Post Tagged with: "Documentary"

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Pursue Your Own Truth: Director Michael Del Monte and Star Janae Kroczaleski Talk “Transformer” [Exclusive]

Ever since Matt “Kroc” Kroczaleski could remember, he’d had two desires in life: to be a strong and to be a woman. Growing up as what he considered “white trash,” Matt overdid the macho thing so he wouldn’t have to deal with his vulnerabilities. When he joined the marines, it was a […]

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Director Kim Snyder Previews Her New Netflix Short Documentary “Lessons From A School Shooting”

So far this year over 380 people have died and over 1200 have been wounded in mass shootings in the US. Since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, there have been over 1600 mass shootings. Following director/producer Kim Snyder’s critically acclaimed documentary Newtown about the tragedy, she calls this film […]

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It’s Time For Ilhan: Director Norah Shapiro Previews Her Powerful New Documentary [Exclusive]

Political newcomer Ilhan Omar is the first person of Somali descent to be elected to a legislative office anywhere in the United States. Battling a 43 year incumbent and male challenger, also from the Somali-American community, Ilhan sets herself apart by demonstrating her enthusiasm and willingness to listen and learn from […]

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Ken Burns Explores Faith, Hope and Science in His New PBS Documentary “The Mayo Clinic”

Is the Mayo Clinic the greatest medical center in the world? Every year, over 1 million patients arrive from all 50 states and over 150 countries. Their guiding principal has always been: The needs of the patient come first. For namesake William Worrall Mayo, the scientific method, hard work and […]

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HBO Documentary Preview: (This Is) Jane Fonda In Five Acts

I had no idea Jane Fonda was this interesting, but I’ll have to blame that on my lack of imagination and knowledge of the facts of her life. Of course, I knew she was an actress. And I knew she was an activist. But what this documentary does so well […]

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POV Preview: Meet the Overlooked Heroes and “Survivors” of the 2014 Ebola Outbreak

During the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, the country received international press attention because healthcare workers from both Europe and the United States contracted the disease and were later diagnosed in their home countries. We all remember seeing the images of bodies being carried in white sheets on the news. The fear […]

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Intelligent Lives Director Dan Habib Previews His Documentary on Intellectual Disabilities and Shifting Paradigms [Exclusive]

According to the AAIDD, an intellectual disability is a disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills. This disability originates before the age of 18. So, if someone has an intellectual disability, what kind of life can […]

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Making Science a Priority: We Preview National Geographic’s “Science Fair” [Exclusive]

Embed from Getty Images I remember participating in science fairs when I was in junior high and high school, but I don’t remember them being anything like this. Most of us probably only think of students who excel in the sciences as nerds and geeks. And that’s doing them a […]

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Did US Policy Decisions Trigger the Rise of Undocumented Immigration? We Preview KCET’s “Beyond Borders”

11 million people currently live without legal status in the United States. They have no social, economic, political or civic rights in this country. And our southern border is so militarized, it causes actual human damage to both the undocumented immigrants and their families. Why should we care? Because they are […]

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POV Preview: A Group of Hasidic Women Confront Patriarchy and Prejudice in “93Queen”

I am not religious in any way, but I do find organized religion fascinating. What little I know about Hasidic Judaism, I’ve learned from movies. So, I can’t say my education has been accurate or in any way complete. Not only is 93Queen a fascinating look into a group of […]