documentary film

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"Hoop Dreams": An Oral History

Twenty years after its premiere, the filmmakers and subjects look back at “the great American documentary.”

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How Laura Poitras Helped Snowden Spill His Secrets

A profile of documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras, who last January received “a curious e-mail from an anonymous stranger requesting her public encryption key.”

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We Never Have to Be Alone

Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show’s thrilling, scary, inept performance on German television.

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Brotherhood

On Sebastian Junger’s War and the documentary Restrepo by Tim Hetherington, who was killed in Libya yesterday.

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Predilections

A profile of the filmmaker Errol Morris as he prepared to release The Thin Blue Line after a decade of limited distribution, semi-poverty, and a side career as a private detective.

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Fascinating Fascism

On a book of photographs shot by Leni Riefenstahl in the 1950s and 1960s depicting an African tribe.

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For the Love of Culture

Why our entire understanding of copyright is due for an overhaul.