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Is East Chicago the Next Flint?

Source:  The Atlantic. Demetra Turner and her family moved into the West Calumet Public Housing Complex in East Chicago, Indiana in May 2016. A month later, she found out she would have to evacuate her new home due to extremely elevated levels of lead and arsenic in...

Documentary scours our noisy world in “In Search Of Silence”

Source:  KCLU. The premiere of John Cage’s famous/notorious composition 4’33” in Woodstock, New York in 1952 stirred some measure of the outrage that greeted Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” only here the audience was upset by the notes they didn’t hear, instead of...

Short documentary uses VR to tell humanitarian tale of Syrian boy

Source:  Variety. Virtual reality isn’t the first concept that comes to mind when discussing documentaries made for humanitarian causes, but the experience of one group of filmmakers proves the format can be a valuable tool. “When I first came across VR, I found it...

Spike sets July 22 premiere date for docuseries on missing Ohio women

Source: Deadline. Spike TV has partnered with Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning documentarian Joe Berlinger (“Paradise Lost” trilogy) on “Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio,” an eight-hour event series about the deaths and disappearances of six young women in southern...

“Looking for Leia” shines a light on Star Wars fangirls

Source: CNET. When Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia first graced the screen in 1977’s “Star Wars,” many women and girls were excited to see a strong female character confronting ruthless villains like Grand Moff Tarkin and Darth Vader, shooting at Stormtroopers,...

“Nowhere to Hide” takes viewers inside Iraq’s triangle of death

Source: Victoria Advocate. Kurdish/Norwegian filmmaker Zaradasht Ahmed (“Road to Diyarbakir”) takes viewers directly into Iraq’s “triangle of death,” an area south of Baghdad that has become known as one of the most dangerous and inaccessible places in the world. The...