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'Best of Enemies' to Open AFI Docs

Best of Enemies will open AFI Docs, the American Film Institute’s documentary film festival.

Cannes Buzz Titles: What’s Hot at This Year’s Market

Variety includes Participant’s Denial and Shot Caller on its list of hottest titles up for grabs at Cannes.

'Teach' Campaign PSA Is Inspiring Kids To Become Teachers

As reported in The Huffington Post, Participant's  #TEACHNow PSA has been playing in nearly 400 theaters during National Teacher Appreciation week

Director Ava DuVernay On Hollywood Diversity

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ava DuVernay discusses film diversity, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement,

Watch: 'Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet' Trailer

Entertainment Weekly's website features an exclusive online trailer of Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet.

'The Cove' Petition Delivered to the White House with Over 1 Million Signatures

TakePart, Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project, and the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) continued their focus on the plight of Japan’s dolphins by del

Participant Media received Armed Forces Foundation’s Patriot of the Year Award

Pivot's Jennie Morris accepted the Patriot of the Year Award on behalf of Participant Media and Jeff Skoll at the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF) an

Watch: Gael García Bernal is a Violent Protector in 'Ardor’ Trailer

Watch the trailer for Ardor, starring Gael García Bernal, Alice Braga and Chico Díaz. The Argentinian western will be released on July 17.

'The Look of Silence' wins Audience Award at SXSW 2015

Participant's documentary The Look of Silence wins the Audience Award: Festival Favorites category at SXSW 2015.

Steven Spielberg-Tom Hanks Thriller Now Titled ‘Bridge Of Spies’

Participant’s upcoming Cold War thriller directed by Steven Spielberg has been titled Bridge of Spies.

A Ugandan's experience with U.S. Congress members

Journalist and key subject of Participant’s population documentary, Misconception, writes about her experiences working with Participant last year

Second White House Student Film Festival Set for March 20-21

 As reported in Variety, the White House and the American Film Institute in collaboration with Participant's TEACH campaign announced that the sec

'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' - An Improbable Second Visit That’s Well Worth It

Vanity Fair praises Participant’s The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and even calls for a three-peat.

Merchants of Doubt: EW review

Entertainment Weekly gives an A- to Participant’s Merchants of Doubt, and includes the documentary on “The Must List” in its Mar

Review: ‘Merchants of Doubt,’ Separating Science From Spin

The New York Times calls Participant’s “Merchants of Doubt” informative and infuriating, and notes that Robert

Netflix Buying World Rights to 'Beasts Of No Nation'

Netflix has bought worldwide rights to Participant’s Beasts of No Nation, and is planning a theatrical and awar

Lluís Quílez, Out Of The Dark

In an interview with Screen Daily, Lluís Quílez discusses transitioning from directing short films to features.

New Doc Exposes the ‘Experts’ Peddling Misinformation About Global Warming

In an interview with Wired magazine, director Robert Kenner discusses Participant’s upcoming documentary Mer

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