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WATCH: 'Human Skeleton': The Story Behind The Iconic Photo

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.27.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

On Memorial Day, the country will honor those who served and continue to serve in the military. In that spirit, the documentary 'Honor Flight' follows...

AFI DOCS' 2013 Film Festival Schedule

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.22.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A documentary featuring celebrities reading some of the nearly 800,000 letters sent to first lady Jacqueline Kennedy after President Ken...

Stories We Tell Dissects an Actress' Family, and Storytelling Itself

Brian Formo | Posted 07.21.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Formo

If you are interested in the craft of storytelling and/or documentaries I highly suggest that you see Stories We Tell. If you prefer dinner parties to dance clubs, I highly suggest that you see Stories We Tell.

Movie Review: We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.21.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Other documentarians may be more famous than Oscar-winner Alex Gibney, but there's no one working right now who afflicts the comfortable with more energy and pointedness than Gibney.

Leviathan: A Watery and Brutal un-Documentary

Tracey Harnish | Posted 07.19.2013 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

There should be a warning for this movie, because while it's labeled a documentary, with its chiaroscuro lighting, it could be called an impressionist kaleidoscope dream, culled from real-life footage.

INTERVIEW: Director Sarah Polley Talks Stories We Tell

Zaki Hasan | Posted 07.18.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Sarah Polley has been working consistently in film and television since she was a child, and what's most astounding about the multi-hyphenate filmmake...

Fear, Force and Fabrication: RAB, Human Rights Activists and Media

Kallol Mustafa | Posted 07.18.2013 | World
Kallol Mustafa

This is not a mere film but a film action that challenges its audience by making them think about their indifferent attitude to the society and the importance of their being organized to stand against the system.

GoogaMooga Sneak Peek: Joseph Leonard's Fried Chicken Sandwich

Liza de Guia | Posted 07.17.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Quite possibly the perfect fried chicken sandwich.

"Parallel Conversations" at the Envision Film Program: Why Artists and the UN Must Converge for Better Maternal Health

Lisa Russell | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Lisa Russell

"Yeah, but he was shot in the back of the head in a playground in Brooklyn back in 2011. You didn't know?" That was how my involvement with the 2013 Envision Film program began this past April.

The Rebuild Your Life Project -- Los Angeles: Inspiring Women To Make A Move

Te-Erika Patterson | Posted 07.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Te-Erika Patterson

Have you ever gone through a situation that led you to have to make a transition to a new city? Have you recently gotten a divorce? Have you just graduated college? Did you lose your home to foreclosure?

On Why We Cook: To Break Taboos and to Create

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.03.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Sung Park, chef and owner of Bistro Petit in Brooklyn, is breaking taboos with his bold-flavored Korean French cuisine.

Why We Cook: Chef Amie Valpone Cooks to Live

Liza de Guia | Posted 06.26.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

What if you loved food, but the odds were against you?

"State 194" - Bracing Documentary about Building Palestine

Alan Elsner | Posted 06.25.2013 | World
Alan Elsner

A new documentary highlighting the efforts of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to build the framework of a Palestinian state opens May 17 in New York and Los Angeles on limited release. One hopes the distributors send it nationwide so that more Americans can see it.

The Musical World of Jenks

Maggie Hollander | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
Maggie Hollander

What's amazing is that while individual tastes may be spreading further and further apart, music in film still brings us together by triggering the same emotions in all of us, even if just for a moment in time.

Which Way Is The Front Line From Here

Molly Rowan Leach | Posted 06.23.2013 | Arts
Molly Rowan Leach

Approaching the two-year anniversary of Tim's tragic death in Misrata covering the risings of the Arab Spring, Sebastian Junger, his close friend and co-director of their Oscar-nominated Restrepo has created an extraordinary documentary of his friend's life.

New Documentary Takes Us Inside Russian Adoption: The Dark Matter of Love

Tina Traster | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Tina Traster

The Dark Matter of Love's message is ultimately this: Children, no matter how difficult the transition, are better off with families than they are languishing in orphanages.

Janet Tobias's No Place on Earth Portrays Strength of a Woman Surviving the Holocaust

Justine Browning | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
 Justine Browning

No Place on Earth offers an enthralling portrait of survival during the Holocaust. Directed by the accomplished Janet Tobias, the moving documentary is unlike previous films that have tackled the same subject matter.

An Interview With Ken Burns and Three of The Central Park Five; Documentary Airs on PBS

Brian Formo | Posted 04.16.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Formo

The film concerns five black teenagers who, not knowing their rights during detainment, were coerced into confessing to a brutal rape that left a woman in a coma in Central Park.

A River Changes Course at the Yale Environmental Film Festival: Interview With Filmmaker Kalyanee Mam

Ben Goldfarb | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green
Ben Goldfarb

Although demolished trees provide the film its unsettling backdrop, its real focus is the three families, and the meditative rhythm of their lives: hands rooting for potatoes, scythes mowing through swathes of cane, fish cleavers thumping against chopping blocks.

A Vegetarian Butcher Makes a Case for Wheat Meat

Liza de Guia | Posted 06.10.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

"Seitan isn't a meat replacement, it's a food stuff in its own right," say the seitan specialists behind Monk's Meats, which produces between 100 to 150 pounds of seitan a day.

Unlikely Heroes

Steven Pressman | Posted 06.08.2013 | Entertainment
Steven Pressman

A Jewish couple sat in their elegant dining room and charted a daring mission that, nearly 75 years later, sounds like a far-fetched movie plot. In April 1939, they sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, bound for Nazi Germany and determined to rescue 50 Jewish children from Vienna and bring them to safety to the U.S.

Seattle's The Bismarck Hit the Bay Area, and You Should See Them

Conan Neutron | Posted 06.05.2013 | San Francisco
Conan Neutron

I am hard-pressed to think of a band more hard working, that delivers so much quality music that is treated with more disdain than Seattle's The Bismarck. That's why I sincerely hope people come see them this weekend in the Bay Area.

Judging History and Angela Davis: A review of Free Angela

Craig Carpenter | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

Free Angela, a feature length documentary directed by Shola Lynch, does a fine job in helping to explain how Ms. Davis came to represent so much to so many.

American Winter: It's a Cold Reality for Millions of Struggling Families

Joe Gantz | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment
Joe Gantz

How can nearly half of our country be in such dire circumstances and yet our politicians chose this time of the most need in 80 years to cut budgets and social services all across the country?

John Hunter, Creator of the World Peace Game, on Experiences and New Book

Jeff Paterson | Posted 04.04.2013 | Books
Jeff Paterson

John Hunter, a teacher from Virgina, developed the World Peace Game over thirty years ago, teaching it all over the world to students as young as nine-years-old. A documentary covering the game process was made and in 2011, he gave a TED talk on his experiences, which Arianna Huffington named the top talk that year.