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    Should Public Museums Be Open to Screening Controversial Issue Films?

    Earlier this week, the filmmakers behind "Shored Up" were profiled in the North Carolina weekly the Indy Week. The film, it seems, was forbidden from screening at a weekly Science Café at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, by the museum's director, the geologist Dr. Emlyn Koster, after ...

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    Provocative Nuclear Power Doc "Pandora's Promise" Drops On Theaters This Summer

    Director Robert Stone's controversial doc "Pandora’s Promise," which challenges environmentalists’ assumptions on the dangers of nuclear power, will be released in theaters on June 12, followed by a November broadcast on CNN, it was just announced. With the film, Stone, the acclaimed doc-maker who h...

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    Will Participant's Latest Spanish Coproduction Expose Corporate Pollution?

    Last week, it was announced that Julia Stiles and Scott Speedman would star in Lluis Quilez's "Out of the Dark," a supernatural thriller presented by Participant Media, the company known for producing films with a political bent, such as "An Inconvenient Truth" "Food, Inc," and "Lincoln." While Part...

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    "Gasland's" Josh Fox Unleashes "Occupy Sandy: A Human Response to the New Realities of Climate Change"

    Is Josh Fox the new Michael Moore? Or perhaps Brave New Films' Robert Greenwald is the better analogy. From fracking to climate change, the "Gasland" filmmaker is turning into a one-man agit-prop movie machine, unleashing short films to activate his nearly 10,000 Twitter followers and effect the deb...

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    Trash Docs Dump on Cannes: Filmmakers Talk Pollution at French Fest

    Is it a coincidence that two new documentaries premiering in Cannes both take on issues of waste and pollution? While one is micro (Fatih Akin's "Polluting Paradise," which premiered today) and the other is macro (British filmmaker Candida Brady's "Trashed," premiering...

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