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This is Not a Film

Art has the last word over government, always. In “This is Not a Film,” which is truly and defiantly extraordinary in its own quiet way, Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has made an essay with his fellow filmmaker Mojtaba Mirtahmasb on what it means to be under house arrest and under the thumb of the Iranian culture ministry.
By mjphillips@tribune.com ( IMDb)

"Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis" by Timothy Egan

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This is the biography of Edward Curtis, a talented photographer.  His obsession was to photograph and document the American Indian before destruction of their ways. Egan writes is a riveting story of how Curtis spent ten years, sacrificed his marriage and family, finances and health to produce a twenty volume work The North American Indian. The photographs at the end of each chapter are a good accompaniment to the text.

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