Tag Archives: Journalism

Truth Through A Lens

A stunning feature length debut by an SVA Soc Doc MFA graduate, Justin Thomas, who follows the evolution of Brooklyn street kid, subway train tagger and local community organizing legend, Dennis Flores. Dennis had the courage to pick up a camera, when he saw his neighbors being physically abused for simple demanding decent housing and better treatment by the local police. Of course Dennis himself quickly becomes the target of those for whom telling the truth is not necessarily considered part of the daily job.


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Morning Glory (2010)

DIR Roger Michell; SCR Aline Brosh McKenna  PROD J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk. US, color, 107 min. RATED PG-13

After hard-working producer Rachel McAdams gets fired from her lackluster suburban New Jersey morning show, she lands a new job producing the lowest-rated network morning talk show in New York City. This decidedly mixed blessing includes wrangling randy host Ty Burrell, in bad need of training about sexual harassment in the workplace, and former beauty queen Diane Keaton, frosty behind her fake smile. Meanwhile, disgruntled serious newsman Harrison Ford, McAdams’ idol, is idling away, playing out his contract before retirement. Would he go for a morning show makeover? Time to get to work! Director Roger Michell gets the best from his game cast; screenplay by Aline Brosh McKenna (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA). “It grows from human nature and is about how people do their jobs and live their lives. It is wisely not about a May-October romance between McAdams and Ford. It’s more about their love for their work.”—Roger Ebert.




The Daily Miracle (2010)

28m; U.K.

Director: Chris Reeves

Synopsis: About the Morning Star, the only English laguage daily socialist newspaper in the world, and its forerunner, The Daily Worker, which began publication in 1930. The paper is known as the Daily Miracle as it keeps appearing with a staff of 25, against the 300 in most newsrooms, and a government and business boycott of advertising

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Posted by on June 13, 2012 in Communism/Socialism



Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad (2007)

93m; Mexico

Director: Jill Friedberg

Synopsis: People of Oaxaca take the media into their own hands in support of the teachers’ strike.



Witness To Revolution, The Story of Anna Louise Strong (1984)

27m; U.S.

Director: Lucy Ostrander

Synopsis: This film contains the history of the 1919 Seattle General Strike in the context of the life of Anna Louise Strong, a partisan and a journalist, who reported on the strike and also on the Everett, Washington Massacre, which also took place in the same year. The film provides a close up look at why the strike took place and how it affected the working people of Seattle and the world.


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Witness to the Harvest Pilgrims (2009)

10m; Canada

Director: Vincenzo Pietropaolo

Synopsis: A short documentary featuring the work of acclaimed photographer and social activist Vincenzo Pietropaolo, who has spent the last 25 years capturing images of farm workers and their struggle for justice, diginity and respect.

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Posted by on June 13, 2012 in Documentary, Farm & Food



Seeing Is Believing: Handicams, Human Rights and the News (2002)


Director: Katerina CizekPeter Wintonick

Synopsis: The impact of consumer video equipment on international political activism efforts.