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Sundance 2017 Filmmaker Interview: Stanley Nelson (Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities)

Sundance 2017 Filmmaker Interview: Stanley Nelson (Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities)

‘Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ spans 170 years of American history. The two-hour film and multi-platform project by award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, explores the pivotal role HBCUs have played in the ascent of African-Americans and their families – from slavery to the present day. The film

Keep Independent Film in Primetime on PBS!

Public television is deciding whether or not to keep two series that showcase independent, point-of-view films in their premier prime-time slot on Monday nights at 10 pm. The final decision will be announced in May. Until then, PBS programming leadership is taking a “listening tour” to hear stakeholders and viewers talk about why independent, point-of-view

Film Lovers Can Be a Part of Sundance Film Festival by Submitting Family Photos Via Instagram

Movie lovers around the world can share their family history through precious family photos at the Sundance Film Festival. Award-winning director Thomas Allen Harris is bringing to the premier Park City event his innovative traveling roadshow, the Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR), which captures the stories and histories of American families in a national family

2013 NYFF Filmmaker Profile: Eline Jongsma & Kel O’Neill (Creators – ‘EMPIRE’)

Shot in ten countries over four years, ‘EMPIRE‘ employs a broad range of storytelling techniques—including nonfiction filmmaking, multi-channel video projection, and experience design—to unearth the contemporary aftershocks of the world’s first brush with global capitalism.  By turns epic and intimate in its approach, ‘EMPIRE‘ explores the ways in which the conditions of past continue to

Disrupting Power Structures, Building Audiences & More – Notes from IFP Indie Film Week Day 2

HBO Documentary Films were sponsors of the second day at the 2013 IFP Independent Film Week, being held at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, with a full program described as “The Truth About Non-Fiction“.  This day, specifically geared toward the modern state of independent documentary production, featured a variety of panels, speakers, workshops and networking opportunities.

Interview: Scott Gracheff (Director) & Alice Hoagland (Subject) – ‘The Rugby Player’

‘The Rugby Player’ is an uplifting and stereotype-shattering documentary that tells the story of a mother, a son, and what it takes to be a hero. The film explores the lives of Mark Bingham, one of the passengers on United Flight 93 on 9/11, and his mother, Alice Hoagland, a former United Airlines flight attendant.

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