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HRW FILM FESTIVAL: SOLITARY

Women Documentarians Reveal Injustice and Hope at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival

By Nora Lee Mandel http://MavensNest.net/movies.html

I used to think of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival as “The Depressing Festival” in coverage over the past nine years.  But the programmers more and more balance artistic merit with the sponsoring NGO Human Rights Watch’s exposés of terrible injustices around the world, and even, sometimes, give the audience hope.  read more.

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HRW FILM FESTIVAL: JACKSON

Women Documentarians Reveal Injustice and Hope at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival

By Nora Lee Mandel http://MavensNest.net/movies.html

I used to think of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival as “The Depressing Festival” in coverage over the past nine years.  But the programmers more and more balance artistic merit with the sponsoring NGO Human Rights Watch’s exposés of terrible injustices around the world, and even, sometimes, give the audience hope.  read more.

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HRW FILM FESTIVAL: INSIDE THE CHINESE CLOSET

Women Documentarians Reveal Injustice and Hope at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival

By Nora Lee Mandel http://MavensNest.net/movies.html

I used to think of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival as “The Depressing Festival” in coverage over the past nine years.  But the programmers more and more balance artistic merit with the sponsoring NGO Human Rights Watch’s exposés of terrible injustices around the world, and even, sometimes, give the audience hope.  read more.

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HRW FILM FESTIVAL: HOOLIGAN SPARROW

Women Documentarians Reveal Injustice and Hope at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival

By Nora Lee Mandel http://MavensNest.net/movies.html

I used to think of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival as “The Depressing Festival” in coverage over the past nine years.  But the programmers more and more balance artistic merit with the sponsoring NGO Human Rights Watch’s exposés of terrible injustices around the world, and even, sometimes, give the audience hope.  read more.

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Filmmaker Q&A: Corsini

By FF2 Senior Contributor Lesley Coffin

Writer-director Catherine Corsini has gradually emerged not only as one of France’s top female directors, but one of their most respected auteurs of her generation. Although she originally pursued a career as an actress, writing and directing proved to be her true calling.read more.

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AMPAS Adds Women Directors!

On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, AMPAS (the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) invited 683 new members into “The Academy,” 314 of whom are women. This action—adding 314 women including women from many different countries and a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds–is the result of the pledge made earlier in the year to make AMPAS a more diverse organization.read more.

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