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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.

C'MON, GET HAPPY! Filmmaker ADAM SHELL Asks Long Unanswered Questions With New Inspiring Documentary; PURSUING HAPPINESS!

Andrew Cristi | Posted 06.28.2016 | Entertainment
Andrew Cristi

The idea of even asking the question, "What is the secret to happiness?" or how to find it might seem impossible to the average man, but filmmaker Adam Shell quickly shows that he is anything but average as he seeks to take on the complicated question with his new film; Pursuing Happiness.

Yogurt Utopia: How the Crowd is Kickstarting Our Film for Change

Pioneers for Change | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Anna Thomson I'm a seasoned television director with over 30 art and history documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky Arts to my name. Over...

Dutch Animal Ambulance

Julia Gunther | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Julia Gunther

My time with the Dutch Animal Ambulance Amsterdam has taught me that we all have a duty to prevent or at the very least reduce the suffering of the animals around us.

Quiet Please...: Filmmaker Jeffrey Scott Gould's New Misophonia Documentary Is Plenty To Chew On

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Changing perception is a small component of the purpose of the film, but it's important because misophonia as a condition is not without scoffers and detractors even among friends and family. Jeff describes releasing the trailer and sharing it with the world as sort of a coming out.

The Palm Springs International ShortFest Debuts With A Brilliant, Innovative Lineup

Greg Archer | Posted 06.20.2016 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Over the last decade, The Palm Springs International Film Festival, which rolls out the red carpet every January, has emerged as one of the more allur...

Undue Burden: Director Dawn Porter on Trapped

Kristin McCracken | Posted 06.15.2016 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

For years, women's health rights in the U.S. have been steadily eroding, in large part due to restrictive laws passed by conservative state government...

Michael Moore Invades Britain with his Newest Film

Sophia A. McClennen | Posted 06.14.2016 | Entertainment
Sophia A. McClennen

Revolutionary documentarian Michael Moore took his latest film on the road to the UK this week. Oscar shortlisted, "Where to Invade Next" premiered in...

Anthony Weiner, Cory Booker & the Desire to Reveal

Marshall Curry | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Marshall Curry

When the directors of this film were forced to pick between their allegiance to the man who had given them incredible access or to the audience who expected an honest complex film, they picked the audience.