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I/O: A Documentary About the World of Electronic Music

Morena Duwe | Posted 11.24.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Electronic music has long since been a debated genre of music. For those who live within its pulsating, body-moving lifestyle, it is an important aspect of the counter-culture experience. The way in which it affects the human body and emotion is a deeper and more complex connection than many might think.

Documentary Film Legendary AD Goes to Cannes Film Festival in 2016

Morena Duwe | Posted 11.20.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Legendary AD tells the stories of the lesser-known names in Hollywood who have played monumental roles in the production of films such as Star Wars, Pulp Fiction, The Godfather, Interstellar and many more.

How to Solve the Energy Crisis: The Story of FEMME

Marilyn Tam | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn Tam

"What do you do?" I dread that question because the answer is complicated. People often ask this question in order to place the subject into a neat bo...

Byrd 1933: The Importance of Documentary Film in the History of Scientific Exploration

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 10.20.2015 | Arts
K.J. Wetherholt

With the restoration of those remaining 10 reels, and the Byrd Center having hired filmmaker and artist Pamela Theodotou as their media specialist, in seeing what the Center had in the remaining reels from the Discovery Lecture Film Series, it became apparent to Theodotou that there was enough content to piece back together one of Admiral Byrd's most famous expeditions to Antarctica.

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution - the art of documentary, the making of history.

Rick Ayers | Posted 10.19.2015 | Arts
Rick Ayers

While watching Stanley Nelson's documentary, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, I was propelled back to my own remembered experience in these years - hearing Stokely Charmichael speak at my college campus, learning of Fred Hampton's murder by FBI and Chicago police while I was in the army.

Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice

Holly Yasui | Posted 10.16.2015 | Impact
Holly Yasui

October 19 is the birthdate of Minoru Yasui. 99 years ago, the civil rights leader was born in the small farming community of Hood River, Oregon to Japanese immigrant parents.

Benjamin Goldstein's Sisyphean Jack London

Jonah Raskin | Posted 10.12.2015 | Entertainment
Jonah Raskin

H.L. Mencken dismissed Jack London as a "jejune socialist." George Orwell noted that he had a "fascist streak." For documentary filmmaker Benjamin Goldstein, London is the "quintessential modern hero, Peter Pan, Sisyphus and existentialist."

Upcoming Doc Seeks To Expose Truth In Michael Brown Case

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.07.2015 | Black Voices

In the year since 18-year-old Michael Brown died, a grand jury declined to indict former officer Darren Wilson and the Department of Justice...

Equal Means Equal

Kamala Lopez | Posted 08.25.2015 | Women
Kamala Lopez

August 26 is Women's Equality Day in the United States, and while I understand the late great Bella Abzug's desire to publicly validate women achieving the vote with the 19th amendment, it isn't 1971 anymore -- it's 2015.

Dragstrip 66 Was an Irreverent and Decadent Celebration of Self-expression, Community and Imagination

Nicholas Snow | Posted 08.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

"Were you the strange kid whose parents put you in the basement to play during parties? Well, Dragstrip 66 was the place where all the strange kids were put in the basement to party together."

The Kids: New Documentary About the Kids Who Inspired Larry Clark's Coming-of-Age Film Begins Crowdfunding

Jill Di Donato | Posted 08.12.2015 | Entertainment
Jill Di Donato

There was no shortage of media celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Larry Clark's iconic film Kids. The film marked what many, including cast member Jonny Abrahams, who went on to find success as an actor and DJ, calls the film one of the last to "show the real New York. Not the Hollywood version."

Beyond Cigars, Salsa, Mojitos and Malecón: Finally, a Changing Cuba

Jim Laurie | Posted 09.10.2015 | Latino Voices
Jim Laurie

We cannot help but watch with admiration as Cubans, many of whom are part of an emerging, entrepreneurial and professional middle class, work their way forward, escaping want and scarcity, reinventing themselves, and building a new Cuba.

Why We've Been Duped by Presidential Fundraising Numbers

Linsey Pecikonis | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
Linsey Pecikonis

Just last week, the political establishment was a flurry with news over which 2016 presidential candidate raked in the most money. Ever since the Ci...

New Documentary Film, Twinsters, Shines a Light on Twins Separated at Birth

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.20.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Over the past six decades, at least 200,000 Korean children have been adopted into families in more than 15 countries, with a vast majority living in the United States.

Skateboarding's First Wave: Back to the '60s in Our 60s

Colleen Turner | Posted 05.17.2015 | Entertainment
Colleen Turner

Looking back, it's hard to believe what we did on those boards as kids. What was exhilarating then now looks downright scary to me. We didn't realize at the time that we were being pioneers. We just loved skateboarding, and the more difficult the challenge, the more we liked it!

A Riveting Never-Before-Broadcast Q&A with Academy Award-Winning Documentary Film Director Laura Poitras of Citizenfour Fame

Nicholas Snow | Posted 05.14.2015 | Entertainment
Nicholas Snow

I am honored to present exclusive audio of a Q&A with Citizenfour Director Laura Poitras, which took place as part of the Talking Pictures program at the 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Women in Art: BERNICE By Kristina Sorge

Malcolm Harris | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts
Malcolm Harris

In this beautifully crafted documentary, young Ms. Sorge highlights her subject's lifelong efforts to support and empower female artists as well as artists of color throughout their careers.

Michael and Us: Remembering Michael Moore's Roger & Me 25 Years Later

Jon Eig | Posted 06.03.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Moore was not the first documentarian to inject comedy into serious subject matter, nor was he the first to inject himself into the narrative. He was simply the most effective.

Seymour: An Introduction

Hellin Kay | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
Hellin Kay

"Music is like God. It's intangible," proclaims Seymour Bernstein. I couldn't agree more. Anyone that has ever had the hair on their arms raised by ...

Meet the Warholas: Andy Warhol's Family Set to Claim Their 15 Minutes With New Documentary

Christian Josi | Posted 05.16.2015 | Arts
Christian Josi

Last week when I read that a relative of the late Andy Warhol was venturing to make Uncle Andy, a documentary about him "from the family's perspective," my imagination was immediately captured.

Entrepreneurship in a Mug

Arancha González | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Arancha González

Around the world, it is much more difficult for women than for men to run a successful business. Even when laws are not explicitly biased against them, companies owned and operated by women often face discrimination every step of the way, from obtaining finance to finding customers.

Matt Sheehan

China's 'Inconvenient Truth:' Anti-Pollution Documentary Goes Viral | Matt Sheehan | Posted 03.02.2015 | World

BEIJING -- Public revulsion over China’s putrid air has been mounting for years, and now the country might have its gotten its own version of "An In...

The Mystery Of Vivian Maier, The Most Famous Street Photographer No One Actually Knows

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.12.2015 | Arts

The story of Vivian Maier is probably one of the art world's most compelling mysteries. A nanny by profession, she was an alarmingly talented and vast...

My Journey Back to Health

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 04.13.2015 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

I am now ready to embrace the world and shepherd this film out and turn my attention away from me to others and give all that I have learned. Life is an exciting journey I am so grateful to be on.

5 Action Steps to Improve End-of-Life Care in Your Community

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

While we may not be able to singlehandedly transform the death industry in our country, each one of us can do something in our lives and our own communities to make a difference. We just have to be creative and strongly motivated to implement change.