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How Filmmakers Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart Found Medora

The Ann Arbor, Michigan-raised Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart have worn a lot of creative hats. Rothbart created the eclectic, cult magazine Found, has contributed to NPR’s This American Life, written for The New Yorker, Grantland, The New York Times, GQ and … Continue reading

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Spies of Mississippi: Filmmaker Dawn Porter Tells Shocking Story

Dawn Porter’s first feature documentary, Gideon’s Army, had an eye toward the future in telling the story of young public defenders fighting for justice. The film brought her a great deal of acclaim as well as exposure at prestigious festivals like … Continue reading

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Filmmakers Explore The State of Arizona

Doing a fair-minded film about an issue as contentious as U.S. immigration policy is no easy task, but filmmakers Catherine Tambini and Carlos Sandoval aren’t strangers to dealing with some of the more painful aspects of immigration. Their previous film … Continue reading

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Blood Brother Filmmakers Chat About Personal Journey to India

If ever a project was a “labor of love,” it’d be Steve Hoover’s documentary Blood Brother, which is about the journey his friend Rocky Braat took, both literally and spiritually. The film explores Braat’s travels to India, where he ended up … Continue reading

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How to Survive a Plague: Q&A with David France

“The 2nd best film of the year” – Wesley Morris, Boston Globe Top Ten Movies of 2012. ”It’s hard to overstate how ingenious France’s formal choices are…The material has been shaped in an artful manner that devastates, rouses, and shames.” “Riveting…moving … Continue reading

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Playwright: Q&A with Filmmaker Robert Levi

Robert Levi, whose previous film, the award-winning Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life, aired on Independent Lens in 2007, is back with another film about artistic integrity, but this time in the world of theater. Playwright: From Page to Stage, which premieres … Continue reading

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Young Lakota: Q&A with Filmmakers Rose Rosenblatt and Marion Lipschutz

Filmmaking duo Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt are no strangers to reproductive rights-themed documentaries. Their award-winning work includes Live Free or Die (POV, 2000), about a New Hampshire OB-GYN on the frontlines of the “abortion wars, and The Education of … Continue reading

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Young Lakota: Q&A with Sunny Clifford

Sunny Clifford is the heart of Young Lakota, alongside her sister Serena and friend and neighbor Brandon Ferguson. Set on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, the film captures a firestorm of political upheaval there during a relatively short … Continue reading

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Indian Relay: Q&A with Filmmaker Charles Dye

Filmmaker Charles Dye moved around a lot growing up, but always in the West: New Mexico, California, Texas, Arizona — and it was in this last place where he went to high school and befriended members of local tribes, sparking a more … Continue reading

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The Graduates: Interview with Filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz

The Graduates (Los Graduados) premieres on PBS in two parts, “Girls,” and “Boys,” on Monday, October 28 and Monday, November 4 at 10 PM (check local listings). This documentary series is a continuation of the work filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz has done through his … Continue reading

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