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The New York Times Leverages Its News Team For New Documentary On Historic Saudi Arabian Elections

14 October 2016 12:09 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A new short film from The New York Times called “Ladies First: Saudi Arabia‘s Female Candidates” is blurring the lines between journalists and documentary filmmakers. Directed by Times reporter and video journalist Mona El-Naggar and edited by Adam Bolt, one of two editors behind the Academy Award-winning documentary “Inside Job,” the film follows three female candidates running in the first elections in Saudi Arabia allowing women to vote and run for office. The short premieres today at the Margaret Mead Film Festival at the American Museum of Natural History.

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“Ladies First” isn’t the first time the paper of record has explored the non-fiction filmmaking arena. Its acclaimed Op Docs initiative, launched in 2011, has produced short opinionated work by Errol Morris and others. However, “Ladies First” marks the rare fusion of the »

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