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Sundance And Gates Foundation Social Change Film Series Challenges You To Create Your Own

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact

Instead of the depressing numbers and helpless faces that dominate discussions of hunger and destitution, these two short films explore creative solut...

How to Evolve Your Character for a More Meaningful, Successful Life

MeiMei Fox | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

What determines your character? You do. As do the people around you. And, of course, genetics play a factor, too. But according to Webby Award fo...

Public Happiness

Harry Boyte | Posted 04.29.2014 | Education
Harry Boyte

Education, understood in this way, is constitutive of a flourishing democratic society. The understanding has never been more needed.

Voices of Pain and Peace

Robert Koehler | Posted 04.29.2014 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

The festival's mission, which it accomplishes every year, is to "raise awareness of peace, nonviolence, social justice and an eco-balanced world." This is no small feat.

Adriana Reyes: Behind Heartbreaking Photos of Syria and Jordan

Ming Holden | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Ming Holden

"Photography became my precious, vivid tool with which I could show the world's beauty and sad reality simultaneously. When I returned from Syria in the spring of 2013, I felt an overwhelming need to do everything I could to help the Syrian refugees and spread awareness of the crisis."

The Woman Who Shot Elaine Stritch

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

After almost 20 years in the business, Chiemi Karasawa made the move from being a script supervisor on feature films to being a producer who made documentaries. When she started making Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, she had no intention of playing musical chairs right into the director's seat as well.

To Russia With Love: 'The Devotion Project' Celebrates the Gay Love Putin Wants to Hide

Antony Osso | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Antony Osso

These films are meant to give hope to LGBTQ youth and adults in Russia. I've held fast to the notion that I'd be feel more gratified if I focused on the variety and specificity of our love, rather than condemning other viewpoints.

100-Man Fight Tells the Story of Judd Reid and the Real Life Kumite

Norm Schriever | Posted 04.21.2014 | Entertainment
Norm Schriever

Every once in a great while a story comes along that defies our collective imagination, forcing us to recalibrate the limits of the human condition. ...

The 2014 Pan African Film Festival Gives Top Award to Of Good Report

Dwight Brown | Posted 04.21.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

The 22nd annual Pan African Film Festival ran from February 6th to the 17th -- 177 feature films, docs, shorts and web series screened daily at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Los Angeles. Locals and out-of-towners gathered to honor black films.

Crowdfunding for the Oscars: The Journey of Mahdi Fleifel's A World Not Ours

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.19.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

In his fascinating documentary A World Not Ours, and the short 'Epilogue' titled Xenos which just premiered at this year's Berlinale, filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel shows us his very personal connection to the refugee camp of his youth, Ain el-Helweh in Lebanon.

Recreator Launches Kickstarter to Produce Hemp T-shirts in Downtown L.A.

Ben Droz | Posted 04.13.2014 | Los Angeles
Ben Droz

In December at The Cinefamily Theater in Hollywood, a Downtown LA Hemp Apparel Brand and Art-Activist Collective, Recreator, hosted a free screening of the industrial hemp documentary Bringing It Home. They also had a special preview of their Kickstarter Campaign, which they just launched today.

The Kids Are All Right: The Colorful World of the 90s Gay Ballroom Scene Continues to Influence Pop Culture

Isoul Harris | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Isoul Harris

"One, I don't think they knew it existed and, two, once they discovered it, they were fearful, naïve and unsure."

The War Around Us Shows Human Side of Gaza Conflict

Kamran Pasha | Posted 04.05.2014 | Media
Kamran Pasha

Watching the film as a former journalist, I was struck by the heroism of these two reporters. History had placed them in the middle of a story that the power structure that I myself confronted as a journalist didn't want the world to see.

ReThink Review: If You Build It -- Helping Communities Through Design

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.02.2014 | Education
Jonathan Kim

While uplifting, the fact that a lot of things don't seem to have worked out as hoped for -- as is often the case with both documentaries and nonprofits -- gives If You Build It a slightly bittersweet feeling.

WATCH: Notorious Clarence Thomas Scandal Back In Spotlight

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 01.29.2014 | Black Voices

A film is set to hit theaters featuring the story of Anita Hill, the woman who accused then Supreme Court judge nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual hara...

No Way to Make a Career

Lowell Peterson | Posted 03.29.2014 | Media
Lowell Peterson

Welcome to the world of freelance employment. Welcome to the world of work without unions, without collective bargaining, without any industry-wide standards of employment or compensation or benefits.

Three Times Is a Charm for My Special Friends' Marriage Equality

Angela Whittaker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Angela Whittaker

Desmond, Angela, Curtis, Roman (front left) and Nyro (front right) at Central Park Wedding in October 2013 On a meditation retreat 13 years ago with ...

2nd Amendment: Shooting for Freedom

Lydia Hughes | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment
Lydia Hughes

Despite the growing possession of arms, the gun debate is also something that continues to grow. Producers James Dann and Richard Morel explore the debate in 2nd Amendment.

Examining the Docs: This Year's Oscar-Nominated Documentaries

Jon Eig | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

If I'm choosing between two movies and both are entertaining and informative, but one is clearly out to change the world, I do find myself favoring the world-changer. That comes into play this year for me, though it may not for you.

Mexican Farmers' Fight to Not Come to the U.S. (VIDEO)

Daniel Klein | Posted 01.20.2014 | Green
Daniel Klein

This is the story of one community's efforts to keep people home... using oregano.

The Oscar-Nominated Documentary Egypt Doesn't Want You To See

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Jehane Noujaim was meant to be in Tahrir Square on January 25, 2011, that momentous date when millions of Egyptian citizens took to the streets to pro...

Using Skyfall to Fight Back Against Kim Jong-un

James Jones | Posted 03.16.2014 | World
James Jones

While making Secret State of North Korea for the investigative journalism series FRONTLINE, we found a group of defectors who are risking their lives once again to fight back against the regime of Kim Jong-un.

The Real Story Of The Egyptian Revolution

Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Throughout history, successful revolutions have been defined by their effective overthrow of an oppressive regime. But what becomes of a revolution wh...

Lost Boy Home and the South Sudan Conflict

Mark Barger Elliott | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Mark Barger Elliott

Zachariah Char returned to South Sudan in December to build a medical clinic honoring his father and mother. On December 18, he was evacuated from South Sudan by the U.S. government. In this brief Op-Doc, Zachariah speaks movingly as to how these events have preempted the realization of his "dream."

10 Top Docs of 2013 (Including 9 From Women Filmmakers)

Kristin McCracken | Posted 03.11.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Though I didn't notice while culling my list down to just ten, nine of the movies that made my cut come from women filmmakers, which makes me exceedingly happy.