’s terrific DOC CLUB program (for the uninitiated, it’s a carefully curated VOD/streaming program by doc connoisseur Thom Powers of Toronto International Film Festival, DOC NYC, Miami Film Festival and others). Oct...

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    Review: Kids Are King In Winning Chess Doc 'Brooklyn Castle'

    It is often said that soccer is the world's game, because all you need is a ball, and anybody -- of any race or class or social standing -- can play. But if there was a close second, chess could arguably fill that slot. All you need is a board and someone to play with and you're good to go, and ther...

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    To Tell The Truth?: The Media is the Message at Indiewire @ Hulu

    With the election just weeks away, it's more important than ever to be reminded of how we receive information and what assumptions we make about our news sources. Indiewire's latest curation of Hulu's Documentaries page explores journalism and the wider media landscape, offering analysis, critiques ...

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    Guest Post: Labor of Love: How Women are Changing Documentaries

    In 2010, I finished my first feature documentary, Living Downstream. Based on the book by ecologist and cancer survivor, Sandra Steingraber, the film follows Steingraber as she tries to ring the alarm bell about cancer and its environmental links. By the time the film was done, I had spent four inte...

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    'Clouds Over Cuba' Interactive Doc Launches on 50th Anniversary of Cuban Missile Crisis; JFK Live Tweets

    American history nuts, take note: The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum launched interactive multimedia documentary "Clouds Over Cuba" today, the exact day Soviet missiles were discovered in Cuba 50 years ago, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis...

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    Review: Rory Kennedy's 'Ethel' -- A Tribute to a Mother and Survivor

    Documentarian Rory Kennedy is the youngest of Senator Robert Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy's 11 children, born seven months after her father's assassination in 1968. Never having known her father, except via the scratchy footage of history, home movies and stories from family members, yet also in...

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    Under The Radar: Linotype--The Film

    When I read that someone had made a documentary about the Linotype machine, I said “That’s for me.” It’s not that I’m automatically drawn to arcane subjects, but I had the great fortune to work with this mechanical marvel when I was an editor on my college newspaper, an...

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    Michael Moore Describes New Efforts to Expand, Not Restrict, Docs Up for Awards

    Under fire for comments he has made about new Oscar-qualifying rules for documentaries that he helped initiate, Michael Moore says he's pursuing a number of endeavors to expand — not restrict — the number of documentaries that are acknowledged at the end of the year.

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    'It's a Girl' Documentary on Gendercide Teams Up with Causes.com [Trailer]

    The documentary "It's a Girl!" reveals a remarkable and unsettling issue facing women today: the issues of gendercide in India and China. To add more power to its cause, "It's a Girl!" has teamed up with Causes.com to bring concrete activism to this issue.

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    Brad Pitt Gets Behind War on Drugs Expose 'The House I Live In' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    Eugene Jarecki is a smart cookie; at his first meeting with Brad Pitt and Plan B Productions he recognized a fellow traveler. This wasn't like his other studio meetings. "He's a ridiculously bright and thoughtful guy," he said. "He chooses projects carefully, he talks about rich content: is there me...

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