Posts tagged 'documentary'

'120 Days' shows heartbreaking reality of immigration

Posted: Oct. 21, 2015 | Tags: documentary


Photo from "120 Days"

Miguel Cortes hugs his wife and daughter as they face the choice to separate the family or become fugitives.

The documentary "120 Days" turns a spotlight on the story of the Cortes family while the father, Miguel, decides whether to voluntarily return to Mexico — with a court's offer that he has 120 days to get his affairs in order — or face deportation and the splitting apart of his family.

Introducing the lesser-known side of the immigration discussion is important, says director Ted Roach, who will be on hand for questions following the screening of "120 ...

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Festival showcases power of documentary reporting

Posted: July 28, 2014 | Tags: documentary

Happy Valley Director

Photo by Brian Nevins/Sundance

Director Amir Bar-Lev offers conflicting perspectives on the Penn State sex-abuse scandal in the documentary "Happy Valley."

Unlike traditional written reporting, documentaries provide a literal window into someone’s life and experience. The audience is not only able to be visually engaged with the subject, but can also hear and experience that subject’s surroundings. This adds a new dimension to storytelling that often encourages a discussion between filmmakers and audience members about the subject in a way that is not often seen in other forms of reporting. 

The AFI Docs Film Festival last month ...

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