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‘The Janes’ Filmmakers Win duPont-Columbia Journalism Award!

On Monday, February 6th, Emma Pildes and Tia Lessin won the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton award for their documentary The Janes. The Alfred I. duPontColumbia University Awards honor excellence in television, radio and digital journalism, and are considered some of the most prestigious awards in journalism. read more.

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Filmmaker Dawn Porter’s Docs Combine Empathy and Education

On this day in 2016, the timely and important documentary, Trapped, was released in theaters. Trapped was directed and produced by the brilliant documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter. 

Dawn’s directorial debut came out with a bang with the hard-hitting and critically acclaimed documentary, Gideon’s Army.read more.

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Erica Tremblay’s Stories Stay Close to Home

Happy birthday, Erica Tremblay! Today we’re celebrating this fantastic writer and director. 

A member of the Seneca-Cayuga tribe based in Oklahoma, Erica identifies as Indigenous as well as queer. Incorporating her identity into her work, Erica is always aiming to tell stories that have been historically marginalized. read more.

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Star-studded ‘Call Your Mother’ doc finds the funny for Mother’s Day

Every comedian has the bit they tell about their mothers, and producer Caroline Hirsch has fleshed out that bit into an entire documentary, Call Your Mother. Founder/Owner of famed comedy club Carolines on Broadway & the New York Comedy Festival, Hirsch talks to FF2 Media about her career of producing star-studded comedy shows, as well as what it was like to delve into heavy childhood material with the people who lighten things up for us. read more.

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It’s Not Too Late to Experience the Joy of ‘Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles’

‘Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles’, a film about the birth, development and lasting impact of the iconic ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ musical and featuring FF2’s own Jan Lisa Huttner, is in theaters now! Here is a word from a few of FF2’s contributors on why this film is worth watching: 

Brigid: Max Lewkowicz and Valerie Thomas’ Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles tells the origin story of the timeless musical, still in production around the world.… read more.

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Alison Klayman Documents Disturbing World of Steve Bannon in ‘The Brink’

In our current political climate, Steve Bannon has become a symbol of the conservative party. Since becoming a major player in Donald Trump’s presidential win and political strategist in the White House (until his public leave), he’s become a spokesperson for an ideology he defines as populism … and has taken the message to global stages.read more.

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