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    Ricki Lake to Explore Dangers of Hormonal Birth Control in New Doc

    "In the fifty years since its release, the birth control pill has become synonymous with women's liberation and has been thought of as some sort of miracle drug," say Lake and Abby Epstein. "But now it's making women sick."

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    Niche Doc On-Demand Release Targets Batman Fans (VIDEO)

    Documentaries lend themselves to targeted niche marketing and, as "Detropia" proved last year, self-distribution. All you need is a subject with a defined fan base. Funded by more than 1,000 Kickstarter donors, Brett Culp's "Legends of the Knight" is a case in point. Relying on community support wi...

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    Watch This Film for Free and Raise Money for Charities

    Watch this documentary and give money to a charity of your choice.

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    How Zachary Heinzerling Went From Chronicling the Struggles of 'Cutie and the Boxer' to the Phenomenon of Beyoncé

    It took Zachary Heinzerling a whopping five years to complete his feature directorial debut "Cutie and the Boxer," but judging by the year he's had following the film's world debut at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, the investment was clearly worth it.

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    Hot Docs Will Pay Tribute to Filmmaker John Zaritsky

    Toronto's documentary film festival Hot Docs will pay tribute to Canadian filmmaker John Zaritsky in its 21st annual Focus On retrospective. This year's festival will be held from April 24 to May 4, and the full Zaritsky program will be announced in March.

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    Berlin: Java Films Nabs Doc 'Emptying the Skies,' Based on Jonathan Franzen's New Yorker Essay

    Java Films has snapped up world rights to Douglas Kass' feature documentary out of the Berlin Film Festival, "Emptying the Skies." The film is based on a "New Yorker" essay by bestselling author Jonathan Franzen, which looks at the rampant poaching of migratory songbirds.

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    Berlinale Women Directors: Meet Rebecca Chaiklin

    "As a NYC documentary filmmaker, I was immediately captivated by what was happening in my back yard. On Day 3, I wandered into 'Liberty Square,' the park that was ground zero for the Occupy movement. What I witnessed was unlike anything I had ever seen."

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    PBS, 'Spies Of Mississippi', And The Business Of TV Programming Based On Racial Viewing Habits

    While I empathize with filmmaker Dawn Porter and frustrated viewers regarding the PBS Black History Month scheduling flap, I think some more important questions to be posed are . . .

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    Stream This! Prep For the Sochi Olympics by Watching These 10 Great Sports Docs Online

    With coverage of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics launching tonight stateside on NBC with tonight's opening ceremony, we've compiled a list of ten great sports documentaries available to stream online for those living in the US. The titles, that span a wide variety of sports from basketball to race ca...

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    Berlin: Watch an EXCLUSIVE Clip from Occupy Wall Street Doc 'Another World'

    TOH! has scored an exclusive clip to documentary “Another World,” which premieres in Berlin February 8 in the fest's Panorama section. Co-directed by Fisher Stevens (producer of "The Cove") and Rebecca Chaiclin, and written by Mark Monroe (“The Cove”), the film looks at the tumultuous journey of the...

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