Watching and Reading: Week of November 26, 2007

by |

Each week, we’ll highlight links from the “Watching” and “Reading” sidebars on the right side of the page.

WATCHING
Sicko DVD boxMichael Moore’s Sicko named Best Documentary at the 17th annual Gotham Awards on Tuesday night.

Webby Awards The Webby Awards name 12 “most influential online videos of all time.”

IDFA TVWatch daily reports from the International Documentary Film Festival going on this week in Amsterdam, as well as trailers and shorts on IDFA TV.

IDFA TVCheck out Wholphin, the new DVD magazine of rare and unseen short films from McSweeney’s.

IDFA TVA new documentary about crusader Ralph Nader comes to PBS’s Independent Lens in December. Watch the trailer.

READING
University of Florida Blog: This week, the Documentary Institute hosts POV producer Yance Ford.

IndieWire: Dispatch from Amsterdam: Daughter’s Personal Search for Her Father Exposes Maysles Family Rift

IndieWire: Dispatch from Amsterdam: Doc’s Past, Present, & Future as IDFA Marks 20 Years

UNIFEM launches their “Say NO to Violence Against Women” campaign this week. Find out more.

Directors say war films make up for poor reporting: Reuters reports on Hollywood filmmakers and independent documentary filmmakers who feel they are filling a gap in Iraq war news coverage with their new projects.

theresa
theresa