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“Slay the Dragon” is the most important political film of the year

Source:  Variety “Slay the Dragon” is the most important political film of the year, and it may prove to be one of the key political films of the decade. It’s a documentary about gerrymandering, and offhand it would be hard to think of a subject less sexy — or a...

Watch “Border Business: Inside Immigration”

Source:  CBS News Migrants trekking from Central America to the U.S. border have made a lot of headlines in recent years, but their journey wouldn't be possible without many other people along that path whose stories get little attention. Human smugglers, restaurant...

Watch the trailer for Steve Bannon documentary “The Brink”

Source:  Axios After Steve Bannon left the White House in 2017, he tried to turn his bombastic nationalism into a global movement and let progressive documentarian Alison Klayman follow him for more than a year — from Arizona to Italy, Texas to France. The result is...

A new documentary asks the question: “What Is Democracy?”

Source:  The New Yorker In its first five minutes, “What Is Democracy?,” a new documentary by writer, organizer, and filmmaker Astra Taylor, provides more possible answers to her titular question than most English-language media does in a year. Then, with the help of...

A Visitor’s Guide to America’s Big Border Wall

Source:  The Atlantic As the border between the United States and Mexico began to figure more and more prominently in the news cycle, filmmaker David Freid noticed a consistent blind spot. No one, it seemed, was talking to the people who actually lived there. Fried...

“The Clinton Affair” premieres Sunday night on A&E

Source:  USA Today With "The Clinton Affair," Monica Lewinsky is ready to revisit the 1998 sex scandal that nearly unraveled Bill Clinton's presidency, and she hopes by doing so she can retire the term "Lewinsky scandal" once and for all. "I think 20 years is enough...

Looking back on Jane, the 1970s underground abortion network

Source:  The New York Times The no-frills advertisement, printed at times in student and alternative newspapers, went straight to the point: “Pregnant? Don’t want to be? Call Jane.” A telephone number followed. This was nearly half a century ago, when abortion was...