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Chief!
Chief! is a documentary chronicle of the trials and tribulations of daily life under dictatorship. In December, 1997, I was witness to several troubling events in Cameroon: a child thief's near lynching by the angry mob in my village; my discovery during a wedding ceremony that, by law, the husband…
Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary
Before he was convicted of murdering a policeman in 1981 and sentenced to die, Mumia Abu-Jamal was a gifted journalist and brilliant writer. Now after more than 30 years in prison, Mumia is not only still alive but continuing to report, provoke and inspire. An inspiring portrait of a man…
The Pleasures of Being Out of Step - Author Nat Hentoff
Nat Hentoff is one of the enduring voices of the last 65 years, a writer who championed jazz as an art form and was present at the creation of 'alternative' journalism in America. This unique documentary wraps the themes of liberty, identity and free expression around a historical narrative that…
The Post
The Post looks at Cambodia through the eyes of a small group of journalists working on The Phnom Penh Post, an independent English language newspaper that has chronicled the country's recent turbulent history. The central characters are the American editor and publisher, Michael Hayes, and his band of expatriate and…
Frontline
An account of the Vietnam war as seen through the camera of Australian journalist Neil Davis. Vietnam was a television war, a war said to have been lost in the lounge rooms of middle America and not on the battlefield.
The Man Nobody Knew - CIA Spy William Colby
As powerful and riveting as a John Le Carre thriller, The Man Nobody Knew uncovers the hidden life of legendary CIA spymaster William Colby. The consummate American soldier-spy, Colby took on the government's dirtiest assignments without question - until the day he defied presidential orders and revealed to Congress the…
James Thurber: The Life and Hard Times - A Great American Humoristst
James Thurber: The Life and Hard Times is the first major documentary on the life and work of one of America's greatest humorists. Known for his classic short story, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Thurber was a legendary contributor of prose and cartoons to The New Yorker magazine where…
Putin's Kiss
PUTIN'S KISS portrays contemporary life in Russia through the story of Masha, a 19 year-old girl who is a member of Nashi, a political youth organization connected with the Kremlin. Extremely ambitious, the young Masha quickly rises to the top of Nashi, but begins to question her involvement when a…
Framing an Execution - The Media & Mumia Abu-Jamal
The case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, a journalist on Pennsylvania's death row in connection with the death of a police officer, had become by the late 1990s a global symbol of inequities in the U.S. judicial system. The mainstream media could no longer ignore it, but how would they cover such…
Twitch and Shout: Coping with Tourette's Syndrome
Twitch and Shout provides an intimate journey into the startling world of Tourette Syndrome (TS) told through the eyes of a photojournalist with TS. An emotionally absorbing, sometimes unsettling, and ultimately uplifting film about people who must contend with a society that often sees them as crazy or bad--and a…
Dick Cavett's Vietnam
PBS
When standup comedian and former Tonight Show writer Dick Cavett got his own morning talk show in 1968, no one involved predicted anything groundbreaking. In fact that first Cavett show was cancelled shortly before winning an Emmy award. But there was something different in Cavett's approach. More than a vehicle…
The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords
THE BLACK PRESS: SOLDIERS WITHOUT SWORDS is the first film to chronicle the history of the Black press, including its central role in the construction of modern African American identity. It recounts the largely forgotten stories of generations of Black journalists who risked life and livelihood so African Americans could…