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“Last Men in Aleppo” premieres tonight on most PBS stations

Source:  PBS. After five years of war in Syria, the remaining citizens of Aleppo are getting ready for a siege.  Through the eyes of volunteer rescue workers called the White Helmets, "Last Men in Aleppo" allows viewers to experience the daily life, death, and...

Vox Mini-Doc: The growing North Korea nuclear threat, explained

Vox writes "on July 4, 2017, North Korea held a test launch of their new missile, the Hwasong-14. It’s an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, meaning it has a very long range and is designed to carry a nuclear weapon." "Analysts determined that the Hwasong-14...

Sundance-backed political documentary caught in censorship nightmare

IndieWire writes "the Indian political documentary “An Insignificant Man” has played at more than 30 film festivals all over the world since premiering at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival. But in India — the one country where the documentary is bound to...

“City of Ghosts” is an urgent and timely Syria documentary

Source:  Entertainment Weekly. The civil war in Syria has now been blazing for six years. Nearly half a million people have been killed. Roughly 11 million have been displaced. The end is nowhere in sight. The only hope at this point is to get the word out to the rest...

Mini-Doc: How North Korea Became a Crisis

Source: The Atlantic. To understand how the standoff between North Korea and the rest of the world has become so dire, it helps to go back to the founding of North Korea nearly 70 years ago, explains Mark Bowden in The Atlantic’s short video.  ...

Short documentary uses VR to tell humanitarian tale of Syrian boy

Source:  Variety. Virtual reality isn’t the first concept that comes to mind when discussing documentaries made for humanitarian causes, but the experience of one group of filmmakers proves the format can be a valuable tool. “When I first came across VR, I found it...

“Nowhere to Hide” takes viewers inside Iraq’s triangle of death

Source: Victoria Advocate. Kurdish/Norwegian filmmaker Zaradasht Ahmed (“Road to Diyarbakir”) takes viewers directly into Iraq’s “triangle of death,” an area south of Baghdad that has become known as one of the most dangerous and inaccessible places in the world. The...

30th season of POV to spotlight the Syrian war and global refugee crisis

Source: realscreen. PBS’s indie doc strand POV will start its 30th season with three feature films and two shorts about the Syrian war and global refugee crisis. Kicking off the special series is the feature documentary “Dalya’s Other Country,” which follows a young...

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