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    The Central Park Five

    In the wake of his magnificent PBS documentary 'The Dust Bowl,' Ken Burns has a new film opening in theaters that couldn’t be more different yet also explores a dark chapter in recent American history.

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    Doc Feature Oscar Voters Face Rough Process This Year

    Never have so many worthy docs been produced and released into the indie marketplace. There's a complex set of filtering systems that throw the docs at the Academy branch. Film festivals are one sort of gatekeeper for the plethora of terrific low-budget docs made these days, while awards groups are ...

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    The Edge of Documentary: The Not-Fiction Film

    The Edge of Documentary: The Not-Fiction Film

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    LatinoBuzz: 20 Years After Leaving, Two Sisters Return to the Hippie Commune Where They Were Born in 'American Commune' Documentary

    The Mundo sisters, having spent their childhood never watching television, found themselves working for Viacom, one of the biggest media conglomerates there is, as directors for MTV. It was this paradox that sparked the idea to make a documentary.

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    Oscar Watch: Hear 'Paul Williams Still Alive' Original Song (TRAILER)

    Paul Williams' original song "Still Alive" from Stephen Kessler's new documentary "Paul Williams Still Alive" will touch any artist, especially someone past their prime. The movie and the song address Williams' past glories, which are gone, and the fantasy of chasing your dreams vs. the reality of l...

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    10 Docs to Watch at IDFA 2012

    10 Docs to Watch at IDFA 2012

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    An Open Letter to America about the Central Park Five

    I saw THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE at the closing night of DOC NYC tonight, and at the end, when the five men who'd been wrongfully convicted came up onto the stage, together in one place for the first time since that night in Central Park on April 19, 1989, I was choking back tears.

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    DOC NYC Fest Announces Audience and Jury Awards; Winners Include 'Informant' & 'Rafea: Solar Mama'

    New York's DOC NYC festival, which ran November 8-15, announces its jury and audience award winners. Included are Jamie Meltzer's "Informant," a portrait of radical activist-turned-FBI informant Brandon Darby, and Jehane Noujaim and Mona Eldaief's "Rafea: Solar Mama," with follows an illiterate Jord...

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    PUMA & BRITDOC Name Most Impactful Doc; Give 50,000 Euro Award

    Earlier this week in a gala event in Berlin, PUMA and BRITDOC have given the PUMA.Creative Impact award for Julia Bacha's "Budrus," recognizing it as the film released in the past two years that has made the most significant positive social or environmental impact. "Budrus tells ...

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    FUTURES: Emerging Danish Doc Filmmaker Daniel Dencik Wows at CPH:DOX With Two Startling Efforts

    FUTURES: Emerging Danish Doc Filmmaker Daniel Dencik Wows at CPH:DOX With Two Startling Efforts

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