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Peter Young on “The Last Ocean” and the Politics of Antarctica’s Ross Sea

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“We have no idea how valuable those places will be in a couple of generations. Right now, it takes a lot of foresight. Empty pockets and a bank deficit are not very good for foresight. It’s the same as every problem we face — it’s short-term gain as opposed to the long-term benefits.”

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Weekly Roundup: Presumed Guilty, Streaming Films and Alum News

We’re smack in the middle of POV’s 23rd season — and it’s been a great one so far. Encore presentations The Way We Get By and First Person Plural will be shown on select PBS stations in the next two weeks (check your local listings here). On August 17, we’ll be back with a brand

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Last Day to Watch “Beyond Hatred” Online

Beyond Hatred, which aired on June 30, is streaming online in its entirety until midnight tonight! Don’t miss this amazing film, which follows a family in France as they struggle to deal with the aftermath of their son’s murder by three skinheads. With remarkable dignity, the Chenu family fights to transcend hatred and the inevitable

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Watch “New Muslim Cool” and “Beyond Hatred” Online

If you missed the first two POV films of this season, Jennifer Maytorena Taylor‘s New Muslim Cool and Olivier Meyrou‘s Beyond Hatred, we have some good news: both films are available online! New Muslim Cool will be streaming until July 24, 2009. Beyond Hatred will be streaming until July 16, 2009. Check back throughout the

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Outside the Frame: OnBeing – A Multimedia Documentary Case Study

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her weekly column, Outside the Frame. After reading my previous column, someone asked me why OnBeing, the washingtpost.com interactive project, meets my criteria for being more than “video plopped on a webpage.” It’s a fair question: after all,

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Outside the Frame: Remixing at SXSW

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her weekly column, Outside the Frame. Amanda is attending South by Southwest this week. In Monday’s Austin American Statesman, columnist Michael Barnes asks if SXSW’s Interactive and Film tracks ought to be combined next year. Interestingly, Barnes’ argument

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Outside the Frame: First Impressions of SXSW 2009

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her weekly column, Outside the Frame. Amanda is attending South by Southwest this week. It’s cold here in Austin — unseasonably cold. They’ve got heat lamps at the outdoor parties and people are carrying coats and scarves with

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Outside the Frame: Mommy Talk. Mommy Listen?

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her column, Outside the Frame, published every other Wednesday. I should say right off the bat that I don’t have kids. So what am I doing at Momversation, a video blog about the experiences of motherhood? Well, I’m

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