Catherine Jhee

What We’re Watching, What We’re Reading: Week of March 7, 2008

Watching Big Think “YouTube for smart people” (via Utne Reader Blog) The Future of Documentary Pat Aufderheide talks with WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi (starts at 4 minute mark) Reading Documentary Shorts Are Seeing New Opportunities For LifeindieWire reports on new distribution models for short films. Documentary filmmakers, Michael Moore is here to save you!Moore announces new

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Tribeca Film Institute Joins Forces With Renew Media

IndieWire reports today that Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal’s Tribeca Film Festival Institute is joining forces with Renew Media, the New York organization that has supported independent filmmakers since 1990. The new organization will be led by Renew Media’s Brian Newman and combines the programs, staff, and boards of the two organizations. “What we are

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What We’re Watching, What We’re Reading: Week of February 29, 2008

Watching Henry Louis Gates, Jr. hosts African American Lives 2 on PBS. Reading The Color of PoliticsNew Yorker article about Cory Booker, a “mayor of the post-racial generation” and the history of Newark politics. Variety reports that Agnes Varda is working on a new “autobiographical docu feature”, Les Places d’Agnes, that will be ready for

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POV Alum Adele Horne on Essay Films — or “Films That Try”

Adele Horne is the filmmaker behind The Tailenders (POV 2006), which examines missionary activity, the loss of languages around the world and global capitalism in an unusual and essayistic way. Adele, winner of the “Truer Than Fiction” Award at the 2007 Independent Spirit Awards, writes in with her thoughts on the history of essay films.

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At MOMA – Documentary Fortnight Begins This Week

If you’re in New York City, check out MoMA’s annual showcase of international documentary films from February 13-March 3. This year’s Documentary Fortnight features more than 30 films, with a special focus on docs about the environment, covering a whole range of topics from graffiti in New York to the problems of chemical sensitivities. Another

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