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Preview 'Miners Shot Down' Documentary, on 2012 South African Mine Strike

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • March 6, 2014 2:42 PM
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From the point of view of the Marikana miners, Miners Shot Down follows "the strike from day one, showing the courageous but isolated fight waged by a group of low-paid workers against the combined forces of the mining company Lonmin, the ANC government and their allies in the National Union of Mineworkers."

Watch Trailer for Fox Sports' 'Rise As One,' Six Inspirational Soccer Stories (Premieres March 25)

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • March 6, 2014 2:12 PM
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Budweiser, sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, today unveiled a partnership with Fox Sports for new a documentary series showcasing six unique soccer stories from around the globe.

Watch Documentary Trailer for 'A History of Jazz: Oxygen For The Ears' (Esperanza Spalding, Dr. Billy Taylor, Eric Lewis)

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • March 6, 2014 1:13 PM
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Coming to theaters on April 4, A History of Jazz: Oxygen For The Ears chronicles the rise of jazz music, its players, its followers, its past and what the future holds told from the landmark of Washington, D.C.

Review: Nelson George's 'Finding The Funk' Documentary

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • February 21, 2014 8:22 PM
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Filmmaker and pop culture critic Nelson George, who’s written extensively on music throughout his career, brings his love of funk to conversations with icons like Sly Stone, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Nile Rodgers of Chic, James Brown, Mike D of the Beastie Boys, and Sheila E., as well as contemporary artists like D'Angelo and The Roots' Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, who also narrates the film.

PBS, 'Spies Of Mississippi', And The Business Of TV Programming Based On Racial Viewing Habits

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 11, 2014 11:15 AM
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While I empathize with filmmaker Dawn Porter and frustrated viewers regarding the PBS Black History Month scheduling flap, I think some more important questions to be posed are . . .

Exclusive: 'The Amazing Nina Simone' Doc (Ft Siblings, Friends, Band Members) in Post-Production

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 30, 2014 7:05 PM
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Jeff Lieberman's upcoming documentary titled The Amazing Nina Simone: A Documentary Film is NOT to be confused with "the first definitive documentary" on the life of Nina Simone (in collaboration with her estate and daughter, and produced by Jon Kamen, Justin Wilkes and Sidney Beaumont) that we first announced in June of last year.

Afro Cubans-Sierra Leoneans Bridging The Gap Doc 'They Are We' To Premiere Stateside in January (Official Trailer)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 26, 2013 9:34 PM
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The fascinating new documentary They Are We, which documents the encounter journey between an Afro Cuban family and their African ancestors in Sierra Leone, held an exclusive premiere in Havana, Cuba earlier this month.

2014 Documentary Oscar Shortlist Revealed. 'God Loves Uganda,' '20 Feet From Stardom' Make the Cut

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • December 3, 2013 9:14 PM
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A follow up to our recent discussion on contenders for the 2014 Best Documentary Oscar. The Academy has culled its list down to 15 feature documentary films still in consideration.

'BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez' - Fundraising For Doc on Her Life (84% Funded; 5 Days To Go!)

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • October 4, 2013 3:00 PM
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On September 9th renowned poet and activist Sonia Sanchez turned 79 years old. The day also marked the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, the upcoming documentary focused on telling her life story.

Watch Preview for Doc 'Samba Ladies' (Female Founders of Brazil's Most Important Cultural Dance)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 26, 2013 12:48 PM
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Regarded as Brazil's most significant cultural tradition and way of expression, the dance samba, originated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during the 19th Century.