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    "Manuscripts" Travels; Rasoulof Can't; Iranian Filmmaker Held in Iran

    Ever-evolving human rights violations in Iran against its filmmakers is often difficult to grasp. One moment, there appears to be liberalization and rejoicing; the next there are crackdowns and arrests. Is it clear to anyone what exactly Jafar Panahi's situation within Iran is at the moment, given t...

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    Que(e)ries: Talking To The Directors Of 'Call Me Kuchu,' The Summer's Most Important LGBT Doc

    A few weeks back, we offered up this list of 10 LGBT films you should see on the film festival circuit this summer, but there's also a few heading to traditional release. Among them is Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright's Ugandan LGBT rights doc "Call Me Kuchu," which is being rel...

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    Homeland Security Interrogates and Harasses Oscar-Nominee Laura Poitras During Making of New Doc

    Laura Poitras, the Oscar-nominated director of "My Country, My Country" and "The Oath," has suffered extreme harrassment at the hands of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Customs and Border Control (CBC) while making a new film on America's "War on Ter...

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    "Scenes of a Crime": Unjust Verdict Upheld as Doc Winner Hits Theaters

    Adrian Thomas, the man at the center of the award-winning documentary "Scenes of a Crime" (Filmmaker Magazine's Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You, Grand Jury Prize Winner at Full Frame and DOC NYC), has not been granted an appeal, a state court has ruled, according to repo...

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    New Round of Death Penalty Docs Seek to Raise Awareness, Completion Funds

    Time may not have run out for Kirk Bloodsworth, who was wrongfully convicted of rape and murder and spent 9 years in prison, two of which he faced execution. DNA evidence exonerated him. But time is running out for "Bloodsworth: An Innocent Man," Gregory Bayne's documentary portra...

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    Can FilmAid Make the World a Better Place?

    Can movies make the world a better place? Yes, they can! The folks at FilmAid International, a humanitarian organization that harnesses the power of film to help refugees the world over, has been doing just that: offering screenings of educational films and entertaining indies and documentaries t...

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    Herzog's Death Penalty Doc "Into the Abyss" Gets Rave Reviews

    Much has already been written about "Into the Abyss," Werner Herzog's humanistic gaze into the dark heart of capital punishment in a Texas town. But let me join in the chorus of effusive praise.

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