Documentary News

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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A POV Intern Plays Mad Libs with Albert Maysles at the Cinema Eye Honors

POV intern Alice Rhee is a sophomore at Oberlin College. This January, Alice is watching lots of documentaries and working with POV’s Interactive department on POV’s Web presence. She reports back from last week’s Cinema Eye Honors ceremony. Can you find a more fascinating group of people than documentary filmmakers? They are socially conscious, inspiring

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Weekly Roundup: Awards Report, Sundance and Haunting Slideshow from Iraq

This week, POV is racking up the awards and getting ready for Sundance. Read on for more news, a smattering of links and a giveaway! It’s been a great week for POV filmmakers. Three POV filmmakers have been nominated for the DGA Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries (Geoffrey Smith for The English Surgeon,

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Oscar Watch: Filmmaker Robert Kenner Talks ‘Food, Inc.’

Over on the Thompson on Hollywood blog today, there is a three-part video interview with filmmaker Robert Kenner about his goals for Food, Inc., the difficulties he encountered in making the film, and his hope that the film will “make all of us think about it because that’s what’s going to change the system.” Check

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Three POV Filmmakers Garner DGA Nominations

This just in . . . Three POV filmmakers have been nominated for DGA Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries for the year 2009! We are thrilled for Geoffrey Smith, who directed last season’s The English Surgeon, and two filmmakers who are part of our upcoming 2010 season: Robert Kenner for Food, Inc. (which

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