sundance ’08

‘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: 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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