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Trailer: The Fight to Reunify Separated Families

Source:  The Atlantic One month ago, Anita and her five-year-old son, Jenri, were separated at the  U.S.-Mexico border. “I haven’t talked to him—I know nothing about my son,” says Anita in the trailer for an upcoming Atlantic original documentary. “This whole thing is...

“Spiral” explores the new rise of anti-Semitism in Europe

Source:  Variety In France, a man known as Dieudonné appears before crowds who shout out their approval when he claims that the Holocaust has become an engine of “profit.” He then brings an actor onstage in ragged clothes who pretends to be a Jew being deported....

Expedition Antarctica: A father and son’s journey to save the planet

Source:  CBS News Thirty-two years ago, Robert Swan made history as the first person to walk to both poles. Even as a young man, these grueling expeditions took a harsh toll on his body. Passing directly beneath the hole in the ozone layer, Swan's face became badly...

Trailer: The Fight to Reunify Separated Families

Source:  The Atlantic One month ago, Anita and her five-year-old son, Jenri, were separated at the  U.S.-Mexico border. “I haven’t talked to him—I know nothing about my son,” says Anita in the trailer for an upcoming Atlantic original documentary. “This whole thing is...

Carving the Buddha—the Same Way—for 1,400 Years

Source:  Tricycle To view a statue carved by the Bushi—a community of Japanese sculptors who create intricate wooden replicas of Buddhas and bodhisattvas—is to view a style of sculpture that has been virtually unchanged for nearly 1,400 years. In Yujiro Seki’s new...

Watch the haunting trailer for Robert Greene’s “Bisbee ’17”

Source:  Paste Documentary is eerily pertinent in light of today's immigration crisis. On July 17, 1917, 1,200 miners of mostly Eastern-European and Mexican descent were rounded up by a group of 2,000 armed and deputized citizens and forced out of the small town of...

“Whitney” highlights the rise and fall of the iconic singer

Source:  The Washington Post Is there anyone among us who isn’t familiar with the tragic trajectory of Whitney Houston? Born to gospel music royalty, a child prodigy whose voice and graceful demeanor propelled her into superstar status as pop’s reigning diva, Houston...

VR art reduces need for opioids at New York City hospital

Source:  Forbes In the spring of 2017, Olivia Davis, Assistant Curator for the Montefiore Medical Center Fine Art Program and Collection, approached renowned artist Tom Christopher to create the first virtual reality experience specifically for pediatric cancer...

Vital documentary “The Cleaners” dishes the dirt on social media

Source:  CNET If you're reading this, you need to see "The Cleaners." It's an incisive new documentary that shines a light on the most uncomfortable questions about social media and the online age. You might want to look away. But, as the film shows, that's a big part...

“Earth: One Amazing Day” premieres tonight on BBC America

Source:  Bustle If you've been itching for a fresh installment of nature delivered straight to your TV, then you're in luck. The sequel to BBC's "Earth" already aired in the U.K. at the end of last year, but all of its giant pandas, penguins, sloths, and more will be...

“General Magic” is full of life lessons for inventors

Source:  Forbes Former Apple CEO John Scully calls General Magic "the most important company to come out of Silicon Valley that no one has ever heard of." An eponymous new documentary about the company, five years in the making, "General Magic" premiered yesterday at...

Five Bitcoin documentaries you need to watch ASAP

Source:  Programming Insider Bitcoin: The End of Money As We Know It - This hour-long documentary, co-directed by Torsten Hoffmann, explores how and why Bitcoin could affect the traditional economic system and was released in December 2014, when Bitcoin was first...

“LEGO House – Home of the Brick” is now available on Netflix

Source:  ArchDaily "LEGO House - Home of the Brick" is now available on Netflix. Taking viewers on a journey through its conception, design, construction, and opening, the documentary offers insight into the challenges faced throughout the process, and the thoughts...

BBC heading to Bollywood to explore the world’s largest film industry.

Source:  Deadline The BBC is heading to Bollywood with a two-part documentary series exploring the world’s largest film industry. "Strictly Come Dancing" star Anita Rani will present "Bollywood: The World’s Biggest Film Industry" for the British public broadcaster....

Here are the 2018 Emmy Nominees in the Documentary Categories

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special Icarus (Netflix) Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (Netflix) Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like (PBS) Spielberg (HBO) The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling (HBO) Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series American Masters (PBS) Blue...

Laurene Powell Jobs is financing a documentary movie studio

Source:  Bloomberg Billionaire Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Steve Jobs, is investing more of her fortune in Hollywood by backing a movie studio alongside Oscar-winning director Davis Guggenheim, according to people with knowledge of the situation. Emerson Collective...

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