“Why Poverty” wins Peabody Award
The PBS-produced series of documentaries called “Why Poverty?” won a Peabody Award for its “parallax views of poverty today and through the ages.” 72nd Annual Winners Announcement from Peabody Awards on Vimeo. Jigsaw’s contribution to series, “Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream,” looked at the harsh distinction between New York’s rich and poor — the unprecedented inequality between the famous New York address and residents less than 5 miles away in the Bronx.
We Steal Secrets trailer released
The trailer for We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks is online — and was released last week on Apple: http://bit.ly/10nOoas We Steal Secrets – Trailer from Jigsaw Productions on Vimeo. The film follows the growth of WikiLeaks and tells the story of two of the people behind the largest leak of secrets ever: Bradley Manning and Julian Assange. You can see it in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on May 24.
The Last Gladiators released on DVD
Jigsaw’s hockey documentary, “The Last Gladiators,” was released on DVD March 12 through Phase 4 Films. The film, profiling legendary fighters Chris Nilan and Tony Twist, focuses on the difficulties of returning to life post-NHL. You can find out more and download the movie on iTunes here: http://ow.ly/iOq2o Watch the trailer here: http://youtu.be/wv9UAmA0RJA
“History of the Eagles” to screen at Sundance London
History of the Eagles: Part 1, one of Jigsaw’s newest films, will screen as a special event at Sundance London in late April. See the full line-up here: http://bit.ly/YcI83H Watch the trailer here:
Gibney authors New Statesman article defending need for truth in discussing WikiLeaks
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks director Alex Gibney wrote an op-ed for the New Statesman this weekend, highlighting the importance of truth in discussing the WikiLeaks story. The article was a response to a column by John Pilger, a WikiLeaks supporter who questioned elements of We Steal Secrets without having seen the film. Gibney’s article, My film doesn’t ‘abuse’ Julian Assange. But in a story about WikiLeaks, facts matter, appeared online this weekend. Read the article here: http://bit.ly/XFyNyN We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks will be released on May 24 in New York and L.A.
Mea Maxima Culpa featured on Entertainment Tonight
Mea Maxima Culpa, one of Jigsaw’s newest films, was featured on Entertainment Tonight in a story about ABC News reporter Bob Ross and his run-in with Pope Benedict regarding sex abuse in the Catholic church. In the report, the ET anchor shows an interview with Bob Ross where he describes being slapped on the wrist for asking about sex abuse. The exchange is featured in Mea Maxima Culpa, and ET discusses the role of the film in light of recent news that Pope Benedict will resign — a move no pope has made for six centuries. Watch the video from ET here: