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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.

The Many Voices of Being a Man

Curtis Shaw Child | Posted 03.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Curtis Shaw Child

While Roman and Nyro begin to navigate the tween express lane toward adulthood, I find myself connecting with and interpreting the many voices of being a man that I absorbed from my father.

Addiction and Death: Who Wants to Talk About It?

Eddie Parsons | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Eddie Parsons

The topics of religion and politics are off limits when at a dinner party according to social advisors, but they are often discussed whether or not ...

Rescuing Vivian Maier

Jon Eig | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Here's my favorite type of movie puzzle. In this 2014 American movie, a fascinating woman is absent, leaving behind nothing but mystery. A man searc...

Why I Want You To Watch Virunga

Errol Morris | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment
Errol Morris

Heroes usually make a decision to put themselves in danger or to protect people who are in danger. But the true victims in this story -- the mountain gorillas of Virunga -- are hard to see as anything other than innocent quarry of machinations far beyond their ken.

How I Realized Child Hunger Hits Everyone Close To Home

Patrick Creadon | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Patrick Creadon

Child hunger in America is often something you don't "see" or suspect is close to you, but I found myself in an affluent area I knew quite well, interviewing hungry kids who live just blocks away from million dollar homes. I realized for the first time, 'If child hunger can exist here, it can exist anywhere.

If You Want to Support Farmworkers - Buy a Florida Fair Food Tomato

Sanjay Rawal | Posted 01.02.2015 | Impact
Sanjay Rawal

Animal welfare, organic growing, integrated pest management - these are all great things. But none is closer to the heart of our nation's agrarian ideal than a system where people are treated justly and with respect.

Movie Review: 'CitizenFour', Snowden for Lovers and Haters

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.28.2014 | Entertainment
Peter Van Buren

'CitizenFour' is impressive filmmaking. Pointras starts with the problem of telling a story most people already know. She succeeds brilliantly, and if 'CitizenFour' is not awarded the Academy Award for Best Documentary then that award no longer is relevant.