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    Review: ‘Narco Cultura’ Is A Disturbing Look At The Mexican War On Drugs & The Idolatry Within

    Since 2006, when the War on Drugs was officially declared in Mexico—a joint operation by Federal Police and the Mexican military known as Operation Michoacan—approximately 60,000 known murders have been recorded. At the epicenter of the major narcotics trafficking and drug cartels that ravage Mexico...

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    TOH! Predicts the 15 Shortlisted Oscar Documentaries

    With the Oscar shortlist of 15 documentaries being announced November 22, we at TOH! have compiled a list of what we think will make the cut.

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    Sheffield Doc/Fest Director Heather Croall On The Precious Last Days of the Great Peter Wintonick

    Sheffield Doc/Fest director Heather Croall offers a poignant essay on the final days of Peter Wintonick.

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    Why Do Filmmakers Pick Indiegogo Over Kickstarter? Roger Ebert Doc Latest to Head to the Crowdfunding Site

    The latest high-profile project to take the crowdfunding route is the Roger Ebert documentary "Life Itself," to be directed by Steve James ("Hoop Dreams," "The Interrupters") and executive produced by Martin Scorsese. But unlike Spike Lee, Zach Braff or the "Veronica Mars" project, "Life Itself," ba...

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    'A World Not Ours' and 'The Pleasures of Being Out of Step' Take Home Grand Jury Prizes at DOC NYC

    DOC NYC has awarded the grand jury prize in the festival’s Viewfinders Competition to director Mahdi Fleifel’s for “A World Not Ours” and to David L. Lewis’ “The Pleasures of Being Out of Step” in the Metropolis Competition.

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    Watch: Exclusive Clip from 'Bridegroom,' a Powerful Documentary Spawned from a Viral Video

    "Bridegroom," is a powerful documentary that spawned out of a heartbreaking viral video, and now Indiewire has gotten a hold of an exclusive clip.

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    Roger Ebert Documentary 'Life Itself' Launches Indiegogo Campaign Offering Pre-Release Private Stream

    "Life Itself," a new feature documentary based on Roger Ebert's memoir of the same name, launched a crowd funding campaign through Indiegogo with an innovative reward:

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    Review: Groundbreaking Perspective of Syrian Civil War Reveals Dire Situation In IDFA Opener 'Return to Homs'

    Talal Derki's "Return to Homs," which opened the 25th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam on Wednesday, is something of a revelation: It portrays the Syrian struggle from the inside.

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    Review: Michel Gondry’s Noam Chomsky Documentary ‘Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?’

    Twice in 2010, director Michel Gondry met with Noam Chomsky for a series of conversations about the philosopher, linguist, and author’s childhood in Philadelphia and his theory of generative grammar. The film that resulted, “Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?,” gives no reason beyond curiosity for this c...

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