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No Fooling Around: 5 Docs That Prove the Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

Posted Apr 1, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

No Fooling Around: 5 Docs That Prove the Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

To say it in 2014 is to almost belabor the point, but here it goes: Long gone are the days of documentary film as didactic,…

Seven Years of Stories of Change

Posted Mar 31, 2014, by Sundance Institute

Seven Years of Stories of Change
A project of the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and the Skoll Foundation

What happens when the trajectories of two apparently disparate fields cross paths? What emerges from that intersection point…

Sundance London Filmmakers Picks: David Cross Once Spray Painted “The Who” On His Front Door

Posted Mar 27, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Sundance London Filmmakers Picks: David Cross Once Spray Painted "The Who" On His Front Door

Turns out, Sundance London filmmakers’ palates rival our own programmers when it comes to cinema—heterogeneous but precise.…

Kickstart (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies

Posted Mar 20, 2014, by Yael Melamede, director, (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies

Kickstart (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies

Yael Melamede is the director of (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies and a co-founder of SALTY Features, an independent…

5 Things You Should Know About The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Posted Mar 11, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

5 Things You Should Know About The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Rooted in themes of death and rebirth, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom is an emotive ode to the victims of the 2010 tsunami…

The Ghosts of Mississippi

Posted Mar 4, 2014, by Marta Cunningham, director, Valentine Road

The Ghosts of Mississippi

February 23rd

No sleep. Woke up, ate. Have to have the most important meal of the day. Heading to Cleveland, Mississippi, this…

Haunted by the Past

Posted Feb 28, 2014, by Nisha Pahuja, director, The World Before Her

Haunted by the Past

Hovering above Jackson on what feels like a submarine with wings. Didn’t sleep a wink on my last night here. Instead, I drifted…

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: 20 Feet From Stardom

Posted Feb 28, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: 20 Feet From Stardom

The documentary format has long been a spotlight for the unheralded and the unsung (pun possibly intended) and that theme holds…

Creating Safe Spaces in Jackson, Mississippi

Posted Feb 26, 2014, by Marta Cunningham, director, Valentine Road

Creating Safe Spaces in Jackson, Mississippi

When I was first told that I would be making the trip down South with Film Forward to screen Valentine Road, I felt a range of…

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: The Square

Posted Feb 26, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: The Square

“It was a war in the Square. It was not a revolution,” says one of the young revolutionary subjects in Jehane Noujaim’s…

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