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    Watch: 'Free Angela' Filmmaker Shola Lynch On Being Pigeonholed As a Black Female Filmmaker

    Second-time filmmaker Shola Lynch, having just finished her first project about Brooklyn-based Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm's 1972 presidential bid, did not want to make her next film about "another black woman." But political activist Angela Davis was simply too rich of a subject for Lynch to pas...

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    Netflix Acquires Its First Original Documentary: 'The Square'

    We're all familiar with Netflix's original series, and the streaming giant has also been rolling out comedy specials (like "Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive") and acquired shows (like Gillian Anderson crime drama "The Fall"). While the company's expressed interest in getting into the business of movie-maki...

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    Watch: 'Two: The Story of Roman & Nyro' Filmmakers Discuss the Reaction to the Film

    Heather Winters had already been a producer on several documentary films, including the critically-acclaimed Super Size Me and Sundance winner Anywhere, but hadn't quite thought about directing her first feature yet. When working as co-writer and producer on Class Act Winters met Grammy-winning song...

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    European Film Awards Set 2013 Documentary Nominees

    The European Film Academy has announced the three nominees in the category for best documentary for the 2013 European Film Awards, which in no surprise includes perhaps the most controversial, acclaimed acclaimed documentaries of the last year.

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    Not Yet Begun To Fight

    This is not a slickly packaged reality-show experience. Through the filmmakers, Shasta Grenier and Sabrina Lee, we become witnesses to an evolutionary process.

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    Casting By

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the formation of a Casting Directors’ branch, just as Tom Donahue’s outstanding documentary "Casting By" is building an audience.

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    How to Make a Documentary that Rises Above the 'Social Issue' Cliches, from Directors of 'These Birds Walk'

    The filmmakers behind "These Birds Walk" have gotten high marks for critics for resisting the cliches of documenting non-profits in the so-called developing world. Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq's film focuses on the Edhi Foundation, which helps street kids in Pakistan. In his review for Variety, cr...

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    Watch: Alex Gibney Investigates the Rise and Fall of Lance Armstrong in 'The Armstrong Lie' Trailer

    Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney ("Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," "Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer") has quickly evolved as a filmmaker synonymous with rise and fall character portraits.

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    Trick or Treat? Indiewire @ Hulu Docs Looks at Deception

    In recognition of the "trick" side of the Halloween tradition, Indiewire's latest curated selections for Hulu's Documentaries page highlights films that expose corruption, lies, and the manipulation of truth. Watch these and other docs now for free!

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