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“The Donut King” acquired by Greenwich Entertainment

Source:  Deadline Greenwich Entertainment has acquired the North American rights to Alice Gu’s documentary, "The Donut King."  A theatrical release is planned for later this year. "The Donut King" tells the story of Ted Ngoy, a Cambodian refugee who arrived in Los...

The 15 Best Nature Documentaries on Netflix

Source:  Prevention Our Planet (2019) - Narrated by David Attenborough, this Emmy-winning, nature series offers an up-close look of animals in their natural habitats, whether it's the ocean, the Siberian tundra, or a tropical rain forest.  Each episode tells a story...

“Pahokee” finds heart and hope in a small Florida town

Source:  Los Angeles Times Nestled along the shores of Lake Okeechobee, among sugar cane fields and gator-filled canals, the rural farming town of Pahokee, Florida could have been the backdrop of a very different story than the one told in “Pahokee.” Pegged for years...

CBS News presents “Jailed for Abortion in El Salvador”

Source:  CBS News "At a moment when Roe v. Wade appears more vulnerable than ever to legal challenges, CBS News goes to El Salvador, where harsh laws offer a glimpse into what an abortion ban can look like. For more than 20 years, El Salvador's constitution has...

Lebanon fears hunger, not coronavirus. Protesters return in rage

Source:  The Guardian Lebanon’s coronavirus lockdown has sent an economy already in deep trouble into freefall, and many are struggling to survive. Gino Raidy is an activist who was prominent during the October 2019 anti-government corruption protests. Now, with many...

“The Uprising” is a masterpiece of iPhone cinema

Source:  The New York Times Steven Soderbergh, after shooting his 2018 feature “Unsane” with an iPhone, declared smartphone cinema to be the future. Yet the technology is also a window on the recent past, as shown in the largely unknown masterpiece, “The Uprising,” a...

“Eating Up Easter” examines the wasteful side of tourism

Source:  The New York Times Easter Island is often described as “mysterious” and “mystical.” That outsider perspective is reflected in archival TV segments included in “Eating Up Easter,” a documentary about the very real, terrestrial, socio-economic concerns of the...

“After Truth” examines the real-world impact of fake news

Source:  IndieWire A film about fake news might seem like a tough sell given the nonstop political discourse of the last few years, but Andrew Rossi's "After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News" offers a new take on the issue. “After Truth" takes a more...

What it’s like for EMTs to battle coronavirus in Detroit

Source:  VICE Not long after midnight in Detroit, Michigan, another call came in.  EMT Kelly Hornik heard the radio chirp and looked down at the laptop next to her in the ambulance as she was driving.  The screen glowed red. “Emergency pending,” a digitized voice said...

Fighting the opioid crisis with an innovative treatment

Source:  The Atlantic “The first time I used, it was the most euphoric rush I had ever felt in my life.  And I knew then that I was not going to stop,” says Kenny Shadday, a McDonald’s manager in eastern Kentucky. Shadday did, in fact, stop—he’s now recovered from his...

“The American Nurse” is a tribute to our Florence Nightingales

Source:  San Francisco Chronicle During the deadly new coronavirus pandemic, we have come to think of the nurses treating COVID-19 patients as soldiers on the front lines of a global war — underequipped, but undeterred. They are our Florence Nightingales, putting...

Why “American Gospel: Christ Alone” is dividing Netflix viewers

Source:  Decider A new documentary on Netflix is stirring up controversy for its portrayal of religion, faith, and Christianity in America. "American Gospel: Christ Alone," a 2018 film that arrived on Netflix last month, is dividing viewers between those who think the...

New documentary provides a rare behind-the-scenes look at the Vatican

Source:  PBS Filmed over the course of the fifth year of Pope Francis’s papacy, "Inside the Vatican" provides a rare behind-the-scenes look inside the city-state. From the Pope himself to the head of security, the nuns who serve the homeless, the choristers of the...

Federal judge gives control of the Tiger King’s zoo to Carole Baskin

Source:  The New York Times For years, animal rights activist Carole Baskin railed against the roadside zoo that was run by Joe Exotic, describing it as cruel and exploitative of the big cats that were kept there. That part of the story is well known to the millions...

New HBO documentary sheds new light on the Atlanta child murders

Source:  AP Anthony Terrell believes an imprisoned man currently serving two life sentences may not have been the person who murdered his brother as part of a killing spree that rocked the city of Atlanta four decades ago. With the HBO documentary “Atlanta’s Missing...

“Stonewall Uprising” premieres next week on PBS

Source:  American Experience When police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City on June 28, 1969, the street erupted in violent protests that lasted for the next six days. The uprising marked a major turning point...

Meet the man who tried to feed the world

Source:  American Experience American Experience's "The Man Who Tried to Feed the World" tells the story of Norman Borlaug, an American agronomist who won the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in fighting global hunger. By increasing the world’s food supply,...

“Crip Camp” uncovers a forgotten history

Source:  IndieWire Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht’s feature documentary “Crip Camp” starts off like any other summer camp story:  Kids of different backgrounds meet up, hook up, and fall into a series of youthful hijinks. The only distinction is that the residents of...

The Truth About Stalin’s Prison Camps

Source:  The Atlantic Vera Golubeva spent more than six years in one of Joseph Stalin’s gulag camps.  Her crime?  “To this day, I still don’t know,” she says. In a new documentary from Coda Story, Golubeva remembers the excruciating details of her imprisonment. When...

An Astronaut’s Guide to Sheltering in Place

Source:  Wired Former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino shares stories from his nearly 30 days in space to help those currently sheltering in place due to the new coronavirus. Massamino goes over a few of the things that helped him the most while he was isolated from...

“Human Nature” explores the promise and perils of CRISPR

Source:  The Washington Post Should you be terrified or exhilarated at the prospect of a gene-editing tool fueling a modern-day scientific revolution? “Human Nature,” a new film on the technology, braids the tool’s promise and potential perils into a riveting double...

BBC America is airing a ton of calming nature documentaries

Source:  Vulture In November, BBC America replaced its entire Saturday schedule with shows and specials devoted to wildlife and the natural world, rebranding itself as Wonderstruck one day each week. Now, realizing audiences could use more cuddly creatures in their...

“The Donut King” acquired by Greenwich Entertainment

Source:  Deadline Greenwich Entertainment has acquired the North American rights to Alice Gu’s documentary, "The Donut King."  A theatrical release is planned for later this year. "The Donut King" tells the story of Ted Ngoy, a Cambodian refugee who arrived in Los...

The Battle Over Wagyu Beef

Source:  The Wall Street Journal Japanese and Australian farmers are competing for the U.S. wagyu beef market that will be worth $1.1 billion by 2023. The Wall Street Journal visits one rancher using traditional methods to produce $200 steaks, and another who has...

Relive the heady days of crypto with “Crypto Rush”

Source:  TechCrunch When Liliana Pertenava decided to go all in on cryptocurrency by investing $2,000 in a mining rig in 2017, she went so far down the crypto rabbit hole that she decided to make a documentary about it. Covering blockchain technology, its...

BBC World Service releases its first documentary on Instagram

Source:  journalism.co.uk The BBC World Service has released its first documentary on Instagram as a new way of engaging with audiences on the platform. The ten-minute documentary looks at the brujería (witchcraft) spiritual movement which has gained a following on...

FX acquires first feature documentary “AKA Jane Roe”

Source:  Deadline FX, the flagship channel of FX Networks, has acquired its first feature documentary "AKA Roe" which puts the spotlight on the real-life Norma McCorvey who was known as “Jane Roe” in the historic Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court case. The film follows...