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  1. Independent Lens Presents: A Social Screening of Hell and Back Again

    May 25, 2012

    The Academy Award-nominated documentary To Hell and Back Again by Danfung Dennis will stream on Tuesday, May 29 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT — following its Monday night premiere on PBS. The documentary follows then 25 year-old Sgt. Nathan Harris’s experience fighting the war in Afghanistan and recovering from a serious injury back in the U.S. In his gripping

  2. Director Sedika Mojadidi on Filming Her Father in Motherland Afghanistan

    May 11, 2012

    One in seven Afghan women dies in childbirth. Motherland Afghanistan, airing Sunday, May 13 on Global Voices on the WORLD Channel (check listings), introduces the women behind these devastating statistics. Afghan American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi examines her father's work as an OB/GYN as he struggles to make a difference. Beyond the Box spoke with

  3. "Hell and Back Again" Filmmaker Danfung Dennis Reacts to Oscar Nomination

    January 24, 2012

    Danfung Dennis woke up this morning in Park City as an Academy Award nominated filmmaker for his documentary Hell and Back Again. The film weaves together two overlapping narratives of a Marine at war on the front and in recovery at home. BTB caught up with the filmmaker earlier today on Main St at the Sundance Film Festival.Hell and Back Again will air on May

  4. American Warriors Up Close in This is Where We Take Our Stand

    January 5, 2012

    Currently airing on public television nationwide, This Is Where We Take Our Stand documents an unprecedented 2008 conference of veterans and active-duty soldiers called Winter Solider. Inspired by the 1971 conference of the same name, the four days of heartbreaking testimony revealed why many veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars concluded that

  5. An Encore Presentation of Lioness, Thursday on IL

    December 15, 2011

    The documentary, by filmmakers Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers, takes an intimate look at war through the eyes of women on the front lines and the U.S. military policy that bans them from combat. Lioness will air Thursday as part of an encore presentation on Independent Lens.  How did five female Army support soldiers — mechanics, supply clerks and engineers