Topic: documentary

Filmmaker Kimi Takesue speaks about her documentary titled “95 and 6 to Go,” which follows her grandfather over the course of six years. Her film was screened at the Granoff Center last Thursday.

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‘95 and 6 to Go’ explores memory, love, loss

February 26, 2019 0 comments

In her documentary “95 and 6 to Go,” Kimi Takesue illustrates a portrait of her Japanese-American grandfather, offering a moving and intimate perspective on memory, love and family. The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America held a screening and a question-and-answer session for the film with […]

The documentary, “Period. End of Sentence.” directed by Rayka Zehtabchi, opens dialogue around stigma of menstruation in Hapur district, India. It follows the installation of a low-cost sanitary pad manufacturing machine in the district, providing 600 pads per day.

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University student’s documentary short wins Oscar

February 25, 2019 0 comments

In just twenty-five minutes, the student-produced Oscar-winning short documentary “Period. End of Sentence.” draws attention to a global problem — the lack of access to supplies for and education about menstruation.

Silverman ’22 wins Oscar for documentary short

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Silverman ’22 wins Oscar for documentary short

February 25, 2019 0 comments

“Period. End of Sentence.,” executive co-produced by Charlotte Silverman ’22, won the award for Best Documentary Short Subject at the 91st Academy Awards last night. In addition to Silverman, multiple alums and a professor were nominated for Oscars.

“End Game,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018, focuses on the decisions made by families and patients of palliative care. The film has been nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject.

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Alum co-produces Oscar nom ‘End Game’

February 22, 2019 0 comments

Oscar-nominated “End Game” is a film about love, family, healing and grief, featuring some of the hardest conversations many face in their lives — conversations about end-of-life care for gravely ill loved ones.

The documentary “RBG” recounts the life and legal career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as well as her political and cultural legacy. Ginsburg has left an indelible mark on women’s rights in America.

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Alum’s ‘RBG’ nominated for Oscar

February 21, 2019 0 comments

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s unshakable grit and present-day persona imbue the opening minutes of Oscar-nominated documentary “RBG.”

The documentary on renowned Swedish director Ingmar Bergman (pictured above) was directed by Jane Magnusson ’92.

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Granoff Center hosts first U.S. screening of Bergman documentary

December 6, 2018 0 comments

Students gathered in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts’ Martinos Auditorium Tuesday for the first U.S. showing of “Bergman — A Year in a Life.”

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Film discusses Rosa Parks House

April 15, 2018 0 comments

A documentary screened as part of the first annual Rhode Island Black Film Festival yesterday sparked conversation about the reconstruction of a house in which Rosa Parks once lived that is currently located in Providence.

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Film screening details attacks on hospitals as part of humanitarian crisis

April 10, 2018 0 comments

“The New Barbarianism” opens with panning shots of shelled rubble, all that remains of the once-thriving city of Aleppo, Syria.

In the panel Tuesday night, filmmaker Sebastian Junger predicted that a civil war will not occur in the Unites States because citizens can express their unrest through democratic institutions, such as the court system.

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‘Hell on Earth’ prompts discussion of Syrian civil war

November 28, 2017 0 comments

Sebastian Junger discussed the documentary “Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS,” following a screening at the Watson Institute.

Sci-fi writer talks sexuality during week in residency

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Sci-fi writer talks sexuality during week in residency

November 14, 2017 0 comments

For Samuel R. Delany our humanity does not come from talking about sexual activity.