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    Ken Loach's Long-Banned Children's Documentary Will Finally Screen in September

    Ken Loach is celebrating his 75th birthday party in style, with a comprehensive retrospective of his work hosted by the British Film Institute that includes the long-banned documentary he produced for Save the Children charity in 1969.

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    indieWIRE Does Hulu: We Pick Our Favorite Docs About the American Dream (or the lack thereof)

    For this edition of indieWIRE at Hulu Docs - iW's regular curation of Hulu's Documentaries page - we're very loosely tying into this month's connection with patriotism and national celebration by looking at a selection of films addressing the American Dream… or its flipside.

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    movie review: Project Nim

    If movies about talking cars or warlike robots don’t interest you, Project Nim is the latest documentary (following Buck) to offer a satisfying, adult alternative. It tells a story that is both stranger and more thought-provoking than most Hollywood fare.

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    Showtime Buys the Kings of Leon Documentary, "Talihina Sky"

    Following its Tribeca premiere, the Kings of Leon doc "Talihina Sky" has been acquired by Showtime and will debut on the network August 21.

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    IDA's DocuWeeks Screenings Give Soft Launch to Oscar Race

    The Oscar race for best documentary will get a soft launch next month with the International Documentary Association’s 15th Annual DocuWeeks Theatrical Documentary Showcase.

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    The Star of HBO Documentary "Sex Crimes Unit" Leaves Job As Questions Remain [UPDATED]

    Lisa Friel, the star of Lisa Jackson's HBO documentary "Sex Crimes Unit" and its leader for the last 10 years, is leaving the department. The film premiered last month at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

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    Sarah Palin Gets Another Doc, This One Courtesy of Nick Broomfield

    Is there room for two Sarah Palin documentaries this year? On the one end there's the Palin-sanctioned feature, "The Undefeated," crafted to boost her pre-presidential campaign (the film world premieres tomorrow in Pella, Iowa with Palin in attendance). On the other? A decidedly different take on th...

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    "Donor Unknown" and "Mr. Happy Man" Are Tops with Silverdocs Audiences

    After the dust settled at last week's Silverdocs documentary film festival in Silver Spring, Maryland, the votes were tabulated and it was announced that Jerry Rothwell's "Donor Unknown" and Matt Morris's "Mr. Happy Man" took home the audience awards for Best Feature and Best Short, respectively. "...

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    "Our School" and "Family Instinct" Lead Silverdocs Award Winners

    Mona Nicoara & Miruna Coco-Cozma's "Our School," which follows the integration over four years of rural Roma students into the Romanian public school system, took home the Best US Feature prize at this year's Silverdocs. The winner in the Sterling World Feature Competition was Andris Gauja's "Family Instinct," which takes an intimate look into the lives of a Latvian family whose patriarch and matriarch are also brother and sister. Margaret Brown's in-production "The Great Invisible" (about the oil industry and the gulf crisis) and Ian Cheney's "Bluespace" about urban waterways each received $25,000 from the inaugural Whole Foods Market and ...

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    $$ for Outreach: Silverdocs Conference Awards Tribeca Transmedia Funds

    While most of the focus here at Silverdocs is on the film programming, the conference component of the festival is targeting a new initiative of fostering mid-career and beginning filmmakers. Based on anecdotal evidence coming from several filmmakers who took part in the panels and workshops he...

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