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    Ken Burns Responds to City of New York Subpoena of 'Central Park Five' Materials

    Filmmakers Ken Burns, Sarah Burns (upon whose book the film is based) and David McMahon, responded to the subpoena Wednesday by stating that it has long been expected but that they intend to invoke their constitutional and statutory rights to withhold the materials.

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    Exclusive Clip: 'Escape Fire' Documentary Details Perverse Economic Incentives That Drive American Healthcare

    "Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare" is one of those documentaries that makes you angry, but for the same reasons that make it essential viewing for anyone living in this country. The film, directed by Susan Froemke and Matthew Heineman and nominated for the documentary G...

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    PBS To Air 6 Women Focused Documentaries for Women and Girls Lead Campaign

    The second part of Half the Sky aired last night on PBS--which marked the start of the Women and Girls Lead Campaign. This campaign focuses on programming that brings attention to the issues facing women and girls worldwide. Other documentaries that will air include Solar Mamas, The Invisible War an...

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    Why Emerging Filmmakers Should Pitch at the Camden International Film Festival

    This past weekend at the Camden International Film Festival, Mike Attie and Meghan O'Hara's pitch for their Vietnam War reenactor film "In Country," came out as the Points North Pitch winner.

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    Documentary Filmmakers Laura Poitras and Natalia Almada Named MacArthur Fellows

    Laura Poitras and Natalia Almada have been named MacArthur Fellows for 2012, which brings a $500,000 grant to each over the next five years. The documentary filmmakers are among 23 fellows chosen by the MacArthur Foundation, which made the announcement Monday.

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    Puma.Creative and BRITDOC Announce Nominees for 50,000 Euro Impact Award

    Puma.Creative, a philanthropic arm of Puma, and documentary organization the BRITDOC Foundation have announced the five nominees for this year's Creative Impact Award.

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    Cinema Eye Honors Names Ten Finalists for Outstanding Short Film Award 2013

    Cinema Eye names the ten finalists for its 2013 Outstanding Short Film Award, as chosen by a committee of international film festival programmers. The nonfiction films are listed below. Five of the finalists will be announced as nominees in October, prior to the 6th Annual Cinena Eye Honors in Janua...

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    With the Independent Film Scene Set to Lose Arts Engine, Are Non-Profits on the Ropes?

    As of Sunday, Sept. 30, the independent film scene will lose another one of its good guys. The non-profit organization Arts Engine, after operating for a dozen years, has announced that distressing economic realities have led to its decision to disband and set up its various programs at other compat...

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    Review: 'The Other Dream Team' A Riveting, Inspiring Tale Of Sports History & Politics

    With NHL players and NFL referees currently locked out, for people who aren't sports fans to begin with, it's hard to sympathize with players making hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars, in billion dollar industries. For the most part, in our day-to-day lives, sports doesn't ming...

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    FIRST PERSON | The Director of Health-Care Doc 'The Waiting Room' Argues for the Unheard Voice in a Boisterous Political Debate

    Indiewire asked Pete Nicks to explain how a social-cause film can make a difference when it doesn't claim to have the answers.

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