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Molly Ivins in “Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins,” a Magnolia Pictures release.

Review: ‘Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins’ lets whirlwind journalist speak for herself

By Simon Sweeney, Staff Writer November 15, 2020
In times of political turmoil, it can be nice to have a sharp voice to cut through the noise — someone funny, smart, principled.
“The Revolution They Remember,” a documentary about the Chinese Cultural Revolution, premiered Thursday night.

‘The Revolution They Remember’ highlights voices of China’s Cultural Revolution

By Sona Sharma, Staff Writer November 13, 2020
The almost two-hour documentary, shown over Zoom Thursday and to be released on DVD and online at an unspecified date, is a project of the University Library System's East Asian Library.
“Time,” an Amazon Prime documentary directed by Garrett Bradley, was released Friday.

Review: ‘Time’ tells love story challenged by mass incarceration

By Nadiya Greaser, Staff Writer October 18, 2020
The documentary, released Friday on Amazon Prime, follows Sibil Fox Richardson, a Black abolitionist, wife and mother of six as she fights to get her husband, Rob, released from prison.
Berks County Residential Center is one of three family detention facilities in the country in which ICE detains undocumented immigrant families.

“Las Madres de Berks” illuminates realities of immigrant detention in Pennsylvania

By Vikram Sundar, Staff Writer October 14, 2019
The film "Las Madres de Berks" was shown at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium Thursday night in a screening hosted by the Shut Down Berks Coalition, an activist organization, in conjunction with Pitt’s history of art and architecture department.
“Something Like Home,” a documentary created by Duolingo, discusses how the lives of Syrian refugees in Jordan and Turkey have been influenced by language and education. (Courtesy of Duolingo)

Duolingo debuts ‘Something Like Home’ documentary

By Jon Kunitsky | Staff Writer June 26, 2018

Pittsburgh-based education software company Duolingo is most popular for teaching foreign languages to millions of people worldwide through its phone app and online learning program. But the company’s...

Pitt lecturer produces new Smithsonian documentary

Pitt lecturer produces new Smithsonian documentary

By John Lavanga / A&E Editor October 23, 2013

With several Hollywood screenwriting credits under his belt, it’s safe to say that Steeltown Entertainment Project CEO, Pitt senior lecturer and Pittsburgh native Carl Kurlander has an idea of what makes...

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