What We’re Watching, What We’re Reading

What We’re Watching, What We’re Reading: Week of March 21, 2008

Watching ESPN presents the documentary Black Magic, the story of basketball players at historically black colleges and universities during the Civil Rights Era. Jessica Yu’s (In the Realm of the Unreal, POV 2005) Protagonist. Alive in Baghdad, a weekly news program by Iraqi journalists distributed online. Hard Road Home on PBS’s Independent Lens. Reading “Sister

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What We’re Watching, What We’re Reading: Week of March 7, 2008

Watching Big Think “YouTube for smart people” (via Utne Reader Blog) The Future of Documentary Pat Aufderheide talks with WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi (starts at 4 minute mark) Reading Documentary Shorts Are Seeing New Opportunities For LifeindieWire reports on new distribution models for short films. Documentary filmmakers, Michael Moore is here to save you!Moore announces new

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What We’re Watching, What We’re Reading: Week of February 29, 2008

Watching Henry Louis Gates, Jr. hosts African American Lives 2 on PBS. Reading The Color of PoliticsNew Yorker article about Cory Booker, a “mayor of the post-racial generation” and the history of Newark politics. Variety reports that Agnes Varda is working on a new “autobiographical docu feature”, Les Places d’Agnes, that will be ready for

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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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Watching and Reading: February 1, 2008

WATCHING Patti Smith talks about the new film Patti Smith: Dream of Life by Stephen Sebring (via Salon.com). Classic moments from the Sundance Film Festival (via The Sundance Channel). READING Salon.com film critic Andrew O’Heir writes about his favorite narrative and documentary films from Sundance. Michael Moore wants multiplexes to air more documentaries and foreign

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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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Watching and Reading: January 18, 2008

WATCHING Howard Rheingold, Web guru, launched a new video blog this month (from BoingBoing) Blue VinylPOV alum Judith Helfand’s 2002 doc aired on the Sundance Channel this month. New Hampshire Primary 2008 GuardianFilms’ documentary team reports from the U.S. READING Robert Redford talks about the Sundance Film Festival’s longstanding commitment to documentary film. Oprah Winfrey

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Watching and Reading: Week of January 11, 2008

WATCHING e2 A PBS series about the economics of being environmentally conscious. Beyond the Multiplex: The Year’s Best Docs Critics from Salon.com and IFC take a look at Oscar-worthy documentaries. READING The 100 Greatest Websites EW lists their favorite movie and TV websites Nerakhoon: The Betrayal Director Ellen Kuras indieWire interviews veteran DP and first-time

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Watching and Reading: Week of January 4, 2008

Watching The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965 POV Film ScreeningsNext week: Waging a Living in Burtonsville, Maryland. New Yorker: Naked Campaign ShortsIllustrator Steve Brodner draws the candidates. Reading A New Award for Nonfiction Filmmaker and blogger AJ Schnack announces the birth of a new award for

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Watching and Reading: Week of December 28, 2007

WATCHING Current TV: Rebuilding Hope An excerpt from a new documentary about South Sudan. SteepThe story of big mountain skiing. READING Nancy Buirski Departs from Full Frame After 10 years as the creative leader of Durham, North Carolina’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Nancy Buirski is stepping down. (from Still in Motion) Liberals, Conservatives United

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