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Mural depicting Pauli Murray. Image credit: abbyladybug/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The pioneering African-American legal scholar and organizer for racial and gender equality was celebrated this week at the annual Sundance Film Festival with the premier of a new documentary.
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Image: StoryScope Productions and Richard Poplak and Dianne Neille. Used with permission.
David Peck | Directors Richard Poplak and Dianne Neille talk about the film and the public relations agent who helped launch Margaret Thatcher's political career.
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David Peck | "Harlan County USA" director talks about her newest film "Desert One," and what she's learned about her country after almost 50 years of documentary making.
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David Peck | Alanis Obomsawin, one of Canada's best known Indigenous documentary filmmakers, focuses on the inadequacies of Indigenous health care in her latest film through the stories of two children.
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David Peck | "St. Louis Superman" tells the tale of a battler rapper from Ferguson, Missouri, who becomes an inspiring leader despite many contradictions in his life and personality.
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Port of Chios, Greece. Image: Still from documentary. Used with permission.
June Chua | The documentary "Trace," directed by Raluca Bejan and Ioan Cocan, bears witness to the awful and strange triad that occurs between refugees, rescuers and NGOs.
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'Gaza' -- new film explores life in 'the world's largest open air prison'
Face2Face | Garry Keane, Andrew McConnell and host David Peck talk about their new film "Gaza" -- covering grace and humour, surfing, ordinary people and one-dimensional views of complex problems.
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Willie O'Ree. Photo courtesy of film "Willie"
June Chua | Three unique and influential individuals in three very different arenas of life come together at this year's Hot Docs documentary festival in Toronto.
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Aaron James, whose book "Assholes: A Theory" inspired John Walker's documentary
Doreen Nicoll | Inspired by Aaron James's book of the same name, "Assholes: A Theory" explores the origins of a social type that seems to be taking over the world.
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UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing, Leilani Farha, in New York. Photo: Janice d'Avila/Courtesy of Push film
June Chua | A new documentary crisscrosses the globe with UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing Leilani Farha to explore the forces driving the global housing crisis.
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Major Monique Brown of the Baltimore Police Force
Gilad Cohen, Simona Ramkisson, Brandon Fragomeni, Alex Castellani, Ron Ma | African-American police officer Major Monique Brown discusses the documentary "Charm City," growing up in the community she serves, and her first time trying poutine.
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June Chua | A new documentary by Canadian director Christy Garland chronicles the many pressures and political internalizations of a young woman living in the West Bank.