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Mapplethorpe On Our Minds

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 03.21.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Self-Portrait, 1988, Robert Mapplethorpe Image courtesy of The Getty A documentary on Robert Mapplethorpe, one of the twentieth century's most contro...

REVIEW: 'The True Cost' Documentary -- Fearless Fashion Comes at a Price

Jasmine Bager | Posted 03.20.2016 | Style
Jasmine Bager

In the past, getting a new dress was an event. You would eye an item at the store, dream about it, work hard for it and when you finally got the prized package in your hand, it was a real treat. You would take care of it and wear it on special occasions. Today, you can purchase six affordable pretty dresses with one click online.

We're Having a Baby!

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 03.18.2016 | 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...

These Workers Are Going Blind From Onions

Kyle Le | Posted 03.17.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Kyle Le

In the small town of Vinh Chau there are about 700 people blind in one eye and 300 more blind in both eyes. Vinh Chau is one of the most fertile red onion production centers of Vietnam, and it is a major reason for their vision loss.

New Doc Shines Light on LA's Underground Scene

Andrew Reilly | Posted 03.16.2016 | Arts
Andrew Reilly

All images courtesy of Resident Advisor Los Angeles is home to a cadre of independent artists, producers, DJs and promoters that continually challeng...

'Finding Kim': A New Transgender Doc Everyone Must See

Wes Hurley | Posted 03.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Wes Hurley

What Finding Kim is attempting to do is very ambitious -- it is at once an intimate portrait of its charismatic subject and a brief but thoughtful overview of trans issues and identities.

I Am Morgan - Stolen Freedom: Provocative Killer Whale Film Premiers in San Francisco

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 03.09.2016 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

I Am Morgan - Stolen Freedom is a provocative new film about the marine theme park industry. It gives the audience a glimpse -- be it ever so brief --...

Why Dave Navarro Wanted To Meet His Mother’s Killer in Jail

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 03.04.2016 | Dr. Phil

Dave Navarro, who is best known as the lead guitarist of Jane's Addiction, was 15 when his mom was shot in the head and killed by her ex-boyfriend. Th...

Television Needs to Change in Order to Survive!

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 03.01.2016 | 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 own struggle as a filmmaker.

Best and Most Beautiful Things Premieres at SXSW

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.01.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

One of the year's most touching documentary films, Best and Most Beautiful Things, makes its world premiere this month at SXSW. A provocative and joy...

Oscar Film Spurs Stronger Law Against Killing Women For ‘Dishonoring’ Family

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 03.01.2016 | Impact

The 2016 Oscars was a big night for calling out world problems: Chris Rock slammed Hollywood for its lack of diversity, Vice President Biden pushed pe...

Moments when a human being connects with another

Satoki Nagata | Posted 02.29.2016 | Arts
Satoki Nagata

No. 6 Zun Lee "Moments when a human being connects with another" I'm the quintessential nomad. To this day, a sense of being uprooted has never left...

Oscar 2016: I've Never Seen a Film Quite Like This Before... The Look of Silence

Molly Dedham | Posted 02.25.2016 | Media
Molly Dedham

The Look of Silence is the latest film by Joshua Oppenheimer. It's companion film; The Act of Killing was nominated for an Oscar in 2013. When I first saw these films I knew I was watching something that went beyond anything I'd seen in documentary filmmaking.

Stuntwoman Turned Filmmaker Patty Dillon Takes on Execution From the Executioner's Perspective in There Will Be No Stay

Lindsey Kesel | Posted 02.24.2016 | Entertainment
Lindsey Kesel

After a few years of performing stunt work on television shows like Dawson's Creek, One Tree Hill, and Eastbound and Down, Patty Dillon had a sudden drive to get behind the camera. In 2010, she jumped on the opportunity to move back to Omaha to learn from producer/director Dana Altman.

New Documentary Shows What A Humane Approach To Addiction Actually Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the early moments of "Chasing Heroin," a new "Frontline" documentary that will air Tuesday on PBS and online at 9 p.m. EST, a police ...

The Gringo Who Understands Mexico's Drug War

Rafael Fernández de Castro | Posted 02.23.2016 | Entertainment
Rafael Fernández de Castro

A few months ago, we met an American filmmaker who perfectly captured a turning point in our country's drug war. His documentary film, "Cartel Land," which was recently nominated for an Oscar and won a prestigious George Polk Award, made us -- and many self-described drug war analysts -- look like opinionated snobs.

What Does Human Rights Mean To You?

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 02.22.2016 | 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...

Indonesian Genocide's Impact on One Family Revealed in Documentary

Michael Rose | Posted 02.22.2016 | Impact
Michael Rose

Nearly fifty years ago the United States supported the Indonesian coup that toppled the Sukarno government, the first President of Indonesia, who'd led the country's efforts to secure independence from the three hundred year colonial grip of the Netherlands.

Twisted Sister, Sam Kinison and Comedy Dynamics: Chats with Dee Snider and Brian Volk-Weiss, Plus a Plethora of Premieres

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.19.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Seeing any kind of doc on the band just shows how I went from being this sort of innocent rube -- 'This is great! I'm in a rock band and we're going to be famous!' -- then cut to nearly a decade later, going, 'What the f**k? Who do you gotta blow to get a f**king record deal?'"

The Berlinale Diaries 2016: Road to Istanbul, a Chef and His Ants, Michael Moore, Alex Gibney & Truth and Power

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.20.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Michael Moore in Where to Invade Next, photo © Dog Eat Dog Films I'm haunted by an idea that Algerian-French filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb put out ther...

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Others Celebrate 'What Happened, Miss Simone?'

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 02.18.2016 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

Recently nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, What Happened, Miss Simone? showcases the life of this brilliant, dynamic, passionate and deeply tormented music icon with rare footage and recordings that have never been seen or heard before.

Proud Women of Africa: Maternity Ward

Julia Gunther | Posted 02.17.2016 | Women
Julia Gunther

Co-authored by Nick Schönfeld. Someone once told me that, as a documentary photographer, you should always expect the unexpected. You can make all t...

The Internet Is the Future of Filmmaking

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 02.15.2016 | Entertainment
Jonny von Wallström

About three years ago I started working on my debut feature documentary called The Pearl Of Africa. Making it seems to be impossible, which I why I decided to create a vlog about my struggle to make the film.

Some In Flint Outraged by State Posting Their Poison Nightmare Online

Anthony Baxter | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics
Anthony Baxter

Imagine finding out you had been drinking toxic water with sky-high levels of lead from a friend who messaged you on Facebook. That's what happened to Ruth Elwart in Flint, Michigan, who is now packing up her things and preparing to move in with her daughter outside the city limits.

Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis: Secret of Divine Love, Art and Activism

EBONY.com | Posted 02.14.2016 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

BY LATOYA CROSS The arts should serve the people. Art and struggle brought them together. Love and dedication kept them united. For decades, Ossie D...