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Sundance Documentary Awards Announced

The Sundance Film Festival Documentary Competition winners were announced on Saturday, January 26. AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION Documentary Grand Jury Prize Trouble The Water Directed by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal Documentary Audience Award Fields of Fuel Directed by Josh Tickell Documentary Directing Award Nanette Burstein American Teen Excellence in Documentary Cinematography Phillip Hunt and Steven

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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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A Day in the Life of Filmmaker and Cinematographer Ellen Kuras

POV correspondent Kris Wilton spent the day with cinematographer-turned-documentary-director Ellen Kuras at the Sundance Film Festial on Sunday, January 20. Ellen Kuras is a legendary director of photography who has worked with an impressive array of directors, including Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, and Michel Gondry on some of the most stunning films of the last

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Oscar Nominations for Documentary Feature and Short Announced

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning in Los Angeles. Here’s the list for documentary film. BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE NO END IN SIGHT Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs OPERATION HOMECOMING: WRITING THE WARTIME EXPERIENCE Richard E. Robbins SICKO Michael Moore and Meghan O’Hara TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE Alex Gibney and Eva Orner WAR/DANCE Andrea

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‘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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