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Black Panthers

Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution with director Stanley Nelson

Posted by anna_feder April 7, 2016 Comments are off 49 views

Part of the It’s All True Documentary Showcase Directed by Stanley Nelson, documentary, 115 minutes, USA, 2015. Change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored—cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging and it sought to drastically […]

An Open Secret 2

An Open Secret with producer Matt Valentinas

Posted by anna_feder March 24, 2016 Comments are off 65 views

Directed by Amy J. Berg, documentary, 99 minutes ,USA, 2015. An Open Secret is about 5 child actors whose lives were turned upside down by multiple predators & convicted sex offenders. The film looks at the lives of these children betrayed and abandoned by a system that essentially funnels them towards sexual predators without any […]

The Amazing Nina Simone

The Amazing Nina Simone with director Jeff Lieberman

Posted by anna_feder March 1, 2016 Comments are off 107 views

Directed by Jeff L. Lieberman, documentary, 110 minutes, USA, 2015. Nina Simone was both loved and feared throughout the 1960s for her outspoken vision of Black Freedom. Today, Nina is more popular eleven years after her death than ever before. President Barack Obama listed ‘Sinnerman’ in his top 5 favorite songs, and whether re-mixed, re-sampled […]

The Look of Silence

The Look of Silence with discussion by prof. Jacqueline Romeo

Posted by anna_feder February 25, 2016 Comments are off 117 views

Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, documentary, 103 minutes, Denmark/Finland/Indonesia/Norway/UK, 2014. Through Oppenheimer’s footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers. The documentary focuses on the youngest son, an optometrist named Adi, who decides to break the suffocating spell […]


Truth with discussion on ethics in journalism

Posted by anna_feder February 4, 2016 Comments are off 143 views

Directed by James Vanderbuilt, narrative (drama), 125 minutes, USA, 2015. A firestorm erupts in September of 2004 when Dan Rather reports that George W. Bush had received special treatment while serving in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War, a report that was based on documents of an unknown authenticity. Subsequently, story producer Mary […]

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01:  Comedian Russell Brand joins residents and supporters from the New Era housing estate in East London as they demonstrate against US investment company Westbrook’s plans to evict 93 families on December 1, 2014 in London, England. The protestors have taken their demonstration to Westbrooks Headquarters in Mayfair and plan to present a petition to the Prime Minister. WestBrook’s are said to be planning to evict the tenants, refurbish the estate and re-let the flats at full market value. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Brand: A Second Coming with discussion led by Prof Martie Cook

Posted by anna_feder December 3, 2015 Comments are off 369 views

Directed by Ondi Timoner, documentary, UK, 105 minutes, 2015, DCP. Follows comedian/author/activist Russell Brand as he dives headlong into drugs, sex and fame in an attempt to find happiness, only to realize that our culture feeds us bad ideas and empty idols. Through his stand up, Brand explores his own true icons – Gandhi, Che […]


The Boston Palestine Film Festival presents This is My Land with director Tamara Erde

Posted by anna_feder October 20, 2015 Comments are off 312 views

Directed by Tamara Erde, documentary, Israel/Palestine, 94 minutes, 2014, blu-ray How do the Palestinian and Israeli (Arab and Jewish) education systems teach the history of their nations? The film follows several Israeli and Palestinian teachers over one academic year. Through observing their exchanges and confrontations with students, debates with the ministries curriculum and its restrictions, […]


Boston Globe Documentary Festival and Hubweek present Stink! with director Jon Whelan

Posted by anna_feder October 8, 2015 Comments are off 938 views

Directed by Jon J Whelan, documentary, US, 91 minutes, 2015, DCP. STINK! opens with a foul smell and a pair of kids pajamas. And a single father trying to find out what that smell could possibly be. But instead of getting a straight answer, director Jon Whelan stumbles on an even bigger issue in America, […]


She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry with discussion led by members of Our Bodies, Ourselves

Posted by anna_feder October 6, 2015 Comments are off 473 views

Directed by Mary Dore, documentary, US, 92 min, 2014, DCP. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL takes us from the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more […]


I am Michael with director Justin Kelly and writer professor Benoit Denizet-Lewis

Posted by anna_feder September 29, 2015 Comments are off 685 views

Directed by Justin Kelly, narrative (drama), USA, 98 minutes, 2015, DCP. I am Michael depicts the fascinating true-life story of Michael Glatze (James Franco), the charismatic and outspoken co-editor of the iconic XY Magazine. Following a traumatic health scare and plagued by fear, Michael begins to question his beliefs and his identity. He leaves his […]

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