Reservation Blues: Kind Hearted Woman Paints a Hardscrabble Portrait
The documentary film in question is director David Sutherland's Kind Hearted Woman, a co-production of Independent Lens and Frontline that is airing April 1 and 2 on PBS.
Film depicts journey back from sexual abuse
Robin Charboneau is on the road to recovery – and she knows it’s going to be a long journey.
— Albuquerque Journal
A Family’s Secrets Bared, on Camera Kind Hearted Woman on Frontline
It took a powerful, disturbing dream from which she awoke sobbing to convince Robin Charboneau, an Oglala Sioux and member of North Dakota’s Spirit Lake tribe, that “I needed to open my mouth, and I needed to speak.” So she let the documentary filmmaker David Sutherland follow her for more than three years as she struggled to raise her family as a single mother while confronting her alcoholism and the scars of being sexually abused as a child.
— New York Times
Wonder Women!to Air on PBS’ Independent Lens
Watching this movie made me feel awesome about being a female superhero fan and it also made me aware of the vast community out there that feels the same.
SXSW ’13: Independent Lens, Magnolia nab Muscle Shoals
PBS strand Independent Lens picked up the U.S. TV rights and distributor Films We Like took all Canadian rights for the film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The deals were brokered on behalf of the filmmakers by Josh Braun, Dan Braun and David Koh of Submarine.
A beauty pageant Gloria Steinem would love
Women's History month is just the right time to watch, Miss Navajo, a documentary that premiered at Sundance in 2007 and was broadcast on PBS the same year. The title alone may turn people away if you are, like me, not a big fan of beauty pageants but Miss Navajo is the kind of pageant that perhaps even Gloria Steinem could get behind.
— Chicago Sun-Times
Story Of An Egg Film Explains What 'Cage-Free,' 'Free-Range' Actually Mean
Cage-free eggs are pretty commonplace on supermarket shelves. But if you imagine they must come from a bunch of chickens roaming around the farmyard politely clucking, you're sadly mistaken.
— Huffington Post
Game Strives for Real-World Change
Nicholas Kristof – of the multiple Pulitzer Prizes and best-selling books and New York Times column – is bringing his storytelling to a new medium: games.
— Yahoo News
He May Have Nothing to Hide, but He’s Always Under Watch
The Chinese conceptual artist, sculptor, photographer and filmmaker Ai Weiwei has a company that bears the tongue-in-cheek name Fake Design, but the challenges he faces are all too real.
— New York Times
Can a Film About Rape in the Military Win an Oscar?
One of the nominees for Best Documentary in Sunday night’s Academy Awards is The Invisible War, about sexual assault in the military. It is a wrenching film; woman after woman tells about being attacked by a fellow-soldier, sailor, or Marine, and then being betrayed, more profoundly, by the her officers and by military as an institution.