NAATA’s 25th: Celebrating Asian Pacific American filmJanuary 1st, 2006 | April Elkjer
In the heart of San Franciscos Japantown at the Radisson Miyako Hotel, a roomful of filmmakers and community activists celebrated the 25th anniversary of a not-for-profit organization that funds, exhibits, and distributes Asian Pacific American film.
The Life and Death of Jonny PhysicalJanuary 1st, 2006 | Joshua Neuman
In October of 2000, my then 20-year-old brother Jonathan was sent to the oncology unit of Massachusetts General Hospital from the Tufts University campus infirmary after a month of persistent head and neck aches and a suspicious blood test. While in the waiting room, he stopped a nurse to ask what the word oncology meant.
The Documentary Doctor assesses a filmmaker's early editing jittersJanuary 1st, 2006 | Fernanda Rossi
Dear Doc Doctor:
Im in my first week of editing, and I have this horrible feeling that my 100 hours of footage wont be enough even for a short. How can I stretch my film beyond the short format?
Behind the scenes with the short film programmersJanuary 1st, 2006 | Nick Schager
Watching 2,000 short films in four months isnt something you take on in your free time. It requires a finely honed system. For Roberta Munroe, one of the Sundance Film Festivals two short film programmers, that system resembles an assembly line of video playback equipment.
Peter Gabriel's organization harnesses the power of putting human rights coverage on filmJanuary 1st, 2006 | Elizabeth Angell
System Failure: Violence, Abuse and Neglect in the California Youth Authority has all the elements youve come to expect from an earnest, well-intentioned documentary. There are heartrending interviews with young people who have been incarcerated in Californias juvenile prisons, their parents, and the advocates who work with them.