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    Trailer: "Roadmap To Apartheid" Doc Explores Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Via South African Apartheid (Alice Walker Narrates)

    Here's another documentary premiering at the Atlanta Film Festival this month...

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    Doc Trailer: Poor Brazilians Escape Slum Life By Joining The Circus in "Without A Net" (ATL Film Fest)

    Premiering this month at the Atlanta Film Festival, the brazilian documentary Without A Net, helmed by Kelly J. Richardson follows a group of young men and women who, struggling to survive in the controlled drug slums of Rio de Janeiro, take their chances and prepare for the town's circus act.

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    Whoopi Goldberg To Helm Documentary On Late Stand-Up Comedy Pioneer Moms Mabley

    Gearing to finish the project by fall, Whoopi Goldberg is set to direct the approximately 90-minute documentary titled I Got Somethin' To Tell You. The doc will be on the life of Jackie "Moms" Mabley, the African American stand up comedy pioneer, who died in 1975.

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    Hot Docs Sets 189 Films For 19th Edition

    The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival has announced its lineup for its 19th edition, to run April 26-May 6 in Toronto, Canada. From over 2,000 submissions, the festival set 189 titles from 51 different countries.

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    The PBS Debacle: Why a New Time Slot Spells Disaster For Indie Docs

    What a difference a day makes. Last May, PBS announced that two of its popular independent documentary showcases, Independent Lens and POV, would move from their regular Tuesday nights into Thursday slots. Ten months later, a time slot can look like a death sentence.

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    Film Independent Announces Filmmakers for 2nd Annual Documentary Lab

    Film Independent announces the filmmakers and projects selected for its second annual Documentary Lab, which is sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting. The filmmakers , listed below, will participate in a seven-week intensive in Los Angeles beginning this week through the end of April...

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    Film Independent Picks Filmmakers for Doc Lab

    Film Independent, the organization which produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Independent Spirit Awards, has announced the ten filmmakers chosen for this year's Documentary Lab program.

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    Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians

    Holy Rollers screened at the American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland this past November. Directed by Bryan Storkel, and distributed in the U.S. by Gravitas Ventures, Holy Rollers, follows the rise of arguably the largest and most well-funded blackjack team in America-made up entirely of church goi...

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    SXSW Review Roundup and Clips for Winners 'Gimme the Loot' and 'Beware Mr. Baker'

    The 2012 SXSW FIlm Festival bestowed jury awards to Adam Leon's New York City-based "Gimme the Loot" and Jay Bulger's rock biopic "Beware Mr. Baker." Review roundup and clips for both winners show what to expect from these two naturalistic, unexpected films.

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    Bloor Hot Docs Cinema Opens Its Doors In Toronto

    Tonight in Toronto, the newly renovated Bloor Cinema will make its official debut as the "Bloor Hot Docs Cinema" -- the primary venue for the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and a year-round showcase for documentary programming in the city.

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