What We’re Watching, What We’re Reading: Week of March 21, 2008

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Watching
Film still from the documentary Black Magic ESPN presents the documentary Black Magic, the story of basketball players at historically black colleges and universities during the Civil Rights Era.

Protagonist film DVD cover Jessica Yu’s (In the Realm of the Unreal, POV 2005) Protagonist.

Alive in Baghdad video blogAlive in Baghdad, a weekly news program by Iraqi journalists distributed online.

Hard Road HomeHard Road Home on PBS’s Independent Lens.

Reading
“Sister Dorothy” and “Wellness” Big Winners at SXSW From indieWire

The Maysles Maze: Documentarian’s Daughter Searches for Dad
Tom Roston talks to Celia Maysles about Wild Blue Yonder, her new film about documentary legend David Maysles. From The Observer

Chicago 10 Director Brett Morgen
Morgen talks to indieWire about his film, which revisits the events of the 1968 Democratic Convention.

Top 25 Festivals for Documentaries
Filmmaker and blogger AJ Schnack surveys the best festivals that showcase nonfiction film.

Cinema Eye Honors: Audience Choice Award
Vote for your favorite documentary of 2007 from nine nominees.

Ruiyan Xu
Ruiyan Xu
Former POVer Ruiyan Xu worked on developing and producing materials for POV's website. Before coming to POV, she worked in the Interactive and Broadband department at Channel Thirteen/WNET. Ruiyan was born in Shanghai and graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Modern Culture and Media.