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Now Funding: Doc "Street Fighting Man" Follows 3 Inner-City-Men In Post-Industrial Detroit

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • May 9, 2012 7:46 PM
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Now funding via Kickstarter with 32 days left in its campaign, the feature length documentary Street Fighting Man, is directed and photographed by Andrew James and edited by Greg Snider (How To Die in Oregon).

Doc "Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots" Airing Tonight at 9pm ET on VH1 (Snoop Dogg Narrates)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • May 1, 2012 7:02 PM
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Watch Now: Affecting Doc On Triumph Over Trauma & Drug Addiction "Healing Neen"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 29, 2012 9:48 AM
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The inspirational 54-min documentary Healing Neen, directed by Laura Cain and produced by Cain and Thom Stromer, the latter who serves as the film's editor, will be screening at the United Film Festival in New York on May 12, 2012. Neen won the Director's Award at the Hearts and Minds Film Festival in Wilmington, DE in April of last year, and was the New Hope prize winner at Pennsylvania's New Hope Film Festival in July of last year.

Yoruba Richen Wins Tribeca Creative Promise Award for "The New Black" (Doc on Race, Sexuality & Church)

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • April 27, 2012 12:33 AM
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Last night, director Yoruba Richen (Promised Land) was honored with the Creative Promise Award at Tribeca All Access for her explosive new documentary, The New Black.

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.