Tag: Film & Documentaries

21st Century Teens, 15th Century Albanian Law: Joshua Marston’s The Forgiveness of Blood

by Alexandra Marie Daniels -USA- Through the lens of average teenage eyes, The Forgiveness of Blood captures the contradictions that have hindered Albania’s post-communist development. Specific in context yet universal in theme, Joshua Marston (director of the highly acclaimed 2004

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2011: A Last Look at Some Great Documentaries

by Jessica Mosby -USA- 2011 was another great year for movies. For me, it started in January at the annual Sundance Film Festival with a full slate of must-see films, and kept that momentum for the next eleven months. Unfortunately,

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Filmmaker Amy Glazer on the New Economics of Marriage and Seducing Charlie Barker

by Jessica Mosby -USA- Charlie Barker is a guy who has it all – almost. He has a beautiful successful wife, a large New York City apartment, a loyal best friend, and a once-promising acting career that he is hoping

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Hell and Back Again Brings Home The Psychological Devastation of War

by Alexandra Marie Daniels -USA- This week marks the 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. For most of us, this is a relatively insignificant fact in our daily lives. We acknowledge our military as distant heroes, doing important work

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New Documentary Better This World Probes How Far is Too Far?

by Alexandra Marie Daniels -USA- Would David McKay and Bradley Crowder have made eight homemade bombs had they not come under the leadership of the charismatic, macho, and at times violent protest organizer Brandon Darby? How much did the United

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Anna Politkovskaya, ‘If Not Me, Then Who?’

by Alexandra Marie Daniels -USA- Someone tried to silence Anna Politkovskaya. An investigative journalist with a bleeding heart, she was assassinated on October 7, 2006 at age 48 in her apartment building in Moscow. As expressed in the opening scenes

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Pure Driving, Real Racing: Senna Documentary Captures Spirit

by Alexandra Marie Daniels -USA- So often when people we love pass away too soon, we just want to hear their voices and see their smiles one more time. For Formula One fans and the many people who adored Ayrton

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Crime After Crime: Director Yoav Potash and Attorney Joshua Safran on Documenting Domestic Violence Survivor Deborah Peagler

by Jessica Mosby -USA- After watching the new documentary Crime After Crime at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, I was angry. I felt an intense call to action – to tell everyone I know that they must see the 93-minute

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Director Oliver Schmitz and Actress Khomotso Manyaka on Life, Above All

by Jessica Mosby -USA- Life, Above All tells the story of 12-year-old Chanda who takes responsibility for her family after her baby sister dies and her mother falls ill. Fueled by rumors, the rural village outside Johannesburg quickly ostracizes the

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Radical Life Extension? Mark Wexler Discusses How To Live Forever

by Jessica Mosby -USA- If you could take a pill that would let you live for another 500 years, would you do it? Director Mark Wexler poses this question in his new documentary How to Live Forever. The film is

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