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October 28, 2019

We sat down with Roberta Grossman, writer, producer and director of WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY, a film about a group of journalists, writers and activists in the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII, who were willing to risk their lives so the truth would survive, even if they did not. Let by historian Emanuel Ringelblum, this group of courageous spiritual resisters created and buried the largest cache of eye-witness accounts to survive the Holocaust. Grossman...

September 24, 2019

An interview with Mike Seely, the Director, Producer & Cinematographer of EXILED, a short film on two U.S. military veterans, both green card immigrants willing to die for the country that deported them. Seely speaks on contributing to the immigration policy debate and updates us on the status of Hector and Mauricio, the subjects of the documentary.

Tell us a little bit about your film. 

EXILED is a documentary portrait of two deported U.S. military v...

September 19, 2019

In the 1970s, the Bronx was on fire. Abandoned by city government, nearly a half-million people were displaced as their close-knit, multi-ethnic neighborhood burned. DECADE OF FIRE tells the story of the South Bronx that you’ve never heard before. The filmmakers share with us what inspired the film and its continual impact in urban communities across the country.

Can you each introduce yourselves and tell me how you were involved with the film?

Vivian...

June 20, 2019

We sat down with Valerie Red-Horse Mohl to discuss her latest film MANKILLER, produced by Gale Anne Hurd with Vision Maker Media, which chronicles the life of Wilma Mankiller who humbly defied the odds to fight injustice and give a voice to the voiceless. Wilma Mankiller overcame rampant sexism and personal challenges to emerge as the Cherokee Nation’s first female Principal Chief in 1985. Valerie also shares her thoughts on the current political cl...

May 2, 2019

Andrew Seger discusses his new documentary WE EXIST which he made about Non-binary activist Lauren Lubin and making an LGBTQ educational tool. 

Tell us about WE EXIST.

WE EXIST - Beyond the Binary is a documentary that looks at the construct of gender binary.  We do this primarily through the eyes of Lauren Lubin, a nonbinary athlete and activist. We follow Lauren’s life from childhood to the present, following their journey from Division I sports, to...

March 11, 2019

Athlete and activist Lauren Lubin discusses their journey to find their gender identity while helping others to find their own through the new documentary WE EXIST: Beyond the Binary.

Tell us a little bit about you and your film.

WE EXIST: Beyond the Binary, from the name itself, we really wanted people to understand the concept of the film without even seeing it because we believe the message is so important. Even just communicating that there’s life...

February 19, 2019

THE PUSHOUTS filmmakers Katie Galloway and Dawn Valadez talk about how their project champions women filmmakers and disadvantaged youth.

THE PUSHOUTS is an intimate story that illustrates the power of mentoring youth who are often left behind. The film introduces us to the life of Dr. Victor Rios who, by 15, was a high school dropout and gang member with three felony convictions and a death wish. But when a teacher's quiet persistence, a mentor's mor...

January 26, 2019

GOOD DOCS sat down with PERSONAL STATEMENT director, producer & cinematographer Juliane Dressner and co-director, editor, & cinematographer Edwin Martinez to discuss their student-centered filmmaking process and the growing, positive impact of peer college counseling.

The title of the film PERSONAL STATEMENT is pretty straightforward. It’s seen as a crucial

component of the college admissions process and as a tool for students to market themselves...

January 26, 2019

An interview with Laura Nix, director and producer of INVENTING TOMORROW. The International Science and Engineering Fair is the perfect focal point for the future of environmental science. 

What made you decide to do a film based around a high school science fair?

I was approached by my producers Diane Becker and Melanie Miller to make a doc about the science fair ISEF, so I attended the fair in Phoenix in 2016 to both film and scout and immediat...

January 15, 2019

GOOD DOCS sat down with Ciara Lacey to discuss her latest film OUT OF STATE, an intimate portrait of native men returning to Hawaii after a cultural reawakening at a private prison in the Arizona desert.

Why are these Hawaiians in prison and how are they finding their culture there? 
  

While roughly eight million tourists flock to Hawaii to vacation each year, the idyllic image of paradise is tenuous for its indigenous Hawaiian population,...

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