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    Barbara Kopple on 'Hot Type' and Why Being a Documentary Filmmaker is Easier Than Ever

    The double Academy Award-winner talks about her latest project and how easy it is to make documentaries now that it's no longer a dirty word.

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    Oscar Winner Laura Poitras Takes Us Behind the Scenes on 'Citizenfour,' Now on HBO

    We take you behind the scenes with documentarian Laura Poitras who tells us how she came in contact with whistleblower Edward Snowden. They met in Hong Kong, she worked from Berlin, he wound up in Moscow. And Poitras reveals what's on the cutting room floor.

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    Oscar Doc 'Virunga' Finds Gorillas in the Crosshairs of Corporate Greed

    Poaching expose and Best Documentary Feature nominee 'Virunga' is streaming on Netflix.

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    Oscar Nominee Rory Kennedy Reveals Perils Making 'Last Days in Vietnam'

    "There are a lot of lessons from this film," said Rory Kennedy of her Oscar-nominated film, "that apply to some of challenges we are facing today."

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    Bobcat Goldthwait Turns Docmaker To Celebrate Comic Hero of 'Call Me Lucky'

    Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait has two careers, and one of them is directing. He's made seven films in the last decade, and with his third Sundance entry, profiles a close friend.

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    Make a Movie, Change the World: What It's Like to Work with Impact Partners

    Indiewire recently spoke to Dan Cogan, executive director and co-founder of the Impact Partners about how the company, which connects filmmakers with investors and philanthropists, works to promote social change through film. Six films supported by the company will be screening at Sundance 2015.

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    How Wenders and Father and Son Salgado Brought Oscar Nominee 'Salt of the Earth' to Life

    Wim Wenders loved the amazing photos of Sebastião Salgado and with his son Juliano shot the Sony Pictures Classics documentary "The Salt of the Earth," now nominated for the Best Documentary Oscar.

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    The Cinema Eye Honors Grow Up as 'Citizenfour' Heads for Oscar Glory

    Judging by the Cinema Eye Honors, "Citizenfour" director Laura Poitras will be accepting this year's Oscar for Best Documentary.

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    Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: Here's All the Advice You'll Ever Need

    Whether you're a first-time documentary filmmaker or a pro, you need to read this advice.

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    Arab Women Racing Doc ‘Speed Sisters’ Looks to Travel Beyond Doha

    The Doha Film Institute and festival director Fatma Al Remaihi made a canny choice in selecting “Speed Sisters” as their opening-night film at this year’s Ajyal Youth Film Festival (in its second year as replacement for Doha Tribeca).

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