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    LGBT Activists Challenge the Status Quo in Documentaries 'The New Black' and 'Call Me Kuchu'

    To the outside observer, political movements can become reduced to a series of rarely-challenged expressions of conventional wisdom. But two new documentaries "The New Black" and "Call Me Kuchu," which are landing on the scene contemporaneously, present a compelling challenge to assumptions about LG...

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    Borgen Season Two DVD Now Available Here in the US - Win a Copy

    Next week when I head to London one of the things I am going to do is try and find a copy of the 3rd season of Borgen. That's how much I am into this show. I can't wait.

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    Women Directed and Centric Films Playing at Human Rights Watch Film Festival

    The Human Rights Watch Film Festival kicks off on June 13th with a great line up of women directed and centric films. Held in New York, the festival will be showing 18 documentaries and two fictional features including the opening film Anita, directed by Freida Mock, which is about Anita Hill.

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    Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer Premieres Tonight on HBO

    If one had any doubts about the vibrancy of international feminism today, one need only watch the new documentary Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer which premieres tonight on HBO to have those doubts fully allayed. The film tells the story of three young women Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (Nadia) Maria Alyokhina...

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    Review: 'Free China': A Struggle For the Future of China's Soul

    Michael Perlman's new documentary "Free China: The Courage to Believe" which opens Friday in New York City for a week-long run, is a brave, upsetting, unabashedly political film that examines the dissonances between China's remarkable economic rise and its appalling human rights record. But for Per...

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    EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Gibney Talks Manning and Assange, Stars of his 'WikiLeaks' Expose

    Until recently, nobody knew who Bradley Manning was. Now he's all over the media, having pleaded guilty to ten charges (and not guilty to 12 others) before a Maryland military judge (see his leaked testimony here) for “misusing classified data,” the unlawful possession of classified material, exposi...

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    Jessica Chastain, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon Being Considered for 'Rodham'

    As expected some of the most talented women in Hollywood are being considered to play Hillary Clinton in the upcoming Rodham. Jessica Chastain, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon and Amanda Seyfried are all being looked at for the role.

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    A Feminist Analysis of Rodham - the Feature Film About Young Hillary Clinton

    The script Rodham by Young Il Kim has been one of the scripts on the recent Blacklist -- it came in 4th -- that has made significant buzz before it even starts production. While we hoped when the buzz began that there would be some women on the team, we were none too pleased to read that James Pons...

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    Watch This: The Invisible War on PBS

    Make sure to watch The Invisible War airing on PBS tonight at 10pm. It's an extremely important film that examines the rape epidemic within the U.S. military. With the increase in the sexual assault numbers and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's upcoming introduction of legislation that would give militar...

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    A Dude to Direct Hillary Clinton Biopic

    As we previously reported, a biopic about everyone's favorite lady and potential presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is in the works. The Black List scripted penned by Young II Kim focuses on the early adulthood of Hillary Rodham who has just been appointed the youngest lawyer on the House...

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