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Daniel Menaker | Posted 08.05.2012 | Entertainment
Daniel Menaker

Heisenberg haunts every documentary movie. The viewer never knows how the presence of the camera has affected what he or she is seeing. But we can always be sure that it has.

Documentary Review: How A Janitor And Cab Driver Brought Clean Water To Haiti

Emily Thomas | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact
Emily Thomas

A great documentary film can be a catalyst for veritable social change. In a similar vein to classic journalism, it can serve the purpose of engaging ...

James Gerken

Who Is 'Bidder 70'?

HuffingtonPost.com | James Gerken | Posted 06.22.2012 | Green

Who is "Bidder 70?" A new film from husband and wife documentarians George and Beth Gage examines the case of 30-year-old environmental activist Tim D...

ReThink Interview: Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering on The Invisible War

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.20.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The Invisible War won the Festival Audience Award for documentaries at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and is a powerful and scathing exposé going after the epidemic of sexual assault in the armed forces.

TUGG Last Call at the Oasis to a Theater Near You

Jay Famiglietti | Posted 08.19.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Famiglietti

You, your families, your neighbors and your co-workers all need to see this eye opener of a movie. It will make you talk about how much we've taken the availability of clean, fresh water for granted.

Lucas Kavner

High School Mariachi Changes Students' Lives

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home

Eloy Martinez didn't fall into Zapata High School's mariachi band as much as he was completely bowled over by it. Six years ago, he was a fifth grader...

The Truth Behind 'Patagonia Rising'

Posted 06.12.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Michael d'Estries: When one thinks of Patagonia, visions of pristine and untouched nature fill the mind. Dramatic land...

'Today We Have The Power': A Spiritually Radical Documentary

Chris Fici | Posted 07.24.2012 | Religion
Chris Fici

In his debut documentary feature, filmmaker Christopher Timm deftly presents a vital meditation on the bridge between spirituality and social justice, through the prism of the seminal demonstrations at the 1999 World Trade Organization (WTO) meetings in Seattle.

'Gasland' Sequel In The Works

Posted 06.27.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Gerri Miller: Two years ago, Josh Fox brought worldwide attention to the energy crisis with his documentary “Gasland...

ReThink Interview: Ondi Timoner -- On Tech Startups and the Documentary Renaissance

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.30.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Ondi Timoner's latest ventures, an interview show called BYOD (Bring Your Own Doc) and a YouTube channel called Live Public, use Timoner's interests in mind- and life-changing documentaries and technology to go behind the scenes of how both are made.

Mike Hogan

Susan Sarandon Says White House Denied Her Security Clearance

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Hogan | Posted 04.23.2012 | Entertainment

Susan Sarandon says she was recently denied security clearance to visit the White House. And Michael Moore absolutely hated the Davis Guggenheim docum...

There is Nothing More Contagious Than Passion

Tamer Shaaban | Posted 06.19.2012 | Teen
Tamer Shaaban

I did the only thing I knew how -- I made a short film with a message. The message was simple: "We are Egyptian. We are human. Let us be human. Let us be free." It wasn't about race, religion, or class.

A Filmmaker With A Cause

Mother Nature Network | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green

When it comes to fighting for the environment, few people can claim to walk the talk as much as Franny Armstrong.   The documentary filmmaker, who ...

True/False Film Festival 2012

Farihah Zaman | Posted 05.29.2012 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

Although the True/False Film Festival is now in its ninth year and enjoying its highest attendance ever, to the first-time visitor it feels like a wonderful just-discovered secret.

ReThink Review: Undefeated -- Why Sports Matter

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.18.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Oscar-nominated documentary Undefeated follows a season in the life of the Manassas High School football team. But as is true of any great sports story, it really isn't about the final score.

[Interview] The Documentarians Who Prove That 'We're Not Broke'

Turnstyle | Posted 04.09.2012 | Entertainment
Turnstyle

By Noah Nelson Exactly how and why the United States has found itself in financial crisis and up to its eyeballs in debt is, from one point-of-view, ...

FACE IT: Documentaries Are the New Therapy

Michele Willens | Posted 04.07.2012 | Home
Michele Willens

At the Sundance Film Festival this month, the most anticipated documentary was Ethel, about the matriarch of the Robert Kennedy clan, directed by her daughter Rory. It joins a growing list of personal passion projects made by filmmakers.

Matt Sledge

'The Pruitt Igoe Myth' Finds Architecture's Big Flop Was Somebody Else's Fault

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

The images of its destruction are some of the most iconic in all of modern architecture. Less than 20 years after they went up, the towers of the Prui...

Tuskegee Airmen Film Being Screened At White House

AP | By SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 01.13.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Star Wars creator George Lucas may have had a tough time getting Hollywood interested in a movie about the Tuskegee Airmen, but he has t...

ReThink Review: Pina -- Maybe the Best 3D Movie So Far (And It's a Documentary)

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.13.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I've seen the first spectacular 3D film that absolutely must be seen in 3D. And most amazingly, this film is a documentary about a German choreographer whom I'd never heard of. That film is Pina.

History Channel Explores 'Mankind'

AP | By DAVID BAUDER | Posted 01.03.2012 | TV

NEW YORK -- After its successful series on the history of America in 2010, television's History channel is setting its sights even higher. The networ...

Stocking Stuffers: The Best Movies About Miscarriages of Justice

David Protess | Posted 02.18.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

Hollywood relishes tales of villains, victims and heroes, so it is not surprising that movies about miscarriages of justice have long been a staple of the film industry.

Early Preview: Punk Rock Activist Collective Documentary

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.28.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Get an early preview of the in-progress documentary "Positive Force: More Than A Witness," about the District of Columbia's 26-year-old ...

How German Is It? Werner Herzog at DOC NYC

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Werner Herzog is all over DOC NYC. In this, its second year, his film Into the Abyss was screened opening night on Thursday.

Saki Knafo

Filming The Unfilmable: Hollywood's Attempts To Chronicle 9/11

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 11.09.2011 | Entertainment

In late 2002, CIA officers at Guantanamo Bay reportedly rented the 1998 Roland Emmerich flick "Godzilla." The film had largely failed to engage the in...