Monday, September 10, 2007

Documentaries on International Journalism

Take a study break (already!) with these award winning documentaries, available at the Annenberg Library.

A Tribe of His Own (directed by Joe Moulins, 2002). A little film about an Indian reporter delivers insights on human suffering and inextinguishable hope.

Talk Mogadishu: Media Under Fire (directed by Judy Jackson, 2003). The story of HornAfrik, the first community TV and radio station in Somalia.

The Man We Called Juan Carlos (2000) The story of a Mayan peasant who affected the lives of Canadian filmmakers for over 25 years as they recorded his life.

Independent Intervention: Breaking the Silence (directed by Tonje Hessen Schei and David Bee, 2006). United States media coverage of the war in Iraq, investigating how the systems and institutions that govern information flow in times of political turmoil.

Thirty Frames a Second: The WTO in Seattle, A Photojournalist's Personal Odyssey (directed by Rustin Thompson, 2000). An impressionistic film journal that witnesses the tumultuous World Trade Organization 1999 convention in Seattle.

Democracy on Deadline (directed by Calvin Skaggs, 2006). A sweeping look at how journalists work in different media, in different languages, in different parts of the world.

Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press (directed by Rick Goldsmith, 1996. 2006). Academy Award nominated documentary on legendary journalist George Seldes.

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