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Trumpeting Decency in Trump’s Town: AFI Docs Showcases Big Issues

A quick snapshot of the documentaries and discussions at AFI Docs held in Washington DC in June 2018.

Getting Real 2016: Pat Aufderheide’s Conference Take

Getting Real 2016 was a remarkable gathering of documentary filmmakers, under the auspices of the International Documentary Association (IDA). What I heard most: Diversity will make us stronger;...

Tribeca’s Storyscapes: On Race and Reality

The Storyscapes section of the Tribeca Film Festival, where installations, VR and interactive web projects mingle, frontally featured realities of a racialized society, in The Argus Project and...

Vérité and Invisible People: Documentaries at Tribeca Film Fest

What’s the difference between a person and a problem? Several of the documentaries shown at Tribeca Film Festival showed us, taking up issues and taking us into the human drama behind him. W.E.B....

Journalism + Film = Public-Issue Documentary at Tribeca Film Festival

Some of the most exciting documentaries on display at Tribeca Film Festival depended on extensive journalistic research, combined with deeply thoughtful aesthetic choices. And these new examples of...

How-tos on Making Media Matter, from the Games and Media Summit

At the Tribeca Film Fest-based Games and Media Summit, new research revealed common weaknesses in achieving social impact with games.

Kudos for Waxman, ITVS and Indies

Top Row: Tracy Doz Tragos, Darius Clark Monroe, Byron Hurt, Dawn Porter, Pat Harrison; Front: Sally Jo Fifer and Rep. Henry Waxman "It is a treat seeing the product of legislation we wrote in the...

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