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The Huffington Post

Ricky Camilleri

9 June 2020

United States

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Art house independent movie theaters across the U.S. have joined with distributors to create virtual cinemas. After shutting their doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic, patrons can rent first-run indie films on local th...

The Bulletin

Makenzie Whittle

9 April 2020

Bend, Oregon, United States

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To address the boredom and isolation that many artists are feeling during the coronavirus pandemic, a local independent filmmaker in Oregon created a film project to act as a creative outlet that attracted contributio...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

28 January 2020

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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Ad campaigns that provide personal testimonials, relatable narratives, and captivating images succeed in stemming epidemics of addiction among teenagers. The Truth Initiative’s anti-smoking campaign has helped to dram...

The Washington Post

Elise Favis

9 January 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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An orthopedic surgeon, software developers, and medical experts have teamed up to create a virtual reality headset that helps eliminate unpredictability during surgical procedures. Although this is one of many technol...

WRAL-TV

Amanda Lamb

9 August 2019

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

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Across the United States, 95 percent of law enforcement agencies have started using body cameras. In North Carolina, the majority of departments have started using such technology in the hopes of increasing transparen...

The Washington Post

Peter Holley

3 June 2019

Chesapeake, Virginia, United States

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As former inmates face the immense challenge of finding employment post-incarceration, some have turned to YouTube as a way of turning their stories into financial security. With just a handful of prison channels garn...

Bhekisisa

Nelisiwe Msomi

23 April 2019

South Africa

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In South Africa, public health nurses have a tendency to act more like a parent than a nurse when teenage girls visit the clinic to be tested for HIV, ask for birth control or get antiretroviral treatment. To change t...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

19 April 2019

Pakistan

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The Academy Award-winning documentary "A Girl in the River: The Price of Freedom" is being toured around small towns and villages in Pakistan, the country that the documentary is set in. The movie is about honor killi...

FastCompany

Ben Paynter

27 March 2019

United States

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The stock photo community is taking steps to offer more diverse options with a partnership by Getty Images, Dove, and GirlGaze to produce 5,000 newly available photographs of 179 women from 39 countries. The photos ar...

BBC

Dougal Shaw

5 March 2019

Canada

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Experiencing the death of a parent is oftentimes extremely traumatic, but an app created by a woman who personally experienced this type of loss, aims to bring some sense of help and closure for family members. Implem...

Christian Science Monitor

Innocent Eteng

7 February 2019

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

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A local, grass-roots art project in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, spreads awareness about and encourages action against government-sponsored evictions in the city's low-income communities. Cinematic films, music, and journa...

The Outline

Brandon Soderberg

30 January 2019

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Where rental stores couldn’t compete, non-profits step in to preserve physical media in the digital age. Despite promises of unlimited access to media, online streaming services have actually reduced the variety of fi...

Mongabay

Shreya Dasgupta

27 December 2018

Rupa, India

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The Greenhub project trains indigenous youth in India to use video filming and editing as a way to educate others about conservation in the region. Greenhub fellows spend months learning photography and videography te...

Los Angeles Times

Amy Kaufman

29 October 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Created by three actors who are sexual assault survivors, Voices In Action is a secure and private system to report abuse. Those that report abuse can be connected to legal representation through the site as well as r...

Next City

Audrey F. Henderson

18 October 2018

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Funded by earmarking hotel and motel occupancy taxes, the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission is funding projects focused on telling the story of the regions people and places. Through this process, the Arts Commission...

The New York Times

Laura Holson

5 October 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Founded in the Bronx in 2000, the Ghetto Film School’s mission is to train a diverse student body in the skills of making narrative film. Eighteen years later, the school teaches classes in New York, Los Angeles, and ...

Yes! Magazine

J. Gabriel Ware

19 September 2018

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Inspired by the documentary 13th, which explores race and mass incarceration in the U.S., and frustrated by the amount of youth getting caught in criminal court, four black female judges decided to create a youth pr...

The Guardian

Priti Salian

24 August 2018

India

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Using audio descriptions of a movie’s action, the XL Cinema app increases the accessibility of movies to a vision impaired audience. The free app has been used thousands of times and production studios are interested ...

Twin Cities Business

Amanda Ostuni

8 March 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Minneapolis’ Twin Cities Black Film Festival highlights the work of black actors and filmmakers for the last sixteen years. It also helps grow the next generation of filmmakers through workshops as well as helping to ...

Los Angeles Times

Daniel Miller

12 February 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In the wake of rampant sexual harrassment and abuse incidents in Hollywood, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists developed a new code of conduct regarding these issues. The code ...

The Guardian

Precious Mayowa Agbabiaka

9 February 2018

London, England

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Ryan Coogler’s 2018 film about the Marvel Comics’ character Black Panther was strongly informed by African culture, feminism, and historical memory. To help eliminate barriers to engaging with and being inspired by th...

Next City

Catesby Holmes

31 December 2017

New York, New York, United States

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Museums all over the country are trying to attract diverse audiences. One of those is the Frick museum in New York which has a program called the Ghetto Film School project. Twenty students from the Bronx are select...

PBS NewsHour

Hari Sreenivasan

30 June 2017

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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Police reform in Camden, New Jersey has centered on de-escalation and increased surveillance. With these reforms, the city has seen a decrease in violent and nonviolent crime and a decrease in the use of and complaint...

BBC

Valentina Valentini

25 April 2017

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

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By leveraging technology, artists living above the 60th parallel are increasing indigenous representation in filmmaking. In Yellowknife, Canada, aRTLess Collective’s Dead North Film Festival uses live streaming to rea...

The News on Sunday

Farahnaz Zahidi

26 March 2017

Karachi, Pakistan

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Collecting movies shot on cellphones, the Mera Karachi Mobile Cinema captures every day life in Karachi as seen through its residents. The films are projected in non-traditional spaces for Karachi residents as well as...

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