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Call it the 40-Year War. New York’s DCTV (Downtown Community Television), a media arts center that produces documentary films, provides education courses and has spent four decades using the power of the moving image to open eyes and grip hearts, is...
New York's 40-year-old Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) has laid plans to begin construction on a doc-only movie theater in lower Manhattan.
Since its founding in 1972, New York’s Downtown Community Television Center has become one of the country’s top resources for documentary training and production.
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One year after the Egyptian Revolution, the country’s first freely-elected parliament will finally begin its work. Dylan Ratigan talks with Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill about their new HBO documentary In Tahrir Square...
Inside City Hall’s Errol Louis spoke with Matt O’Neill and Jon Alpert, the filmmakers behind In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt's Unfinished Revolution, about their new documentary that takes a rare look inside a revolution.
Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous is the central character in the new HBO documentary airing tonight, In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution. The film chronicles the uprising though the reporting of Kouddous, and...
A week after Egypt erupted in revolution last January, Jon Alpert, an Emmy-winning documentarian and co-founder of the Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV), got the call he'd been waiting for. Sheila Nevins, the president of HBO Documentary...
Battery Dance Company, a 36-year-old modern dance group in lower Manhattan that performs all over the world, was nearly wiped out by the recession. Its foundation support dwindled to just $30,000 in 2009, and its executives had to cut the annual...
Katrina Sisters follows the inspiring story of four teens who pick up cameras, and discover the strength of community and the power of their own voices. It airs 9/7, 9/10, and 9/14 exclusively on Channel 25 NYC life.