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Trans and Pregnant: 'A Womb of Their Own' Offers Insight

MOVIES | By Sari Staver | Jul 22
How do people react when they meet someone with a full beard, large breasts, and a pregnant belly? High school teacher Rae Goodman answers this and other questions in the new documentary "A Womb of Their Own."

Life, Liberty, and the Fur-Suit of Happiness

MOVIES | By Andy Smith | Jun 26
What's really underneath that cuddly exterior? This documentary intends to find out.

Movie About Market Basket Walkout to Premiere April 14

MOVIES | Apr 1
"We the People: The Market Basket Effect" will be shown in select Boston area theaters April 14. The distributor, FilmBuff, says it will also be released on-demand.

Pakistani Oscar-Nominated Film Tackles 'Honor' Killings

MOVIES | By Kathy Gannon | Feb 13
When Saba Qaiser was 19 years old, her uncle and father shot her in the head, stuffed her in a bag and threw into a river to die. They said she had shamed her family when she married the boy of her choice.

Broderick Fox Turns His Lens to 'Zen and the Art of Dying'

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 18
Openly gay documentary filmmaker Broderick Fox contemplates what he terms 'Body Media' in his films. His latest looks at the final taboo -- that of death and dying, and how that inevitable process can be dignified and even joyous.

Pop Music Before the Killing Fields

MOVIES | By David Lamble | May 9
What is the mysterious force in the universe that every so often creates a bond between us and some exotic corner of the world that we've never laid eyes on, and most likely never will?

'Rosie O'Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up' Debuts on HBO

On Valentine's Day, February 14, HBO Documentary Films presents "Rosie O'Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up," a hybrid form of standup comedy inspired by O'Donnell's recent near-fatal heart attack.

Smithsonian Channel Screens "Rise of the Killer Virus"

AIDS | By EDGE | Dec 1
On World AIDS Day, the Smithsonian Channel investigates the true origins of a global epidemic with "Rise of the Killer Virus," a documentary that spotlights the first mass outbreak in Africa in the 1960s.

'Virunga' :: Fighting for Congo

MOVIES | By Erin Blackwell | Nov 9
"Virunga" is 100 minutes of passionate documentary bursting at the frames to communicate that what's at stake in Congo's biggest national park is nothing less than the future of environmental justice.

Transwoman Nicole Bray's Documentary Will Follow Her Transition: Part II

MOVIES | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 29
In Part II of this two-part series, transwoman Nicole Bray shares the story of her gender transition, and the documentary film she is creating to help other transgender individuals have hope.

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