Mimi's Village and How Basic Health Care Transformed It
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 14:22
"Mimi's fictional village is like thousands of real villages in the developing world, where health care, especially among infants and children, is poor or uneven. As a result, every day, 21,000 children under the age of five die, most of them from diseases that could have been prevented with basic health care.
Aviva Kempner "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg"
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 14:08
A child of a Holocaust survivor and a US Army officer, Aviva Kempner was born in Berlin, Germany after World War II. She was inspired by her heritage to produce and co-write Partisans of Vilna, a documentary on Jewish resistance against the Nazis. She was also the executive producer of the 1989 Grammy-award nominated record, Partisans of Vilna: The Songs of World War II Jewish Resistance.
Popular porn stars bare their bodies and souls in revealing documentary
Monday, 20 May 2013 14:53
Have you ever been curious about how a woman became a porn star? Was it because of a drug habit? Or maybe out of desperation for money? How did she pick her stage name? Does she feel any shame about such a taboo line of work?
Bidder 70 Film: Eco-documentary chronicles trials and tribulations of environmental activist
Thursday, 16 May 2013 13:59
The Bush administration's announcement in 2008 of its intention to auction-off the mining rights to many square miles of virgin land located in national forests ignited waves of protests by environmental activists. But when picketing, petitioning and the lobbying of politicians failed, the government proceeded with its plan to grant oil and gas mega-corporations access to the pristine parcels.
The Big Wedding: A-list cast can't save atrocious adaptation of French farce
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:24
This picture is such a wholesale disaster that it's hard to decide where to start in critiquing it. I could talk about how it is just the latest case of Hollywood remaking a French farce (Mon Frère se Marie) which somehow lost all of its charm in the translation into English. Or I could point out how it's a slight variation of "Meet the Parents" and even has Robert De Niro reprising his role as a macho father-in-law less inclined to reason than to threaten to bust a kneecap or tweeze a guy's gonads off.