POV Alums

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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POV Alum Adele Horne on Essay Films — or “Films That Try”

Adele Horne is the filmmaker behind The Tailenders (POV 2006), which examines missionary activity, the loss of languages around the world and global capitalism in an unusual and essayistic way. Adele, winner of the “Truer Than Fiction” Award at the 2007 Independent Spirit Awards, writes in with her thoughts on the history of essay films.

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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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2007-2008 WGA and DGA Nominations

The Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) and the Directors Guild of America (DGA) recently announced the roster of nominees for their respective 2008 Awards. In the category of Best Documentary Screenplay for the Writers Guild Awards, the nominees were: The Camden 28, Written by Anthony Giacchino, First Run Features (POV 2007) Nanking, Screenplay by Bill

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Documentary Short: Star Spangled Blues

POV alums Doug Hawes-Davis and Drury Gunn Carr (Libby, Montana, 2007) made their documentary short, Star Spangled Blues, as part of the International Documentary Challenge, a timed filming competition, held every year in March. The short won the best writing and best original song awards. Star Spangled Blues (2006) is a contemplative and moving look

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