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    How Wenders and Father and Son Salgado Brought '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," which was nominated for the Best Documentary Oscar.

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    SXSW News: 'Steve Jobs' Doc Goes to Alex Gibney's Usual Distrib, Magnolia

    As expected, fresh after the SXSW world premiere of Alex's Gibney's "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine," Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights.

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    How to Take a Regional Story and Give it Mainstream Appeal

    Having Michael Chiklis as a narrator helps.

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    Attention Documentary Filmmakers: Attend 'Doc Camp' with Award-Winning Filmmaker Steve James

    This could be just the opportunity you need to develop your next project.

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    Passion and Age in Doc 'Around the World in 50 Concerts'

    Sometimes, the world of classical music seems to be set up like Social Security – the young serving the old.

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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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