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Juli Weiner

Entries by Juli Weiner

Bombs Over Baghdad

(1) Comments | Posted August 4, 2008 | 10:04 AM

Baghdad High refers to Tariq bin Ziad High School, which located in the heart of the city's war zone -- in fact, a quarter of the students have had to drop out due to the spectacular and unrelenting violence. Students are driven to school by their parents, dodging mortar...

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The People vs. Heidi Fleiss

(1) Comments | Posted July 21, 2008 | 10:38 AM

Ostensibly, Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be Madam of Crystal documents ex-Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss on her meandering quest to build and obtain a license for a male brothel -- one with male prostitutes and female janes -- in Nevada. Refreshingly, the film abstains from making any moral judgments about Fleiss...

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Birth Controlled: China's Stolen Children Reviewed

(9) Comments | Posted July 14, 2008 | 9:59 AM

China's Stolen Children, the latest in HBO's documentary film series, is a masterful exercise in guerrilla film-making. Filmed in China's Yunnan province without the knowledge of the Chinese government, the film's crew posed as tourists, switched hotels every few days, and swapped SIM cards out of their mobile phones...

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Everyday Emergencies: Life at Hopkins 24/7

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2008 | 12:34 PM

The realism of Hopkins 24/7, the six-part follow up to a 2000 documentary chronicling days in the life of Johns Hopkins University's inner-city Baltimore hospital, goes beyond the numerous and graphic scenes of bleeding chest cavities and open skulls and throbbing hearts. These images initially disturb us, and may...

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