Watching and Reading: Week of December 20, 2007

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WATCHING
AfroPop TV imageAfropop TV
A thrilling compilation of films on African life and culture.

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars DVD boxSierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars released on DVD. Good stocking stuffer.

An Unreasonable Man DVD boxAn Unreasonable Man Doc about crusader Ralph Nader on PBS’s Independent Lens Tuesday night.

kid in Bullet Proof VestIndie Lens Short Film Festival
Eclectic mix of stories and storytelling

kid in front of White House from 18 in 0818 in ’08
Nonpartisan doc and movement targeting youth voting in their first presidential election in 2008.

READING
Rotten Tomatoes
Meet critic Roger Ebert in this email interview.


Reading
Brief Chat with Debra Zimmerman
The executive director of Women Make Movies talks about one of their most recent acquisitions. (from Women and Hollywood)
MPAA Rejects ‘Taxi to the Dark Side’ Poster
The poster art is causing a stir due to its depiction of a hooded man being led by American soldiers. (from Cinematical)
D-Word: Meet the Execs
This week four of ITVS’s leading executives will discuss the ins and outs of applying for ITVS funds.
Stories from the Field
The fourth season of the Annual United Nations Documentary Film Festival officially kicks off with a call for entries to UN and public filmmakers.
IndieWire: Esther Robinson The director of A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and The Warhol Factory talks about the making of her film and her influences.
Berlin Film Fest organizers announce docs in competition for 2008. (from Cinematical)
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