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Documentaries on the Campaign Trail Fall 2008

In this issue, we take stock of the role that documentary filmmakers have played in the presidential election campaign.

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Features

  • Barack Around the Clock: Obama Docs Abound

    The interest and excitement generated by Barack...
  • Getting Down with the 'Boogie Man': A Nonpartisan Look at Lee Atwater

    By Taylor Segrest Regardless of your party...
  • A Well-Tuned Arts Engine: Celebrating 10 Years of Social-Issue Documentaries

    It was a brisk February night in Brooklyn, and,...
  • Politics and Poetics: A Brief History of Argentine Documentary Cinema

    Fernando Birri, the founder of modern Argentine--...
  • Straight Outta Laos: 'The Betrayal' ('Nerakhoon') Chronicles the Journey of Political Refugees

    Eloquent and poetic yet devastatingly real, The...
  • Reality Candidates: Documentaries on the Campaign Trail

    There's a scene in Robert Penn Warren's All the...
  • Men of the White House: Presidential Profiles Highlight 'American Experience's 20th Year

    As American Experience celebrates its 20th...
  • 'Hope' Springs Eternal...Or at Least for This Election Year

    A look back at The Man from Hope
  • JFK Redux: Robert Drew's 'President to Remember'

    'A President to Remember: In the Company of John...
  • Remembering RFK: SilverDocs Holds 40th Anniversary Screening of Guggenheim Documentary

    There is a lesson to be learned from Charles...