Documentary News

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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Weekly Roundup: “Most Dangerous Man” and “Food, Inc.” News, Sundance Deals, MoMA Events and More

This week, we catch up on news about two upcoming POV broadcasts, take a look at post-Sundance documentary acquisitions and spotlight upcoming events in New York City. The two Oscar-nominated POV films, The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, and Food, Inc., have been in the news quite a bit

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Weekly Roundup: Mourning Karen Schmeer, Oscar Nominations, Sundance Wrap-up and More

This week, the documentary world mourns the passing of a beloved editor, we look forward to the Oscars and look back at Sundance, and we take a peek at Patti Smith’s new memoir. Documentary editor Karen Schmeer was killed in a hit-and-run accident in New York City last week. Filmmaker Errol Morris, who worked with

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Oscar Noms for POV Films “Food, Inc.” and “The Most Dangerous Man in America”

Nominations for the 2010 Academy Awards were announced this morning in Los Angeles, and we were thrilled to hear that two upcoming POV films, Food, Inc. and The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, were nominated for Best Documentary Feature. About Food, Inc.: How much do we know about the

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Sundance Video: Q&A With Filmmaker Robin Hessman and the Subjects of “My Perestroika”

POV’s series producer Yance Ford is at the Sundance Film Festival. She has been blogging and twittering from Park City this week. My Perestroika by Robin Hessman chronicles the stories of five Moscow schoolmates who were brought up behind the Iron Curtain and now live in post-Soviet Russia. After a fantastic screening in Park City,

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Sundance Update: Finding Some Calm in the Middle of Snow and Chaos

POV’s series producer Yance Ford is at the Sundance Film Festival. She’ll be blogging and twittering from Park City throughout the week. Good morning from Park City! It’s early here and folks are gearing up for another day of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Wondering what the weather (and weather forecaster) is like here in

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Journalism Lives! Or Does It?

“Journalism is not dead!” was the defiant cry from Thursday night’s Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards. Columbia Journalism School Dean Nicholas Lemann exhorted the “connected crowd” to turn off their phones and go off the grid for an hour to celebrate the journalistic achievements of their colleagues. The awards, presented as they have been since

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