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Becoming Mike Nichols, an HBO Master Class in Theater, Film and TV

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 02.11.2016 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

On February 22nd, HBO will air Becoming Mike Nichols, a conversation between actor/director/producer Mike Nichols and his friend and colleague Jack O' Brien, which was Recorded only four months before Nichols' death in 2014.

Glitter Goddess: Queen of the Sunset Strip

Kelly Hughes | Posted 02.10.2016 | Entertainment
Kelly Hughes

Decades before The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and the current crop of Reality TV stars, an enterprising California girl could earn her fifteen...

How do you Make a Living as an Independent Filmmaker?

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 02.09.2016 | Entertainment
Jonny von Wallström

Making your first feature documentary is hard, and it's a process that you rarely get a close look at. This is why I decided to start documenting my...

James Foley Documentary Director On Making A Movie About His Childhood Pal

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.08.2016 | Arts

In August 2014, the American journalist James Foley became a household name. ISIS dropped a video on YouTube in which Foley was beheaded after nearly...

Black Women Get Real About What It Means To Be 'Classically Beautiful'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.04.2016 | Black Voices

In a world where black women are often made to feel less than because of the way they look, a new online documentary series is helping to rede...

Making A Documentary With No Money

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Jonny von Wallström

Making your first feature documentary is hard, and it's a process that you rarely get a close look at. This is why I decided to start documenting my...

Sundance Doc Offers Snapshot Of America's Thorny Abortion Laws

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.20.2016 | Entertainment

Two months before the Supreme Court hears a case about Texas abortion restrictions, a new documentary exploring the same subject is set to premiere t...

20 of the Best Surf Movies of All Time

How Far From Home | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment
How Far From Home

If you're tired of the cold, and feel like escaping to the warmth of beach life, here is the list of the best surf documentaries and motion pictures of all time, as suggested to me by my surf-obsessed and movie-loving arsenal of friends.

7 Crime Docs To Stream After You Finish ‘Making A Murderer'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 01.13.2016 | Entertainment

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12 Fascinating Political Documentaries You Can Stream Right Now

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.22.2015 | Politics

Here at HuffPost Politics, we enjoy a "House of Cards" or "West Wing" binge as much as anyone. But if you're seeking a deeper look at American politic...

If It's Hard to Picture Legal Anti-Gay Witchunts, Watch This Movie About Cameroon

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

The French-speaking country on Africa's west coast has managed to avoid the bad publicity that has greeted Nigeria and Uganda's harsh treatment of their gay and lesbian citizens, perhaps because it possesses nothing coveted by the West.

Documentary Teaches Indian Police The Reality Of Reporting Rape

The Huffington Post | Margaret Bangs | Posted 12.04.2015 | Impact

In India, the attitude that "it's better not to report rape" runs rampant.  But Indian filmmaker Vibha Bakshi decided to hold authorities account...

Many of Our Major Cities Will Be Submerged: Climate-Change Horrors (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Graham | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact

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Award-Winning Sex-Change Documentary Call Me Marianna Brightens Polish Film Festival in America

Greg Archer | Posted 11.12.2015 | Chicago
Greg Archer

Faith, trust and the courage to live as the person you know yourself to be all come into play in Karolina Bielawska's moving, award-winning documentary Call Me Marianna. The film has been turning heads at film festivals around the world.

'A Town Called Brzostek' Among the Compelling Documentaries at the 27th Polish Film Festival in America

Greg Archer | Posted 11.12.2015 | Chicago
Greg Archer

English professor and social anthropologist Jonathan Webber may not have known the full extent of his actions when he first felt compelled to rebuild a cemetery in the bucolic Polish town of Brzostek, where his grandfather was born.

Filmmakers Rally Support To Release Maya Angelou Documentary

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.02.2015 | Black Voices

A little more than a year after her death, Maya Angelou is finally getting her own documentary and directors Rita Coburn Whack and Bob Hercules have ...

The Nature of Power: An Interview With Tarik Kafala, Head of BBC Arabic

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.22.2015 | Media
E. Nina Rothe

The definition, as well as the control of power have definitely changed in the last decade. In the Arab world, the exact moment when the shift started can probably be traced to the dramatic events of the Arab Spring.

Couple Sees Each Other For The First Time After Decades Of Blindness

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 10.14.2015 | Arts

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Why You Should Be Excited About This New Food Documentary

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 10.08.2015 | Taste

Michael Pollan, the journalist who ignites national conversations about food, and the sage behind "Food, Inc." and "The Omnivore's Dilemma," has a new...

Your Favorite Show Might Make You A Better Person

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're looking for a good excuse to curl up and binge-watch "Mad Men" on Netflix, science has your back. Award-winning TV dramas may help increase ...

Holocaust Survivor Shares Amazing Story Of Kindness In A Concentration Camp

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.02.2015 | Fifty

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'Going Clear' Dropped From 2 Theaters Near Scientology Base

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.21.2015 | Entertainment

Two movie theaters near the Church of Scientology's world headquarters in Clearwater, Florida, have canceled screenings of HBO's damning documentary,...

A Gay Muslim Films His Hajj Pilgrimage To Mecca

Religion News Service | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.13.2015 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) Among the 2 million Muslims who flock to Saudi Arabia each year for the hajj pilgrimage, Parvez Sharma’s journey stands...

Dreamcatcher: Offering Condoms and Compassion to Ladies of the Night

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

The story begins like many famous fairy tales. An orphaned infant is sent to live with a relative--a grandmother, this time.

In Under A Minute, This Filmmaker Captures The Challenges Of Post-Katrina New Orleans

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.27.2015 | Black Voices

"You will never forget Katrina. Katrina did something that nobody had never seen before." These words are of a young black father in New Orleans frust...