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Layups for Life Skills: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.16.2017 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven individuals from across the globe who have projects that are leading movements of change. In ...

'Daze of Justice' Explores Cambodia's Trauma of Silence

Andrew Lam | Posted 05.18.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Lam

In the early 90s while a graduate student in the creative writing program at San Francisco State University, I became a cub reporter and got a juicy a...

Two Americans Spent A Month Living In A Refugee Camp

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.12.2016 | Impact

These filmmakers took immersion in their subject to a whole new level. Americans Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci spent one month living in the Za’ata...

One Rock, Three Religions: Documentary Brings Hope For Peace In The Middle East

Claire Fordham | Posted 05.12.2017 | Religion
Claire Fordham

"One Rock, Three Religions," directed by Isaac Hertz, explores the importance of the Temple Mount to Christians, Jews and Muslims who worship there and lay claim to it.

The 33 Best Documentaries of All Time

Thrillist | Posted 05.11.2017 | Entertainment
Thrillist

By: Christopher Campbell Credit: Portrait Films (edited) Documentary is not a genre, but an entire branch of moviemaking. So pitting diverse q...

The Great Anesthetic of Modern Day Life

Cassidy Hall | Posted 05.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Cassidy Hall

"The world is like an anesthetic... people are not going beyond the superficial to the meaning of life -- they don't even ask that question because th...

Kitten Natividad: Last Dancer Standing

Kelly Hughes | Posted 05.09.2017 | Entertainment
Kelly Hughes

Kitten Natividad is best known as a Russ Meyer muse. She starred in two of his most memorable films: Up! and Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens. A...

Movie Review: 'Weiner'

Thelma Adams | Posted 05.07.2017 | Entertainment
Thelma Adams

Weiner raises the train-wreck documentary to new heights. Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg's all-access view of the downward spiral of Anthony Weiner...

Stories of Mother Love

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.07.2017 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As we celebrate mothers and grandmothers, foster mothers, and all those who step in to parent children in need, let's pledge to take responsibility not only for our own children and grandchildren but for all children, or at least for one child who may not be our own.

17 Women Stand Up To Ageist Stereotypes In One Powerful Video

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.06.2016 | Fifty

Iconic women, including Gloria Steinem, Virginia Madsen and Lauren Hutton, and many others, have a powerful message for you: There's nothing wrong wit...

New Documentary 'Making A Killing' Shows How To Prevent Suicides By Gun

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With "Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA," documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald wanted to dig deep into our national gun debat...

A Photo Essay About Child Abuse Prevention

Satoki Nagata | Posted 05.03.2017 | Arts
Satoki Nagata

The parameters are simple; 30-minute sessions between photographers, Satoki Nagata, and subject take place in one gallery in downtown Chicago. The concurrent theme that ties each subject together is "child abuse prevention".

AFRO BRASIL: A Conversation About Shared Struggles

Stephen Grant | Posted 04.30.2017 | Black Voices
Stephen Grant

I moved to Brazil a little over a year ago, but it didn't take long for me to see that Afro-Brazilians face many of the same issues of racism and inju...

A Proposed Solution to Oscars Qualifying for Documentaries

Scott Glosserman | Posted 04.29.2017 | Entertainment
Scott Glosserman

A bit of 'inside baseball', but the core idea is that now that we have populist demand-style theatrical distribution models, some minimum, geographically-agnostic box office threshold should also (by no means, exclusively) be an adequate litmus test for Academy Awards consideration.

14 Fascinating Documentaries to Watch on Netflix

Thrillist | Posted 04.30.2017 | Entertainment
Thrillist

By: Thrillist Entertainment Staff Credit: Miramax Films Netflix is the great equalizer. When you're sifting through zillions of movie options,...

Filmmaker JD Disalvatore Talks 'How to Save a Dog' and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 04.29.2017 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

How To Save A Dog is a feature-length documentary project that provides a compelling inside look at what it takes to rescue animals in America.

5 Things I Wish I'd Known About Infertility

Well Rounded NY | Posted 04.29.2017 | Healthy Living
Well Rounded NY

Whether you are one of the "1 in 8" that has the misfortune of experiencing infertility yourself (my condolences!) or find yourself in the unenviable position of trying to console a friend or family member who is faced with it, these five things might help you avoid some heartache on either side.

Scar Story: One breast cancer survivor's documentary needs your support

Sara Radin | Posted 04.27.2017 | Women
Sara Radin

Scar Story from M Emily MacKenzie on Vimeo. We all live with scars of some kind. While some are physical and some are emotional, almost all are irrep...

Proud Women of Africa: The Black Mambas

Julia Gunther | Posted 04.28.2017 | Women
Julia Gunther

Chance is a funny thing. It has led to so many important moments in my life, in my relationships, my photography. It was chance that led me to the Bla...

Animating a Film When You Can't Draw

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 04.25.2017 | Entertainment
Jonny von Wallström

Making your first feature documentary is hard, and it's a process that you rarely get a close look at. This is why I decided to start documenting my o...

How Queen Mimi Defies Age Bias

Julie Gray | Posted 04.25.2017 | Fifty
Julie Gray

Kevin Smith, bless his heart, recently shared a Facebook update in which he was absolutely incredulous that "Marty and Patti" from Oklahoma, a "pair o...

Film Review: National Bird Looks Deeply in the Drone War's Abyss

Peter Van Buren | Posted 04.20.2017 | Entertainment
Peter Van Buren

It is terrifying even in the quiet moments; it is most terrifying in the quietest moments. National Bird, a new documentary by filmmaker Sonia Kenneb...

Proud Women of Africa: Chedino and Family

Julia Gunther | Posted 04.20.2017 | Impact
Julia Gunther

Chedino can only whisper. She, like tens of thousands of others in the African LGBTQ community, lives in a world of forced silence. Because using her voice would lead to abuse, to violence or intimidation.

918, a Project About the Office

Santolo Felaco | Posted 04.19.2017 | Arts
Santolo Felaco

The office is the place where many people spend at least a third of their day; where human relationships are established, anxiety developed, and the n...

Light for a Nation: Solar as a Solution to Rebuilding Nepal

Kristin Lau | Posted 04.15.2017 | Impact
Kristin Lau

In a country like Nepal that has endured long-term political hardships, there's nothing more devastating than for the 2015 earthquakes to rock the nation.