Tagged: documentary

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The Territory: The Old Land, by David Bax

In Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn and an anonymous third director’s chilling Indonesian genocide documentary The Act of Killing (which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival almost exactly ten years ago), there’s a shot where one of the perpetrators of the...

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Bitterbrush: Start Me Up, by David Bax

Colie and Hollyn, the subjects of Emelie Mahdavian‘s breathtaking new documentary Bitterbrush, are modern day cowboys. Yes, they’re women but even they refer to what they do for a living as “cowboying.” Calling them modern is more a fact than...

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Flee: Scar Tissue, by David Bax

There’s always a tinge of suspicion that bubbles up in me when I sit down to watch a smaller, independent film and am immediately greeted by recognizable names listed as producers. At what point did they come onboard? And to...