Documentaries tell us who we are, what our world is about, and give us the truth. But more and more these filmmakers find themselves, especially in the US, attacked by layer upon layer of lawsuits funded by corporations with deep pockets.
YERT is a hilarious, powerful and often poignant chronicle of a year-long journey in search of innovators, scientists, activists, farmers, and artists working to move their communities toward a more sustainable future.
Todd Haynes has spent his filmmaking career working far outside the mainstream -- yet he seems surprised when a reporter refers to his new miniseries, HBO's Mildred Pierce, as surprisingly conventional for him.
With the number of films being made worldwide exploding, and with the still constrained channels of traditional distribution, the need for new ways for filmmakers to connect with audiences is as needed as ever.
In May 2008, a strange letter appeared in Fox's mailbox. A natural gas company was offering him $100,000 to drill on his property. Instead of signing, Fox decided to investigate, which turned into an Oscar-nominated documentary, Gasland.