Ava Duvernay Becomes First Black Woman to Win Best Director at Sundance

by Jorge Rivas on Jan 31, 2012 12:33PM

Ava DuVernay won the Best Director award at the Sundance Film Festival for her drama 'Middle Of Nowhere' -- making her the first black woman to take home the honor.

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Ice-T's 'Art of Rap' Documentary Finds Distributor and Summer Theatrical Release

by Jorge Rivas on Jan 30, 2012 11:17AM

The Indomina Group has acquired worldwide rights to Ice-T's documentary "Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap," the company said Sunday.

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'Slavery By Another Name' Director Gets 2-Min Standing Ovation at Sundance

by Jorge Rivas on Jan 27, 2012 2:23PM

The Sundance audience at Sam Pollard's documentary "Slavery By Another Name" gave the director a 2-minute standing ovation after the film premiere.

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Film Reveals "The Invisible War" on Women in Our Military

by Rinku Sen on Jan 26, 2012 9:49AM

A documentary premiered at Sundance that shines light on the ugly secret of rape inside the U.S. military. It's time we all pay attention, writes Rinku Sen.

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'Fishing Without Nets,' Film About Somali Pirates Told from Pirates Perspective Wins Sundance Jury Award [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on Jan 25, 2012 2:15PM

The Sundance Institute's Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking was awarded to "Fishing Without Nets" -- a story of pirates in Somalia, told from the perspective of the pirates themselves.

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Director Ice-T Interviews 54 Rappers in 'Art of Rap' Documentary [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on Jan 25, 2012 12:36PM

The rapper/actor interviewed MCs like Immortal Technique, Raekwon and Chuck D about their lyrical styles and the cultural importance of hip-hop music for his new documentary 'Art of Rap.'

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Quietly Radical Mission at Sundance: Supporting Native Filmmakers

by Jamilah King on Jan 20, 2012 9:44AM

One of the buzz-making features at Sundance this weekend is "Mosquita y Mari," an indy film about Chicana teens in L.A. It's the latest film shepherded by Sundance's NativeLabs, which has supported 70 indigenous filmmakers in telling their own stories.

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Official Trailer for 'Mosquita y Mari' Released

by Jorge Rivas on Jan 17, 2012 6:41PM

*Mosquita y Mari*--the film about two Chicana teenagers growing up in Huntington Park, one of the most vibrant immigrant Latino communities in Los Angeles--now has an official trailer.

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