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Many Colors Of Prejudice Are Revealed In 'Dark Girls'

Dark Girls, a documentary about color prejudice among African-Americans, has become a hit on the film festival circuit. Actor-director Bill Duke says discrimination by light-skinned blacks toward dark-skinned ones is not a thing of the past.

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'Shanghai': A Rom-Com Look At Americans In China

The romantic comedy Shanghai Calling tells a fish-out-of-water story about a New York attorney on assignment in China. Frank Langfitt went to the Shanghai premiere and spoke with Chinese-American director Daniel Hsia about the film and the growing number of American professionals in China.
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Should Kids See 'The Hunger Games'?

The box office hit shows a dystopian society that sends boys and girls to fight to the death on TV. Host Michel Martin discusses whether the storyline is appropriate for kids with Karen Brailsford, the mom of an actress from the film, movie critic Jane Horwitz, science-fiction writer Tananarive Due, and regular contributor Leslie Morgan Steiner.
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Mother Speaks Out After Losing Daughter To Bulimia

Like many parents, Judy Avrin didn't fully understand the gravity of bulimia, until she lost her daughter Melissa. To help shed light on the disorder, Avrin helped make a documentary inspired by her daughter's journal entries. Avrin speaks with guest host Jacki Lyden about the film Someday Melissa.
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Doris Day: A Hollywood Legend Reflects On Life

Day started singing and dancing when she was a teenager, and made her first film at 24. After nearly 40 movies, she walked away from that part of her life in 1968, and started rescuing and caring for animals. Here, she speaks to Terry Gross in a lengthy interview about her career in film and music.
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Willem Dafoe: A 'Hunter' With A Restless Eye

Willem Dafoe is having a busy spring at the cineplex: he's had roles in the sci-fi epic John Carter and in the apocalyptic drama 4:44, and in the new eco-thriller The Hunter, Dafoe plays a mercenary tracking down the world's last Tasmanian tiger.

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