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    Review: 'Blackfish' Is A Heartbreaking & Effectively Damning Indictment Of SeaWorld

    “Blackfish” will ruin your memories of childhood. Never again will you look back fondly on traveling to SeaWorld and watching the Shamu show, jealous of the kids in the splash zone. After watching the documentary you’ll more likely go down the black hole of the internet, reading the Outside Magazine...

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    In the Works: Guggenheim Starts Doc on 15-Year-Old Pakistani Activist Malala Yousafzai, Survivor of Taliban Assassination Attempt

    A July production start has been set for a feature-length documentary, to be directed by Davis Guggenheim ("Waiting for Superman"), on 15-year-old Pakistani student activist Malala Yousafzai, who last year survived a brutal assassination attempt by the Taliban. She was targeted for speaking out on b...

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    Gravitas Nabs 'Calvin & Hobbes' Doc 'Dear Mr. Watterson' on the Influence of the Classic Comic Strip (TRAILER)

    In time for Comic-Con, Gravitas Ventures has snapped up North American rights to documentary "Dear Mr. Watterson," which explores the impact of Bill Watterson's "Calvin & Hobbes" comic strip. It is directed by first-time filmmaker Joel Allen Schroeder.

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    Malala Yousafzai To Be Subject of New Documentary

    The extremely brave Malala Yousafzai will be the subject of a new documentary by Davis Guggenheim which will focus on her life and work.

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    Sundance Institute Awards Documentary Grants

    The Sundance Institute awarded 29 documentaries grants from their Documentary Film Program and Fund. Combined all the films will receive over $550,000 in grants.

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    SeaWorld Unleashes 8 Assertions About 'Blackfish' and Filmmakers Respond

    The escalating battle between "Blackfish" filmmakers and SeaWorld continues.

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    xoxosms directed by Nancy Schwartzman to Air on PBS July 15th

    Nancy Schwartzman's short documentary, xoxosms, will be airing on PBS on July 15th.

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    Review: 'Blackfish' Ensures You'll Never Go to SeaWorld Again

    Nobody from SeaWorld agreed to an interview for "Blackfish," Gabriela Cowperthwaite's searing take on the theme park's mistreatment of killer whales and the dozens of deaths that have resulted from it.

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    Directors Tia Lessin and Carl Deal Use Kickstarter to Replace PBS Funding

    Documentarians Tia Lessin and Carl Deal made a big wave with their film, Trouble the Waters about Hurricane Katrina. They got funding through PBS to make their new film that examined the role of big money, specifically really rich people and corporations, were influencing our political system.

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    Sundance Institute Awards $550,000 in Grants to 29 Documentaries

    Sundance Institute's Documentary Film Program and Fund has selected 29 documentary features to receive $550,000 in grants. Sundance's jury of doc pros and human rights experts made the selection from 772 submissions from 88 countries. The filmmakers boasts a wide range of experience, from rookies to...

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