Robin Fryday discusses what inspired her to make her first film The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement and the difficulties she faced along the way.
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In this 2012 Oscar-nominated short film, Alabama barber and civil rights veteran James Armstrong experiences the fulfillment of an unimaginable dream: the election of the first African-American president.
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James Armstrong experiences the fulfillment of an unimaginable dream: the election of the first African-American president.
Alabama barber and civil rights veteran James Armstrong remembers how he always thought that the worst thing a man could do was "nothing."
James Armstrong and his son remember the historic moment when their local school became integrated and the Armstrong boys became some of the first black students to attend.
Filmmaker Marlon Riggs discusses his hesitancy at stepping in front of the camera for his landmark film Tongues Untied.
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Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer on the making of his film The Act of Killing.
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Filmmaker Kirsten Johnson explores responsibility and power dynamics in documentary film.
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Filmmaker Renee Tajima describes the many points of view she encountered while probing a murder in Detroit.
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Filmmaker Anne Makepeace explains the difference between tribal and state court systems.
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Frederick Wiseman talks about his method for making films in relation to his documentary about a large high school in Philadelphia which he shot in 1968.
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Filmmakers Michael Collins & Marty Syjuco on the difference between moral injury and PTSD.
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Alvarez and Kolker have been making documentaries for over 35 years. Their first film, American Tongues kicked off the POV series in 1988.
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Moll talks about the shortcomings of the conventional viewpoint on the Holocaust and impact of the Holocaust on future generations.
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Filmmaker Craig Atkinson explains why police departments are using military equipment.
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First-time filmmaker Katrina Browne talks about the "unfinished business" of slavery in the United States and what she hopes viewers will take away from her film.
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Laura Poitras talks about the making of her Academy Award®-nominated film, My Country, My Country.
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Kirsten Johnson discusses how the presence of a camera changes both people and moments.
Filmmaker Adam Larsen discusses his film about autism and recognizing "neurodiversity."
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Lixin Fan talks about the lives of Chinese migrant workers that he chronicled in Last Train Home.
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