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BY FLO DWEK (Directed by Joan Kron, 2017, 1 hour, 39 min.)   TAKE MY NOSE…PLEASE! is a wistfully comic tale about the pressures of looking and staying beautiful. Under Joan Kron’s sparkling and impressive debut direction (at the vintage age of 89), she turns her lens on the ups and downs of two female… Read more »

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By Flo Dwek SIGNATURE MOVE (Directed by Jennifer Reeder, 1 hr, 20 min.) If you were not among the lucky filmgoers who caught SIGNATURE MOVE at DC’s Reel Affirmations Film Festival on October 19, you are in for a treat when it comes to Amazon VOD at the end of December. This small, romantic gem… Read more »

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By Flo Dwek This eye-opening documentary by Bolivian Director/Screenwriter Violeta Ayala—seven years in the making—takes an up-close and personal look at the horrendous toll on individuals and their families caught up in the cocaine trade.   The film had its Washington, D.C. premiere on October 20, 2017 at the Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival. It… Read more »

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By Marlena Wright Growing up I always fantasized about what life would have been like for me if I were a boy. I wouldn’t have had to wear all those itchy uncomfortable dresses and combing my hair wouldn’t take more than a few seconds because all I would have to do is run the brush… Read more »

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By Kristin Reiber Harris Van Gogh is arguably one of the most famous artists in the world. His artwork is certainly captivating; his use of color, the energy of his brush strokes and the sheer beauty of his work. However I believe a certain mystique that surrounds Van Gogh plays a role in his fame;… Read more »

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By Maria Carmen Barranco I recently attended the Weds One event, “Women in the New Political Climate”, organized by WIFV in Washington, DC. The panelists, veteran journalist Amy Lynn Alexander and Dr. Renee Carr discussed how technology has shaped the way media is presented to the consumer, and as a consequence, the political landscape. As… Read more »

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by Lance Kramer for International Documentary Association I was sitting at an IDA-produced summit on sustainability in February in Washington, DC. Dozens of seasoned filmmakers shared personal struggles about how they have survived in their careers as documentary filmmakers. I listened to people I deeply admire and respect candidly discuss potential action items to fix… Read more »