No other murder in history has produced as much speculation or persistent conspiracy theories as the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Many Americans still find it hard to believe that a seemingly inconsequential man, Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone killed someone as consequential as JFK. What really happened fifty years ago at Dealey Plaza? DocGroup’s documentary The Kennedy Assassination: Beyond Conspiracy separates fact from fiction to get to the truth. To learn more click here.
DocGroup’s President and Executive Producer, Tom Yellin will speak on a panel today at DOC NYC. Presented by Dan Cogan (Impact Partners), the panel will address the recent trend of documentary filmmakers acting as news journalists (e.g. Laura Poitras on Edward Snowden; The Invisible War on sex abuse in the military). Joined by Andrew Jarecki (Capturing the Friedmans) and writer Philip Gourevitch (The New Yorker), Tom and Dan will explore the idea of doc filmmakers as the new source of breaking news.
The panel is free to attend! To find out more about DOC NYC click here.
How does a teacher engage students for whom success seems beyond reach? One passionate teacher used Girl Rising: read her blog post here. The DocGroup’s Girl Rising is not only a film and a movement for girls’ education: it’s a free school curriculum, available to upper elementary, middle and high schools. The girls of Girl Rising want only to be students. With the Girl Rising curriculum, they become teachers.
Bring Girl Rising – the film or the curriculum – to your community. For more information, click here.
The Documentary Group seeks an experienced Executive Assistant. This person will be responsible for supporting the Executive Producer/President, as well as overseeing the day-to-day office management of an independent production company. The EA will also provide general support for the various projects in production.
In Climate of Doubt, correspondent John Hockenbury explores the massive shift in public opinion on climate change, largely orchestrated by the a few key interest groups. This Emmy nominated documentary will explore these climate skeptics, their strategies and motivations. Click here to watch for free online.
Search and Seizure: Mapp v. Ohio has been slected by the International Academy of Visual Arts to receive a 2013 Davey Award. The documentary explores one of the most iconic cases in U.S. Supreme Court history – the result of one woman’s fight to ensure that the rights of all are protected.
The Constitution Project is produced in partnership with the Annenberg Public Policy Center. To find out more about this film and the education series, click here.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is in Haiti this week to discuss education reform. In addition to visiting schools and meeting national leaders, Secretary Duncan met with Girl Rising’s Wadley, the girl so determined to be educated she was undaunted by the earthquake, the loss of her home and being turned away at the school doors.
The DocGroup’s Girl Rising is not only a film and a movement for girls’ education: it’s a free school curriculum for upper elementary, middle and high schools. Bring Girl Rising – the film or the curriculum – to your community. For more information, click here.
From conferences in Zimbabwe to a talent show in Nairobi to an art exhibit in Georgia, DocGroup’s Girl Rising is commemorating International Day of the Girl with 2,000+ events in over 100 countries around the world.
Individuals, organizations, corporations, schools and communities are joining the monthlong celebration in support of girls.
Girl Rising is a feature film, a movement for girls’ education and a free school curriculum. You can bring Girl Rising to your community, organization or corporation. For more information, click here.