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'Call Me Kuchu': Uganda's Secret Gay Community

Malika Zouhali-Worrall gained access to Uganda's secretive LGBT community for the documentary, Call Me Kuchu. It follows John "Long Jones" Abdallah Wambere and others in a group of gay women and men — derogatorily called "Kuchus" — as they rail against ongoing, sometimes violent, persecution.
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Fresh Air Remembers Film Critic Andrew Sarris

Andrew Sarris, who popularized the auteur theory and was called the "dean of American film critics," died on Wednesday. He was 83. Fresh Air remembers the longtime film critic for The Village Voice with excerpts from a 1990 interview.
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'Revisionaries' Tells Story Of Texas Textbook Battle

Controversy erupted in 2009 when the Texas State Board of Education debated changes to the state's textbooks that centered on the teaching of evolution. Scott Thurman captured the contentious battle in the documentary film, The Revisionaries, which focuses in large part on Don McLeroy.
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Conversations At The American Film Institute With The Great Moviemakers: The Next Generation"

The American Film Institute’s founding director George Stevens offers an inside look at the art and craft of making movies. His new book presents conversations between students and moviemakers from the 1950s to Hollywood today.

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Hollywood Dreams Of Wealth, Youth And Beauty

American movies have been telling stories that idealize hard work, strong character and the rise of the little man for decades. But there's always a catch. NPR's Bob Mondello looks at what Hollywood means when it talks about the American dream.
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La Source: Helping a Haitian Village Survive

A university janitor is the unlikely subject of a documentary film. But in his home country of Haiti, Josue Lajeunesse is helping his village survive.

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The Movie Whoopi Goldberg's 'Seen A Million Times'

Comedian and actress Whoopi Goldberg could watch Robert Mulligan's classic drama To Kill a Mockingbird over and over again. "The performances are spectacular," she says.

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