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    Watch Berlin Trailer for Documentary 'GMO OMG' on Corporate Takeover of Seeds

    Check out the trailer for documentary "GMO OMG," the opening night film for the Berlinale's Culinary Cinema section. The film follows first-time feature director Jeremy Seifert as he investigates genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in seeds and the subsequent effects on health, biodiversity and th...

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    Watch: First Trailer for Eerie, Powerful Fishing Doc 'Leviathan'

    One of the most raved about docs on the festival circuit this year (It currently holds an A- from 23 critics on Criticwire) is "Leviathan," from filmmakers Vérena Paravel and Lucien Castain-Taylor, respectively the acclaimed director's of 2010's "Foreign Parts"...

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    Watch and Listen to Ravishing Trailer for Indie Spirit Doc Nominee 'Leviathan'

    Cinema Guild has released the trailer for Lucien Castaing-Taylor ("Sweetgrass") and Verena Paravel's ("Foreign Parts") festival favorite doc "Leviathan." The film is nominated for the Indie Spirit's Truer Than Fiction award and will be released theatrically March 1 at NYC's IFC Center, followed by a...

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    Oscar Watch 'How to Survive a Plague': From a Tale of Disease, a Primer for Empowerment

    David France didn't set out to make a film about the AIDS crisis. He didn't even set out to be a filmmaker. Speaking to me from Los Angeles on the afternoon before the Directors Guild of America Awards—for which he was nominated for his first documentary, "How to Survive a Plague"—France told me t...

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    BBC to Release Documentary 'One Life' from Creators of 'Earth' -- Daniel Craig Narrates

    BBC Worldwide announces a limited engagement run of documentary "One Life," narrated by Daniel Craig. From the creators of "Earth: the Movie," the fifth highest-grossing documentary to date, the film follows the spectrum of the human journey from birth until the "delivery of the next generation."

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    THE GATEKEEPERS

    When Israeli filmmaker Dror Moreh saw Errol Morris’ riveting documentary "The Fog of War," in which he interviews former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, he was inspired to make a film that would give viewers access to someone from his country’s inner circle.

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    Oscar Watch: West Bank Man with '5 Broken Cameras' UPDATED

    "I film to heal," says Emad Burnat, a Palestinian filmmaker and activist living in the West Bank, towards the end of "5 Broken Cameras," the disturbing and intricately layered documentary composed predominantly of Burnat's footage, which he crafted into a film along with Israeli director Guy Davidi....

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    Oscar Watch: 'The Gatekeepers' Pops the Lid Off the Israeli/Arab Conflict, Dror Moreh Q & A (VIDEO)

    Things aren't getting any easier in the Middle East. Filmmaker Dror Moreh decided to look at the Israeli/Palestine conflict from another angle. He went to the six living men who have run Shin Bet, Israel's Secret Service, from 1980 through 2011. Backed by Israel, France, Germany and Belgium, "The Ga...

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    SXSW TRAILER: The Rise and Fall of Napster in Alex Winter's 'Downloaded' (VIDEO)

    Among the documentaries recently announced to be premiering in Austin when SXSW kicks off on March 8th is Alex Winter's "Downloaded." The film aims to chronicle the birth and effects of the 'downloading revolution' that began with Sean Parker, who is interviewed in the film, and the creation of Naps...

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    Cinedigm Takes 'Narco Cultura,' Sundance Documentary on Drug Cartels

    Cinedigm has picked up North America distribution rights to Israeli photographer and filmmaker Shaul Schwarz' documentary "Narco Cultura," which premiered last week at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film looks at the influence of drug cartels on pop culture on both sides of the Mexican-America...

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