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Filmmakers Rita Coburn-Whack and Bob Hercules knew only one thing for sure about one another when they first met: they both deeply admired the writer and activist Maya Angelou. They were also puzzled by the same thing: Why hadn't anyone yet made a documentary about the icon whose work had...
Click the link to take a look at the 2018 NEA Guide for details on the programs and activities of the NEA, as well as funding deadlines and information on Grants for Organizations, Literature Fellowships, Lifetime Honors, and Partnerships.
"You may have a frest start at any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down." -- Mary Pickford Did you know that silent film star Mary Pickford was one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences? She...
Revisit our interview with filmmaker Ramona Emerson here .
There is a common, longstanding misconception that Native American art is synonymous with traditional art—beadwork or weaving for example. And yet, as the exhibition materials for Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound , state: “This limiting interpretation does not recognize that tradition, by...
When we think of the poet Walt Whitman, we usually associate him with New York or Washington, DC. But Alabama? Not so much. But for filmmaker Jennifer Crandall, formerly a video journalist for the Washington Post , Whitman was exactly who she found herself thinking of as she fell in love with the...
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Cover of Documentary Summit report
Last month, the National Endowment for the Arts released a new report, State of the Field: A Report from the Documentary Sustainability Summit , in partnership with International Documentary Association...

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