Far From Bashar: The New Life Of The Al-Mahamids

I first imagined Far from Bashar as the daydream of a Syrian child who’s been plunged into new surroundings, haunted by the war he’s just left and eager to embrace the life he’s just begun. Pascal sanchez is a director, screenwriter, producer and photographer. In his fourth documentary feature, Far from Bashar, Sanchez offers a […]

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The 8 best entries from our Laura Ingalls Wilder #ShareYourShelfieContest | Blog | American Masters

An afghan from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Walnut Grove, Minnesota was the grand prize of the #ShareYourShelfieContest In celebration of the upcoming film Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page, American Masters hosted a #ShareYourShelfieContest on social media! Entrants were asked to post the most creative photo of their Laura Ingalls Wilder / “Little […]

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Why Challenging White Supremacy Matters

This past year was challenging and full of despair. The names of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and numerous others lost to police brutality and white supremacy galvanized a nationwide movement — a reckoning long overdue. It was also the year the COVID-19 pandemic devastated our communities, especially impacting communities of color at the […]

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Cate Haste obituary | History books

As historian, biographer and documentary film-maker, Cate Haste, who has died aged 75 of lung cancer, explored remarkable lives and how people relate to each other, both historically and personally. For Jeremy Isaacs’ 24-part series Cold War (1998) for BBC Two / CNN, covering the period from 1945 to 1991, she made five episodes. They […]

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The WNET Group’s American Masters Pictures Brings Documentaries on Rita Moreno, Amy Tan, Alvin Ailey and Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio to 2021 Sundance Film Festival | Blog | American Masters

Features world premieres of “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It,” “Ailey” and “Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir” NEW YORK, January 13, 2021 – Three American Masters Pictures documentaries will world premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, which runs January 28 – February 3: Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided […]

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‘Let us all stop living in silos’: how one woman is transforming lives in Australia’s migrant communities | Film

TO striking early moment in the warm, humanistic documentary Rosemary’s Way depicts a group of women standing on a grassy hill in triangular formation beneath a milky blue sky. They are migrants to Australia, coming from a diverse array of backgrounds, some having dealt with deeply traumatic experiences, but all their stories are united by […]

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