The Oath

The Best Documentaries of 2010 | 13 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM

A remarkable number of documentaries challenged basic assumptions about structure and representation, faith and truth.

The Best Independent / International Films of 2010 | 2 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM

PopMatters launches our six-day look at 2010's best film, TV and DVDs by spotlighting the 25 best indie and international films of the year, highlighted by a host of superb documentaries, a stellar film from China and one of the finest works of "hillbilly noir" ever.


'The Oath': American Intelligence Gets it Wrong | 26 Oct 2010 // 5:00 PM

With The Oath, director Laura Poitras highlights the contradictions and failures of America's "war on terror".

'The Oath' Is a Stellar Documentary and a Perfect 10 | 21 May 2010 // 12:01 AM

Abu Jandal's multiple lives seem as difficult to juggle as others'. Gauging responses and reading contexts, he is, as The Oath presents him, in process.


'The Oath' Re-airs on PBS' POV 16 August | 15 Aug 2011 // 11:59 PM

Driving a taxi in Sana'a, Yemen's capital, Abu Jandal says the job lets him "go out and mingle with people," and as often as he

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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