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Christopher Makoto Yogi at the Sundance Directors Lab

Christopher Makoto Yogi on set at the Directors LabChristopher Makoto Yogi on set at the Directors Lab

Hawai’i-born director Christopher Makoto Yogi is at the Sundance Directors Lab with his feature, I Was a Simple Man. “Like marionettes on a toy stage, the ghosts of Seiichi’s past haunt the countryside in this tale of a Hawai’i family…  Read more

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Livi Newman on Shooting Successful Sex Scenes at the Sundance Directors Lab

Livi Newman directs actress Tashiana Washington as director of photography Dagmar Weaver-Madsen looks on.Livi Newman directs actress Tashiana Washington as director of photography Dagmar Weaver-Madsen looks on.

Olivia Newman is at the Sundance Directors Lab with her feature First Match, the tale of “a teenage girl from Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood [who] decides that joining the all-boys high school wrestling team is the only way back to her…  Read more

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To Not Be Crippled by Storytelling: Les Blank’s A Poem is a Naked Person

Leon Russell in A Poem is a Naked PersonLeon Russell in A Poem is a Naked Person

Early in Les Blank’s A Poem is a Naked Person, we see a shirtless, bearded man in cutoffs standing in an empty white pool nonchalantly scooping tiny scorpions into a mason jar with a piece of paper. At first, this…  Read more

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“Just Say No to Poverty Porn”: Maggie Steber on She Does Podcast

Maggie Steber (photo: Elaine Sheldon McMillion)Maggie Steber (photo: Elaine Sheldon McMillion)

Maggie Steber is a prolific documentary photographer who has worked in 65 countries around the world focusing on humanitarian, cultural, and social stories. For over three decades, Maggie has worked in Haiti, an experience that has impacted her emotionally and…  Read more

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