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Category Archives: Views & Reviews

Book Review: The real “Good News About Bad Behavior” is that the kids are already alright

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The Good News About Bad Behavior by Kathleen Reynolds Lewis.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Book Review: “The Bone and Sinew of the Land” recovers some American history that actually has been erased

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Anna-Lisa Cox's new book The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America's Forgotten Black Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality.
Written by:David A Johnson
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SIFF Documentary Reviews: “Afghan Cycles” and “The Poetess” tell the stories of groundbreaking women in the Middle East

Excerpt: Read NPI's reviews of two films screened at the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival that tell the stories of groundbreaking women in the Middle East.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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SIFF Documentary Review: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Come for the nostalgia, stay for the uplifting truth about Mister Rogers

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Won't You Be My Neighbor?, a new documentary film about Fred Rogers, the legendary children's television host.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Coming soon: Coverage of the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival!

Excerpt: The last trimester of spring is almost here, and that means the time has come for the annual Seattle International Film Festival. SIFF 2018 begins on May 17th and runs through June 10th. Learn about the coverage NPI will be offering of this year's Festival.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Documentary Review: “A Plastic Ocean” is a sobering film that everyone should see

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of "A Plastic Ocean". Stream the film on Netflix, or rent or buy it on YouTube, Google Play, or iTunes. You can also request to host a screening, check out the schedule of screenings, or rent or buy the film directly from Plastic Oceans Foundation.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Other Categories:Our Environment
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Documentary Review: “Breaking the Cycle” dares us to think differently about prisons

Excerpt: "Breaking the Cycle" is a relatively short documentary that follows Jan Strømnes, warden of a maximum security prison in Norway, as he tours Attica Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison in New York. There are really no comparisons to be made; it is all stark contrasts.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Documentary Review: LA 92 tells the story of the riots that tore apart the Southland

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of LA 92, a film by Daniel Lindsay and T. J. Martin that tells the story of the riots that tore apart the Southland using only archival footage.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Documentary Review: “Happening” shows that freedom from fossil fuels is possible

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of "Happening" (A Clean Energy Revolution), a film directed by James Redford and featuring Mark Ruffalo, Ray Mabus, Dave Ramm, and Matthew Nordan. Learn about the growth of the renewable power industry and prospects for a clean energy future.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Documentary Review: “Charlie vs. Goliath” is an inspiring homage to underdog candidates

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of “Charlie vs. Goliath”, a documentary that follows the 2014 US Senate campaign of Charlie Hardy, who refused to believe that money would ultimately determine if he won or not. Hardy was the Democratic, underdog challenger to three-term incumbent Republican Mike Enzi in 2014.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Documentary Review: “Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock” is a sobering, crucial film

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of “Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock”, a documentary in three parts about the Dakota Access Pipeline protests at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Documentary Review: “United States of ALEC” remains a timely and informative film

Excerpt: "United States of ALEC" is a Moyers & Company segment produced in late 2012 but is worth watching even five years later as, sadly, not much has changed.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Documentary Review: “Saving Capitalism” highlights an important truth about markets

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich's new film about what happened to our economy, now available to stream on Netflix.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Documentary Review: Everyone should see “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Al Gore's 2017 documentary, which continues the story of his fight to combat the climate crisis and protect the Earth, our common home.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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