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CBS News presents “Jailed for Abortion in El Salvador”

Source:  CBS News "At a moment when Roe v. Wade appears more vulnerable than ever to legal challenges, CBS News goes to El Salvador, where harsh laws offer a glimpse into what an abortion ban can look like. For more than 20 years, El Salvador's constitution has...

Lebanon fears hunger, not coronavirus. Protesters return in rage

Source:  The Guardian Lebanon’s coronavirus lockdown has sent an economy already in deep trouble into freefall, and many are struggling to survive. Gino Raidy is an activist who was prominent during the October 2019 anti-government corruption protests. Now, with many...

“The Uprising” is a masterpiece of iPhone cinema

Source:  The New York Times Steven Soderbergh, after shooting his 2018 feature “Unsane” with an iPhone, declared smartphone cinema to be the future. Yet the technology is also a window on the recent past, as shown in the largely unknown masterpiece, “The Uprising,” a...

National Geographic Documentary Films acquires “Saudi Runaway”

Source:  Variety National Geographic Documentary Films has acquired “Saudi Runaway” which follows a young woman in Saudi Arabia attempting to flee the country before her arranged marriage. The announcement was made last Tuesday prior to the film's screening at the...

“7 Murders a Day” explores cartel violence in Tijuana

Source:  KTSM Charlie Minn’s latest documentary, “7 Murders a Day,” explores the ongoing issue of cartel violence in Tijuana, Mexico, which became the murder capital of the world in 2018. In the film, Minn and his crew ride along with the Tijuana Police to find out...

Teranga is the afrobeats nightclub uniting Italy

Source:  The Guardian Fata and Yankuba are two young men from Gambia with ambitious dreams, who fled dictatorship and poverty and landed in Naples, Italy, only to discover a new kind of violence: a pernicious climate of racism and an unhelpful immigration system....

FRONTLINE presents “Ebola in Congo”

Source:  FRONTLINE In eastern Congo, a region already devastated by a quarter century of war, an Ebola outbreak has spiraled into the second-largest epidemic on record, killing more than 2,200 people since August 2018. The outbreak has been compounded by public...

“Love Child” is one of the most absorbing documentaries of the year

Source:  IndieWire Sahand and Leila weren’t asking for much when they fled their native Iran in 2012. As Leila explains during one of many interviews during Eva Mulvad’s aching and intimate documentary “Love Child,” the couple wasn’t looking for a good life elsewhere;...

Meet the artists in the most militarized region in the world

Source:  The Atlantic “It is a paradise that has been set ablaze.” That is how Masood Hussain, a renowned Kashmiri artist, describes his homeland.  The transmogrification is reflected in his paintings. While Hussain once painted the idyllic rural landscapes of his...