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I have two new discoveries to share, documentaryguide.com and explore.org. Documentary Guide claims to be the largest database on the Internet with “tens of thousands of films, schools, and festivals” indexed. Documentary guide is designed for educators and researchers and works like a search engine for films on the web. From their homepage you can simply enter your research topic and it will bring up links to full link films available online. Very cool and the website is pretty slick too.

Explore.org showcases philanthropic based media and is also an excellent resource for educators and researchers. The films produced and available on their website vary in length but most seem to be under ten minutes. This site also features a wide variety of themes from science and nature to cultural films to human rights activism.

The Story of Menstruation—1946

From the Wonderful World of Disney. Wow.

Dark Girls

Filmmakers: D. Channsin Berry & Bill Duke

The film’s website

Tami Tushie’s Toys

A short documentary about a Minnesota mom who hosts parties at her home to sell merchandise— only it’s not Tupperware she is selling. Wink, wink.

Watch the film here

Tami Tushie’s Toys

Directed by Melody Gilbert

UNDERCITY

A Film by Andrew Wonder

Nail- biting adventures underground in NY City. So awesome!

NW Doc + Tribeca = Awesome!

Congratulations to Ian McCluskey, Director of NW Documentary, whose documentary, Summer Snapshot, will be screening at the Tribeca Film Festival this year! Summer Snapshot is a 10-minute film, shot on Super 8, that explores the nostalgia of youth and summertime. 

Check out Summer Snapshot on Tribeca’s Film Guide and spread the word!

A little while back I posted a beautiful a short film called Borderlands. The filmmakers behind this piece did an amazing job and I am excited to report that they have a whole website full of other short documentaries and photographs chronicling life in the great state of California. From El Rey, a portrait of  Saul Ezqueda, a Mariachi, to Honey Pie about a $6000 Real Doll this is a series of stories not to be missed. 
Check out the work of Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari at California is a place

A little while back I posted a beautiful a short film called Borderlands. The filmmakers behind this piece did an amazing job and I am excited to report that they have a whole website full of other short documentaries and photographs chronicling life in the great state of California. From El Rey, a portrait of  Saul Ezqueda, a Mariachi, to Honey Pie about a $6000 Real Doll this is a series of stories not to be missed. 

Check out the work of Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari at California is a place

Meet the Freegans

Directed by: Travis Shields

A winner at the 2009 Telly Awards and the 2008 International Documentary Challenge

4 Docs

A great website dedicated to a love of short documentaries. Check out their wiki for filmmaking tips and their “view” page to watch a bunch of great shorts.