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Addiction and Death: Who Wants to Talk About It?

Eddie Parsons | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Eddie Parsons

The topics of religion and politics are off limits when at a dinner party according to social advisors, but they are often discussed whether or not ...

"Feminism" Is Back in Vogue

Katharine Kramer | Posted 12.11.2014 | Arts
Katharine Kramer

It's the first theatrical documentary of its kind, and it will no doubt open the door for other films on the subject of feminism and women's liberation.

Amanda Scherker

The Badass Feminist History You Never Learned In School

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women

For many in the United States, the feminist movement has been reduced to vicious stereotypes that are still repeated today: feminists are angry, man-h...

Popcorn Preview: Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

Leslie Sisman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014) Director: Chuck Workman Genre: Documentary (94 minutes) "A magician is just an actor."...

For Love of the Game: Talking With Kurt Russell About The Battered Bastards of Baseball

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

It's the kind of thing you probably missed over Thanksgiving dinner, while gnawing on a turkey leg, bickering with your uncle, or falling asleep during a Detroit Lions game: The Miami Marlins just signed an outfielder to a $325 million deal, the largest contract in sports history.

deepsouth : An Interview With Filmmaker Lisa Biagiotti

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Stephanie Spiro

Over the past year, I've been writing about creative storytelling, focusing on some extraordinary independent artists, their projects, and their crowdfunding campaigns. This week, I interviewed journalist and filmmaker, Lisa Biagiotti about the incredible journey of her gorgeous, topical, and award-winning film, deepsouth.

Black Lives and Black Stories Matter

Donna Hardwick | Posted 11.26.2014 | Black Voices
Donna Hardwick

Black lives matter. Despite what we're seeing in media headlines, the actions of our courts and legal system and police departments everywhere -- black lives matter and black stories help shed light on history of race in America and beyond.

Film Review: Time Is IllMatic Directed by One9

Ambre Anderson | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment
Ambre Anderson

Revealed was a layer of understanding for why Nas is loved and respected so much. The creativity, awareness and intelligence that flowed out of him, at such a young age, while growing up in his environment with limited resources, is definitely nothing short of genius.

Treefeller Profiles

Joubert Loots | Posted 11.20.2014 | Arts
Joubert Loots

At the age of fifteen Pierre started working as railroad labourer. The following year he joined the army. His dream was to become a chef. When he le...

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: The Joan Didion Documentary's Pioneering Approach to Collaborative Filmmaking

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Nicholas

Here is a compendium of characters Didion herself might appreciate, and one which her own family is now joining.

James Thilman

'No Control' Documentary Explores Layered Absurdity Of Gun Control Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | James Thilman | Posted 11.14.2014 | Arts

In "No Control," an arresting documentary debuting at DOC NYC, director Jessica Solce aims her camera at a contentious debate roaring in America. Solc...

A Conversation With Daniel Burity

Aline Pimentel | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
Aline Pimentel

The main subject is an immigrant who survives working as a Hello Kitty character. Never revealing who is behind the mask, Daniel creates a metaphor for faceless immigrants working in the shadows of American society.

'The War on Christmas' -- A Film by Ken Burns

Perry Block | Posted 11.11.2014 | Comedy
Perry Block

It is a brutal war. One that pits brother against brother, elf against gnome, reindeer against reindeer, and worst of all, Santa Claus vs. the Martians.

The New Yorker To Premiere Docu-Series On Amazon

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.11.2014 | Media

The New Yorker has teamed up with Amazon to produce a half-hour documentary series titled "The New Yorker Presents," Amazon announced in a statement o...

Homeless Students Exist in Every School. Is This the Year We Support Them?

Maria Rivera | Posted 11.10.2014 | Education
Maria Rivera

Over 22,000 of our students were identified as homeless last year, and it feels like, amidst discussions of testing, contracts, and school closings, no one gave this ever-rising number the attention I believe it deserves.

The Flavor of the Month

Leslie Handler | Posted 11.06.2014 | Impact
Leslie Handler

He met a girl. She had an apartment. He moved in with her. Even though the relationship didn't last, it was enough for him to get himself off the streets, clean himself up, get a job, and become stable. But what can be done for all the youth who don't have such an option?

How I Realized Child Hunger Hits Everyone Close To Home

Patrick Creadon | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact
Patrick Creadon

Child hunger in America is often something you don't "see" or suspect is close to you, but I found myself in an affluent area I knew quite well, interviewing hungry kids who live just blocks away from million dollar homes. I realized for the first time, 'If child hunger can exist here, it can exist anywhere.

Go Inside The New Street Art Documentary, 'Banksy Does New York'

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The Director and Producers Talk About Their New Street Art Documentary. The Banksy show is about to begin again. For those who are not familiar wit...

Movie Review: "Braddock America"

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.03.2014 | Entertainment
Peter Van Buren

If I'd made a documentary film about the scars left on America through industrialization, instead of writing Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the #99 Percent about it, what I would have likely ended up with is "Braddock, America."

America Abroad Media - October 30, 2014

Connie Lawn | Posted 10.31.2014 | DC
Connie Lawn

I have attended thousands of events in the nearly 50 years I have been honored to cover Washington DC and the world. One of the more interesting ones took place at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium on October 30th.

The Storied, Old-School L.A. Metal Scene Gets Its Close-Up: Bob Nalbandian and Carl Alvarez Talk 'Inside Metal' Documentary

Christian Josi | Posted 10.30.2014 | Entertainment
Christian Josi

I've had deep exposure to music history in the making by virtue of hanging around LA's famed Sunset Strip in the 1980s. Imagine my surprise to realize that two friends are wrapping up years of painstaking work on a cinematic history lesson of the early metal scene.

Fox News To Air Interview With Navy SEAL Who Killed Bin Laden

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi and Jackson Connor | Posted 10.31.2014 | Media

Fox News will air a two-part documentary in November featuring an exclusive interview with the Navy SEAL who says he shot and killed Osama Bin Laden, ...

Treefellers

Joubert Loots | Posted 10.30.2014 | Arts
Joubert Loots

Danie Swart is a young man of twenty-six but he holds the responsibility as leader of the group of wood cutters who come and go. He settled down in the bush approximately seven years ago after a hard life of trying to find his feet.

Citizenfour: The Spy Who Was Never Out In The Cold

Lindsay Moran | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Lindsay Moran

Laura Poitras' compelling, controversial, and ultimately contradictory new documentary Citizenfour, the filmmaker seems to have fallen in love with her "agent" -- in this case the movie's hero, or villain, depending upon how you look at it -- Edward Snowden.

Movie Review: 'CitizenFour', Snowden for Lovers and Haters

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment
Peter Van Buren

'CitizenFour' is impressive filmmaking. Pointras starts with the problem of telling a story most people already know. She succeeds brilliantly, and if 'CitizenFour' is not awarded the Academy Award for Best Documentary then that award no longer is relevant.