documentary

Women's Rights after the Arab Spring

Mar 5, 2014
americaabroad.org

Thursday, March 13 - 7 pm
Anchored by Barbara Bogaev 

In the three years since the start of the Arab Spring, women have seen little or no improvement when it comes to fundamental rights. Many have actually seen rights taken away, as secular dictators give way to strict fundamentalists. On this episode of America Abroad we will visit Egypt where under the newly adopted constitution, women are supposed to have equality in “all civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights.

Cincinnati filmmaker Melissa Godoy and Cincinnati World Cinema’s Tim Swallow are in the studio with our film expert, Larry Thomas, to talk about the premiere of her short documentary, The Art Carvers of Music Hall, which will take place during the Cincinnati World Cinema’s annual presentation of this year’s Oscar-nominated short docs on Saturday, February 22 at The Carnegie.

Global Entrepreneurship

Jan 28, 2014
ideastream.org

Thursday, February 13 at 7 pm
Anchored by Madeleine Brand 

Entrepreneur is a hallowed word in the American lexicon. But what's interesting is that the rate at which individual entrepreneurs are starting businesses is growing fastest in the regions of Sub Saharan Africa and Latin America.

Local author Gary Williams has co-produced a moving documentary about the first American to receive the Medal of Honor for his service in Afghanistan. MURPH: The Protector tells the story of Navy SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy who in 2005 gave his life for his men during a gun battle with the Taliban in the remote mountains of Eastern Afghanistan. Our film expert, Larry Thomas, talks with Gary Williams about his book about Murphy, Seal of Honor, and how he became involved in the documentary project.

Our film critic, Larry Thomas, interviews documentarian Davy Rothbart about Medora, his newest film about this small-town Indiana’s basketball team and how it mirrors the struggle of the town itself. Medora will be screened at the Contemporary Arts Center on Monday, December 9.

  The radio documentary, The Long Game: Texas' Ongoing Battle for the Direction of the Classroom, explores the intense, long-term fight over what children should be taught in the Lone Star State’s public schools.

Immigration and the Global Talent Search

Jun 18, 2013

Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 PM: It's the American dream -- move to the United States, start your own business and build a successful life. But, is the U.S. losing the global race for the best and brightest entrepreneurial talent?

Cryptozoology: the study of hidden or unknown animals, creatures not confirmed or recognized by science. Filmmaker Christopher Maloney has recently completed his documentary, Cryptotrip, about his journey to talk to people who claim to have seen one or more of these unknown creatures. He joins Larry Thomas to talk about his 20 state road trip and how people can view his film.

Andrea Torrice is an award winning documentary and public television producer in Cincinnati who is currently working on a very personal new film about her mother. Art as Action: A Conversation with Abstract Expressionist Painter Gloria Torrice details her mother and some friends in the 1940’s who moved to Manhattan and took on the predominantly male art world. She joins our Jane Durrell to discuss what prompted her to make this film and how she is going about getting it funded and shown.

Movie Review: Koch

Mar 22, 2013

Documentaries are good because, for the most part, they take us places we’ve never been and/or introduce us to people that we may have known about via sound bites and news stories, but really didn’t know in person. Such is the case with the film Koch, a look at the life and career of Ed Koch, the feisty, in your face, three-term mayor of New York City during a very turbulent period.

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