Shadow and Act

Trailer: Doc "Indochina, Traces of A Mother" (Afro-Vietnamese Orphans of Indochina War Trace Roots in Vietnam)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 25, 2012 7:16 PM
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The 71-minute documentary Indochina, Traces of A Mother by Beninese filmmaker Idrissou Mora-Kpai, follows Afro-Vietnamese orphan decendants, now in their 50's, of Vietnamese mothers and West African fathers - Senegalese riflemen or tirailleurs sénégalais - who were recruited by the French during the French Indochina War, which took place in southeast Asia's French colony from December 19, 1946 and which lasted until August 1, 1954.

Tribeca 2012 Highlights: Documentary "Broke" Looks at Pro Athletes Who Squander Their Earnings

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • April 19, 2012 2:48 PM
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From ESPN Films comes a feature-length documentary that aims to provide insight into why 60 percent of NBA players and 78 percent of NFL players run out of funds within five years of retirement - aptly titled Broke.

More Advanced Screening Dates for Laurens Grant's "Jesse Owens" Documentary (NYC)

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • April 19, 2012 12:01 PM
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Here are a few more chances to see Laurens Grant's acclaimed documentary on 1936 Olympic champion Jesse Owens on the big screen, ahead of its PBS premiere.

Special Screening of "Slavery By Another Name" Tonight in NYC (Sam Pollard in Person)

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 18, 2012 1:54 PM
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In case you missed its PBS run back in February, Sam Pollard's historical documentary Slavery By Another Name will screen tonight at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (CJS) in New York.

Trailer: Uplifting Doc iThemba Explores Stigma of The Disabled in Zimbabwe ('12 Wisconsin Film Fest)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 9, 2012 5:01 PM
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The 72-minute Zimbabwean/American documentary iThemba (meaning "hope" in Ndebele), helmed by Elinor Burkett and Errol Webber, will make its stateside premiere at this year's Wisconsin Film Festival, which runs April 18-22.

Doc "Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots" To Air on VH1 May 1st (Snoop Dogg Narrates)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 6, 2012 7:41 PM
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You'll get a chance to watch the Snoop-Dogg-executive produced documentary UPRISING: Hip Hop and the L.A. Riots, which premiered at the SXSW Film Fest this year, on VH1 May 1st at 9pm ET/PT as part of its VH1 Rock Docs franchise.

Controversial Acclaimed Doc "Scenes of a Crime" Held Over in New York for One More Week

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 3, 2012 7:15 PM
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New York audiences will have at least one more week to see Scenes of a Crime, the documentary by Grover Babcock and Blue Hadaech following the interrogation of a man for the murder of his young son.

Preview PBS Doc "When the Drum is Beating," Exploring 6 Decades of Haitian History Through Music

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 28, 2012 7:46 PM
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When the Drum is Beating tells the story of six decades of Haitian history seen through the lens of Septentrional - a 20-piece band whose fusion of Cuban big band and Hatian voodoo beats continued through dictatorships, natural disasters, coup d’états, and chaos, navigating the ups and downs, the glory and the tragedy of the country.

See Trailer for "Triggering Wounds" Gun Violence Documentary, Produced by Harlem Teens

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 28, 2012 5:40 PM
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A group of students in The Maysles Institute Teen Producers After School Program has come together to find solutions to gun violence in Harlem - by using their skills in media.

SFIFF '12 Preview: Poor Family Struggles While Country Hosts World Cup in Doc "Meanwhile in Mamelodi"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 27, 2012 9:45 PM
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The 55th San Francisco International Film Festival unveiled its lineup earlier today to reveal the following films profiled in S&A: 2011 SXSW Jury Award winner Gimme The Loot, the French comedy The Untouchables, The Double Steps (which I reviewed HERE), the Sheldon Candis drama LUV, the French/German drama Sleeping Sickness, and Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights.