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Sara Boboltz

Nature Documentaries Are Way More Fake Than You Thought

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment

Filming animals takes a long, boring time -- but some of the things producers have done to speed things up may surprise you.

A Talk With Epiphany Morgan and Carl Mason

Erin McKelle | Posted 05.07.2015 | Arts
Erin McKelle

Filmmakers and life partners Epiphany Morgan and Carl Mason talked to 365 strangers in the last year, as they set out to create a new bite-sized documentary (they call them docobites) every day about a stranger they met during their adventures.

The Film You Don't Want to Miss: 'Prescription Thugs' at the Tribeca Film Festival

Richard Taite | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard Taite

At the festival, the documentary film "Prescription Thugs" will be screened. I am honored to be featured in this film and to help educate the public about the grave danger that is posed by the abuse of prescription medications.

Wealth Battles Health in New PlantPure Nation Documentary

Linda Watson | Posted 04.16.2015 | Entertainment
Linda Watson

The documentary follows them and another advocate of whole foods, plant-based eating as they lobby the Kentucky legislature and run a series of short eating trials in a small North Carolina town.

Gale Anne Hurd On The Legacy of Wilma Mankiller (Exclusive Video)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 04.03.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

I've asked Gale Anne Hurd to share her thoughts on why the story of the first female Principal Chief of The Cherokee Nation is one for the history boo...

New Film Healing of Love Is Challenging the Paradigm of Relationships

Erin McKelle | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Erin McKelle

Have you ever felt frustrated with our culture's current model of acceptable relationships- that is, monogamous pairing? Realized that in our world of social networking, we're losing real, close connections to others?

What Does 'The Jinx' Mean For The Future Of True Crime?

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 03.26.2015 | Entertainment

Middlebrow is a recap of the week in entertainment, celebrity and television news that provides a comprehensive look at the state of pop culture. From...

Three Major Misconceptions About Africa

Timothy Kurek | Posted 05.18.2015 | DC
Timothy Kurek

As fate would have it I was introduced to Gessye, a grad student in Washington, D.C. who has experienced firsthand the ignorance of beliefs about her continent and decided to actually do something about it.

Al Maysles -- A Fond Farewell

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 05.09.2015 | New York
Nancy Cohen-koan

I don't make movies like Al. I'm too busy working out my neurotic wounds to be a fly on the wall, but I adore his films. Who doesn't? They are smart, funny and like Al, very sensitive.

Oscars' Near Misses: Poverty Documentaries

Joy Moses | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Joy Moses

In the lead up to the 87th Annual Oscars ceremony, 134 documentaries were submitted for consideration by the Academy. Only 5 were nominated. Amongst the 129 near misses, was a list of films illuminating interesting aspects of poverty in America. Here are seven of the better ones.

The Best Netflix Documentaries to Watch Right Now, 2015

Nana Meriwether | Posted 04.07.2015 | Entertainment
Nana Meriwether

Alas, I am here to save you all. I am obsessed with documentaries and I have seen a lot of the films available on Netflix. Below is a list of what I think are must see documentaries, as of January 2015.

Tyler Kingkade

Two New Documentaries Will Highlight Student Activism Against Campus Sexual Assault

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.21.2015 | Entertainment

Two documentaries debuting this week will highlight student activism around the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. On Wednesday, Pivot, t...

'Mad As Hell' Documents Rise Of Cenk Uygur And Online News

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor & James Thilman | Posted 01.16.2015 | Media

Polarizing rabble-rouser Cenk Uygur is the subject of a new documentary that explores the birth of online news. Co-founder of The Young Turks, the...

Learning from Bayard Rustin in Harlem and Beyond: An Interview with Filmmaker Bennett Singer

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 01.28.2015 | Arts
Stacy Parker Le Melle

If Rustin was afraid or daunted, he never showed it. He kept living his life, standing up for anyone who needed a voice. He loved Black people, but as evidenced by his global activism, he loved all people.

Are You Being Bullied About Your Hair?

Ama Yawson | Posted 01.26.2015 | Style
Ama Yawson

Do you feel as if you are being bullied about your hair choices? On one hand, there are Black women and girls who eschew dangerous chemical relaxers and instead rock their God-given afro-textured hair, and often experience bullying as a result.

16 Artist Documentaries To Stream This Holiday Weekend

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.02.2014 | Arts

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means we're gearing up for a heavy helping of stuffing, pumpkin pie and the most precious holiday gift o...

James Thilman

'No Control' Documentary Explores Layered Absurdity Of Gun Control Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | James Thilman | Posted 11.14.2014 | Arts

In "No Control," an arresting documentary debuting at DOC NYC, director Jessica Solce aims her camera at a contentious debate roaring in America. Solc...

16 Documentaries To Watch Out For This Year

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.10.2014 | Arts

If you've begun to notice an abundance of socially-conscious filmmakers gathered together in lower Manhattan this week, first of all -- you're wonderf...

The Storied, Old-School L.A. Metal Scene Gets Its Close-Up: Bob Nalbandian and Carl Alvarez Talk 'Inside Metal' Documentary

Christian Josi | Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment
Christian Josi

I've had deep exposure to music history in the making by virtue of hanging around LA's famed Sunset Strip in the 1980s. Imagine my surprise to realize that two friends are wrapping up years of painstaking work on a cinematic history lesson of the early metal scene.

Watch Nas React To Seeing An Ancestor's Bill Of Sale Into Slavery

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.06.2014 | Black Voices

During Tuesday's episode of PBS' documentary series "Finding Your Roots," rapper Nas was shown a devastating document from the past: a paper receipt f...

Saving Your Sanity While Saving the World

Rachel Avalon | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Avalon

Let's keep saving and loving the world while we give ourselves the same gift. Let's strive to infuse joy into every detail possible. At times we'll feel like the world is just too crazy and we'll wonder if we can keep our sanity intact, but we can still rally and transform everything from the inside out.

Truth Is Stronger Than Fiction: The Case for Documentaries

Stephen Ujlaki | Posted 11.15.2014 | Entertainment
Stephen Ujlaki

I have found over time that I actually prefer documentaries to fiction films. Why? From docs, I learn and am exposed to things that I did not know before: how somebody chose to live his or her life; historical events of which I was ignorant; issues that are happening today.

Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 09.27.2014 | Media
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Don't expect to learn much about the creative process from this documentary, even though it surfaces in the story. Some people are simply born that way -- though I don't think you have to arrive dead to be gifted.

The Odyssey Project: Incarcerated Youth Bring a Classic to the Stage at UCSB

Ming Holden | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Ming Holden

The boys shuffle in from the bright Isla Vista heat outside, eight teenagers dressed in the navy blue polo shirt, slacks, and black-and-white converse sneakers that constitute the uniform of the juvenile detention center a few miles outside of town.

Dance for Me: Coming of Age on the Dance Floor and Beyond

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

What drives them, these ballroom babies with the swiveling hips, sequins and spray tans, who sacrifice family, friends, even country in the quest for fame?