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Interviews

February 22, 2016

Lyric Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe Capture an FBI Informant

Craig Phillips in Interviews

To do a film about an undercover FBI anti-terror sting is already tricky territory to navigate, but filmmakers Lyric Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe infiltrated even deeper. In (T)ERROR, they gained unprecedented…...

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May 06, 2014

Decisions on Deadline: Journalism Game

Craig Phillips in Test Your Knowledge

Connected to Samantha Grant's film A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at The New York Times, which premiered this week on Independent Lens (check local listings to see if it's…...

Headshot of A Fragile Trust filmmaker Samantha Grant.

May 02, 2014

Filmmaker Samantha Grant on the Saga of Jayson Blair

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"a remarkable film for its probing, its wealth of detail and testimony—remarkable above all, perhaps, in the clinical picture of its subject"  — Wall Street Journal In A Fragile Trust, Samantha Grant…...

Cyntoia Brown gazes out a prison van window.

June 20, 2012

Cyntoia’s Story Finalist for Casey Medal in Journalism for Families and Children

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We're excited to learn that last season's film Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story by Dan Birman has been named a finalist for the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism from the…...

May 25, 2012

Oscar Nominee Hell and Back Again Born of a Combat Photographer’s Frustrations

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Since 2006, photojournalist Danfung Dennis has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. His still photographs have been published in Newsweek, TIME, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The…...