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    Oscar Watch: West Bank Man with '5 Broken Cameras' UPDATED

    "I film to heal," says Emad Burnat, a Palestinian filmmaker and activist living in the West Bank, towards the end of "5 Broken Cameras," the disturbing and intricately layered documentary composed predominantly of Burnat's footage, which he crafted into a film along with Israeli director Guy Davidi....

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    Oscar Watch: 'The Gatekeepers' Pops the Lid Off the Israeli/Arab Conflict, Dror Moreh Q & A (VIDEO)

    Things aren't getting any easier in the Middle East. Filmmaker Dror Moreh decided to look at the Israeli/Palestine conflict from another angle. He went to the six living men who have run Shin Bet, Israel's Secret Service, from 1980 through 2011. Backed by Israel, France, Germany and Belgium, "The Ga...

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    SXSW TRAILER: The Rise and Fall of Napster in Alex Winter's 'Downloaded' (VIDEO)

    Among the documentaries recently announced to be premiering in Austin when SXSW kicks off on March 8th is Alex Winter's "Downloaded." The film aims to chronicle the birth and effects of the 'downloading revolution' that began with Sean Parker, who is interviewed in the film, and the creation of Naps...

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    Cinedigm Takes 'Narco Cultura,' Sundance Documentary on Drug Cartels

    Cinedigm has picked up North America distribution rights to Israeli photographer and filmmaker Shaul Schwarz' documentary "Narco Cultura," which premiered last week at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film looks at the influence of drug cartels on pop culture on both sides of the Mexican-America...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Nabs 'For No Good Reason,' Documentary on Gonzo Cartoonist Ralph Steadman with Johnny Depp

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to Charlie Paul's directorial debut, "For No Good Reason." The documentary centers on British cartoonist Ralph Steadman, best known for his artwork with author Hunter S. Thompson, and features Johnny Depp observing Steadman's working proc...

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    Sundance Interview: Lana Wilson and Martha Shane – Directors of After Tiller

    One of the highlights of Sundance was seeing the documentary After Tiller directed by Martha Shana and Lana Wilson. Here's our conversation right after they won a $5,000 grant from Women in Film.

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    Academy and MoMA Present Annual 'Oscar's Docs' Series, Features 50 Years of Oscar-Winning Feature and Short Documentaries

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is again teaming with MoMA to present "Oscar's Docs, 1955-2002: American Stories" from February 2-14 in New York City. This annual collaboration highlights the Oscar-winning feature and short documentaries that explore culture and politic...

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    Sundance News: Women In Film Awards Grants to Jordana Spiro, Martha Shane and Lana Wilson

    During its 7th annual Sundance Filmmakers panel, Women In Film - Los Angeles awarded $30,000 in grants to women filmmakers. Jordana Spiro, director of Skin, received the Women In Film/CalmDown Productions Grant and Martha Shane & Lana Wilson, directors of After Tiller, received the Women In Film...

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    Watch Trailer for Upcoming ESPN Documentary 'The Clemente Effect'

    The Clemente Effect, a new ESPN documentary on the life of the late Puerto Rican baseball right fielder, is slated to debut in the sports network soon.

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    Sundance Review: Garcia Bernal Mystery Doc 'Who Is Dayani Cristal?'

    An unidentified body is found in the Sonoran desert in Pima County, Arizona under the heat of an August sun—the body of a migrant, traveling north along a treacherous and uncertain path to the United States.

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