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Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program Announces Fall 2009 Grants

The Sundance Institute announced yesterday that they are awarding grants to 23 nonfiction film projects that will receive financial and creative support from the Sundance Documentary Film Program (DFP). One of the projects is directed by POV alum, Bernardo Ruiz, who co-produced Alex Rivera’s The Sixth Section (POV 2003) and worked on the first installment

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With POV

September 15 – October 15 is Hispanic Heritage month! Started in 1968 (as Hispanic Heritage Week), the now month-long observation recognizes the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States. September 15th is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Gautemala, Honduras and Nicaragua; Mexico and Chile also celebrate their independence days in

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The Judge and the General’s Elizabeth Farnsworth Answers Viewer Questions

Elizabeth Farnsworth, along with Patricio Lanfranco, directed The Judge and the General. After the film aired on POV, viewers wrote in with questions. Read on for Elizabeth’s responses. Sarah asks: To what extent do you believe that the members of the Chilean military were aware of what was going on during Pinochet’s reign, in terms

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What’s Your POV about ‘The Judge and the General’?

The Judge and the General explores the criminal investigation of General Augusto Pinochet, who led a military regime in Chile for nearly 20 years. In 1973, Pinochet led a military coup that ousted the democratically elected president Salvador Allende. In the service of his anti-Communist crusade and with U.S. help, Pinochet’s military and intelligence community

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Ask the Filmmakers: The Judge and the General’s Elizabeth Farnsworth and Patricio Lanfranco

The Judge and the General filmmaker Patricio Lanfranco was 19 years old when General Augusto Pinochet overthrew the democratically elected Chilean president Salvadore Allende in 1973. His co-director, Elizabeth Farnsworth, had spent time filming in Chile in 1970, and some of the people she had met there were killed in the coup. Elizabeth and Patricio

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