Director More Raça: telling women’s stories, one film at a time (Part I)

Director More Raça: telling women’s stories, one film at a time (Part I)

Director More Raça grew up in Kosovo and currently resides in Pristina. She has directed numerous well-received shorts such as “Home”, “Ajo”, and “Amel”, and continues to spread awareness about the social issues that affect fellow women in her country. In our two-part interview, she talks about how she started out in film, why she…

'Far From the Tree' director Rachel Dretzin takes closer look at family and otherness

'Far From the Tree' director Rachel Dretzin takes closer look at family and otherness

For more than two decades, Rachel Dretzin has been focusing her camera of American culture with her documentary films at Frontline. From her debut film Hillary’s Class, she’s won a Peabody (The Lost Children of Rockdale County) the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Prize (Failure to Protect) and Emmy (Growing Up Online). But now Rachel is…

'This is Home' refugee doc sets timely debut on EPIX channel

'This is Home' refugee doc sets timely debut on EPIX channel

Documentary filmmaker Alexandra Shiva’s latest film This Is Home: A Refugee Story, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, couldn’t be more timely. Addressing the process of refugees attempting to integrate and assimilate into life here in the United States,  Shiva captures the day-to-day struggles of four Syrian families. This candid and poignant story…

Melanie Mayron premieres ‘Snapshots’ at Soho International Film Festival

Melanie Mayron premieres ‘Snapshots’ at Soho International Film Festival

To many audiences Melanie Mayron’s been a familiar face on screens since the 70s. From her breakthrough performance in Claudia Weill’s Girlfriends to her Emmy winning role as Melissa on Thirtysomething, she’s had a long and impressive career playing complex and idiosyncratic women. But since 1990 she’s been cultivating her second career in Hollywood as…

High schoolers journey from China to U.S. in 'Maineland' doc

High schoolers journey from China to U.S. in 'Maineland' doc

Chinese born Miao Wang, director of Beijing Taxi, followed this phenomenon in her new film Maineland. For more than three years, she followed the educational and personal growth of affluent high schoolers who choose to come from China to attend American, private boarding schools, including one in blue-collar Maine. Focusing on students Stella and Harry,…