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The Unknown Known

By Megan Basham
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Documentary | About halfway through the new documentary, The Unknown Known , culled from 30-plus hours of interview material with Donald Rumsfeld, director Errol Morris asks…

Veil of Tears

Veil of Tears

By Sophia Lee
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Documentary | Have you ever seen the face of a woman who spends her days waiting to die? You’ll see close-ups of many such faces in Veil of Tears , a new documentary that…

Mitt

Mitt

By Sophia Lee
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Documentary | Mitt Romney picks up trash and always makes sure the lights are turned off. He good-naturedly lets his wife muss up his hair. He laughs out loud when his sons…

Little Hope Was Arson

Little Hope Was Arson

By Angela Lu
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Documentary | A woman stands in front of the smoldering ruins of her East Texas church speaking to a reporter: “The building houses so many memories, my great-grandmother…

Smiling barbarians

By Emily Belz
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Documentary | After Tiller tries hard to put a kind and gentle face on late-term abortion

The March

The March

By Alicia M. Cohn
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Documentary | It’s difficult to dramatize the process of organization, even organization of an event as historic and important as the 1963 March on Washington. But PBS…

Sanitized life

By Megan Basham
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Documentary | Public broadcasting’s look at Muhammad offers everything but a critical look at Islam’s founder

The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing

By Michael Leaser
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Documentary | Self-deception has too often been a gateway to committing and living with atrocities. Rarely has a truth been as painfully documented as in director Joshua…

20 Feet from Stardom

By Emily Whitten
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Documentary | Her voice trembling, eyes watering, Merry Clayton admits, “I felt that if I just gave my heart to what I was doing, I would automatically be a star.”

Stories We Tell

Stories We Tell

By Emily Belz
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Documentary | “Who cares about our family?” asks the sister of actress/writer/director Sarah Polley, in Polley’s first documentary, Stories We Tell , currently in…

The Gatekeepers

The Gatekeepers

By Michael Leaser
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Documentary | The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has generated more than its share of war-weary, soul-drained participants, including several former directors of Shin Bet,

West of Memphis

West of Memphis

By Emily Belz
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Documentary | In 1993, searchers for three missing 8-year-old boys found their bodies in a drainage ditch in West Memphis, Ark. Investigators believed that because of the…

 
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