This week the world lost an incredible force of good, the godmother of the modern documentary, Julia Reichert, whose groundbreaking work inspired countless filmmakers that followed — including me, at 17 years old, in 1971, when I drove my parents’ car to Ann Arbor to watch her first film, Growing Up Female, a subversive feminist documentary, in an auditorium on the University of Michigan campus. Years later we became friends, and today on Rumble, I pay tribute to Julia.
Also, fresh off the United States Men’s soccer team’s loss in the 2022 World Cup, I share my take on the world’s game of football, and give one final plea to Rumble listeners to Get Out the Vote for Senator Raphael Warnock before the final midterm runoff election in Georgia this Tuesday.
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Photos by (from top to bottom): Tony Heriza, Eddie Roberts, Julia Reichert, and Jordan Strauss
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2) National Geographic Documentary Films and Picturehouse present Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman’s latest documentary, Retrograde, available to stream on Disney+ and Hulu this December.
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