Documentary News

Sundance ’09: Screenings and Parties

POV series producer Yance Ford writes in with a report on the screenings and parties from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City. William Kunstler: Distrurbing the Universe had its premiere tonight at the new Sundance venue, Temple Theater. The Temple, now one of the largest venues at the festival, was filled to capacity for

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POV Acquires Sundance 2009 Documentaries’El General’ and ‘William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe’

Two films premiering at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Documentary Feature Film Competition, El General by Natalia Almada and William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe by Sarah and Emily Kunstler, will have their national broadcast premieres on POV William Kunstler and his two daughters in a scene from William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe.

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Cinema Eye Honors Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2009 Cinema Eye Honors has just been released: 15 feature documentaries and 5 short nonfiction films have been recognized for their excellence. We’re thrilled for all the filmmakers named, and we’re especially pleased to see three POV films on the lists! The Betrayal (Nerakhoon), by Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath, made

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‘Up the Yangtze’ and ‘The Betrayal’ Nominated for Independent Spirit Awards

It’s almost the end of the year, which means that film award season is in full swing. The Academy Award shortlist for best documentary came out a few weeks ago, and the Satellite Award nominees for best documentary were announced at the end of November. This morning, the nominees for the Independent Spirit Awards were

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