The Invisible War won the Festival Audience Award for documentaries at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and is a powerful and scathing exposé going after the epidemic of sexual assault in the armed forces.
In his debut documentary feature, filmmaker Christopher Timm deftly presents a vital meditation on the bridge between spirituality and social justice, through the prism of the seminal demonstrations at the 1999 World Trade Organization (WTO) meetings in Seattle.
Ondi Timoner's latest ventures, an interview show called BYOD (Bring Your Own Doc) and a YouTube channel called Live Public, use Timoner's interests in mind- and life-changing documentaries and technology to go behind the scenes of how both are made.
I did the only thing I knew how -- I made a short film with a message. The message was simple: "We are Egyptian. We are human. Let us be human. Let us be free." It wasn't about race, religion, or class.
At the Sundance Film Festival this month, the most anticipated documentary was Ethel, about the matriarch of the Robert Kennedy clan, directed by her daughter Rory. It joins a growing list of personal passion projects made by filmmakers.
The Thin, Blue Line dramatically re-enacts the crime scene and investigation of a police officer's murder in Dallas. The film was so powerful and convincing that it helped free an innocent man from prison.