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    Gucci Tribeca Doc Fund Selects Projects

    The Tribeca Film Institute and Gucci have announced the recipients selected for the 2009 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund. The fund provides finishing finances to documentary filmmakers whose projects "promote social change and illuminate issues in need of deeper coverage currently missing from mainst...

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    "Bananas!*" Law Suit: "Dole chooses to stifle even basic discussion by attempting to silence"

    The saga of "Bananas*!" continues with an update to the story that was the heart of Tuesday's cinemadaily published in indieWIRE. "Bananas!*" director Fredrik Gertten, producer Margarete Jangard and production company WG Film is being sued by Dole for including "patent falsehoods" in their documenta...

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    Michael Moore Project Gets a Title

    "Capitalism: A Love Story" has been unveiled as the title of Michael Moore’s latest documentary feature. The film examines "the disastrous impact that corporate dominance and out-of-control profit motives have on the lives of Americans and citizens of the world."

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    Let’s Rumble: Jeffrey Levy-Hinte’s “Soul Power”

    [An indieWIRE review from Reverse Shot.]

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    Alex Rivera: "Documentarians play the most crucial role when they question the official story"

    The main question here: Does a filmmaker have the right, and indeed the responsibility, to tell a story as he or she sees fit, pursuing truth even when the story is not completely cut and dry? And should fellow filmmakers back a director when controversy erupts?

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    "Cove" On a Roll: Psihoyos On His Film's Winning Streak

    Louie Psihoyos' "The Cove" is having quite the response at film festivals. Six months after winning the documentary audience award in Sundance, the film - which investigates the slaughter of dolphins in Japan - has managed an impressive list of honors: This past weekend, it won audience awards at Na...

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    "Tomorrow" Takes Cinereach Award at Human Rights Watch

    The Human Rights Watch International Film Festival and Cinereach presented the 2009 Cinereach Award to Fabrizio Lazzaretti and Paolo Santolini for their film "Back Home Tomorrow." The film weaves together the stories of two children affected by war during their stays in the hands of Italian aid orga...

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    A Non-Fiction Weekend: 9 Great SilverDocs Moments

    As with many fests, 2009 marked a year of transition for SilverDocs. Founding director Patricia Finneran left the fest, and programmer Sky Sitney became Artistic Director. On the programming side, any additional responsibilities seem only to have spurred Sitney to greater triumphs, as the fest put ...

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    "October," "Cove" Lead SILVERDOCS Winners (UPDATED)

    Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher's "October Country" led the winners at this year's SILVERDOCS Documentary Festival. The film - which documents the multi-generational story of a working-class family - won the SILVERDOCS Sterling Award for best US Feature. "We have chosen...

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    LAFF | The Bee Suit Comes Off: "The Last Beekeeper" Director Jeremy Simmons

    The world's honeybees are currently in crisis. These unsung heroes of the food chain, who are responsible for pollinating a third of the food we eat, are vanishing at an alarming rate. With some beekeepers reporting an unexplained 90% decrease in their hive population, scientists are working to solv...

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