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    CPH:DOX Announces Its 2013 Lineup, Including Programs Curated By Ai Weiwei and The Yes Men

    The Copenhagen International Documentary Festival, also known as CPH:DOX, has announced the program lineup for its 11th iteration, which will run from November 7th through 17th.

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    John Greyson and Tarek Loubani's Situation In Egypt Worsens: Here's How You Can Help Them

    It's been 45 days since Canadian director and activist John Greyson and emergency room doctor Tarek Loubani were detained by Egyptian police and placed in Cairo's Tora prison, and unfortunately new fears have been raised. It was reported yesterday that their detention has been extended 45 days amid...

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    Que(e)ries: The Plight of a Brave LGBT Film Festival In Russia, and How To Support Their Mission

    In all likelihood, you're well aware that the situation regarding LGBT rights in Russia has reached a horrifying state. In large part thanks to the fact that the Olympics are being held there in 2014, a significant (though not significant enough) outcry has been mounting all summer and will surely c...

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    Que(e)ries: Considering Tilda Swinton, The Activist

    A photo has hit the web and has become a viral phenomenon within 24 hours. It went from Facebook to Twitter and back, quickly popped up in gay interest news sites, and has by now been featured by the sites of The Independent, The Huffington Post, Le Figaro and Der Standard.

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    Did the AIDS Doc 'How to Survive a Plague' Force Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch to Have a Change of Heart About ACT UP?

    When David France was in the middle of production of his film "How to Survive a Plague" (Sundance '12 and an IFC Films/Sundance Selects release), which looks at the AIDS activist group ACT UP from its creation and most robust years through to challenges launched by the Treatment Action...

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    PUMA & BRITDOC Name Most Impactful Doc; Give 50,000 Euro Award

    Earlier this week in a gala event in Berlin, PUMA and BRITDOC have given the PUMA.Creative Impact award for Julia Bacha's "Budrus," recognizing it as the film released in the past two years that has made the most significant positive social or environmental impact. "Budrus tells ...

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    Will You See This Movie? 'The Yes Men are Revolting'...and Are Starting Up an Activist Network

    Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno are the Yes Men, two men who have sabotaged many a meeting or PR campaign of the world's most powerful transnational corporations and bureaucracies.  By impersonating leaders of the world's most powerful institutions, they've apologized for Dow Chemic...

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    Watch: The Video Mayor Bloomberg Needs to Respond To (Video)

    Last month, The Nation uploaded a video to YouTube made by filmmaker Ross Tuttle, that explored New York City Police Department's controversial stop and frisk policy.  A few weeks later, the video has over 750,000 views.  The stop and frisk policy allows police officers to more easily ...

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    SUNDANCE 2012: Naomi Wolf Causes a Stir at Activist Media Panel

    At the Sundance Film Festival's Moving the Masses panel, which considered how the media can best be utilized for progressive change, Naomi Wolf had a message for her fellow activists: Ur Doing It Wrong.

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    Cast members and director of the head smacking whatsit, DOGTOOTH

    Cast members and director of the head smacking whatsit, DOGTOOTH

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