Filmmaker Captures Big Impact Of Inspiring Holocaust Survivor… Her Grandmother

May 23, 2017 by

As a young girl growing up in Kansas City, Leah Warshawski would look at the tattoo on her grandmother’s arm and wonder what it meant. That’s because Sonia didn’t speak about the Holocaust and all she endured. But six years ago, as a 33-year-old, accomplished filmmaker, Leah realized that Sonia was one of the last ... [Read More]

‘Looking for Leia’ New Documentary About The Girls & Women Of Star Wars Fandom

May 12, 2017 by

“Looking for Leia” is an upcoming documentary by award-winning filmmaker Annalise Ophelian that "explores the Star Wars phenomenon from the perspective of fangirls.”  Filmed at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017, the film features interviews with cultural critics, film buffs and female ... [Read More]

Documentarian Erin Lee Carr Explores Munchausen By Proxy Syndrome In True Crime Film ‘Mommy Dead And Dearest’

May 10, 2017 by

Film synopsis, via HBO Documentary Films... "In Mommy Dead and Dearest, provocative documentarian Erin Lee Carr (Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop) again explores a crime in the age of social media. Things ... [Read More]

Dot of Light: Short Documentary Tells Inspiring Story Of 3 Women Astronauts

May 9, 2017 by

For National Space Day, filmmaker Eliza McNitt, in partnership with Google, released Dot of Light, the story of three female astronauts - Dr Kathryn D. Sullivan, Nicole Stott, and Anousheh Ansari - and their journey to the stars. The captivating ten minute documentary is told through ... [Read More]

Brilliant New Documentary ‘Citizen Jane’ Chronicles Activist Jane Jacobs’ Battles Against The Urban Planning Establishment

April 25, 2017 by

In 1960 urban planner Jane Jacobs took on the “urban planning establishment” with her book The Death and Life of Great American Cities, which explored the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. ... [Read More]

Watch: Short Film About A 10-Year-Old “Girl Boxer” Training To Be A Professional Fighter

April 24, 2017 by

Emily Sheskin is a New York City based filmmaker and editor making a film about Jesselyn Silva, a 10-year-old who genuinely loves the sport of boxing and is already training seriously to fulfill her dream of becoming a professional fighter. This short film - "Girl Boxer" - is part of a larger and ongoing feature film project that ... [Read More]

New Film ‘Step’ Documents Girls’ High School Step Team Striving For Success In Dance & Life

April 18, 2017 by

Based on this trailer, STEP is definitely going to be a must see. The feature-length documentary, developed and directed by award-winning producer and filmmaker Amanda Lipitz, follows the senior year of a Baltimore girls’ high school step dance team as each one tries ... [Read More]

Young Filmmaker Takes On Controversial Mandated School BMI Testing In Powerful Documentary

February 27, 2017 by

As a way to address obesity among American youth, lawmakers in dozens of states have passed mandates forcing schools to perform Body Mass Index (BMI) tests on students.  Following these tests, notification letters (also called ‘Fat Letters’ by students) are being sent to kids whose body mass ... [Read More]

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