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'Give Me Goosebumps!': Celebrating the Relaunch of the TFI Doc Fund and New Partnership with The Orchard

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.25.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

This idea, the concept of cinema as a hand across cultures, is exactly what the TFI Documentary Fund is about. From a festival that began to heal a city, to a program and their funds that continue to mend the world through cinema, TFI is high on my list of groundbreaking, life-changing organizations. Many may have tried to imitate it but none have even come close.

Blaze Starr -- A 38DD and Proud of It

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 06.17.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

Bold, unapologetic, kind-hearted, a bigger personality than even her formidable chest. Blaze Starr was more than her body, an endearing legendary broad, a luminous star now aligned with more of her kind.

The Babushkas of Chernobyl

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 06.11.2015 | Arts
Adriana Aristizábal

I have to recognize, I knew almost nothing about the tragedy that happened almost 30 years ago in Chernobyl, Ukraine. The nuclear power plant accident was catastrophic, and its effects on the population were beyond human comprehension.

Pity Porn: The Unlikelihood of an Unbiased Porn Doc

Casey Calvert | Posted 06.11.2015 | Entertainment
Casey Calvert

Porn is Bad. It's an old, tired narrative about the business, but it's safe for the press. So what if some porn stars criticize your review? That's much more manageable that criticism from the entirety of the flyover states, or worse, your editor, a little closer to home.

10 Films Every Human Rights Advocate Should Watch

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.17.2015 | Arts

The stars of this year's Human Rights Watch Film Festival are as eclectic and awe-inspiring as ever -- a gang of 18 revolutionary cows in a Palestinia...

The 15 Best B&H Photo Event Space Videos Of All Time

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

For anyone who doesn't know about the B&H Photo Event Space, you are living in the dark. Firstly, B&H is the Disneyland for photographers - a photo an...

10 Documentary Videos For Street Photography Fans

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.05.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Image (c) Michael Ernest Sweet While not all these photographers are strictly street photographers, they are, I believe, photographers that street p...

Meet the Disease That Feels Like ALS, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's All at Once

Max Lugavere | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Max Lugavere

In The Lion's Mouth Opens, Walker focuses on young actress Marianna Palka as she finds out whether she has inherited this fate, an incurable degenerative disorder which took her father and now has a 50 percent chance of taking her body and her mind.

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 06.15.2015 | 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 06.10.2015 | 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 05.31.2015 | 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 05.30.2015 | 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...