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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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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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Review: A Suitable Girl Is a Nuanced Look at Marriage and Tradition in India

5 out of 5 stars

We had the opportunity to watch Sarita Khurana and Smriti Mundhra's documentary A Suitable Girl at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, a moving and nuanced look at tradition and female independence in India.

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Fight For Space Documentary is a Friendly Reminder That NASA is Really Important

A new documentary titled Fight for Space examines the future of our space program while asking important questions like why we haven't been back to the moon, why we're so focused on orbiting the Earth and why haven't we been to Mars yet?

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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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