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Weekly Roundup: William Kunstler, Agnès Varda and Silverdocs

This week, we take a look back at William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, a look forward to The Beaches of Agnès, and catch up on some news from the documentary world. We kicked of the 2010 summer POV season (our 23rd season on PBS!) with William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe on Tuesday night. The film

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Weekly Roundup: PBS Interactive, Human Rights Watch Film Festival and More

This week, we take a look at a few film festivals and turn our attention to POV films — and their subjects — in the news. The Silverdocs Documentary Festival will take place from June 21- 27, 2010 (see our post about the festival in last week’s roundup). In addition to a great slate of

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Weekly Roundup: Media That Matters and POV Alums

This week, we check out the Media That Matters Festival and catch up with some POV alums. The 10th annual Media that Matters Festival, which showcases short films about social issues, premiered in New York City this week. About.com:Documentaries covered the festival, and filmmaker Angela Tucker, who is also the Director of Production for Arts

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Weekly Roundup: Silverdocs, POV Films in the News, and a Sneak Peek

This week, we take a look at the upcoming Silverdocs lineup, catch up on news from past POV films and offer a sneak peek at the upcoming POV season! Silverdocs, the venerable documentary festival in Silver Spring, Maryland, just announced its 2010 festival lineup. Among the films that will be screened at the festival are

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Weekly Roundup: Food, Inc. Broadcast, Potlucks and More

This week, it’s almost all Food, Inc., all the time! — keep reading for more about how to watch the film online, potlucks, and a few tidbits from elsewhere in the documentary world. The Oscar-nominated Food, Inc. by Robert Kenner aired on POV this week! We’ve been thrilled with the responses to the film! Viewers

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Weekly Roundup: True False Fest Kicks Off, Whistle Blowers Speak Out and Roger Ebert’s (New) Voice

The True False Film Festival got underway in Columbia, Missouri yesterday and continues over this weekend. POV’s own Yance Ford is there and will be tweeting about the screenings she’s attending. Over 40 documentary films are being featured, including Laura Poitras‘s The Oath and Lixin Fan‘s Last Train Home, which will be featured on POV

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