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A Crop of New Documentaries Refuses to Erase the Past

Alissa Wilkinson Vox
Films from Tantura to Descendant challenge the powerful. But it’s still up to us to witness the truth. The past can’t be changed. But if we won’t tell the truth about it, we can’t learn from it. We can’t even understand ourselves.


It’s a Wonderful Life vs. the FBI

Rhys Handley Jacobin
Amid Cold War paranoia, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI set its sights on a potential source of communist subversion: Frank Capra’s Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life.
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