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Now Streaming on FRONTLINE: “Flint’s Deadly Water”

Source:  FRONTLINE "Flint’s Deadly Water" is the result of two years of on-the-ground reporting from a team of FRONTLINE journalists — all of them Michigan natives — who set out to determine the true toll of the Flint water crisis. As it turns out, it's likely far...

Ken Burns’ “Country Music” premieres tonight on PBS

Source:  The Oregonian In his previous documentary series “The Vietnam War,” “Baseball,” “Jazz,” and “The Civil War,” filmmaker Ken Burns has dug deep into American history, shedding light on dark places and celebrating moments of triumph. The eight-part, 16-hour...

Season 38 of NATURE kicks off on October 2

Source:  NATURE Season 38 of NATURE on PBS kicks off on October 2 with "Octopus: Making Contact" and continues through the spring of 2020 with new episodes providing an awe-inspiring look into the lives of a diverse group of wildlife. Catch a sneak peek of a few of...

“Say Amen, Somebody” sings the praises of gospel music

Source:  Los Angeles Times What has been a very good year for gospel music on film is about to get better.  First came the release of “Amazing Grace,” the record of a legendary 1972 Aretha Franklin gospel performance in Los Angeles, and now comes the re-release of the...

The Extremely Inefficient—And Only—Way to Trace Guns in the U.S.

Source:  The Atlantic On television, when a perpetrator leaves a gun at the scene, a quick computer search can point law enforcement to the weapon’s owner.  In reality—at least in the United States—no such database of firearms exists. To have one would be illegal,...

Wanted for Drug Trafficking: Life on the Run

Source:  VICE Music artist Quintin “Q Nhannaz” Walters is ready to stop running. As a young kid, growing up in the spotlight of his parents — the late Buffy the Human Beatbox from The Fat Boys and rapper Queen Pen, featured artist on the classic song “No Diggity” — he...

Now Streaming on FRONTLINE: “Flint’s Deadly Water”

Source:  FRONTLINE "Flint’s Deadly Water" is the result of two years of on-the-ground reporting from a team of FRONTLINE journalists — all of them Michigan natives — who set out to determine the true toll of the Flint water crisis. As it turns out, it's likely far...

“The Rise of Jordan Peterson” set for an October release

Source:  Deadline Gravitas Ventures has acquired U.S. rights to "The Rise of Jordan Peterson," a feature documentary directed by Patricia Marcoccia about the controversial Canadian psychology professor-turned-YouTube philosopher. Marcoccia charts the rise of Peterson,...

How Paranoid Schizophrenia Impacts My Life

Source:  VICE Allie Burke first started seeing shadows when she was three years old but it wasn’t until she was in her mid-twenties that she was formally diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. When it comes to mental illness, the day-to-day realities, challenges, and...

“Say Amen, Somebody” sings the praises of gospel music

Source:  Los Angeles Times What has been a very good year for gospel music on film is about to get better.  First came the release of “Amazing Grace,” the record of a legendary 1972 Aretha Franklin gospel performance in Los Angeles, and now comes the re-release of the...

HBO produces short documentary to help kids understand 9/11

Source:  AP For students from elementary to high school, the Sept. 11 terrorist attack isn’t a memory.  It’s history.  A new HBO documentary that premieres on the event’s 18th anniversary treats it that way. The necessity of her project, “What Happened on September...

“9/11: Inside Air Force One” premieres September 11 on History

Source:  Realscreen History is remembering the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 with the two-hour documentary "9/11: Inside Air Force One." The documentary takes viewers aboard Air Force One and into the cockpits, command centers, and underground bunkers across the...

Ken Burns’ “Country Music” premieres tonight on PBS

Source:  The Oregonian In his previous documentary series “The Vietnam War,” “Baseball,” “Jazz,” and “The Civil War,” filmmaker Ken Burns has dug deep into American history, shedding light on dark places and celebrating moments of triumph. The eight-part, 16-hour...

Altitude acquires TIFF-bound Truman Capote doc “The Capote Tapes”

Source:  Variety Altitude has acquired “The Capote Tapes,” a feature documentary that includes never-before-heard interviews with Truman Capote. The film will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Director Ebs Burnough had unprecedented...

“Blink of an Eye” tells a NASCAR tale of triumph and tragedy

Source:  Los Angeles Times What should have been the ultimate Cinderella story — Michael Waltrip’s 2001 Daytona 500 victory snapping a 462-race losing streak — proved to be tragically bittersweet when his friend and team owner Dale Earnhardt Sr. fatally crashed...

“Maiden” is one of the best films of 2019

Source:  Los Angeles Times If you haven’t seen “Maiden” yet, you're missing out on one of the year's best films. Edge-of-your-seat exciting and blessed with numerous unexpected and dramatically satisfying story lines, the documentary is much more compelling than even...

Inside the World’s First Fully-Electric Racing Grand Prix

Source:  VICE While traditional Formula 1 is confined to dedicated race tracks, Formula E takes over the streets of cities across the globe.  And nstead of the noise and fumes from diesel-powered machines, Formula E race cars are powered by electricity and speed...

“Sing Me A Song” reveals the impact of the internet in Bhutan

Source:  Deadline Online dating has been a staple in Western culture since the inception of Match.com, but in a monastery deep in the mountains of Bhutan, the internet is being introduced for the first time. In the Thomas Balmes-directed documentary "Sing Me A Song,"...

WATCH: The Rise and Fall of Blackberry

ColdFusion TV presents "The Rise and Fall of Blackberry." Receive the day’s documentary news every morning.  Sign up for DocumentaryNews Daily. 

“The Great Hack” brings our data nightmare to life

Source:  Wired If you'd rather not think about how your life is locked in a dystopian web of your own data, don't watch the new Netflix documentary "The Great Hack." But if you want to see, really see the way data tracking, harvesting, and targeting takes the strands...

The new technology Cold War runs through a cable on the ocean floor

Source:  Field of Vision The United States and China are in the midst of a power struggle: a new Cold War of technology with companies like Huawei at the center. Field of Vision's “Cablestreet” offers viewers an unprecedented look inside the notorious telecom company....

Season 38 of NATURE kicks off on October 2

Source:  NATURE Season 38 of NATURE on PBS kicks off on October 2 with "Octopus: Making Contact" and continues through the spring of 2020 with new episodes providing an awe-inspiring look into the lives of a diverse group of wildlife. Catch a sneak peek of a few of...

Would you swim with polar bears for the perfect photo? Amos Nachoum does

Source:  San Francisco Chronicle In an early scene in the new documentary “Picture of His Life,” Amos Nachoum sits alone in a dark San Francisco studio projecting slides on the wall. Nachoum, one of the world’s most accomplished wildlife and underwater photographers,...

WATCH: The Magic of In-N-Out

PolyMatter presents "The Magic of In-N-Out." Receive the day’s documentary news every morning.  Sign up for DocumentaryNews Daily. 

In the wake of hurricanes, crisis investors see opportunity

Source:  The Wall Street Journal As the frequency of costly natural disasters rises in the U.S., real-estate speculators are seeing opportunity. One such investor has found a profitable niche in the region hit hardest by Hurricane Michael. The Wall Street Journal...

The Business of Amazon’s Shipping Boxes

Source:  CNBC on YouTube Cardboard boxes are a really big deal in the U.S.  Amazon alone shipped over 5 billion packages through its Prime service  in 2017. But as Amazon moves to plastic mailers and paper mailers, the corrugated box market is bracing for the fallout....

Michael Kors mini-documentary debuts on YouTube

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter As he was exiting La Colombe d’Or after lunching at the fabled Saint-Paul-de Vence restaurant during the Cannes Film Festival in May, fashion designer Michael Kors paused for a brief conversation in which he acknowledged that his team...

Miami’s Underground Racing Scene: From the Streets to the Track

Source:  VICE Street racing has long been popular in Miami with a variety of groups, some who gather at undisclosed locations off U.S. Highway 27 and others who opt for conspicuous city landmarks. However, the rise in fatal accidents and the risk of getting caught...

“Oh les filles!” tells the history of french female rock stars

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter An alternative reading of French rock history is given in "Oh les filles" ("Haut les filles"), from French journalist-turned-director Francois Armanet, and as the title suggests, it tells the story from a female point-of-view. The...