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Docs That Make a Difference April 2004

In this issue, we look at the past, present and future of social issue documentary.

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Features

  • Immigrant Song: 'The New Americans' Weaves Together Five Stories of US Newcomers

    The New Americans , a Kartemquin Films...
  • Docs That Make a Difference: The Politics of Political Documentaries

    By Belinda Baldwin and Robert Bahar It was during...
  • Participatory Democracy through Film: Social Documentaries Thrive in Multiple Media Environments

    This is the best and worst of times for social...
  • The Roots of Social Issue Docs: Movement Born in the 1930s Came of Age in the 1960s

    I have always considered myself privileged to...
  • Brandon Tells Her Story: Back in the (New) Day of Social Issue Films

    "What was so unusual for the Women's Movement and...
  • Agit-Doc: How 'Uncovered' Became an Activist Tool

    When was the last time a documentary inspired...
  • That's Motivation! Working Films Reaches Out

    Neither a production company nor a distributor,...
  • Can I Get a Witness? Images That Effect a Positive Change

    In 1988, Amnesty International organized a...
  • Wide Open Video: OneWorldTV Democratizes the Documentary

    "The idea of OneWorldTV.net is to have a place...
  • Oscar's Obstacle Course: Running the Qualification Process

    It's been over a year since the Academy of Motion...
  • Dances with Lions: Documentarian Gladiators Pitch for Their Lives

    Report on the 2003 IDFA Forum