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While many of us chase our own tails pursuing a career in filmmaking for own our immediate benefit, others are focussing on harnessing media to stop wars. They Came at Night is a film that was not made for you; it was made to be screened locally in central Africa to encourage communities to peacefully accept defectors from the Lord’s Resistance Army, led by Joseph Kony. Click through to watch the film and to hear from project creator Lindsay Branham and co-director Alex Mallis as they talk about shooting the narrative film with local non-actors. More »

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What does a grocery store do with food deemed to be “unsellable” — when a bag is torn or a can damaged, or when items are past their sell-by date? In many cases charities can’t accept such food. So this otherwise perfectly good — or at least partially good — food ends up in the dumpster out back. What kind of people show up to dig through these discards? Filmmaker Alex Mallis shows they’re sometimes not who you think with his doc Spoils: Extraordinary Harvest. As many of us sit down to (over)consume Thanksgiving dinner in the U.S., watch what happens to some of the food you didn’t — or couldn’t — buy (in this case, here in Brooklyn, NY). Don’t click play if you’re expecting a quick-hit viral video with visual effects; this is a 20-minute documentary starring very real characters. More »