Connecting The Human Experience Through Documentaries

source: Thrive Global

by Miranda Allfrey Murry

Do you love a good story? If yes, you enjoy human connection and the idea that a story can make tears spill from your eyes, or your heart to root for the underdog.

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Documentary tells love story of quadriplegic ‘American Veteran’ and caregiver/wife

source: The Orange County Register

by Theresa Walker

 

It’s easy to see why someone would want to make a documentary about Nick Mendes and his wife, Wendy.

They make a cute couple — loving and playful. Devoted to each other.

He keeps her laughing with his sense of humor, including side-splitting profane remarks. He won’t let her feel down about anything. There’s no room for self pity or negative thinking with him around.

And what she does for him?

Everything.

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American Documentary Film Festival vying for local attention

by Bruce Fessier, The Desert Sun

 

The American Documentary Film Festival begins its sixth year Friday, and its fourth since being called one of MovieMaker magazine’s “25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee.”

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Jamie Redford to be Honored at American Documentary Film Festival

source: patch.com

PALM SPRINGS, CA – Jamie Redford, son of Robert Redford, will be honored at next week’s American Documentary Film Festival for a trio of films he’s directed examining social and environmental issues, all of which will be screened at the festival.

Redford will receive the “Seeing the Bigger Picture” award for “Watershed,” which focuses on conservation efforts regarding the Colorado River, “Toxic Hot Seat,” a look at unregulated toxic chemicals present in a number of products across the country and “Happening,” which examines the advent of clean energy.

Previous winners of the award include Oliver Stone, Peter Coyote, Harvey Weinstein, Peter Bogdanovich and Joe Berlinger.

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North South doc alliance bolsters AmDocs 2017 lineup

source: realscreen.com

By Meagan Kashty

With 14 films from three international festivals on this year’s slate, the American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs) promises to bear the fruits of an earlier partnership agreement.

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“Le Ride,” “Bill Murray Experience” to screen at AmDocs

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Phil Keoghan‘s Le Ride and Sadie Katz’s The Bill Murray Experience are among the films slated to screen at the Palm Springs-based American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund, or AmDocs.

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