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Phillip Morris hugs his wife when reunited at Minneapolis airport.
Interviews

November 06, 2019

Following the Journey of Interpreters We Left Behind

Craig Phillips in Interviews

Filmmakers Andrés Caballero and Sofian Khan's previous feature-length collaboration Gaucho del Norte, which made its broadcast premiere on public television’s America ReFramed series, followed the journey of a Patagonian immigrant sheepherder recruited to work…...

The women of Served Like a Girl dressed in pageant dresses with combat boots, on Vegas strip at night
Interviews

May 23, 2018

Overturning Expectations Alongside the Women Warriors of Ms. Veteran America

Craig Phillips in Interviews

Long a successful film producer, Lysa Heslov, along with her husband, Oscar-winning producer/writer/director Grant Heslov, founded Children Mending Hearts ten years ago, a non-profit dedicated to empowering disadvantaged youth in…...

RICCARDO PRIVITERA, from Shadow World
Beyond the Films

November 17, 2017

Meet Your Guides to the Shady Global Arms Trade of Shadow World

Craig Phillips in Beyond the Films

Shadow World is in many senses an epic film, that (as Ian McQuaid wrote in The Ransom Note) "draws together a sordid tale of corruption, violence, and greed that sprawls across decades…...

money-paper airplane fighters, in graphic for Shadow World created by Independent Lens
Interviews

November 09, 2017

Global Arms Expert Andrew Feinstein Explores Shadow World of Weapons Trade

Craig Phillips in Beyond the Films

Andrew Feinstein is one of the world's leading experts on political corruption and the global arms trade. A frequent commentator on BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, and The Guardian, his writing…...

A Navy X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration aircraft takes off and flies for the first time Feb. 4, 2011, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The Northrop Grumman-built aircraft flew for 29 minutes during the flight test. (Via Wikimedia commons)
Beyond the Films

April 27, 2017

A Drone by Any Other Name: The Different Kinds of Drones

Craig Phillips in Beyond the Films

Drones are at the center of the Independent Lens film National Bird, though the documentary puts a very human face behind military drone operations, focusing on the post-traumatic stress stemming from participating…...

June 14, 2012

DoD Replaces Sexual Assault Prevention Chief Just Ahead of Invisible War Release

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The Pentagon announced Wednesday that it would replace Air Force Maj. Gen. Mary Kay Hertog as the head the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) at the end of…...

Emma Rossi Landi and Alberto Vendemmiati, co-producers and directors of Left by the Ship

May 22, 2012

Documenting the Children Left Behind by American Soldiers in the Philippines

Brooke Shelby Biggs in Interviews

[caption id="attachment_10654" align="alignnone" width="660"] Emma Rossi Landi (right) and Alberto Vendemmiati, co-producers and directors of Left by the Ship[/caption] We caught up with Emma Rossi Landi and Alberto Vendemmiati, co-producers…...