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'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 12.18.2014 | 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 12.11.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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 12.08.2014 | 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.

deepsouth : An Interview With Filmmaker Lisa Biagiotti

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 01.31.2015 | Arts
Stephanie Spiro

Over the past year, I've been writing about creative storytelling, focusing on some extraordinary independent artists, their projects, and their crowdfunding campaigns. This week, I interviewed journalist and filmmaker, Lisa Biagiotti about the incredible journey of her gorgeous, topical, and award-winning film, deepsouth.

Black Lives and Black Stories Matter

Donna Hardwick | Posted 01.26.2015 | Black Voices
Donna Hardwick

Black lives matter. Despite what we're seeing in media headlines, the actions of our courts and legal system and police departments everywhere -- black lives matter and black stories help shed light on history of race in America and beyond.

Film Review: Time Is IllMatic Directed by One9

Ambre Anderson | Posted 01.24.2015 | Entertainment
Ambre Anderson

Revealed was a layer of understanding for why Nas is loved and respected so much. The creativity, awareness and intelligence that flowed out of him, at such a young age, while growing up in his environment with limited resources, is definitely nothing short of genius.

Treefeller Profiles

Joubert Loots | Posted 01.20.2015 | Arts
Joubert Loots

At the age of fifteen Pierre started working as railroad labourer. The following year he joined the army. His dream was to become a chef. When he le...

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: The Joan Didion Documentary's Pioneering Approach to Collaborative Filmmaking

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 01.17.2015 | Arts
Elizabeth Nicholas

Here is a compendium of characters Didion herself might appreciate, and one which her own family is now joining.

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...

A Conversation With Daniel Burity

Aline Pimentel | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
Aline Pimentel

The main subject is an immigrant who survives working as a Hello Kitty character. Never revealing who is behind the mask, Daniel creates a metaphor for faceless immigrants working in the shadows of American society.

'The War on Christmas' -- A Film by Ken Burns

Perry Block | Posted 01.11.2015 | Comedy
Perry Block

It is a brutal war. One that pits brother against brother, elf against gnome, reindeer against reindeer, and worst of all, Santa Claus vs. the Martians.

The New Yorker To Premiere Docu-Series On Amazon

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.11.2014 | Media

The New Yorker has teamed up with Amazon to produce a half-hour documentary series titled "The New Yorker Presents," Amazon announced in a statement o...

Homeless Students Exist in Every School. Is This the Year We Support Them?

Maria Rivera | Posted 01.10.2015 | Education
Maria Rivera

Over 22,000 of our students were identified as homeless last year, and it feels like, amidst discussions of testing, contracts, and school closings, no one gave this ever-rising number the attention I believe it deserves.

The Flavor of the Month

Leslie Handler | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Leslie Handler

He met a girl. She had an apartment. He moved in with her. Even though the relationship didn't last, it was enough for him to get himself off the streets, clean himself up, get a job, and become stable. But what can be done for all the youth who don't have such an option?

How I Realized Child Hunger Hits Everyone Close To Home

Patrick Creadon | Posted 01.05.2015 | 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.

Go Inside The New Street Art Documentary, 'Banksy Does New York'

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The Director and Producers Talk About Their New Street Art Documentary. The Banksy show is about to begin again. For those who are not familiar wit...