Davis Guggenheim
Filmmaker
Davis Guggenheim
Philip Davis Guggenheim is an American film director and producer. His credits as a producer and director include Training Day, The Shield, Alias, 24, NYPD Blue, ER, Deadwood, and Party of Five and the documentaries An Inconvenient Truth and Waiting for 'Superman'. Since 2006, Guggenheim is the only filmmaker to release three different documentaries that were ranked within the top 100 highest-grossing documentaries of all time.
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Watching Al Gore’s New Climate Change Doc Before Trump's Inauguration Was Eerie
Huffington Post - about 1 month
When I first realized Donald Trump’s inauguration would occur on the second day of the Sundance Film Festival, I felt relief. Instead of being glued to the inevitable Twitter meltdown as our nation plunges into an alarming new era, I could embrace toasty theaters at an event where art prevails. Phew.  Upon arriving in snowy Park City on Thursday, the rose-color glasses I’d donned felt a bit more pallid. Reality had sunk in, and suddenly I wondered whether it was even appropriate to spend the weekend seeing movies while a new political order emerges in real time. Then I sat down for my first screening, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” and those glasses lost their focus altogether.  “An Inconvenient Sequel” is Al Gore’s follow-up to “An Inconvenient Truth,” the Oscar-winning documentary that in 2006 electrified the debate surrounding climate change. “Truth,” a showcase for Gore’s PowerPoint lectures about the horrors of global warming, was an exercise in apprehension. “F ...
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Remembering the age of 30-minute TV ads
CNN - 3 months
What do Hollywood and Washington have in common? Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim, who has spent a great deal of time in both towns, says a lot.
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‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Director Talks Climate And Change 10 Years After
Huffington Post - 9 months
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the release of An Inconvenient Truth, the documentary that helped bring climate change to worldwide attention. Director Davis Guggenheim, then an executive at Participant Media, left the company to film former Vice President Al Gore as he traveled around the country giving a slide show on global warming and calling for action to save the planet.   -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Malala Brought Us Together
Huffington Post - over 1 year
This is Shabbir. We met at the 7-Eleven in Sag Harbor because I dropped by to ask when they tossed the Sunday paper, and if I could get a few from the trash. I just wanted a few more copies of one special page, because this was the first time I was seeing my photograph on a full page in the New York Times. To explain the situation, I opened the Arts and Leisure section to this ad for the film, He Named Me Malala. When he saw the picture I wanted, Shabbir put his hand on Malala's face, became quite emotional and nearly began to cry. He said he loved Malala. I said I did too, and felt so lucky and honored to have worked so closely with her, her father and The Malala Fund throughout 2014 while Davis Guggenheim was making this film. I asked Shabbir if he was from Pakistan. As he shared his story, I wanted to cry myself. His connection to Malala was not to the radiant young woman I know, but to the Taliban who tried to silence her. Shabbir was from a town called Ganesh, in th ...
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Malala Yousafzai's Mom Opens Up About Going Back To School
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Three years after her daughter was shot in the head by the Taliban for daring to promote girls' education, Malala Yousafzai’s mother has spoken publicly for the first time about her own experience in returning to school. Speaking at the Women in the World Summit in London on Friday, Tor Pekai Yousafzai said she left school at a young age because she was "the only girl in a class full of boys," The Guardian reports. She’s loving her new life of learning, she told the cheering audience. The only minor annoyance? Malala’s constant nagging about finishing her homework. "I love it very much. I enjoy reading and writing and learning, but when I come home and they have given me homework I put my bag in the corner -- I say 'I can’t be bothered,'" Yousafzai said with a laugh, per The New York Times. "But then Malala comes home and says 'where is your bag, have you done your homework,' and I want to say 'Oh it’s a bit hard!'" Yousafzai also opened up about her concerns for her cour ...
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'He named me Malala': portrait of girls' education icon screens in London
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Malala was the name on everyone's lips this week at the London Film Festival where a documentary about the youngest-ever Nobel Peace laureate had its European premiere. "He named me Malala" is an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the passionate Pakistani advocate of girls' education who survived a brutal Taliban gun attack in 2012. Filmed over 18 months in Britain, Kenya, Nigeria, Abu Dhabi and Jordan, the documentary by American David Guggenheim recalls how Malala's father chose her name in honour of Malalai of Maiwand, a heroine who rallied the Pashtun army against British troops in 1880.
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Why Do Some Pakistanis Hate Malala So Much?
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Three years ago today, a girl took a bullet in the head on the order of a man from the same tribe as her. Elsewhere, the story goes a little differently. Conspiracy theories about Malala Yousafzai litter the web, some dropped by those who believe them, others by those explaining them.    I won't support her ever in my life.will you support Malala ??#LetsRestartGoNawazGo pic.twitter.com/BpcarIXTGl — سمیرا جمیل (@real_sumaira) September 29, 2015 With her documentary freshly released even in Karachi, Malala is back in the spotlight, trailing stories behind her. On Twitter, some Pakistanis are dredging up an old tale: of a CIA puppet involved in a drama to destabilize Pakistan's tribal northwest.  To understand the theory, it helps to consider how American intervention in Pakistan has changed the fabric of the country. Malala conspiracy theories are traded in urban circles, but they thrive in Pakistan's tribal areas, where the U.S. has dropped hundreds of drones ...
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Why Do Some Pakistanis Hate Malala So Much?
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Three years ago today, a girl took a bullet in the head on the order of a man from the same tribe as her. Elsewhere, the story goes a little differently. Conspiracy theories about Malala Yousafzai litter the web, some dropped by those who believe them, others by those explaining them.    I won't support her ever in my life.will you support Malala ??#LetsRestartGoNawazGo pic.twitter.com/BpcarIXTGl — سمیرا جمیل (@real_sumaira) September 29, 2015 With her documentary freshly released even in Karachi, Malala is back in the spotlight, trailing stories behind her. On Twitter, some Pakistanis are dredging up an old tale: of a CIA puppet involved in a drama to destabilize Pakistan's tribal northwest.  To understand the theory, it helps to consider how American intervention in Pakistan has changed the fabric of the country. Malala conspiracy theories are traded in urban circles, but they thrive in Pakistan's tribal areas, where the U.S. has dropped hundreds of drones in the ...
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