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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 421 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 […]

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It’s All True student documentary showcase

Posted by anna_feder April 6, 2016 Comments are off 185 views

Exceptional documentary films from undergraduate and graduate students will be screened on Wednesday April 6 and on Thursday April 7 our special guest, acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson, will screen his latest film, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. Nelson will be on hand for both evenings. Jonah Stands Up Filmmaker: Hannah Engelson (graduate) The […]

An Open Secret 2

An Open Secret with panel discussion including producer and Steph Trilling from BARCC

Posted by anna_feder March 24, 2016 Comments are off 311 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 […]


BOSCPUG: Circus Without Borders with director Susan Gray, producer Linda Matchan and circus subjects

Posted by anna_feder March 23, 2016 Comments are off 237 views

A visually stunning story about two circus troupes in remote and challenged corners of the world — an Inuit circus in the Canadian Arctic beset by an epidemic of youth suicide, and an African circus in Guinea, ravaged by poverty. Both troupes use art and the power of dreams to transform themselves and their communities. […]

The Amazing Nina Simone

The Amazing Nina Simone with director Jeff Lieberman

Posted by anna_feder March 1, 2016 Comments are off 695 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 488 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 242 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 512 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 393 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 1120 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, […]

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