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    Amid Racist Reactions to New Miss America, PBS Doc ‘The World Before Her’ Examines Pageants and Politics in India (TRAILER)

    Last night, when Nina Davuluri became the first Indian-American to be crowned Miss America, Twitter erupted in hateful commentary. Hideous monikers -- “Miss Arab,” “Miss Al-Qaeda,” “Miss 7-11” -- and ugly rhetoric proliferated. “This is America,” some wrote, as if by way of explanation. But in Nisha...

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Women Win Top Doc Awards at TIFF

    Women directors took home the top audience awards in the documentary area at TIFF this year. Jehane Noujaim's The Square took home the top audience prize.

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    John Maloof and Charlie Siskel Talk Researching the Life of the Nanny Street Photographer Vivian Maier

    For John Maloof, flea markets and estate auctions were a part of the culture he was raised with. It was still a surprise, though, when he opened up luggage from the estate of a Ms. Vivian Maier to find rolls and rolls of undeveloped film. It was even more of a surprise when he looked at the rolls ...

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    Toronto: 'Burt's Buzz' Introduces the Face -- and Original Owner -- of Burt's Bees

    "Burt's Buzz" had its world premiere in the TIFF Docs section at The Toronto International Film Festival, where it was snatched up by FilmBuff. Here's our interview with the film's director, Jody Shapiro.

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    BRITDOC's Good Pitch Announces India Spinoff and Six Participating Films

    Good Pitch2, a spinoff of BRITDOC's Good Pitch, has today announced the six documentary films that will be presented at the inaugural event on February 4th 2014 in Mumbai, as a part of the Mumbai Film Festival. The screenings will be held from 9am to 5pm at NCPA, Experimental theater, Marine Drive, ...

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    Toronto: Alex Gibney On How Being Lied To 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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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'GMO OMG' Is A Personal Journey Into The Food Industry

    There are moments in “GMO OMG” that feel a little bit like “Jaws” and “Psycho.” What those films did for the beach and the shower, this documentary from Jeremy Seifert could do for the grocery store for those who are easily persuaded. We left the movie stressing out over what we could eat for dinner...

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    Mike Myers' Directorial Debut 'Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon' Is Filled With Wild Showbiz Tales

    "Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon," the directorial debut of Mike Myers, is a vaudeville celebrity remembrance of mega-manager Shep Gordon by stars who might have starved without Gordon’s help.

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    Paley Center for Media will hold the Art of the Documentary Pitch Workshop on November 16th, 2013.

    The renowned Paley Center for Media will hold its 10th Art of the Documentary Pitch Workshop in New York on Saturday, November 16th, 2013. The event aims to connect a group of several producers and executives with five preselected up-and-coming participants in an effort to discuss the process of de...

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    In His Own Words: 'GMO OMG' Filmmaker Shares a Dreamy Scene From His Bracing Food Documentary

    Director Jeremy Seifert's agriculture documentary "GMO OMG" follows Seifert (director of the 2010 short "Dive!"), who in the aftermath of the 2010 Haitian earthquake decided to explore why the people of Haiti burned 475 tons of seeds donated by the agricultural corporation Monsanto. The film's focu...

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