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Reality Hits the Campaign Trail November 2004

In this issue, we talk to various players in the nonfiction community about the debate that political documentaries have provoked.

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  • From Political Tourists to Perfect Candidates... Documentaries Hit the Campaign Trail This Election Year

    While the network news divisions pared down their...
  • An Army solder next to a photographer in front of a war tank.

    Docs of War: Foreign Filmmakers Cover Conflict in Iraq without Resorting to Propaganda

    "Truth is the first casualty of war," the old...
  • Overlooked But Unforgotten: Documentarians Refuse to Let the Figures and Events of the Age of Unrest Fade from History

    Shola Lynch, director of Chisholm '72: Unbought...
  • Shut the Fox Up! Robert Greenwald Takes on Rupert Murdoch's Weapon of Mass Deception

    With the popularity of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Super...
  • 'Good Conscience' and Bad Faith: One Nun's Silencing by the Church

    What draws acclaim to the prize-winning...
  • From Anand Patwardhan's 'War and Peace.' Courtesy of First Run/Icarus Films

    Before Bollywood! The Long, Rich History of Documentary in India

    On the historic midnight of August 14 and 15,...
  • Summer Means Fun at Los Angeles Film Festival
  • 'Original Child Bomb' and 'Death in Gaza' Split the Gold at Silverdocs

    In its sophomore year, Silverdocs—based at the...