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Democracy Now's Amy Goodman and Sharif Abdel Kouddous speak with filmmakers, Jon Alpert and Matt O’Neill, and with the parents of two soldiers who committed suicide after coming home from Iraq about the film "Wartorn 1861-2010." The film was...
James Gandolfini, who cracked plenty of skulls as Tony Soprano, visits the troubled minds of soldiers in HBO’s “Wartorn: 1861-2010,” a powerful documentary about post-traumatic stress disorder. In “Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq,” broadcast on...
For the first time in years, DCTV is hosting another of its legendary Open Houses, where it invites the public to their landmark firehouse to get a taste of all of the services DCTV has to offer to independent filmmakers and media artists. Sponsored...
Jon Alpert is an Independent Film pioneer. You could even call him a founding father if you wanted to. That’s because he has been at the forefront of independent filmmaking technology since the early 1970’s. This documentary filmmaker was...
Jon Alpert co-founded the non-profit Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) in 1972 in the landmark firehouse at Lafayette and White Streets. Over the years, Alpert and the center won many awards for their documentaries, including 15 Emmys....
BEIJING — When the American filmmakers Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill traveled around Sichuan Province last year to document the anger of parents whose children had died in school collapses during the earthquake in May, they ran into a chilly...
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has short-listed eight titles in the running for Oscar docu short noms. Voters from AMPAS' docu branch narrowed the list from 37 eligible entries this year, of which three to five will earn noms in the...
“People visit New York to come to Broadway, but people are inspired to move to New York and live here because of organizations like ours,” said Kristin Marting, the artistic director of the Here Arts Center in the South Village, which has produced...
Bottom Line: Thought-provoking, multilayered, and challenging viewing. The Sichuan Province earthquake of May 12, 2008, killed 70,000 people -- including 10,000 children. It would have been horrible enough if that had been an unavoidable body count...