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SIFF Documentary Review: Our Bodies Our Doctors is a timely reminder of the importance of reproductive rights

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Our Bodies Our Doctors, a film about reproductive rights that's being screened at the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Civil Liberties, Healthcare, Media & Culture, Views & Reviews
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2019 Oscars impressions: America got a shorter, more diverse ceremony to enjoy

Excerpt: Read NPI's impressions of the 91st Annual Academy Awards, which aired February 24th, 2019, on ABC.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Documentary Review: “Silas” will take you inside the fight against corruption in Liberia

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of "Silas" a documentary about the fight against corruption and exploitation in Liberia.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Our Environment, Views & Reviews, World Commmunity
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Documentary Review: Rick Steves’ The Story of Fascism in Europe is critical viewing

Excerpt: We are doomed to repeat history if we don't learn from it, the saying goes. Read NPI's review of Rick Steves' new special, The Story of Fascism in Europe. Then, make time to ask friends and family if they've voted.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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
Categories:Economic Security, Media & Culture, Views & Reviews
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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.
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Documentary Review: Ava DuVernay’s “13th” offers eye-opening look at mass incarceration

Excerpt: If you have yet to see Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning documentary “13th”, you should really make plans to screen it as soon as possible. This short commentary will surely not do it justice. Kevin Gannon, Professor of History at Grandview University, who is white, sums up the challenge we as country face today early […]
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Documentary Review: “We the People 2.0” examines the decay of American democracy

Excerpt: In order to protect our environment from messy oil and gas projects, hazardous waste, toxic pollution, and industrial agriculture threatening local farming, a new iteration of democracy is necessary. At least, that is the argument put forth in “We the People 2.0,” a 2016 documentary produced by Tree Media. This compelling film starts off by […]
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