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Review: Oscar-nominated documentary shorts tackle issues of race, gender, mental health, opioids and the justice system

The 90th annual Oscars takes place on Sunday, March 4 at 5 p.m. (PST). The documentary (short subject) category serves as a gratifying break from the movie star-driven, high budget films that dominate other categories. These films are the highly artistic products of pure passion from the directors and producers …

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Egener: ‘Planet Earth II’ ‘Cities’ episode shows human impact the way nature docs never have

The sky is clear, and an alpha male langur monkey sits relaxed in the shade on a beige, residential rooftop in Jodhpur, India among several female langurs. But the day doesn’t remain peaceful for this particular alpha langur, as a gang of hostile male langurs approaches. The alpha langur leaps …

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‘American Bipolar’: UO alum’s documentary about treatment of mental illness

Ever since he was a child, Tony Kern, a young blues musician from Camas, Washington treated his bipolar disorder by relying almost entirely on traditional prescription medications. After consistent periods of manic depressive episodes, Kern started losing faith in his medication’s ability to regulate the disorder. “American Bipolar,” a documentary …

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CNN partners with Invisible War director to create campus sex crimes documentary

“It’s on us.” These words have echoed through college campuses around the nation, after a campaign launch from the Obama administration. The University of Oregon has embraced the message in full force, with the “It’s On Us/”Ducks Do Something” pledge – after the need to do so became evident in …

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University journalism professor wins BEA Festival of Media Arts award for Best Documentary

School of Journalism and Communication professor Daniel Miller’s documentary, “What We Could Carry,” was awarded best of competition in the category of faculty short-form documentaries last spring at the annual Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts.

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