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    Watch This Film for Free and Raise Money for Charities

    Watch this documentary and give money to a charity of your choice.

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    Here's How the Filmmakers behind 'Terms and Conditions May Apply' Had the Most Robust Film Screening Q&A of the Year

    Director Cullen Hoback talks about how he used online screenings to make his documentary "Terms and Conditions May Apply" into an event.

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    How Do We Measure the Impact of Documentaries?: Data from the Puma Impact Award Nominees

    In the world of social issue filmmaking, great work is being done in linking films to real-world issues that need attention. But at the same time, more and more pressure is being placed on filmmakers to prove that their film is making real-world impact. The jurors for this year's Puma Impact Award ...

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    So What Happens When You Make a Fake North Korean Propaganda Film?

    From consumerism to Columbus Day to celebrity culture, the film "Propaganda" slices open contemporary Western culture for its rewriting of history and its imperialist and corporatist policies.

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    Michael Moore's 10 Suggestions to Obama: "You say you were a community organizer. Please – start acting like one."

    In the wake of Barack Obama's re-election to the White House, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has written the President an open letter, asking him to follow through with his promises from 2008 and push through a politics of populism -- policies that support more than just the upper crust of ...

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    PUMA & BRITDOC Name Most Impactful Doc; Give 50,000 Euro Award

    Earlier this week in a gala event in Berlin, PUMA and BRITDOC have given the PUMA.Creative Impact award for Julia Bacha's "Budrus," recognizing it as the film released in the past two years that has made the most significant positive social or environmental impact. "Budrus tells ...

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    Real-Life "I Am Slave" Story In U.S. Has Storybook Ending

    Earlier this year, we told you about the DVD release of domestic-slavery drama I Am Slave, starring versatile British actress Wunmi Mosaku (Moses Jones, Vera. Body Farm).  This week, the LA Times told the story of Shyima Hall, a young Egyptian woman whose own life experience mirrors the one dep...

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