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    FIRST PERSON | The Director of Health-Care Doc 'The Waiting Room' Argues for the Unheard Voice in a Boisterous Political Debate

    Indiewire asked Pete Nicks to explain how a social-cause film can make a difference when it doesn't claim to have the answers.

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    Indiewire @ Hulu Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With Docs Collection

    We're in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month -- the annual celebration of the heritage and culture of Hispanic and Latino/a Americans that takes place from September 15-October 15.

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    Watch: 'Head Games' Trailer Wakes America Up To The Concussion Crisis (VIDEO)

    "Head Games," a new documentary from filmmaker Steve James ("Hoop Dreams"), revolves around one of the great public health issues of our time: the extreme risks of contact sports in America and the necessity for public awareness. Whether handling concussion or brain injury, ...

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    Women Do Rule the Documentary World

    Last week was Independent Film Week here in NYC. There are a wide variety of events, panels and of course parties. I was able to attend the Chicken and Egg Pictures event (which was beyond packed) that honored the Sundance Documentary Film Program and Fund.

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    TIFF: Interview with Shola Lynch - Director of Free Angela & All Political Prisoners

    On the day of the premiere of her documentary at the Toronto Film Festival, director Shola Lynch answered some questions about the film. Here is a look at the importance of the film - Black Power Takes Center Stage at the Toronto Film Festival.

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    Did Rebecca Richman Cohen's Medical Marijuana Documentary Save a Man from Prison?

    When Tom Daubert was set to be sentenced earlier this month on federal drug charges, he didn't know if he'd be spending up to 20 years in prison or if the judge would be more lenient and he'd simply be given probation. In the end, US District Court Judge Dana Lewis Christensen, an Obama ...

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    Documentary Filmmakers Argue the Nature of Truth at Independent Film Week Panel -- And Further Muddy the Waters

    The Thursday afternoon Independent Film Week panel “What Is Real?” sought to delve into the ethics of documentary filmmakers applying fictional techniques to their films. What it ended up doing was nearly erasing the distinctions between cinematic fiction and nonfiction entirely.

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    Interview with Lisa Immordino Vreeland - Director of Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel

    Lisa Immordino Vreeland loved Diana Vreeland before she married her grandson. Even though they never met she paints a glorious portrait of a unique woman who was a driving force in the fashion and cultural world in NY in the 50s and 60s. She was the editor of Harper's Bazaar for 25 years and t...

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    Review: 'Head Games' A Rich, Eye-Opening & In Depth Look At The Concussion Crisis In Sports

    It takes just under twenty minutes in Steve James' riveting documentary "Head Games" until we see a brain getting sliced open. And while that's the lone visually queasy moment in the movie, the startling facts and figures presented in the film may still make your stomach churn. Given that the movie ...

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    Review: 'I'm Carolyn Parker' Tells The Story Of Post-Katrina New Orleans Through The Eyes Of One Resilient Woman

    It has been seven years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, and the impact is still being felt both locally and nationally. The event is still a touchstone for conversations about race, class and government, one that usually pits the haves against the have nots. But in truth, the story o...

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