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New Delhi rapist on victim: ‘She should just be silent and allow rape’

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 09:47 GMT // 0 Comments

Mukesh Singh, a bus driver, was one of five men convicted in the 2012 gang rape case and sentenced to death by hanging. He and three others are appealing the sentence. Singh showed no remorse, for what he dubbed “an accident” that occurred on December 2012 to a BBC Storyville documentary crew. “A decent girl […]

You Can Watch ‘Citizenfour’ Online Right Now For Free

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 17:09 GMT // 0 Comments

“Citizenfour,” the Oscar-winning documentary about Edward Snowden’s 2013 NSA leaks, is now available to watch online for free via Thought Maybe. (The full movie can be streamed below.) Thought Maybe The film, directed by Laura Poitras, is still out in limited release and can also be found on HBO Go — the premium network broadcast […]

Review: ‘The Hunting Ground’ Documentary, a Searing Look at Campus Rape

by The New York Times // February 26, 2015 // Updated 22:26 GMT // 0 Comments

“The Hunting Ground,” a documentary shocker about rape on American college campuses, goes right for the gut. A blunt instrument of a movie, it derives its power largely from the many young women and some men recounting on camera how they were raped at their schools and then subsequently denied justice by those same schools. […]

Edward Snowden Thought Neil Patrick Harris’ ‘Treason’ Joke From The Oscars Was Pretty Funny

by The Huffington Post // February 23, 2015 // Updated 20:49 GMT // 0 Comments

After “Citizenfour” — the film about Edward Snowden’s efforts to expose the National Security Agency’s surveillance tactics — won best documentary at the 2015 Academy Awards, Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris couldn’t help but crack a joke. – Read more from the AMA with Snowden, Greenwald and filmmaker Laura Poitras here.

Fats Domino Fast Facts

by CNN // February 16, 2015 // Updated 22:38 GMT // 0 Comments

Birth date: February 26, 1928 Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana Marriage: Rosemary (August 6, 1947-March 10, 2008, her death) – November 22, 2008 – “Fats Domino: Walkin’ Back to New Orleans,” a documentary of his life, premieres on Louisiana Public Broadcast television. May 30, 2009 – Is inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. […]

New Film Explores ‘Washington’s Wildest Week’

by The Huffington Post // February 12, 2015 // Updated 18:51 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Once a year, Washington parties like it’s Hollywood. Now this annual shindig, the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, is the subject of a new documentary. “Nerd Prom: Inside Washington’s Wildest Week” will be released April 10, a few weeks ahead of the correspondents dinner. The film was written and directed by Patrick Gavin, […]

Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee To Appear In Anti-Gay Documentary

by The Huffington Post // February 12, 2015 // Updated 13:00 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Two possible GOP presidential contenders and four congressmen are slated to appear in a new documentary that claims the push for gay rights threatens Christianity. “What kind of freedom of speech do we have if a person who expresses a biblical viewpoint about marriage is told they can’t open their businesses in a […]

The death of Iran’s ‘Dead Sea’

by CNN // February 11, 2015 // Updated 01:46 GMT // 0 Comments

According to the United Nations Development Program, the lake has shrunk by two-thirds since 1997 due to Iran’s water crisis and detrimental agricultural policies. President Hassan Rouhani has pledged $5 billion to fix the problem over the next 10 years, but can this buoyant wetland rebound? That’s the hope of Meysam Mir Zendehdel, a documentary […]

Man-On-Dolphin Sex Documentary Makes Big Splash At Film Festival

by The Huffington Post // February 3, 2015 // Updated 15:24 GMT // 0 Comments

Malcolm Brenner claims that, in 1970, he had a “consensual sexual relationship” with a dolphin named Dolly, whom he met at a Florida amusement park, when he was taking photographs for a children’s book. Now his disturbing story is the subject of a documentary. “Dolphin Lover” debuted last week at the Slamdance Film Festival in […]

‘Me And Earl And The Dying Girl’ Sweeps Sundance Awards

by The Huffington Post // February 1, 2015 // Updated 05:14 GMT // 0 Comments

Sundance breakout “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” a quirky, heartfelt story about a pair of high school film lovers who befriend a girl with cancer, won both the U.S. dramatic audience award and the grand jury prize at the 31st Sundance Film Festival awards, announced Saturday.PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 24: (L-R) Actors […]

The Black Panthers and the Rise of Revolutionary Culture

by The Huffington Post // January 30, 2015 // Updated 14:17 GMT // 0 Comments

Long before Black Lives Matter became a rallying cry for justice, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was demanding a similar call to action with “All power to the people.” The new documentary Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution reminds us that unfortunately, so much has not changed over the years.Black Panther Party co-founder Huey […]

Vanderbilt Student: I Was Told It Was Too Late To Report My Sexual Assault

by The Huffington Post // January 28, 2015 // Updated 17:55 GMT // 0 Comments

In a step in its crusade to prevent sexual violence on college campuses, the White House will screen a new documentary about sexual assault victims at universities across the U.S. this year. The documentary “It Happened Here” chronicles the stories of women like Sarah O’Brien, who federal complaint in 2013 against Vanderbilt University, prompting an […]

Scientology Reps Slam ‘Going Clear’ After Well-Received Sundance Debut

by The Huffington Post // January 26, 2015 // Updated 14:45 GMT // 0 Comments

After Alex Gibney’s new documentary, “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” debuted to a standing ovation at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, representatives for the Church of Scientology slammed the film as “false information.”Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in Los Angeles 1992 (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images) | Vinnie Zuffante via Getty Images […]

Scientology Doc ‘Going Clear’ Claims The Church Split Up Tom Cruise And Nicole Kidman

by The Huffington Post // January 26, 2015 // Updated 02:19 GMT // 0 Comments

Alex Gibney’s Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief is arguably the most hotly anticipated film premiering at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. HBO Documentary Films, which will be releasing the eye-opening documentary on the controversial Church of Scientology later this year, hired a team of 160 lawyers to look over the movie, and […]

A Scorsese Documentary on Bill Clinton Is Stalled

by The New York Times // January 23, 2015 // Updated 02:58 GMT // 0 Comments

Martin Scorsese has tackled the mob, the Dalai Lama and the real-life Wolf of Wall Street. But he appears to have met his match in Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea, on a 2013 visit to South Africa, a trip that was to be featured in a documentary. (Joao Silva/The New York Times) […]