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    How Do We Measure the Impact of Documentaries?: Data from the Puma Impact Award Nominees

    In the world of social issue filmmaking, great work is being done in linking films to real-world issues that need attention. But at the same time, more and more pressure is being placed on filmmakers to prove that their film is making real-world impact. The jurors for this year's Puma Impact Award ...

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    Alicia Keys Presents Hurricane Sandy Concert Doc '12-12-12' to New York Audience

    "You could feel the energy there," said Alicia Keys onstage on at New York's Ziegfeld Theater in introducing Amir Bar-Lev's documentary "12-12-12" that chronicles the concert that raised more than $50 million for Hurricane Sandy relief in which she performed alongside Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartn...

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    'Crash Reel' Documentarian Lucy Walker Knows Where She's Going

    Lucy Walker's moving and shocking verite doc "The Crash Reel" will play in the upcoming DOC NYC, running November 14 through 21. Our TOH! interview, below.

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    Review: 'The Square' An In-Depth Look At The People Behind Egypt's Revolution

    Revolution is a word bandied about often, arguably too often. In times of disconnect and discontent, people look for answers, relying on the strength of their ideals to carry them past status quo fear-mongering through to actual change. Two weeks ago, Russell Brand raised a vague call to revolutiona...

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    Exclusive: Poster for Claude Lanzmann's New Documentary 'The Last of the Unjust' (CLIP)

    Veteran documentarian Claude Lanzmann, now 87, is best known for directing the groundbreaking ten-hour documentary on the Holocaust, "Shoah." His new film, "The Last of the Unjust," returns to the dark chapter of the Nazis but via a different route. Revisiting footage from "Shoah," Lanzmann construc...

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    Review: Why Lance Armstrong Needs to Watch 'The Armstrong Lie'

    According to multiple sources associated with "The Armstrong Lie," the biker has refused to see it. That's too bad

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    All Five Docs Nominated for Cinema Eye’s Top Prize Directed or Produced by a Woman

    For the first time in the award’s history, all five of the features competing for the “Best Documentary” prize were either directed or produced by a woman. Female directors also comprised the majority of the “Best Director” nominations, as well as Cinema Eye’s inaugural award for Nonfiction Films Ma...

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    Filmmakers, There's Still a Chance for You to Be a Part of Spitfire's Ambitious Crowdsourced Documentary Contest

    Tongal, the company that has made a name for itself by encouraging the production of television and moving image web commercials through crowdsourcing ideas and production, is onto the next step of its partnership with Oscar-winning production company Spitfire Pictures. Spitfire Pictures is the doc...

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    Trailer Watch: Maidentrip

    In 2010, Laura Dekker made history by becoming the youngest person to sail around the world. Jillian Schlesinger's documentary is a collaboration with the young Dutch traveler, who captured the images on screen herself and answered questions the filmmaker had written down in front of the camera duri...

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    Alex Gibney On How Being Deceived By Lance Armstrong Led to 'The Armstrong Lie'

    Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney is known for going after big fish such as the Catholic Church (“Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God”), Enron (“Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room”) and the United States Military (“Taxi to the Dark Side”), but when he was tapped to make a film on Lance A...

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