Happy endings in documentary films are rare, but this story of empowerment is certainly one of them. In fact, it’s pure inspiration. Rafea is a very engaging leading lady, and her personal story provides the perfect foil for penetrating the issues of women’s rights in the Middle East, and leading in to the larger story of how the solar panel school in India, and other such projects, are liberating women social and economic repression and servitude around the world. Read more>>
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2013 marks the 20th Anniversary of Sheffield DocFest and they chose to celebrate it in style. Read more
During June, 2013, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, a nonprofit association of leading professional critics and feature writers who work in print, broadcast and online media in the U.S., U.K. and Canada, has presented four EDA Awards to women directors for their outstanding achievements in documentary filmmaking. Read more>>
The Alliance of Women Film Journalists announced seven nominees for a special EDA award, created to celebrate POV’s 25th anniversary. The winner will be announced at POV’s 26th-season launch party at its headquarters in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
With this EDA award, the AWFJ will honor the best female-directed film from the curated program MoMA Selects: POV, a 25th Anniversary Retrospective, presented at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in February and March of 2013. A jury of five AWFJ members selected the nominees. Read more>>.
Last week, it was Jason Statham in “Parker.” Before that, Arnold Schwazenegger’s “The Last Stand.” Now it’s Sylvester Stallone’s turn, as the aging action stars of “The Expendables” try solo turns again. Read more
The 2012 EDA Awards received monumental media recognition, with coverage in Time, Variety, USA Today, Thompson On Hollywood, Movie City News and dozens of other esteemed journals and blogs. With sincerest thanks to all, here’s a sampling of the media coverage we’ve received.
The Alliance of Women Film Journalists is delighted to reveal the winners of its 7th Annual EDA Awards. Starting with Best Film, “Zero Dark Thirty” swept the AWFJ EDA “Best of” categories with five awards, took another two in the female-centric EDA Focus Awards, and earned its eighth win in the EDA Special Mention section. See the full list of winners.
The Alliance of Women Film Journalists is delighted to announce the nominees for the 2012 AWFJ EDA Awards. The winners will be announced on January 7, 2013. Meanwhile, we hope you’ll enjoy all the fine films on our list of nominees, and enjoy our unusual categories, including most memorable moments, best nudity or seduction and actress most in need of a new agent. Read on…
In Hitler’s Children, filmmaker Chanoch Zeevi uses penetrating interviews with the progeny of the Third Reich’s high command — including Bettina Goering, Katrin Himmler and Monika Goeth, among others — to show what life is like for the children of those who were key perpetrators of the holocaust. Riddled with guilt and shame, they live with a legacy that they cannot escape, although they were not personally responsible for it. This surprisingly moving psychological study revels the ongoing troubles of another group of holocaust survivors. Read more>>.
Filmmaker Ken Burns’s comprehensive documentary about the infamous case of The Central Park Five is a timely reminder that we must be vigilant and monitor the criminal justice system against miscarriage of justice. Read more>>.