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    Let’s Rumble: Jeffrey Levy-Hinte’s “Soul Power”

    [An indieWIRE review from Reverse Shot.]

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    Alex Rivera: "Documentarians play the most crucial role when they question the official story"

    The main question here: Does a filmmaker have the right, and indeed the responsibility, to tell a story as he or she sees fit, pursuing truth even when the story is not completely cut and dry? And should fellow filmmakers back a director when controversy erupts?

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    "Cove" On a Roll: Psihoyos On His Film's Winning Streak

    Louie Psihoyos' "The Cove" is having quite the response at film festivals. Six months after winning the documentary audience award in Sundance, the film - which investigates the slaughter of dolphins in Japan - has managed an impressive list of honors: This past weekend, it won audience awards at Na...

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    "Tomorrow" Takes Cinereach Award at Human Rights Watch

    The Human Rights Watch International Film Festival and Cinereach presented the 2009 Cinereach Award to Fabrizio Lazzaretti and Paolo Santolini for their film "Back Home Tomorrow." The film weaves together the stories of two children affected by war during their stays in the hands of Italian aid orga...

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    A Non-Fiction Weekend: 9 Great SilverDocs Moments

    As with many fests, 2009 marked a year of transition for SilverDocs. Founding director Patricia Finneran left the fest, and programmer Sky Sitney became Artistic Director. On the programming side, any additional responsibilities seem only to have spurred Sitney to greater triumphs, as the fest put ...

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    "October," "Cove" Lead SILVERDOCS Winners (UPDATED)

    Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher's "October Country" led the winners at this year's SILVERDOCS Documentary Festival. The film - which documents the multi-generational story of a working-class family - won the SILVERDOCS Sterling Award for best US Feature. "We have chosen...

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    LAFF | The Bee Suit Comes Off: "The Last Beekeeper" Director Jeremy Simmons

    The world's honeybees are currently in crisis. These unsung heroes of the food chain, who are responsible for pollinating a third of the food we eat, are vanishing at an alarming rate. With some beekeepers reporting an unexplained 90% decrease in their hive population, scientists are working to solv...

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    Get Ready To "Meet The Sunglasses": Cutler Talks Wintour Doc's Release

    "It’s quite hard to look up at yourself in such an intense way," Vogue editor Anna Wintour had said after the Sundance premiere of R.J. Cutler's Wintour-centered doc "The September Issue." This fall, Wintour is going to have get used to audiences around the world doing just that. "September," financ...

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    Not a Conventional Shoot: Schnack's DNC Doc Debuts

    Even for America's largest city, a national convention by one of the nation's two main political parties can cause massive upheavel at worst or simply an annoyance at the very least. When the Republicans came to town in New York City to re-nominate George W. Bush at Madison Square Garden, the city c...

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    Doc Filmmaking Pioneer Allan King Dies at 79

    The Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) has reported the very sad news that pioneering cinéma vérité filmmaker Allan King has passed away in Toronto after a battle with brain cancer.

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