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  1. Granito Makes Good Use of the Past

    August 19, 2010

    Granito is a story of destinies joined by Guatemala’s past, and how a documentary film from 1982 — When the Mountains Tremble — became forensic evidence to help prove a genocide case against a military dictator. In Granito, the characters sift for clues buried in archives of mind and place and historical memory, seeking to uncover a narrative that could

  2. Jon Reiss Says: Do It Yourself!

    July 28, 2010

    Named one of “10 Digital Directors to Watch,” by Daily Variety, Jon Reiss has directed three feature films most recently Bomb It about graffiti, street art, and the battle over visual public space throughout the world. His experience releasing Bomb It with a hybrid strategy was the inspiration for writing Think Outside the Box Office: The Ultimate

  3. Filmmaker Geeta Patel Searches for Love

    July 19, 2010

    One in a Billion, follows a 29-year-old Hindu man across the globe as he searches for a woman his parents will approve of. The film, by Indian American Directord Geeta Patel, was one of several projects selected by ITVS’s Open Call in 2009 (Note: this year’s deadline is August 6th!). Ravi Patel is the star of the documentary, co-director on the project, and the

  4. The Politics of Your Morning Fix

    July 16, 2010

    Filmmakers Nick Francis and Mark Francis revisit their documentary Black Gold, which will air on Global Voices this Sunday, July 18th on PBS WORLD. The documentary traces one man’s fight for a fair prices of coffee in an eye-opening expose of the $80 billion coffee industry. A few weeks ago, we met up with Tadesse Meskela the main character in Black Gold

  5. The Beetle Queen Conquers San Francisco

    July 14, 2010

    Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo, airing in the upcoming season of Independent Lens, sheds light on Japan’s love affair with insects. Filmmaker Jessica Oreck screened her film last weekend in San Francisco and shared her experience with BTB. Last Friday and Saturday nights, the lobby of the Sundance Kabuki Cinema  in San Francisco was crawling with live