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The Art of Using Film to Transform the Lives of Formerly-Incarcerated Youth

NationSwell | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact

Comics, with their rowdy action boxed within firm, familiar lines and violence reduced to harmless bams, thwacks and kapows, give Mario Rivera the abi...

Local Voices: Capturing the Stories of Swing State Voters

Kristi Jacobson | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
Kristi Jacobson

As the Republican and Democratic conventions took over our TV screens this summer, the discomfort I felt in my gut grew unbearable. So much is at stake in any presidential election, but this year is different.

Tom Fassaert's "A Family Affair": A Film That Heals Trauma

Karin Badt | Posted 09.19.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Sometimes a film will inspire me so much I will take a train to another country--staying with a friend for the night--just to have a conversation with...

Naked for the First Time: Rocco, Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai in Venice

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.19.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Rocco Siffredi, photo by Emmanuel Guionet From its opening shot, it's clear that Rocco is not a film for the faint of heart. It is raw, hard-core, vi...

Charlie Hebdo documentary maker Dan Reed

The Huffington Post | Will Tooke | Posted 09.16.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


Talking to Filmmakers: The LA Metal Scene Explodes!

Christian Josi | Posted 09.14.2016 | Arts
Christian Josi

Nearly two years ago, I wrote a piece here about a documentary called Inside L.A. Metal: The Pioneers of L.A. Hard Rock & Metal where I interviewed Director Bob Nalbandian and Producer Carl Alvarez. Well they are back with Volume 2! Join us as we chat about the just-released follow-up, Inside Metal: The L.A. Metal Scene Explodes!

From 'Silicon Cowboys' to the iPhone

Jason Cohen | Posted 09.14.2016 | Technology
Jason Cohen

With the announcement of the new iPhone 7 last week it is time for some reflection on just how far we've come in our connected world.

A Documentary Focusing On The Perfection In Japanese Denim

Larry Harris Jr. | Posted 08.29.2016 | Style
Larry Harris Jr.

Denim has truly lived a long life and has become more acceptable as time has passed. Masayohi Kobayashi of The Flat Head put it well when he said "I don't think there are any other clothing items that have stories like jeans."

Why Are Straight Men Doing Gay Porn?

Charlie David | Posted 08.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlie David

Is it a mockery to have straight men doing gay porn? Or is it an example of how far acceptance and visibility for LGBTQ people have come?

Rejoice! There's A James Baldwin Documentary Coming Soon

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.25.2016 | Black Voices

A highly-anticipated documentary about James Baldwin is set for its world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by ...

Tab Hunter Talks About His Documentary And LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 08.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This fascinating film is a must-see for our LGBT community, allies and beyond. In this intimate stylized documentary Tab narrates the true story of what it was like to spend his Hollywood years being gay in a precarious closet that repeatedly threatened to implode and possibly destroy him.

What This Haitian Priest Can Teach The Rest Of Us About Faith

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.23.2016 | Religion

Father Joseph Philippe has the kind of vision and indomitable spirit that might earn someone a Nobel Peace Prize or an Academy Award. But his name pro...

7 Things I Learned While Making A Movie About Pregnancy Loss

Ann Zamudio | Posted 08.22.2016 | Parents
Ann Zamudio

Three years ago, I started this journey thinking I knew my shit. I’d had a miscarriage and struggled with infertility, so I was a part of the club ...

Documentaries Make An Impact Through Artistry As Much As Advocacy

Shanna Belott | Posted 08.22.2016 | Media
Shanna Belott

By leaning on the raw power of personal, human stories, films that have deep impact may not appear to have an agenda at all, but instead tiptoe lightly towards changing hearts and minds.

A Conversation With Gregg Deal On Being "The Last American Indian On Earth"

Rachel Waters | Posted 08.17.2016 | Arts
Rachel Waters

From the beginning, Deal knew that for the film to ever have the impact it was meant to, it had to paint a bigger picture about what it means to be a Native person alive today.

The Story Behind The New Documentary ‘Can We Take a Joke?’

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 08.11.2016 | Entertainment
Greg Lukianoff

Last week, we honored the 50th anniversary of the death of the late, great, iconoclastic comedian Lenny Bruce. As older generations know, but the cur...

Talking Citizen Soldier With Christian Tureaud

Sam Rivman | Posted 08.08.2016 | Entertainment
Sam Rivman

Citizen Soldier is a dramatic feature film, told from the point of view of a group of Soldiers in the Oklahoma Army National Guard's 45th Infantry Bri...

Documentary To Shed Light On Untold Stories Of Muslims In The U.S. Military

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.03.2016 | Religion

Muslim Americans have served in the U.S. Armed Forces since the days of George Washington. They have fought and died alongside Americans of all religi...

TEDWomen Update: African Conservation Champions and Filmmakers, Beverly and Dereck Joubert

Pat Mitchell | Posted 08.13.2016 | Women
Pat Mitchell

At the very first TEDWomen event in 2010, one of the most popular TEDTalks was given by Dereck and Beverly Joubert, whose talk together clearly define...

1504: America's Boulevard

Anna Donnella | Posted 07.27.2016 | Arts
Anna Donnella

1504, a multimedia studio led by Tyler Jones, Nick Michael, and Mark Slagle, recently took some time to create a short documentary that explores race, urban development, and one of the largest murals in the country.

Women Unite: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Each week at The Pollination Project, we bring seven seed grant recipients to the center stage, shining a light on their passions to make the world a ...

Miss Sharon Jones!

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.26.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings is a Grammy-nominated R&B band from Brooklyn. Their groove is funky like James Brown's. Jones' gyrations are as wild and ...

San Diego Comic-Con Film Festival Highlights

Erik Sharkey | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment
Erik Sharkey

Once again it is time for the biggest pop culture event of the year, San Diego Comicon, the "Woodstock for Geeks" which is a celebration of comic book...

Venice: Unique Views Of Its Fascinating And Historic Bridges

Vic Stefanu | Posted 07.01.2016 | Travel
Vic Stefanu

World famous Venice is also known as the "City of Canals" or the "City of Bridges."

Malka Nedivi: Remains of the Day

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 06.28.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Painter, sculptor, and accidental filmmaker Malka Nedivi's studio is an unruly treasure trove of found objects, non-traditional materials, personal narratives, family secrets, collective symbolism, dark wit, and an abiding affection for all things broken, lost, and redeemed.