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    Watch: Robert Kenner's 'Merchants of Doubt' Isn't Trying To Change Skeptics' Minds

    The creative force behind the critical and commercial success "Food Inc." Robert Kenner sat down with International Documentary Association Executive Director Michael Lumpkin to discuss his latest project, "Merchants of Doubt."

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    Watch: 'Point and Shoot' Director Marshall Curry On Being Pursued By His Subject

    What's the secret to getting a well-known documentary filmmaker to make a film about you? Just ask.

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    Watch: Directors Tragos and Palermo Go Home to 'Rich Hill'

    Directors Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo observe the heart of poverty as they track four boys in the heart-tugging documentary "Rich Hill."

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    Watch: 4 Things We Learned About Roger Ebert from 'Life Itself' Director & Chaz Ebert

    Last Monday "Life Itself" director Steve James and Roger Ebert's wife Chaz sat down with Indiewire to discuss the journey of documenting all "seven-acts" of Ebert's extraordinary life.

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    How 'Point and Shoot' Went from Elaborate Selfie to Doc Awards Contender

    “Halloween may not be a great night to open a movie,” says documentarian Marshall Curry of his multi-layered Mideast adventure-cum-cultural-critique, “but the Hollywood Reporter did call it a ‘nonfiction thriller’ so I’ve been telling people it’s appropriate.”

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    Cinema Eye Advances 15 Documentary Awards Contenders

    In the increasingly noisy and contentious documentary race--as beleaguered critics and Oscar doc branch members try to decide which of the overwhelming number of films they should see--every award group nomination makes it easier for them to decide.

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    The Real Life Drama of Spike Lee-Produced Doc 'Evolution of a Criminal'

    This weekend, award-winning filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe returns to the scene of his own crime in his IDA-winning doc 'Evolution of a Criminal.' As one of Monroe’s former teachers, I am unabashedly proud of what has he has done. But, also, frankly astonished by how far he has gone.

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    International Documentary Association Nominations Impact the Oscar Shortlist

    The International Documentary Association Award nominations have influence on the doc Oscar race. Several key contenders did not land feature nominations.

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    Watch 'E-Team' Q & A: Filmmakers Follow Four Human Rights Watchers Into Danger

    Doc vets Ross Kaufman and Katy Chevigny, co-directors of "The E-Team" (theaters October 22, Netflix October 24), take us behind the scenes on an extraordinary doc that follows four intrepid Humans Rights Watchers as they go deep into dangerous territory to establish-- in a way some journalists do no...

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    Watch: 'Waiting for August' Marks Powerful Romanian New Wave Debut

    Teodora Mihai's debut 'Waiting for August,' now playing in LA and opening in NY this Friday, is a wonderful documentary about seven siblings who fend for themselves in Romania. Watch our International Documentary Association Q&A with the director, who talks the making of the film, below.

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