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A blog highlighting the most relevant documentary film content for any organization with an educational purpose. Film events, professional training, and academic research are carefully curated to amplify the impact of documentary films included on Film Platform.

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Crisis Response Needs Help
March 20, 2024
Across the top ten wealthiest nations, America ranks third for the greatest burden in mental health and can claim some of the worst mental health outcomes in the world.1 In most communities in America, the police are often the first people called to meet a mental health crisis. On average,…
Sparking Curiosity
February 14, 2024
Critical thinking is back in the news. It’s not a new discussion; there have been several arguments born from studies in recent years about the state of critical thinking skills. From the hotly debated book by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa, Academically Adrift, to the OECD report on critical thinking…
One Approach to Cross-Cultural Understanding
February 21, 2022
"We believe in the power of small moments to carry deep meaning." -Alyssa Fedele, co-director of The Rescue List We are proud to bring highlights from the conversation hosted by the American Anthropological Association, the world’s largest scholarly and professional organization of anthropologists, and Emmy® Award-winning documentary filmmakers Alyssa Fedele…
Journalism & Documentary Films Today
November 24, 2021
We invited Professor Patricia Aufderheide to discuss relevant themes with Ra'anan Alexandrowicz, director of The Viewing Booth, a documentary that turns the camera on the viewer asking us to probe deeply into processes of objectivity and subjectivity in a world filled with non-fiction images and video readily created, uploaded, and…