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Dublab Presents Secondhand Sureshots (trailer / podcast)

For a truly geeked-out experiment that Dublab has deemed Secondhand Sureshots, two filmmakers followed producers J-Rocc, Daedelus, Nobody, and Ras G on a thrift store

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The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight by Gina Ochsner

Gina Ochsner engages with the diversity of post-Soviet Russia by taking a microcosm of the country's demographic and chronicling its travails.

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25 Mar 2010 // 8:59 PM

Muse: Under Review

Thanks to the involvement of key insiders like former manager Safta Jaffrey and producer John Leckie, this documentary is better than most, favoring historical information over speculative posturing.

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LOS ANGELES — Few things are more prickly and complicated than the relationships between sons and fathers. Just ask Michael Douglas, who spent many troubled years

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P.K. 14 + Xiao He: 14.Nov.09 - Washington DC

P.K. 14 + Xiao He: 14 November 2009 - Govinda Gallery, Washington DC / Chinese punks storm the American Capitol / Words and Pictures by Mehan Jayasuriya

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Running Away by Jean-Philippe Toussaint

Toussaint dives deep into how we stretch ourselves thin between places in our attempt to be with one another.

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Champions Forever: Ali—The Lost Interviews

The selling point of this release is its extras, and specifically its half hour of previously ‘lost’ interviews with Ali.

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22 Oct 2009 // 9:00 PM

Beijing Coma by Ma Jian

This book should be essential reading to students in Iran and across the world who need a manual on student activism.

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8 Oct 2009 // 2:35 AM

After the Storm

In After the Storm, the young performers embody the complications of survival, the mixed sensations of pride, worry, and hope that shape their new world after Katrina.

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Uglier Than a Monkey’s Armpit

It has been an irrepressible activity since the dawn of man: to heap insults on enemies, rivals, neighbors, and even friends. Despite the ubiquitousness of

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In Their Boots: Silent Partners

Silent Partners, like other other documentaries of In Their Boots, offers its subjects a chance to share their experiences with the current U.S. military.

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24 Jun 2009 // 9:00 PM

Mamer: Eagle

Mamer demystifies the experience of Chinese Central Asian music and keeps the beauty of the sound.

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China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province

At once intimate and devastating, China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province insists on tight framing of grieving faces.

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20 Apr 2009 // 2:00 AM

The Linguists

The young linguists here are charismatic, earnestly outgoing and even voracious when it comes to their life's work.

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9 Apr 2009 // 5:30 AM

Taboo removal: In China, tattoos make a comeback

BEIJING - While getting a tattoo in Mandarin characters may be all the rage among some Westerners, particularly basketball stars, in the ink parlors in

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25 Mar 2009 // 2:33 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. - China, which has previously shut down video traffic on YouTube’s network without explanation, did so again Tuesday, according to Google. “

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16 Mar 2009 // 2:45 AM

Death on a Factory Farm

In exposing animal cruelty, Death on a Factory Farm inspires your outrage, a first step toward changing weak laws.

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8 Jan 2009 // 7:59 PM

Guerrilla Patton

Soderbergh's supersized retelling of the Che Guevara legend is an uncomfortable mix of war procedural and unabashed hero worship; ingenious but flawed.

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8 Dec 2008 // 3:02 AM

In Prison My Whole Life

In Prison My Whole Life works through the contexts and details of Mumia Abu Jamal's experience, connecting it to other moments in recent American history.

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‘Trouble the Water’ directors found an ideal subject for their Katrina documentary

Originally, Brooklyn-based filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin thought they’d make a post-Katrina documentary about Louisiana National Guardsmen struggling to provide disaster relief. “After

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