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Best and Most Beautiful Things Premieres at SXSW

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.02.2017 | 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 03.01.2017 | 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 02.25.2017 | 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 02.24.2017 | 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 02.22.2017 | 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 02.21.2017 | 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...

Indonesian Genocide's Impact on One Family Revealed in Documentary

Michael Rose | Posted 02.21.2017 | 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 02.19.2017 | 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 02.18.2017 | 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 02.17.2017 | 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 02.14.2017 | 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 02.15.2017 | 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 | Posted 02.14.2017 | Black Voices

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...

Here's What You Need To Know About Alan Cumming's Penis Film

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.11.2016 | Queer Voices

Actor Alan Cumming declared to the Gaily Grind recently that his foreskin never made it to the cutting-room floor. And he hopes others stay intact, to...

Meet the UK MerFolk

David Gregory | Posted 02.11.2017 | Arts
David Gregory

Photography and words by David Gregory. For as long as I've been a photographer, I've always been attracted to subjects that are whimsical and irre...

Glitter Goddess: Queen of the Sunset Strip

Kelly Hughes | Posted 02.08.2017 | Entertainment
Kelly Hughes

Decades before The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and the current crop of Reality TV stars, an enterprising California girl could earn her fifteen m...

How do you Make a Living as an Independent Filmmaker?

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 02.07.2017 | 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...

New Climate & Security Film: The Age of Consequences

Sophie Robinson | Posted 02.03.2017 | Green
Sophie Robinson

A documentary is taking a new twist on climate change: THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES, to be released in late 2016, investigates the impacts of climate chang...

Proud Women of Africa: Rainbow Girls

Julia Gunther | Posted 02.03.2017 | Women
Julia Gunther

Co-authored by Nick Schönfeld. I have a friend called Dagny Warmerdam whom I met during my time in Cape Town. Over the years Dagny has become one of...

Two Hours in Time on 9/11 with Phil Penman

Brad Hobbs | Posted 02.01.2017 | New York
Brad Hobbs

Phil Penman is a British photographer who has been living in New York for over 15 years. During his time in NYC Phil has photographed some iconic imag...

Will The Next Generation Be Broke, Busted & Disgusted? (...and how to ensure your kids won't be.)

Adam Carroll | Posted 01.25.2017 | Education
Adam Carroll

Imagine you're 18 years old and expected to buy a home. You are told to go pick something out that you like, something that "feels" right, and then bu...

Making A Documentary With No Money

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 01.24.2017 | 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...