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Why Hari Kondabolu Decided to Take on The Simpsons in The Problem With Apu

The Problem With Apu brings together South Asian talent to talk about the importance of representation in a series of candid and personal interviews. Hari Kondabolu explains what he wants the documentary to accomplish.

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Unrest, A Documentary About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Ensures That Homebound Viewers Can Catch Screenings, Too

The new documentary about chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID), is working to ensure that those who suffer from this condition will also be able to view the film - because inclusion isn't just about subject matter; it's also about accessibility.

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Netflix’s Teach Us All Shows Educational Inequality Didn’t End With Brown Vs. Board of Ed

In addition to creating searing documentaries about injustice, like her Emmy-winning 13th, Ava DuVernay also distributes worthwhile films from other talented filmmakers through her distribution company, ARRAY. The latest is a documentary called Teach Us All, which takes on the systemic inequality in education.

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Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow Is a Solemn Look at the Refugee Crisis Across 23 Countries

Artist Ai Weiwei is capturing the "staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact" in his new film Human Flow.

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Dolores Trailer Gives Iconic Activist Dolores Huerta the Historical Recognition She Deserves

The documentary about the life and work of "iconic labor leader and feminist pioneer Dolores Huerta, who fought for racial and economic justice alongside Caesar Chavez" is hopefully going to get Huerta the full acknowledgement she deserves.

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Interview: Birthright: A War Story Filmmakers Say “The Issue Is Not Abortion” When It Comes to the Erosion of Women’s Rights

I had the chance to speak with Birthright: A War Story's writer/director/co-Executive producer Civia Tamarkin and its co-Executive producer/writer Luchina Fisher about the film, as well as how the implications of the laws discussed go way beyond abortion.

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Birthright: A War Story Doc Offers Chilling Glimpse of the Real-Life Handmaid’s Tale We’re Living

There's a reason why watching Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale feels so eerily relevant. It's because we're currently living in a country in which what's depicted on that show or in that novel isn't too far off from what's actually happening in real life. Right now.

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Looking For Leia Shows Women Aren’t “New” to Star Wars Fandom—They’ve Always Been There

One of the reasons why it's so important to look at systemic societal problems through a pop culture lens (or vice-versa) is that it allows us to  see a problem like, say, sexism, in a new way and think about ways of dismantling it by examining it in microcosm. Filmmaker Annalise Ophelian is doing just that with her upcoming documentary Looking For Leia, which takes us into the lives of the women in Star Wars fandom.

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George R.R. Martin Shares His Adorable Childhood Marvel Geek Past In New Documentary

There's something special about watching geek heroes geeking out about the nerdy things they love. Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is a huge fan of Marvel comics, and he talks about his love, as well as shares a letter he had published in an issue of Fantastic Four back in the day in an upcoming History Channel documentary about comic book superheroes.

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This Trailer for a New Heath Ledger Documentary Makes Me Really Sad

It's been nearly a decade since Heath Ledger passed away and a new documentary aims to offer up special insight into the actor's life and career.

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“I Revel in Your Hatred”: The Man Who Created Trump Is Getting a Netflix Documentary

Roger Stone, the man who brought Donald Trump into politics, is getting a Netflix documentary, and the trailer is absolutely bananas.

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Exclusive: Meet NASA’s Female Flight Directors in a Clip From the Upcoming Documentary, Mission Control

If the film Hidden Figures reminded us of anything, it's that it takes a village to get human beings into space. Some villagers tend to get more public recognition than others, but without each of them, nothing is going to space. Now, Gravitas Ventures has partnered with Haviland Digital to bring us the story of the unsung heroes of NASA'S mission control.

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Oscars 2017: O.J: Made In America Wins Best Doc Over13th, Highlights Intersectional Politics

We were going hard for Ava DuVernay's 13th at this year's Oscars for the Best Documentary Feature category. Sadly, Ms. DuVernay's brilliant documentary did not take home the Oscar. However, the film that won still provided some much needed political commentary.

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Interview: Aisholpan, The Eagle Huntress Herself, on Sharing a Rich Tradition and Being Brave

"My grandfather and father are brave people. I think I inherited their fearlessness. My advice for girls trying to make changes – be brave."

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Things We Saw Today: Patton Chen’s Figure Skating Recreations of Yuri!!! on Ice Routines

Patton Chen, a Chinese figure skater and a big fan of the anime Yuri!!! On Ice, has been recreating routines from the show and putting them on his YouTube channel.

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Tower Masterfully Tells the Story of a 1966 Mass Shooting By Focusing on Survivors’ Experiences, Not on the Shooter

5 out of 5 stars

Over about an hour and a half, Tower shares the first-person testimonies of eight people who were at the University of Texas on August 1, 1966 after a sniper went to the top floor of the UT Tower and opened fire. 

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Have a Good Cry at the Trailer for the Upcoming Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

This upcoming documentary, titled Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, actually got made a year ago, long before both of these legendary women passed away. HBO had already planned to air it this year, but has moved it up in their release schedule.

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Things We Saw Today: Emma Watson Singing as Belle in the Beauty & the Beast Remake… In Toy Form

I gotta admit, I haven't been paying much attention to the Beauty & the Beast reboot starring Emma Watson, so I didn't realize it was a musical, and that Emma Watson herself would be singing the iconic Disney soundtrack.

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Sex Positive Feminist Michelle Smith Talks Life with Asperger’s and Her New Doc Best and Most Beautiful Things

Meet Michelle Smith: a vibrant young woman with Asperger's who also happens to be legally blind. She's the subject of a new documentary called Best and Most Beautiful Things, which showcases her journey into adulthood as she searches for independence.

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Interview: Director Øtis Mass and Photographer Rose Hartman on Going in Front of the Camera for The Incomparable Rose Hartman

Over a long career, Hartman has taken some of the most iconic images from the Studio 54 era of Mick and Bianca Jagger, Andy Warhol, and other fashion icons. A new documentary turns that camera around and gives us a look at the photographer herself.

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