While “Gravity” won the most golden statuettes at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, “12 Years a Slave” walked away with the evening’s top prize. Continue reading
- ‘Boasting and guilt are two sides of the same coin’: Confronting Indonesia’s genocide in ‘The Act of Killing’
In the documentary “The Act of Killing,” men who were recruited by the Indonesian government to help massacre more than a million people in a so-called anti-communist purge not only discuss their roles in the genocide, they garishly reenact their crimes as if they were Hollywood actors. Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss how Indonesia might begin to come to terms with horrors of the past. Continue reading
The Academy Award-nominated film “The Square” follows two and a half years of revolution in Egypt, centered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, where the uprising unfolded in 2011. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner sits down with director Jehane Noujaim and producer Karim Amer to discuss the documentary, hopes held by the people they filmed and their wishes for Egypt. Continue reading
The Oscar nominated documentary “The Act of Killing” challenges Anwar Congo, a death squad leader during the mass killings in 1965 Indonesia, to re-enact the horrors of his past. Director Joshua Oppenheimer spoke to the NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown about why Anwar and his friends were so boastful about their actions and what it was like to get a glimpse into the minds of killers. Continue reading
Kori Cioca, a former member of the U.S. Coast Guard featured in the film “The Invisible War,” was denied veteran’s health benefits to cover treatment to her jaw, which she says was broken during a sexual assault by one of … Continue reading
Filmmaker Shukree Tilghman of the film “More Than a Month.” Photo courtesy of Independent Lens on PBS. Updated 11:07 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17. | Join Hari Sreenivasan and African-American filmmaker Shukree Tilghman here on Friday at 3 p.m. ET for … Continue reading
Geena Davis has some experience with strong and complex female characters. She’s played a meek-housewife-turned-bold-woman-on-the-run, a baseball star, a secret agent and an American president. She says it was her experience playing Thelma in “Thelma and Louise” that first piqued her interest in the cause.
After more than two decades, Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern now have what Sundberg calls, “a long marriage of a work partnership.” The documentary filmmakers founded Break-Thru Films in 1990 and began working on their first major, feature-length documentary in 1994.
A new documentary, ‘Better This World’, follows the story of the Texas Two as they wrestle with how to defend themselves in court and deal with FBI pressure to betray each other.
Two years ago Morgan Spurlock, who starred in and directed “Super Size Me,” and regular collaborator Jeremy Chilnick reached their tipping point with advertisements. They were watching the TV show “Heroes” when they were struck by the product placement that … Continue reading