Tag: Films & Documentaries

Documenting the Dark Side of Maternal Mental Health

by Danielle Steer -USA – Suicide is a common postpartum complication. When I first heard that 1 in 7 women suffer from a maternal mental health complication like pregnancy depression or postpartum depression and that 1 in 1000 will suffer

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Clark Terry as Hero, Mentor, and Friend: Keep On Keepin’ On

by Alexandra Marie Daniels -USA- I always thought that the most important thing was to play my horn. But later on I had a new dream, to help young musicians make their dreams come true. – Clark Terry Filmed over

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SXSW 2012 Film Festival: Documentary Report

by Jessica Mosby -USA- The annual South by Southwest film, interactive, and music festivals are one of the highlights of my year. In 2011 I attended South by Southwest for the first time, and while I had fun, being a

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The World’s Best and Worst Places to Be a Mother

Where in the world are the best and worst places to be a mother? Watch this Link TV/Save the Children documentary – The Mothers Index – and learn about how you can get involved in supporting mothers and children around

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Kashmir’s Last Cinema Struggles to Survive

by Nusrat Ara -Indian-Administered Kashmir- It is Sunday noon. I am standing outside the only functional cinema in all of Indian administered Kashmir. Located in the city of Srinagar, the shabby Neelam Cinema sits quiet. It looks more like a

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Climate Refugees: The Human Toll of a Changing Planet

by Jessica Mosby – USA – The world’s weather is changing and millions of people will be displaced. This tragic reality is captured in the new documentary film, Climate Refugees. Without engaging in the divisive global warming debate, director and

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Interview with Howl film directors Epstein and Friedman: “Allen Ginsberg’s Poetic Prophecy”

by Vera von Kreutzbruck – Germany – Howl, a biopic centered on beatnik Allen Ginsberg’s seminal poem and the resulting obscenity trial, was the most moving and intellectually engaging film presented at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. In the

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Mine: The Pets That Hurricane Katrina Left Behind

by Jessica Mosby – USA – The most emotionally and politically-charged documentary of the year is about a surprisingly original subject: the domestic pets that were lost or left behind in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Mine artfully portrays the

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2010 Sundance Film Festival: A Cinematic Rebellion

by Jessica Mosby – USA – Rebel was the theme of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The message was everywhere: On screen before every film; on the front cover of the film schedule, which read “This Is Your Guide to

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Proceed and Be Bold: Director Laura Zinger and Subject Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. on Art, Life, and Independent Filmmaking

by Jessica Mosby – USA – Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. is living the dream. After discovering his love of letterpress, Kennedy left his comfortable corporate job and devoted his life to his art. Today the self-described “humble negro printer” lives

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