Tag: Film & Documentaries

More Women Directors “Good for Everyone”

by Kate Daniels, The WIP Director Last July, The WIP published #WomenCallAction: Illuminating the Relevance of Women Directing U.S. Media followed by a Twitter Chat with Rachel Feldman, author of the article, and Melissa Silverstein, founder and editor of the

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Grey Gardens Restored

by Alexandra Marie Daniels – USA – Little Edie and Big Edie are back on the big screen. A new 2K digital restoration of the 1976 documentary film opened March 6, 2015. Screenings continue throughout the summer in select theatres

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The Great Invisible Explores Human Cost of Deepwater Horizon Disaster

by Danielle Steer -USA- I recently read that your 20s are a defining decade in regards to a person’s development. As I near the end of my 20s and reflect, one summer stands out among the rest. In April of

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On Anniversary of Delhi Gang Rape, Three Works of Art Confront Violence Against Women

A poster of Kill the Rapist,. Credit Shailendra Sharma

by Priti Salian -India- I left the theater shaking, cold, and rather broken. Besides the overarching story of Nirbhaya herself, five other women came forward to paint the picture of an overwhelming amount of violence towards women in India. The

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Call Me Kuchu – Empowering Uganda’s LGBT Activists

by Alexandra Marie Daniels Arts & Culture Editor When I learned the principal character in the film Call Me Kuchu is the slain human rights activist David Kato, I felt a sense of relief. Stories come and go in the

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In India, Prime-Time Hindi Soap Operas as a Vehicle for Social Change

Toral Rasputra

by Bhakti Bapat Mathew -India- It is 8 o’clock at night. A family of six – a mother, father, three teenage daughters and a young son – are all avidly watching the same TV show. Surprising? Not in India, and

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How to Survive a Plague – A Model for Human Rights Social Activism.

by Alexandra Marie Daniels Arts, Culture & Media Editor Although it feels like it is a film from the 1990’s recently stumbled upon and re-discovered high up on a shelf in a dusty box, How to Survive a Plague directed

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Adopting Chinese Daughters: A Conversation on Somewhere Between

by Alexandra Marie Daniels Arts, Culture & Media Editor “I cried” is the first thing I say when I begin my phone conversation with Linda Goldstein Knowlton about her new film Somewhere Between. “If you don’t cry,” the director responds,

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Meditating on our Global Interconnectedness: A Conversation with Samsara Filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson

by Alexandra Marie Daniels Arts, Culture & Media Editor The big picture is that we’ve all been invited here to this planet, life didn’t ask anybody to approve of the guest list. We are all connected. – Ron Fricke, Director,

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Rape Survivors in the Military: Invisible No More

by Alexandra Marie Daniels Arts, Culture & Media Editor “If everyone knows, it can’t be a secret.” – The Invisible War “If you could do one thing political this month, go see this film.” These words stay with me in

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