'STRONG ISLAND' WINS GOTHAM AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY by Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

Yance Ford's amazing Strong Island won the award for Best Documentary at the Gotham Independent Film Awards on Sunday night, November 26 2017. 

In his acceptance speech director Yance Ford said: "There is nothing exceptional about the family in Strong Island. Hard work did not spare this family from the unrelenting systemic violence that has stalked black Americans since the founding of this nation.

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'A DROWNING MAN' WINS GRAND PRIX FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT AT CORK FILM FESTIVAL by Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

Mahdi' Fleifel's poweful short film A Drowning Man took home the Grand Prix for Best International Short at the 62nd Cork Film Festival, held November 10-19 2017. 

Since the Cork Film Festival is an Oscar® qualifying film festival the win allows A Drowning Man to join the longlist for the 90th Academy Awards in the Live Action Short Film category. 

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THE END OF THE SILENCE - US GOVERNMENT BEGINS DECLASSIFYING DOCUMENTS DETAILING ITS INVOLVEMENT IN THE INDONESIAN GENOCIDE by Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

Newly declassified files have revealed details of U.S. government knowledge and support of an Indonesian army extermination campaign that killed several hundred thousand civilians in the Indonesian genocide in 1965-1966.

The thousands of files from the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta covering 1963-66 were made public Tuesday October 17, 2017 after a declassification review that began under the Obama administration. 

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'LAND OF THE FREE', 'THAT SUMMER' & JOSHUA OPPENHEIMER AT TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2017 by Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

We are pleased to announce that this year's Telluride Film Festival will include two films from Final Cut for Real in the official programme: Camilla Magid's Land of the Free will screen as part of the main program  and Göran Hugo Olsson's That Summer will screen as a part of the BACKLOT program (which features behind-the-scenes movies and portraits of artists, musicians and filmmakers). 

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