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Preview Documentary 'Pier Kids: The Life' on Homeless LGBT Youth of Color

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • March 10, 2014 3:30 PM
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Pier Kids: The Life examines the legacy of Stonewall and the Gay Rights Movement it ignited by following the lives of three gay and transgender youth of color who, after being pushed out of their home because of their sexuality, have become homeless on the same street the riots took place more than forty years ago.

New on DVD Review: 'The Iran Job' Gives a Surprisingly Lighthearted Look at a Baller's Life in the Middle East

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • March 10, 2014 2:40 PM
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Film Movement released the critically acclaimed sports drama The Iran Job on DVD on March 4.

Third World Newsreel Acquires Khouribga Festival Winner 'Tunisian Women: We Will Stand Up,' On Women Activists in Tunisia

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • March 6, 2014 3:12 PM
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Newly acquired by Third World Newsreel, Tunisian Women: We Will Stand Up offers an overview of Tunisia's contemporary history from the point of view of seven courageous women activists.

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.