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'Little Ballers' Is A Documentary The Whole Family Needs To Watch

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 02.26.2015 | Black Voices

Different players across the NBA have something in common: they once played basketball with the AAU, aka the Amateur Athletic Union, a non-profit orga...

Oscars' Near Misses: Poverty Documentaries

Joy Moses | Posted 02.23.2015 | 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.

Why You Should Stop Using The Word 'Slut' As An Insult

Jill Di Donato | Posted 02.20.2015 | Women
Jill Di Donato

When Lindin was 11, she was branded a "slut" by her classmates and was bullied at school, after school and online. During all this, she kept a regular diary. Now a Harvard graduate pursuing her Ph.D. in California, Emily started The UnSlut Project by blogging her own middle school diaries.

My Oscar

Jason Cohen | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Jason Cohen

Last year, I was a first-time nominee for my short documentary, Facing Fear. When the big moment came and I didn't get called to the stage, my sons were almost in tears. When we arrived back home, the boys gave me a huge comforting embrace that put a final coda on the whole experience for me... or at least so I thought.

Youth Protest Hong Kong Style: A Q&A on 'Lessons in Dissent' with Filmmaker Matthew Torne

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 02.18.2015 | Media
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Matthew Torne, a British filmmaker, is coming to Southern California soon to show and discuss his documentary Lessons in Dissent, which analyzes the 2012 Hong Kong protests that were triggered by plans to bring mainland style patriotic education to the former Crown Colony.

Getting Burglarized 24 Days Before My Show's Launch

Caroline Shin | Posted 02.17.2015 | Small Business
Caroline Shin

The first thing that struck me as soon as I stripped off my winter coat and scarf was how uncharacteristically cold it was in my apartment. "I gotta text my landlord about this," I thought. But things seemed awry. A little too messy. I'd been robbed.

Best Documentaries of 2015: Legendary AD

Morena Duwe | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

The art of film directing has been revered since the days of the Lumière Brothers, before the title of director had even been bestowed. Now, the director has achieved a level of celebrity that is only growing exponentially.

Christina Wilkie

New Film Explores 'Washington's Wildest Week'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Once a year, Washington parties like it's Hollywood. Now this annual shindig, the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, is the...

Millennials Must Hunt

Michael J. Parker | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics
Michael J. Parker

As a generation, we face a choice: either continue the disastrous environmental, and economic food policies of the Boomers or make new choices regarding how and what we eat. It's time for us to start hunting.

The Best Netflix Documentaries to Watch Right Now, 2015

Nana Meriwether | Posted 02.05.2015 | 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.

Exclusive Clip: Call For Help Features Renegade Relief Workers in Post-Earthquake Haiti

Kristin McCracken | Posted 02.04.2015 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

The new documentary Call For Help introduces us to a group of relief workers who took charge, using guerrilla-style tactics to ensure that the donated supplies that entered the country did not sit undistributed, that victims found their way to the medical help they needed.

Sundance: Directors Jason Silverman and Samba Gadjigo on SEMBENE!'s Rich Legacy

Kristin McCracken | Posted 02.03.2015 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Though it's a cliché for a Sundance Film Festival premiere to be called "a labor of love," never has the term been more apt than with Sembene!, Jason Silverman and Samba Gadjigo's impassioned biopic of Ousmane Sembène, "the father of African cinema."

A Connecticut Yankee in King Steven's Court

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.03.2015 | Entertainment
Jerry Zezima

As a Connecticut Yankee born and bred -- or perhaps I should say born and white-bread, which is how most people think of Connecticut Yankees -- I have always loved history, not just because I am old enough to be historical myself, but because I could never do algebra.

'EARTH: A New Wild' (PBS) With Dr. M. Sanjayan Is the Most Spectacular Nature Series Ever Produced By National Geographic Television

LuxEco Living | Posted 01.29.2015 | Entertainment
LuxEco Living

Hosted by Dr. M. Sanjayan, a brilliant conservation scientist, National Geographic Television (in association with Passion Planet) has produced its most important cinematic legacy. EARTH: A New Wild is to be savored and watched countless times.

Sundance Interview: Best of Enemies Directors Morgan Neville & Robert Gordon

Kristin McCracken | Posted 01.28.2015 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

When you read the description of Best of Enemies, which had its world premiere this week in the U.S. Documentary competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, "hilarious" is not the first word that springs to mind.

No Greater Love Documentary Shows Promise

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 01.21.2015 | Entertainment
Dustin DeMoss

Those who've been in deployed locations know the importance of faith in the middle of stressful missions. As I was deployed to South Korea, after Nort...

My Conversation With Laura Poitras

Tavis Smiley | Posted 01.16.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Citizenfour chronicles the eight days Poitras, Glenn Greenwald and Ewan MacAllister of The Guardian spent with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong as he handed over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the NSA.

Does Experiencing a Tragedy Make You More Interesting?

Molly Fosco | Posted 01.15.2015 | Women
Molly Fosco

Is experiencing a tragedy worth the pain if it makes your life more interesting? Is it possible that going through heartache can actually make you a better person in the long run?

5 Tips for Becoming a DJ and Creative Entrepreneur from Jasmine Solano

Sahra Vang Nguyen | Posted 01.08.2015 | New York
Sahra Vang Nguyen

For Philadelphia native and New York-based DJ, Jasmine Solano, music has always been a driving force in her life. With a growing awareness for political issues and society, Solano's passion for music and social impact fueled her into a successful career.

Top 11 Films of 2014

Brad Schreiber | Posted 12.29.2014 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

Rules are sometimes meant to be broken, which is why this year's list is the Top 11, not 10. It also has something to do with a very strong year in documentaries, foreign, American studio and indie film. For those titles that are unfamiliar, investigate and surprise yourself.

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 ...

"Feminism" Is Back in Vogue

Katharine Kramer | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts
Katharine Kramer

It's the first theatrical documentary of its kind, and it will no doubt open the door for other films on the subject of feminism and women's liberation.

Amanda Scherker

The Badass Feminist History You Never Learned In School

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women

For many in the United States, the feminist movement has been reduced to vicious stereotypes that are still repeated today: feminists are angry, man-h...

Popcorn Preview: Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

Leslie Sisman | Posted 02.08.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014) Director: Chuck Workman Genre: Documentary (94 minutes) "A magician is just an actor."...

For Love of the Game: Talking With Kurt Russell About The Battered Bastards of Baseball

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 02.07.2015 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

It's the kind of thing you probably missed over Thanksgiving dinner, while gnawing on a turkey leg, bickering with your uncle, or falling asleep during a Detroit Lions game: The Miami Marlins just signed an outfielder to a $325 million deal, the largest contract in sports history.