Raphaela Neihausen

Raphaela Neihausen and Thom Powers are the creators of the Pure Nonfiction podcast directors of DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary festival, which takes place in November. On Tuesday nights, they host the screening series Stranger Than Fiction at IFC Center, presenting documentaries with the filmmakers in person. Powers also curates for the digital streaming platform SundanceNOW Doc Club and for the Toronto International Film Festival.

Follow them on Twitter at @thompowers and @raphaellochka.

Raphaela Neihausen appears in the following:

European Jews fleeing to America in "The U.S. and the Holocaust"

Friday, September 30, 2022

WNYC
"The U.S. and the Holocaust" looks at the World War II era when many European Jews fleeing the Nazis were turned away by America.

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"Victoria's Secret: Angels and Demons" reveals the retailer's dark side

Friday, September 02, 2022

WNYC
The 3-part series "Victoria's Secret: Angels and Demons" explores the legacy of the company's leader Leslie Wexner and his close ties to Jeffrey Epstein.

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"Mija" profiles two women in Chicano pop music

Friday, August 05, 2022

WNYC
"Mija" follows talent manager Doris Muñoz and singer Jacks Haupt as they navigate the highs and lows of the music business.

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Former South Bronx Gang Member is profiled in "La Madrina"

Friday, April 15, 2022

WNYC
"La Madrina: The [Savage] Life of Lorine Padilla" profiles a member of the South Bronx gang the Savage Skulls who became a community activist.

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Remembering "The Automat"

Friday, February 25, 2022

WNYC
"The Automat" tells a lively history of the restaurant chain Horn & Hardart through the memories of famous customers like Mel Brooks, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Colin Powell.

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"Cheer" Returns for Season Two

Friday, January 21, 2022

WNYC
The Netflix phenomenon "Cheer" returns for a second season following the college cheerleading squad Navarro as they compete against rival Trinity Valley for a national championship.

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Domino Artistry in "Lily Topples the World"

Friday, August 27, 2021

WNYC
"Lily Topples the World" follows a 20-year-old domino artist known as  Lily Hevesh through a pivotal year of her life.

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Rita Moreno Confronts Her History

Friday, June 18, 2021

WNYC
"Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It" profiles the trail-blazing Puerto Rican artist whose wide-ranging work includes "West Side Story," "The Electric Company" and "Oz."

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A Migrant And An ICE Agent In "Five Years North"

Friday, May 28, 2021

WNYC
"Five Years North" profiles two figures on the opposite sides of immigration struggles in New York City: an undocumented teenage migrant and an ICE agent.

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Mother and Son Take a Bucket List Journey in 'Duty Free'

Friday, April 30, 2021

In “Duty Free,” filmmaker Sian-Pierre Regis takes his mom on a bucket list journey after she loses her job at age 75. 

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'Tina' Captures the Singer’s Power and Vulnerability

Friday, March 26, 2021

“Tina” draws upon rare archives and new interviews to profile Tina Turner with a fresh perspective on her iconic story. 

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'Made You Look' Tells a Twisting Tale of Art Forgery

Friday, March 05, 2021

“Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art” tells the story of the New York gallery that sold over 60 forgeries attributed to art superstars such as Rothko, Pollock, and Motherwell.

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Breaking Barriers In 'How It Feels To Be Free'

Friday, January 22, 2021

“How It Feels to Be Free” profiles six Black women entertainers who broke barriers of racial discrimination.

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Essential Workers In 'Through The Night'

Friday, December 11, 2020

“Through the Night” pays tribute to working mothers by looking at a 24-hour child care facility run by Deloris “Nunu” Hogan and and her husband Patrick in New Rochelle, NY.

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The Origins Of A Climate Activist In 'I Am Greta'

Friday, November 20, 2020

“I Am Greta” follows teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg over the year she rose from obscurity to becoming the voice of a generation.

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In Search of 'The Latino Vote'

Friday, October 09, 2020

Filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz travels the country exploring a broad spectrum of political perspectives for “The Latino Vote.”

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Rewriting Film History With “Women Make Film”

Friday, September 25, 2020

This 14-part documentary series, narrated by Tilda Swinton and others, showcases the immense contribution of women filmmakers from around the globe. 

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To Catch A Thief In “Love Fraud”

Friday, September 18, 2020

In the Showtime series “Love Fraud,” filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady conduct an investigation into a con man who has romanced women and stolen their money for 20 years.

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In The Documentary 'The Social Dilemma,' Social Media Is Out Of Control

Friday, September 11, 2020

In “The Social Dilemma” the harshest critique of social media comes from its former creators at Facebook, Twitter and other tech companies.

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Marie Colvin’s Final Assignment

Friday, November 16, 2018

“Under the Wire” tells the story of journalist Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy covering a deadly siege in the Syrian city of Homs.

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