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Friends, enemies, and angels in new Flannery O’Connor documentary

O’Connor’s own experience as a student had not been so different from mine: while grad school required me to move, alone, between my room and the library for most of the day, O’Connor chose to live her life like this.

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Mica Levi invites the audience to experience the tone of films through powerful music

Mica Levi, also known as “Micachu”, was born just outside of London to a record collector and a professional cellist. Micachu played the violin since she was old enough to hold one, and attended the Purcell School on a scholarship given by the Music and Ballet scheme. After finishing Purcell, she went on to study composition at Guildhall School of Music and Dance, where she was awarded another scholarship. Here, she met Raisa Khan and Marc Pell, who later together formed “Micachu and the Shapes”. 

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Anna Waterhouse depicts white people getting uncomfortable about race

A testament to what white writers can do to raise awareness of anti-racism issues lies in Anna Waterhouse’s recent work on Seberg and Race. These films are aware both of the urgency of these issues, and the often uncomfortable conversations that need to happen in order for change to be made. Seberg and Race were […]

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Dawn Porters’ films document important social issues and the heroes trying to fix them

Porter directs documentaries that illuminate issues facing the United States and the heroic individuals who fight against them.

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Queen & Slim is More Relevant Than Ever During the 2020 BLM Protests

Giorgi and Carly Plys-Garzotto sat down this week to talk about why Queen & Slim is the perfect movie for right now and why black voices in cinema are so important to this particular moment. Below their conversation, you can find a list of movies by black women filmmakers to put in your Netflix queue! […]

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Congressman John Lewis’s story should be in classrooms and in our memories

This doc is perfect viewing for this Fourth of July weekend to remind ourselves as we celebrate America of the injustices that men like Lewis have fought to overcome and those that still persist today. 

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