Film Festivals

POV Alum Helene Klodawsky’s New Film to Premiere at MoMA

Helene Klodawsky’s No More Tears Sister, a documentary about Dr. Rajani Thiranagama, a tireless crusader for human rights in Sri Lanka, aired on POV in 2006. Her latest film, Family Motel, will have its New York premiere this weekend as part of the Canadian Front series at the Museum of Modern Art. This weekend, Helene

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Watching and Reading: February 8, 2008

WATCHING MediaStorm presents Rape of a Nation, Marcus Bleasdale’s photos from the D.R.C. Growing Up Online Is the Internet changing the experience of childhood? Frontline looks at the way kids are spending their time online.. READING Pirates of Sundance: Columbia Law prof Tim Wu recommends indie filmmakers look to BitTorrent for distribution. Via Slate.com Rabbi

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Film and Environmental Activism: Catching up with Everything’s Cool’s Judith Helfand and Daniel B. Gold

Environmental issues are a hot topic this election year. David Nanasi caught up with POV alum Judith Helfand (A Healthy Baby Girl, POV 1997 and True Lives 2005, and The Uprising of ’34, POV 1995) and Daniel B. Gold to hear more about what they’ve been doing to support their latest film, Everything’s Cool. Both

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Watching and Reading: January 25, 2008

WATCHING Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita Frontline looks at the stem cell research debate. Comedian Mark Malkoff lived in an IKEA store for six days and six nights. READING Sundance 2008 DealsFrequently updated list of films that have found distribution at Sundance (From Spout blog) POV alum Alex Rivera (The Sixth Section, 2003) is

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‘Nerakhoon (The Betrayal)’ Premieres at Sundance

Filmmakers Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath premiered their film, Nerakhoon (The Betrayal), earlier today at the Sundance Film Festival. The film chronicles the epic story of a family forced to emigrate from Laos after the chaos of the secret air war waged by the U.S. during the Vietnam War. Kuras has spent the last 23

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Watching and Reading: Week of November 26, 2007

Each week, we’ll highlight links from the “Watching” and “Reading” sidebars on the right side of the page. WATCHING Michael Moore’s Sicko named Best Documentary at the 17th annual Gotham Awards on Tuesday night. The Webby Awards name 12 “most influential online videos of all time.” Watch daily reports from the International Documentary Film Festival

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