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    Watch: Trailer Premiere for 'These Birds Walk' Shows Stunning Portrait of Pakistan's Lost Children

    In Karachi, Pakistan, an elderly man named Abdul Sattar Edhi runs a safe house for orphaned and abandoned children. Filmmakers Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq spent three years shooting "These Birds Walk," which judging from the trailer below, features stunning cinematography to tell the moving story ...

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    Weinsteins to Release '12-12-12,' Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert Doc, in November

    The Weinstein Company will release their Hurricane Sandy benefit concert documentary, “12-12-12,” in New York and Los Angeles on November 1. The documentary is a behind-the-scenes look at the show, which took place at New York’s Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012.

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    TCM Announces 'Oscar,' New Documentary on History of the Academy Awards, to Premiere in February 2014

    As part of TCM's annual "31 Days of Oscar" showcase in February of 2014, the network will present the world premiere of brand-new documentary "Oscar," which traces the history of the Academy Awards.

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    CNN Films Cancels Hillary Clinton Documentary Amid Controversy

    CNN Films has cancelled the planned Hillary Clinton documentary.

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    CNN Cancels Hillary Clinton Doc, Director Charles Ferguson Steps Down: "Nobody was interested in helping me make this film" UPDATE

    UPDATE: CNN Films has decided to cancel its upcoming documentary on Hillary Clinton. The director tied to the project, Charles Ferguson (2011's Oscar-winning "Inside Job"), has stepped down due to mounting political pressures.

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    Cinema Eye Announces 15 Nonfiction Short Film Finalists

    Cinema Eye has announced the 15 nonfiction short film finalists for their 2014 Honor for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking.

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    Inequality For All

    Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich is a popular author and pundit, but in "Inequality for All," filmmaker Jacob Kornbluth shows us Reich as a charismatic teacher at U.C. Berkeley.

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    6 Reasons University Screenings are Valuable for Indie Filmmakers

    As indie filmmakers often focus on developing a resume of the most impressive film festivals and focus their theatrical campaigns on their biggest markets, universities provide a unique opportunity to provide filmmakers opportunities they miss if they don't entertain the possibility of screening for...

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    Laura Poitras and Geralyn Dreyfous to be Honored at IDA Documentary Awards

    Laura Poitras and Geralyn Dreyfous will be receiving awards for their contributions to documentary film at this year's IDA Documentary Awards.

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    Watch Preview for Doc 'Samba Ladies' (Female Founders of Brazil's Most Important Cultural Dance)

    Regarded as Brazil's most significant cultural tradition and way of expression, the dance samba, originated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during the 19th Century.

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