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film | Dec 19th, 2019

Documentary Filmmaker Bassam Tariq’s Ghosts of Sugar Land Shortlisted for an Academy Award

In his award-winning documentary Ghosts of Sugar Land, Bassam Tariq shares a story that transcends religion and politics to paint a truly human picture. Now, the remarkable doc is shortlisted in the Documentary Short Subject category for the 92nd Academy Awards.  Tariq is keenly aware of the... Continue Reading →
film | Dec 5th, 2012

Making History: How Documentary Filmmaker Ken Burns Got His Big Break

Before Ken Burns earned his place as one of America's greatest filmmakers—before the Central Park Five and The Dust Bowl; before Baseball, Jazz and The Civil War; and certainly before the advent of what is now commonly known as the Ken Burns effect—he was a young man trying to bring history to life... Continue Reading →