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Meet the Press Film Festival presents the best short documentary films of the year.
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Tickets are on sale for our live screening at AFI Fest in Los Angeles or online for virtual ticket holders.
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Chuck Todd introduces the fifth annual Meet the Press Film Festival at AFI Fest, for Nov. 11, which will feature documentaries on the most consequential issues of this past year.
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Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns launched a new social media campaign to encourage Americans to honor their hometowns, getting help from celebrities like Dolly Parton. Burns tells NBC News’ Anne Thompson that the...
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The new film 'Thank You For Your Service' looks at how U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into life at home. Sgt. Adam Schumann, Miles Teller and David Finkel discuss.
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Miami’s American Black Film Festival aims to support new voices in the entertainment industry and bring change to Hollywood through its screenwriting contests and workshops, among other opportunities.
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In the wake of George Floyd’s death, thousands of people worldwide have taken to the streets to protest racial injustice. Filmmaker Tommy Oliver joins the 3rd hour of TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones to share about his...
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Get your tickets and watch this year's best short documentary films at Fest.AFI.com
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The Meet the Press Film Festival with the American Film Institute is back. Passes are on sale now and tickets go on sale October 7th. Read more here: fest.AFI.com.
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This program is about unique stories of young people, breaking barriers, taking a stand for what they believe in and fighting for equality, respect and a sense of belonging.
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Director Drea Cooper discusses his film “Fire in Paradise” (Netflix), which documents the Camp Fire in California. Through first-hand footage of the disaster and personal interviews with survivors and emergency...
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As part of an NBC News network-wide initiative inspired by Lester Holt’s work on criminal justice reform, these films highlight the stories that captivated the nation and put a spotlight on the advocates, organizations...
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MTP Film Festival documentary “St. Louis Superman” profiles the former Missouri state representative and Ferguson activist Bruce Franks Jr.
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As part of NBC News’ Climate in Crisis initiative dedicated to covering the most important issues affecting the environment globally, this program showcases how populations across the globe face new challenges...
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These films explore the brave stories of people facing the distress and hardship of having to build new lives following life-altering disasters and unexpected catastrophes.
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Immigration is one of the biggest hot-button issues facing Americans and lawmakers in Washington. This track highlights the many sides of the immigration debate and sheds a light on the harrowing stories of those...
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This is the gospel according to the Church of Safe Injection: People will use drugs anyway, so society should make sure they use safely. The church is a loose collection of activists fighting against Maine’s opioid...
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Part of the Climate in Crisis initiative, these films highlight the catastrophic impact of wildfires and how communities throughout the world are tackling a shrinking water supply and major droughts.
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Chuck Todd introduces the second annual Meet the Press Film Festival with AFI.
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The community of Isles de Jean Charles, Louisiana is fighting to survive as their land sinks into the encroaching waters. Winning the first of its kind multi-million dollar grant for a climate resilience project may...
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