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  • The Bomb Chroniclers: Secret Corps of Filmmakers Documented Nuclear Bomb Tests

    09/16/2010 9:16:09 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 13, 2010 | WILLIAM J. BROAD
    They risked their lives to capture on film hundreds of blinding flashes, rising fireballs and mushroom clouds. The blast from one detonation hurled a man and his camera into a ditch. When he got up, a second wave knocked him down again. Then there was radiation. While many of the scientists who made atom bombs during the cold war became famous, the men who filmed what happened when those bombs were detonated made up a secret corps. Their existence and the nature of their work has emerged from the shadows only since the federal government began a concerted effort to...
  • Chicagoland Screening of "Blood Money" Film

    08/24/2010 4:57:39 PM PDT · by mlizzy
    E-mail/Pro-Life Action League ^ | 8-24-10 | Eric Scheidler
    "Blood Money," a groundbreaking documentary that follows the abortion money trail, is coming to town (Chicago area). "Blood Money" will be showing for a week, starting Friday, at the Pickwick Theater in Park Ridge. Joe Scheidler Pro-Life Action League, appears several featured times in the film to share his decades of experience with the abortion industry. Here are all the details about the "Blood Money" screenings: EVENT: "Blood Money" showings at the Pickwick TheaterWHEN: August 27 - September 2WHERE: Pickwick Theater, 5 S. Prospect Ave., Park RidgeMAP: LinkSHOWTIMES: LinkVIEW TRAILER: Link
  • Need Obama voters who are sorry for short film I am making. DC MARCH

    08/20/2010 2:42:02 PM PDT · by shechem_usa · 4 replies
    My mind ^ | today | Me
    Myself and two other gentlement are attending the 9/12 march in DC this year, as we did last year. We are looking to make a short political film, if not just a 1 minute 'commercial"/ statement. What we want are some people who voted for Obama but are sorry for that. And of course they have to be attending the rally in DC this September so we can interview them. WE HAVE NO intentions of making fun of them, ridiculing them or anything nasty like that. If you know of anyone who is going, or a group that is going,...
  • "This Is Not The Land Of Guarantees, But It's The Land Of Opportunity."

    08/15/2010 8:36:12 PM PDT · by thought · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Pastor C.L. Bryant
    YouTube clip of an upcoming documentary.
  • "The guardians of chavez" new spanish documentary film about the real situation of Venezuela

    08/08/2010 7:31:50 PM PDT · by HonCitizen · 4 replies
    A spanish made documentary about the real situation of Venezuela is on air, its called "The guardians of chavez" and shows how the corrupt regime, disastrous economy and guerilla hosting are leading Venezuela to an absolutre caos. For now its in spanish but soon will be translated. links:Part 1 Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6
  • Hidden-camera border documentary renews spotlight on Arizona

    07/21/2010 8:10:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | John Bolton
    A hidden-camera documentary from the Center for Immigration Studies is the latest Internet sensation in the immigration debate. The YouTube video from the advocacy group, showing hundreds of border crossers on sensitive mountain and desert trails in Arizona, has surpassed 100,000 page views since it was posted July 14. The video has also been a frequent topic of discussion on cable news in the past few days, stealing some of the thunder from SB 1070-related developments in the courtroom. View the video The documentary is not the first immigration-related video to go viral. Previous YouTube hits featured national politicians -...
  • Generation Zero (Movie)

    07/07/2010 8:39:04 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 3 replies
    Generation Zero ^ | 2010 | Written and Directed by Stephen K. Bannon, Producer, David N. Bossie
    ABOUT THE FILM The current economic crisis is not a failure of capitalism, but a failure of culture. Generation Zero explores the cultural roots of the global financial meltdown - beginning with the narcissism of the 1960's, spreading like a virus through the self-indulgent 90's, and exploding across the world in the present economic cataclysm. Generation Zero goes beneath the shallow media headlines and talking head sound bites to get to the source of today's economic nightmare. With a cutting edge style and haunting imagery, this must see documentary will change everything you thought you knew about Wall Street and...
  • AC360 features ATF expose tonight

    05/27/2010 4:36:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies · 466+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 May, 2010 | David Codrea
    On Monday I announced that CNN's Anderson Cooper was going to broadcast an expose on the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). That will happen tonight at 10:00 PM EST. From the CNN Special Investigations Unit: CNN has interviewed dozens of ATF supervisors, agents and employees around the country who said they've been demoted or labeled troublemakers just for filing a complaint. Here's a preview documenting the allegation that an ATF agent is being paid $150,000 a year to do essentially nothing: ----------------video at site-------------------- Regular readers will remember calls made in this column for congressional oversight hearings...
  • The World At War Series / Videos(Youtube)

    03/24/2010 7:36:16 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 10 replies · 590+ views
    Youtube ^ | 3/24/2010 | Youtube
    Linky to Episodes Here..
  • lots of leftist movies to look forward to in 2010!

    03/21/2010 8:18:29 AM PDT · by mikalasukala · 9 replies · 840+ views
    get your progressive politics out of my movies ^ | March 21, 2010 | Consigliere5
    here's a long list of leftist movies to look forward to this year... plus a few for us righties...
  • Need research help: I am doing a documentary on Scandanavian socialism

    03/10/2010 10:48:27 AM PST · by mainestategop · 29 replies · 769+ views
    MainestateGOP
    I am planning on doing a documentary on socialism in Sweeden, Norway, Denmark and other parts of Europe and Canada. I plan to upload it of Flix, Spike and YOUTUBE as well as a few other channels. It will be possibly in more than two parts. I am doing this because I have been reading up on liberals fawning over the system they have in scandanavia and have been challenged a few times on the subject. This is especially crucial in light of the controversy of universal healthcare ETC. Specifically I need help with acquiring research matrial especially statistics charts...
  • Palin Pitching A 'TV Docudrama' To Major Networks (about Alaska, not her family)

    03/03/2010 7:48:51 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 50 replies · 1,311+ views
    NY Magazine ^ | 3/3/10 | Josh Duboff
    Sarah Palin and reality show producer Marc Burnett have reportedly been shopping around a TV docudrama in Hollywood this week. Disappointingly, the subject will not be Bristol-Levi baby drama, or a look at Palin’s nascent comedy career, but rather… Alaska. One source described the show as a “planet-Earth type look” at the former governor’s home state. Palin and Burnett were seen leaving ABC today, Entertainment Weekly reported, and have met with Fox and CBS execs already. The pair will reportedly talk with NBC Universal TV Chairman Jeff Gaspin tomorrow...
  • Regarding the Mark Burnett/Reality Show Story

    03/04/2010 2:06:02 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 21 replies · 669+ views
    conservative4palin.com ^ | March 4, 2010 | Tommy Report
    It appears that the story is being mischaracterized. We've heard that what Governor Palin is pitching to television executives is not a "reality show" but rather more of a "Planet Earth" style documentary showcasing Alaska's resources, people, history, and splendor. If the project comes to fruition, it will not be an Alaskan version of the Osbournes. The show will be more "PBS/Ken Burns" instead of "MTV/The Osbournes". This sounds like it's another opportunity for Governor Palin to promote Alaska -- which is, of course, one of the promises she made when she stepped down from the governorship. The star of...
  • The Cartel (movie trailer - public education)

    02/28/2010 1:27:06 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 9 replies · 619+ views
    The Cartel website ^ | unk. | Bob Bowdon, filmmaker
    About The Cartel | Teachers punished for speaking out. Principals fired for trying to do the right thing. Union leaders defending the indefensible. Bureaucrats blocking new charter schools. These are just some of the people we meet in The Cartel. The film also introduces us to teens who can't read, parents desperate for change, and teachers struggling to launch stable alternative schools for inner city kids who want to learn. We witness the tears of a little girl denied a coveted charter school spot, and we share the triumph of a Camden homeschool's first graduating class.
  • Fr. Thomas Euteneuer: New Abortion Documentary Premieres at Sundance Film Festival

    02/11/2010 3:52:06 PM PST · by wagglebee · 7 replies · 336+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/11/10 | Fr. Thomas Euteneuer
    Commentary by Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, President, Human Life InternationalFebruary 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Honestly, the last place I ever imagined seeing my face was on the big screen at the Sundance Film Festival. But I actually appeared in a documentary film last week called "12th and Delaware," which attempts to show the struggle between life and death in the real-life scenarios of abortion-minded women. The name of the film derives from the street names on an ordinary corner in Ft. Pierce, FL where extraordinary things happen every day. On one side of the street is a death camp (i.e., an...
  • TEA PARTY Patriots Unite!

    02/09/2010 6:55:55 PM PST · by MsLady · 19 replies · 459+ views
    Movie Guide ^ | 2/09/2010 | Director: Pritchett Cotten
    Content: (what the ratings mean) (BBB, CapCap, CC, L) Solidly very strong biblical/moral worldview, promoting capitalism and personal responsibility with comments of faith in God and a scene of family praying; six “h” words; no violence; no sexual content; no nudity; no alcohol; no smoking or drug use; and, nothing else objectionable. Summary: TEA PARTY is a well-made documentary about the “tea party” movement that began in February 2009 in protest of massive government spending. The filmmaking is very good and fast paced and should be seen by all Americans of any stripe to understand how regular citizens can influence...
  • Where Can I find Glen Beck's documentary that aired friday??

    01/23/2010 3:12:22 PM PST · by chevydude26 · 25 replies · 1,660+ views
    vanity | self
    I just finished watching what was a fantastic documentary on my dvr. I thought it was brilliant and I was ready to transfer it to a computer or blu ray dvd so I could always go back to it....But i mistakenly deleted it and i don't know if this will ever come out on dvd or if it will be replayed again? anybody know if it will be replayed this weekend?
  • Film Exposes True Face, Numbers of March for Life

    01/23/2010 12:35:42 PM PST · by Elvina · 16 replies · 793+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | 1/23/2010 | Lillian Kwon
    WASHINGTON – Organizers say some 300,000 people, mostly young, walked under overcast skies Friday to stand up for the preborn at the annual March for Life. They were joined by another 78,000 virtual pro-lifers, including former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, who marched with them online in the first-ever Virtual March for Life. "Affirming the dignity and worth of every innocent human life and defending the defenseless are fundamental American values," Palin wrote Thursday in her Facebook page. "With that in mind, this peaceful, hopeful grassroots crowd of individuals, families and students comes to...
  • Glenn Beck Documentary Exposes the Liberal Adoration for Communist Dictators

    01/23/2010 4:23:26 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 114 replies · 4,473+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | January 23, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Glenn Beck's new documentary, The Revolutionary Holocaust, Live Free or Die, exposes the liberal adoration for communist dictators. Airing yesterday in his show's usual time slot on good old FNC, Beck serves as narrator and introduces each segment as host. This is the documentary that Beck has been working on, according to him, since last August; this is also the documentary that, according to him, stunned people on his own staff who have Master's Degrees in history with information they never learned in school. Beck's game plan going in to making this documentary was to expose how liberals have been...
  • Great new documentary “Baker Boys – Inside the Surge” is a must see. (Vanity)

    01/11/2010 5:24:47 PM PST · by NECAWA · 3 replies · 613+ views
    HDTV Net ^ | 1/5/10 | Jon Steele
    Veteran war cameraman, Jon Steele, spent four months with the fabled Baker Company of the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, as they “surged” into the notoriously dangerous Salman Pak region of Iraq to set up a combat outpost. Casualties were expected to be as high as 50%. (Incredibly there were none in this operation!) If you can get HDTV Net (FIOS, Direct TV and maybe some cable providers), I urge you to watch this compelling four part documentary. You’ll never feel closer to our troops or more proud of them. It is being presented in four 1 hour segments at...
  • Oliver Stone's 'Secret History' to put Hitler 'in context' [Barf Alert]

    01/10/2010 12:29:00 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 32 replies · 1,159+ views
    thelivefeed thru the Drudge Report ^ | January.9, 2010 | James Hibberd
    Director Oliver Stone's upcoming Showtime documentary miniseries "Secret History of America" promises to put mass murderers such as Stalin and Hitler "in context.""Stalin, Hitler, Mao, McCarthy -- these people have been vilified pretty thoroughly by history," Stone told reporters at the Television Critics Association's semi-annual press tour in Pasadena.  "Stalin has a complete other story," Stone said. "Not to paint him as a hero, but to tell a more factual representation. He fought the German war machine more than any single person. We can't judge people as only 'bad' or 'good.' Hitler is an easy scapegoat throughout history and its...
  • Oliver Stone's 'Secret History' to put 'Hitler in Context'

    01/09/2010 7:10:11 PM PST · by Third Person · 57 replies · 2,001+ views
    The Live Feed ^ | January 9th, 2010 | The Live Feed
    Director Oliver Stone's upcoming Showtime documentary miniseries "Secret History of America" promises to put mass murderers such as Stalin and Hitler "in context.""Stalin, Hitler, Mao, McCarthy -- these people have been vilified pretty thoroughly by history," Stone told reporters at the Television Critics Association's semi-annual press tour in Pasadena.  "Stalin has a complete other story," Stone said. "Not to paint him as a hero, but to tell a more factual representation. He fought the German war machine more than any single person. We can't judge people as only 'bad' or 'good.' Hitler is an easy scapegoat throughout history and its...
  • Sully: Harrison Ford is a "Good Choice" to Play Me

    01/07/2010 8:49:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 888+ views
    NBC11 ^ | 1/7/10
    Captain Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger chats about his role in the documentary "Brace for Impact" and who could potentially star in a feature film version.
  • Review: 'What's the Matter With Kansas?'

    12/31/2009 5:16:24 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 23 replies · 1,192+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 31, 2009 | Walter Addiego
    What's the Matter With Kansas? POLITE APPLAUSE Documentary. Directed by Joe Winston. Based on the book by Thomas Frank. The virtue of the documentary "What's the Matter With Kansas?" is that it allows its subjects - conservative and Christian Kansans - to speak for themselves. These people are generally the objects of puzzlement, and often derision, for blue-staters, and if the movie opens some minds and hearts, that's good. Or maybe I'm being optimistic. It's also possible that liberal viewers will simply find their prejudices confirmed.
  • Spellbinding pro-Second Amendment film

    11/26/2009 7:39:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies · 1,098+ views
    Austin Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 November, 2009 | Howard Nemerov
    Perhaps once a year, a movie comes out that keeps me in my seat, waiting to see what happens next. Sometimes, a great historical drama appears, like HBO’s John Adams miniseries, based upon David McCullough’s excellent biography. Sometimes, it’s an action film, though this genre is becoming trite with its formulaic use of explosions, flying cars, sex scenes, and special effects. Rarely, it’s a documentary, like the just-released Not Without a Fight by Max Lemus. Not Without a Fight is the story of one young man’s journey to understand what the Second Amendment means. By his own admission, he was...
  • 'Not without a fight' gun rights documentary completed

    11/26/2009 7:36:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 617+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 25 November, 2009 | David Codrea
    Gun rights documentary maker Max Lemus informs me his "Not without a fight" video has been completed and its official release date is today. Here's his latest preview: Max traveled the country interviewing gun rights activists. If you're unfamiliar with his project, you can catch up by visiting my gun rights documentary archive. The "Not without a fight" website is here, and his preview archive is posted on YouTube. With today's release, you can download a copy of the complete documentary for yourself by purchasing it here. I hope you do, and I hope you help spread the word.
  • Obama Watches Documentary on Himself, Not the Election Returns?

    11/04/2009 2:22:23 PM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 38 replies · 1,696+ views
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 11/4/09 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Obama's not a narcissist, he's not a narcissist. He watched a documentary about him while the election returns were coming in last night. That's what Bob Gibbs tells us. Welcome, Rush Limbaugh, the EIB Network, and the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies. Folks, I would be embarrassed if somebody put together a documentary about me the way this has been put together about him. I mean it is godlike. But I have a question. He's the president. This thing aired live last night at nine o'clock on HBO, you mean to tell me that they didn't send him...
  • 'Poliwood' and 'By The People: The Election of Barack Obama'

    11/02/2009 1:19:56 PM PST · by Mozilla · 8 replies · 564+ views
    EntertainmentWeekly ^ | 11/2/09 | Ken Tucker
    Tonight, Poliwood, a documentary essay about the intersection of politics and celebrity, premieres on Showtime. Tomorrow night, By The People: The Election of Barack Obama, a celebratory look at Obama’s campaign, premieres on HBO. Together, they provide a look at the "buoyant optimism" that swept Obama into the White House, while making you wonder about the effect of TV on the political process. Poliwood follows a group of well-known faces associated with the Creative Coalition, a bipartisan group of celebrities who are shown making an earnest effort to learn more about the issues and to grapple with how to use...
  • HBO filmmakers get inside Obama campaign

    11/01/2009 3:51:12 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 26 replies · 1,048+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 11-01-09 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) - Pivotal presidential campaigns are frequently defined in retrospect by documentaries. "The War Room" chronicled Bill Clinton's political operation in 1992, adding a phrase to the political lexicon in the process. Alexandra Pelosi's "Journeys With George" captured the oddities of a national campaign on board George W. Bush's airplane in 2000. The makers of "By the People: The Election of Barack Obama," which premieres Tuesday—Election Night—on HBO, wouldn't mind the same status. "That was our hope—that we would create something for history," said filmmaker Alicia Sams, who made the documentary with colleague Amy Rice and a key...
  • Wreckreational Diving ( Oil rigs become artificial reefs )

    10/30/2009 5:56:08 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 8 replies · 552+ views
    Youtube 2:41 minutes ^ | October 6th, 2006
    The oil platforms provide an unusual artificial reef for advanced divers.
  • Documentary about Obama

    10/29/2009 3:01:56 PM PDT · by mimi from mi · 18 replies · 1,505+ views
    I have just received this e-mail and have not checked it's accuracy, so take it for what it's worth: Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 12:19:03 -0500 From A Great American To: Subject: Fw: Sunday Night at 9 PM Eastern - 8PM Central Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 20:35:27 -0400 only fox is brave to do this... Subject: Sunday Night at 9 PM Eastern - 8PM Central Please send this to everyone you can reach: This Sunday Fox news, is going to air a very important documentary about Barack Obama, Sunday night at 9 PM Eastern. The report will go back...
  • Conservative Media Push Anti-Gore Documentary

    10/14/2009 2:31:55 PM PDT · by Delacon · 12 replies · 1,391+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | 10/14/09 | David Weigel
    'Not Evil Just Wrong' Puts Human Face on 'Disastrous' Effects of Green Policies By David Weigel 10/14/09 6:00 AM noteviljustwrong.com On October 7, Phelim McAleer joined the Society of Environmental Journalists. Three days later, he took advantage of his new membership to attend former Vice President Al Gore’s speech to the group in Madison, Wis., and to rush up to the microphone afterward to ask a question. Reading from a small scrap of paper, an assistant filming the whole thing, McAleer asked Gore about a court case brought by British parents who challenged the veracity of nine facts in Gore’s...
  • Venezuela President Hugo Chavez turns on the charm for Courtney Love at Oliver Stone screening

    09/27/2009 5:45:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 875+ views
    nydailynews.com ^ | Sept. 27, 2009 | Rush & Molloy
    Courtney Love is still floating on the charm offensive that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez launched at Wednesday's screening of Oliver Stone's new documentary, "South of the Border." The singer, who came dressed to thrill in a short zipper-front skirt, says she noticed the twice-divorced Chavez checking her out during a Q&A afterward. "It was the third wink that sold me," Mrs. Kurt Cobain told us. "He's a sexy dawg. He invited me to visit his country and I'd like to go. I'll rock Caracas!" The ebullient, espresso-sipping Chavez also had smooches and smiles for Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, Shia LaBeouf...
  • Inside the Twin Towers (Videos of Discovery Channel Documentary)

    09/11/2009 9:43:47 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 8 replies · 1,470+ views
    Discovery Channel Documentary via You Tube ^ | September 2006 | Discovery Channel
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  • New documentary, The Cut, to educate about FGM, Female Genital Mutilation

    09/10/2009 2:41:52 PM PDT · by blondewithbrains · 17 replies · 875+ views
    RushPRNews ^ | 5 September 2009 | Linda May Kallestein
    Freelance journalist and photogrpaher, Linda May Kallestein, has produced a short documentary, The Cut, aimed at raising awareness of the sufferin to women caused by female genital mutilation. The Cut is a 12 minute documentary about Mary (fourteen years old) and Alice (early twenties) from Kenya. Both are affected by the traditional rite of passage into womanhood: genital cutting. Mary and her community are preparing for her ceremonial cutting. Alice is studying to be a social worker to work against female genital mutilation. As the first in her community to refuse the practice, she has paid a high price for...
  • Documentary: Video: GM Cars What the Hell Happened?

    09/08/2009 8:15:00 PM PDT · by wrrock · 22 replies · 1,116+ views
    cdr ^ | 9/8/2009 | cars
    General Motors was not so long ago the largest motor company in the world, who would have thought one day would be taken over by the miniature Japanese autos. This documentary struggles to answer this very question.
  • Documentary to examine ‘Blood Money’ motive in abortion industry (video at link)

    09/02/2009 9:47:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 883+ views
    cna ^ | September 1, 2009
    Washington D.C., Sep 1, 2009 / 06:33 pm (CNA).- An upcoming pro-life documentary named “Blood Money” aims to shake the viewer “to the very core” and expose the “inconvenient truth” about the money involved in the abortion industry. The documentary interviews pro-life leaders, former abortionists, and women who have been harmed by abortion. One of the interviewees featured in the movie trailer, Carol Everett, was a part owner of several abortion clinics in the Dallas area who has repented of her involvement in abortion.In the Blood Money trailer she talks of the unsavory practices her clinics were involved in.“Our...
  • New Documentary "Blood Money" Seeks to Expose the Abortion Business

    08/27/2009 10:37:52 AM PDT · by rhema · 10 replies · 848+ views
    LifeSite News ^ | August 25, 2009 | Matt Anderson
    A group of filmmakers have recently filmed a documentary that aims to expose the terrible reality of abortion, focusing on the financial aspect of the multimillion dollar abortion industry. The film, entitled "Blood Money," includes numerous interviews with leaders of the pro-life movement, in which they lay out the facts about the abortion industry and the effects that abortions have on women. The film covers a variety of issues, including "Roe V. Wade, Planned Parenthood, the scientific fact that life begins at conception, and how abortion affects women who have had one" the director of the film, David K. Kyle,...
  • New HBO movie, Amy Rice and Alicia Sams "By the People" goes inside Obama campaign (Propaganda!)

    08/14/2009 4:25:30 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 6 replies · 854+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | August 3, 2009 | Lynn Sweet
    LOS ANGELES -- I met filmmakers Amy Rice and Alicia Sams when we all traveled to Africa to cover then-Sen. Barack Obama in August 2006. Rice and Sams were shooting a documentary on a senator who seemed to have a promising future. They started interviewing me and several others about Obama for a movie that none of us at the time knew would end up so soon with scenes of Obama in the Oval Office. Fast-forward to last Wednesday night, when their HBO documentary on the Obama presidential campaign "By the People, The Election of Barack Obama" was screened for...
  • Food, Inc. challenges what we’ve been conditioned to think was safe

    07/31/2009 12:35:56 PM PDT · by Gabz · 47 replies · 1,945+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | July 31, 2009 | Mal Vincent
    Alfred Hitchcock, the master of dramatized horror-suspense, once told me that the greatest scares came in broad daylight, not in the dark. So it might be with "Food, Inc.," a documentary that opens our eyes to what we have been conditioned to feel was a "safe place" in life. We still go to grocery stores that feature pictures of rustic farms that suggest Americana. We notice that a double cheeseburger is cheaper than broccoli. We are in a rush. We buy cheap and save time. We may be fooling ourselves. "Food, Inc." shows the over-controlled world of food production, a...
  • N. Korea: Health rumors stoke curiosity in N. Korean documentary on Kim Jong-il

    07/16/2009 10:56:55 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 361+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 07/16/09 | Kim Hyun
    Health rumors stoke curiosity in N. Korean documentary on Kim Jong-il By Kim Hyun SEOUL, July 16 (Yonhap) -- North Korea says it is making a documentary series that chronicles the life of Kim Jong-il, the first retrospective on the authoritarian ruler that analysts say is reminiscent of one produced before his father's death. Following photographs that revealed a gaunt face, drooping lips and shrunken physique, reports about the documentary now in production raised the question that outside watchers have long brooded on since Kim's alleged stroke last year: Is the "Dear Leader" ready to pass the baton? Seoul officials...
  • China demands film festival dump Uighur documentary

    07/15/2009 11:39:34 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 4 replies · 656+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | July 15, 2009 | Mary Gearin
    TICKY FULLERTON, PRESENTER: China is facing criticism on yet another front. The violent riots in the far western province of Xinjiang have brought international attention to how China is dealing with long-simmering ethnic conflicts. Now it seems China is trying to exert control over how these issues are being portrayed beyond its borders. The director of the Melbourne International Film Festival says he received a call last week from a Chinese consular official demanding that he withdraw a documentary about a prominent Uyghur figurehead, Rebiya Kadeer. It's a move that some believe will backfire. Mary Gearin reports. FILM VOICEOVER: This...
  • U.S. Soldiers Help to Preserve Babylon Ruins

    06/30/2009 5:49:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 1,075+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. Stephen C. Short, USA
    HILLAH, Iraq, June 30, 2009 – Soldiers with the 172nd Infantry Brigade are helping documentarians, historians and preservationists as they work to ensure that ancient Iraqi history is preserved and documented in Babil province. Army 1st Lt. Bryan Kelso stands watch outside a deserted palace built under Saddam Hussein at the Babylon ruins, June 21, 2009. Saddam ordered the construction of the palace on a manmade hill overlooking the ancient city of Babylon, where many projects are under way to enhance tourism in the area. U.S. Army photo by Maj. Mike Feeney  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The brigade...
  • MOVIE: 'Stoning of Soraya M.' Sheds Light on Human Cruelty, Islam

    06/28/2009 8:55:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies · 754+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 6/27/2009 | Kenneth Chan
    Hitting limited theaters this weekend is the true and eye-opening story of a modern-day woman who was tragically stoned to death in Iran after she was falsely accused and deemed guilty of adultery. Produced by the man behind “Braveheart” and “The Passion of the Christ” and based on the book of the same name, “The Stoning of Soraya M.” was inspired by true events that took place in 1986 and comes out as the current strife plaguing a deeply divided Iran has caught the world's attention. On Friday, foreign ministers from Group of Eight countries said they deplored post-election violence...
  • Iranian Justice: The stoning of Soraya M

    06/18/2009 9:52:42 AM PDT · by Def Conservative · 19 replies · 1,333+ views
    DC Examiner ^ | Michelle Bernard
    Those who want to know the truth about Iranian justice must see Cyrus Nowrasteh’s gripping feature documentary film “The Stoning of Soraya M.” The film - based on the book written by Friedounce Sahebjam and debuting today at the Toronto International Film Festival - depicts the true life story of Soraya M, an Iranian woman falsely accused of adultery. She was then sentenced to death by stoning so that her husband would be free to marry a 14-year old. Partially buried in the ground, she was savagely stoned to death by a mob of men that included her own father,...
  • A Documentary Critical of the California Coastal Commission Under Attack

    06/18/2009 7:06:02 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 11 replies · 711+ views
    A Documentary Critical of the California Coastal Commission Under Attack June 17, 2009 - A filmmaker who is producing Sins of Commission, a movie critical of the California Coastal Commission’s infringement on private property rights, was served a subpoena by the commission to acquire raw footage of the film before its final release! Claiming that this intimidation is an attack on his 1st Amendment Rights, the filmmaker is going public. This legal tactic comes as no surprise to property owners who have dealt with a commission who has denied them the ability to make even the most modest improvements to...
  • Into the Storm: Leadership Lessons From Winston Churchill

    05/31/2009 8:00:38 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 7 replies · 631+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 31 | Jim Kearney
    HBO’s Into the Storm, dramatizing Winston Churchill’s leadership during World War II, deserves close study from our statesmen, their spouses, and anyone with questions about the stakes and requirements of warfare. This Churchill, portrayed brilliantly by Irish actor Brendan Gleeson, is an unapologetic conservative, a tenacious dynamo whose rhetoric and resolve protected Britain and the West from submission to tyranny. We pick up Churchill where HBO’s Emmy-winning 2002 film The Gathering Storm left off. Hitler appeaser Neville Chamberlain has been discredited, and Churchill takes over as prime minister. After the successful retreat of the British Army from Dunkirk, France, Churchill...
  • Documentary purports to rip GOP's closet doors

    05/08/2009 7:39:37 AM PDT · by SmithL · 46 replies · 2,095+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/8/9 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    California GOP Rep. David Dreier and a number of other politicians are the unwilling stars of a controversial new documentary with an explosive premise - it's time to blow open the closet door on prominent politicians who have hidden their homosexuality while actively working against gay causes. The film "Outrage," which opens today at the Embarcadero Center Cinema in San Francisco, presents interviews and documentation charging that a number of prominent legislators - including Dreier, the U.S. representative from San Dimas (Los Angeles County), Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and former New York Mayor Ed Koch, a Democrat - have remained...
  • Outrage Movie: Charlie Crist, Ed Koch, Mark Foley Gay

    05/09/2009 10:12:40 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 36 replies · 2,880+ views
    Right Pundits ^ | May 8, 2009 | Ignatius Reilly
    “Outrage” is the talk of the Tribeca film festival. The documentary by filmmaker Kirby Dick claims that several politicians who vote “anti-gay” on political issues are actually gay themselves, and have had verifiable trysts with men. The documentary contains interviews with men who claim to have had sex with these “anti-gay” politicians. Of course, many liberal media outlets are trying to keep the identities of the politicians “outed” by Outrage a secret. Some claim that sexuality (even for politicians) is a personal issue that should not be made public without consent under any circumstances. That is sheer nonsense. In the...
  • Obama Documentary in Theatres

    04/09/2009 9:51:30 AM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 20 replies · 615+ views
    Ed Norton's Website ^ | April 9, 2009 | By MICHAEL FLEMING
    Edward Norton and his Class 5 Films are prepping to shop a feature documentary about the historic presidential campaign mounted by Sen. Barack Obama.