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Review: J Balvin’s ‘The Boy from Medellin” documentary explores his rise to music prominence

by Ryan Hardison, Senior Staff Writer // May 5, 2021

There are more than a handful of monotonous music documentaries. “The Boy From Medellín” is not one of them.   With a protagonist that has doubts...

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Review: Demi Lovato explores tragedy and resilience in new documentary and album

Review: Demi Lovato explores tragedy and resilience in new documentary and album

by Aaliyah Alexander, Staff Writer // May 5, 2021

“Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over” felt as if artist Demi Lovato was closing a difficult chapter of her life’s story she doesn’t...

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Review: Netflix’s “Amend: The Fight for America” is a hopeful stroll through the US’ tough history

by Jacob Sullivan, Staff Writer // March 20, 2021

"Amend: The Fight for America" is a limited documentary series on Netflix. The six-episode series covers the multifaceted struggle different groups of...

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Review: “Framing Britney Spears” shines light on dark side of princess of pop’s career

by Alexandra Will, Contributor // February 16, 2021

Britney Spears is one of the most popular solo acts in the late 90s and early 2000s. Though like many stars that are vaulted into fame at such a young...

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Tijuana in December 2018, during the filming of

Filmmaker speaks about upcoming documentary on border city violence

by Nathan Godderis, Staff Writer // March 20, 2019

On Thursday, March 14, San Diego State hosted documentary filmmaker Charlie Minn to talk about his upcoming movie “Stuck in Tijuana” and raise awareness...

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Filmmaker Stephen Most speaks during a panel after a screening of “Wilder than Wild” on Feb. 12.

Wildfire documentary screens at SDSU

by Lauren J. Mapp, Senior Staff Writer // February 20, 2019

When the Rim Fire in Tuolumne County became fully contained in September 2013, it was on record as the third largest fire in California’s state history,...

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Film students explore sexism in surfing with upcoming documentary

Film students explore sexism in surfing with upcoming documentary

by Brenden Tuccinardi, Staff Writer // November 28, 2018

Surfing is having a #MeToo moment. Senior production majors Jenna Castillo and Somer Myers are capturing it in real time in a new documentary “Grace...

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Documentary shares story of police shooting, mental illness and a family’s fight for justice

by Cami Buckman, Arts & Culture Editor // February 14, 2018

Community members and supporters met at a candlelight vigil to support the Hamilton family and the tragedy that occurred. At the vigil Dameion Perkins...

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Director speaks about an upcoming documentary on local tragedy

Director speaks about an upcoming documentary on local tragedy

by Julianna Ress , Senior Staff Writer // September 7, 2016

On Aug. 31 filmmaker Charlie Minn spoke in San Diego State’s Arts & Letters building about his upcoming documentary “77 Minutes.” The film...

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Famed filmmaker hosts screening of his documentary on the Indonesian Massacres

Famed filmmaker hosts screening of his documentary on the Indonesian Massacres

by Cami Buckman, Senior Staff Writer // February 22, 2016

Notable philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist George Santayana once said those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. In the years...

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Inequality explored in screening

Inequality explored in screening

by Jessica Santos // February 27, 2014

In honor of Black History Month, the library held a screening of the documentary, “Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity” along with a...

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