activism

HOOLIGAN SPARROW — Nanfu Wang Interview

Nanfu Wang, San Francisco, CA, 1/4/17

There is a difference between understanding that covering a human rights protest in China will be problematic, and actually experiencing the surveillance and intimidation that goes with that territory.  That’s one of the first things I talked about with Nanfu Wang, whose documentary, HOOLIGAN SPARROW, has been short-listed for this year’s Oscar ™.  It was… Read More »

Jeffrey D. Brown & Sushmita Mukherjee Talk How SOLD Changed Their Lives

Director Jeffrey D. Brown and co-star Sushmita Mukherjee wanted to do more than make a film, they wanted to make a difference for the kids like the one depicted in SOLD. That’s why they have partnered with NGOs, and are aiming for more than a run-of-the-mill theatrical release. In that spirit, there are links to several of… Read More »

HOWARD ZINN: YOU CAN’T BE NEUTRAL ON A MOVING TRAIN

HOWARD ZINN: YOU CAN’T BE NEUTRAL ON A MOVING TRAIN is a robust telling of the historian’s life and times that does the spirit of the man credit. First Run Feature has re-released the 2004 documentary with a plethora of bonus features, and were smart enough to realize that the only thing better than this… Read More »

Sam Greene Monitors THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND

As a post-Baby Boomer, Sam Greene was barely alive when most of the events discussed in his documentary, THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND, occurred. Perhaps because he was able to come to the project without the emotions that colored that era that resulted in the balanced portrait he and partner Bill Siegel have created of those troubled… Read More »