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[28 May 2014 | No Comment | ]
Ride Report – A Motorcyle Adventure Ride to Brazil’s Carnival…Couch Surfing along the way

Best friends Tiernan Turner and Matt Kendall take a free-spirited 69-day motorcycle adventure ride to the Brazilian Carnival from Las Vegas, couch surfing along the way in RIDE REPORT: 10,000 MILES TO RIO. The documentary will be released by Cinema Libre Studio on DVD starting June 10th with on demand options to follow in July.

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[16 May 2014 | No Comment | ]
It’s Better to Jump wins Muslim Public Affairs Council Award

IT’S BETTER TO JUMP, a social issue documentary about the cultural erasure of the Arab population in ancient city of Akka (Acre), Israel, has been awarded the first ever “Media Trailblazer” award from the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). MPAC was created to recognize pioneering efforts from American Muslim artists in entertainment media which exhibit excellence both in their message and artistic beauty.

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[13 May 2014 | No Comment | ]
Elton John and David Furnish featured in Kids Rights: The Business of Adoption

In 2009, filmmakers Michael Dudko and Olga Rudnieva were on hand to witness the failed adoption attempt of Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish; the couple sought to adopt an HIV-positive boy named Lev from an orphanage in the Ukraine. Under Ukrainian law, unmarried people are not allowed to adopt children. They were turned down by government officials but the experience inspired Rudnieva and Dudko to make a documentary film that explored the complicated process of adoption. KIDS’ RIGHTS: THE BUSINESS OF ADOPTION will become available on DVD as of May 20, 2014 followed by online streaming platforms.

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[9 May 2014 | No Comment | ]
Raising Awareness With Cinema Libre Studio

With countless causes and social issues to tackle, we thought we would take the month of May to focus on the awareness campaigns of several issues that are near and dear to Cinema Libre’s heart.

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[8 May 2014 | No Comment | ]
Independent Women and Independent Film: The Future of Female Filmmaking

In the last few years, the media has been saturated with the abysmal statistics on the number of women working in front of and behind the camera…

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[7 May 2014 | No Comment | ]
SOCIAL ISSUE FILMS – Can Movies Make A Difference?

In the recent MovieMaker magazine (issue April 2014), Cinema Libre Studio’s Beth Portello wrote a feature article about the impact of social issue films; what is impact, how to measure it and how to create it.