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    Indiewire's Ultimate Guide to Documentary Filmmaking Advice

    There's been a huge renaissance in documentary filmmaking, and Indiewire's been collecting some really great advice for documentary filmmakers, whether it's about how to go about finding funding, making the best film you can, or distributing the film successfully, Indiewire has the information you n...

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    Pussy Riot No Longer a Band; First Russian Screening of Their Doc Canceled

    Just a day after newly freed Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina announced the disbandment of Russia's most important feminist punk group, the Putin administration canceled the first public screening of the film "Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer."

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    Afro Cubans-Sierra Leoneans Bridging The Gap Doc 'They Are We' To Premiere Stateside in January (Official Trailer)

    The fascinating new documentary They Are We, which documents the encounter journey between an Afro Cuban family and their African ancestors in Sierra Leone, held an exclusive premiere in Havana, Cuba earlier this month.

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    Uganda News Puts Focus on Oscar Contender 'God Loves Uganda'

    God would love Uganda to win an Oscar -- or rather “God Loves Uganda,” Roger Ross Williams documentary takedown of U.S. evangelicals and their poisoning of Africa’s political/spiritual atmosphere. How else to interpret Friday’s development – the passage by Ugandan lawmakers of long-pending legislati...

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    Kino Lorber Acquires Jyllian Gunther's 'The New Public'

    Kino Lorber has acquired all U.S. and Canadian rights to "The New Public," Jyllian Gunther's documentary about the challenges teachers face. The film, which premiered at the Hamptons Film Festival in 2012, was recently featured in an Op-Ed article in "The New York Times."

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    SeaWorld Goes on Defensive, Again, Taking Out Full Page Ads to Defend Itself Against 'Blackfish'

    The Oscar-shortlisted "Blackfish," the directorial debut of Gabriela Cowperthwaite that debuted at this year's Sundance Film Festival, has provoked a strong response since its theatrical release and widely watched CNN broadcast.

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    Oscar Winner Deborah Shaffer Statement on Oscar Docu Short List Omissions

    Deborah is a dear friend, family and business, for many years.She is a lifelong dedicated documentary filmmaker, one of our best. Her docu Oscar and Emmy awards attest to the talent and dedication.Recently she has been discussing with me what she feels are the current shortcomings in this year's nom...

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    Best Women Directed Documentaries of 2013

    This year saw the release of many wonderful docs, but five stood out to us as deserving of extra praise.

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    WATCH: Trailer for Doc 'Finding Vivian Maier,' on Mysterious Double Life of One of the 20th Century's Great Photographers

    A first trailer has arrived for John Maloof and Charlie Siskel's doc "Finding Vivian Maier," which centers on the great 20th century photographer's double life. Working as a nanny, Maier secretly took more than 100,000 photographs which she kept hidden in storage lockers, to be discovered decades la...

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    Cara Mertes, Head of Ford Foundation's JustFilms, Explains Why Thinking about Impact Will Make Your Doc Better. Yes, Really!

    "The question of impact is not driven by measurement and outcomes. The world that I now live in and work in is populated by people who want to make a difference in the world."

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