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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The American Historical Association announced the winners of its 2015 prizes, which will be awarded at the annual meeting in January, 2016.

Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels, a documentary that retraces the path of the brave Africans who rebelled against their captors and seized the slave schooner Amistad in 1839, was awarded the John E. O'Connor Film Award for outstanding interpretation of history through film, in the documentary category.

Read more about the film here and see the full list of AHA prize winners here.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Alexander Street has recently acquired the educational rights to the complete films of Australian documentarian DennisO’Rourke. His films, which have become classics in anthropology classrooms, will be available both as a part of Ethnographic Video Online, Volume III: Indigenous Voices and for purchase individually.

Over his nearly 40-year career, O’Rourke used his films as a platform for local perspectives and indigenous voices. His lens captured such social, cultural, and political processes as the decolonization in Papua New Guinea, Aboriginal activism in Australian society, and...

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Created in 1949, the Christopher Awards are presented to writers, producers, directors, authors, and illustrators whose work affirms the highest values of the human spirit.  The Whole Gritty City is proud to receive this award, and proud to be a film that celebrates the human spirit and shines a spotlight on the remarkable, resilient youths living in post-Katrina New Orleans.  Read more about this outstanding doc here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A controversial astronomy project atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea, a mountain volcano sacred to many Native Hawaiians, has sparked peaceful protests for the last several days.  Yesterday saw thousands assemble atop Mauna Kea to oppose construction of the TMT (Thirty Meter Telescope).  The summit of Mauna Kea is one of the world's largest, at 32,000 feet, and because of the clean air, telescopes atop the mountain are able to view 13 billion light-years away.  The TMT would be a $1.4 billion project and would be one of the world's largest existing telescopes.  Despite its optimal setting for...

Friday, January 30, 2015

It is a tremendous honor for "Ze'eva Cohen: Creating a LIfe in Dance" to be selected to have its worldwide premiere at Dance on Camera.  

For more than 40 years, the Dance on Camera Film Festival at Lincoln Center has honored ballet and contemporary dance personalities through film.  With a focus on demonstrating that dance has the capacity to change lives and society, this prestigious event has long been a benchmark of quality and importance.

For details on the event, visit here and read more about this exceptional film here!

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