Amit V. Masurkar’s Newton is about the eponymous hero who is a poll worker for the 2014 national elections in India. Newton’s reward for his patriotism is a post in the jungles of Central India, where Maoist rebels and the local police create substantial obstacles to a fair election process. The...
This year's documentary shorts are dominated by the war in Syria and the world's refugee crisis. The likely winner is among them, although 'Joe's Violin' may get the Oscar because it skews toward the Academy's traditional preferences.
In the early 1990s, New York City’s only black mayor, David Dinkins, used anti-crime funds to establish Beacon centers in every school district, a landmark re-envisioning of the role of schools in the lives of students.
Otto Bell’s debut documentary, 'The Eagle Huntress' (opening on Oct. 28 from Sony Pictures Classics), is about a girl and her eagle. It is also the story of that rare bond between human beings and wild creatures.