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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 10 Best True Crime Documentaries Streaming Right Now

Source:  Mental Floss The Seven Five (2014) - Crooked New York City police officers get a filmed perp walk in this examination of the city’s infamous 75th precinct, which was a hive of corruption in the 1980s.  Ringleader Michael Dowd talks about how taking money from...

“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...

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...

The legacy of Jim Crow continues to loom large in Louisiana

Source:  The Atlantic The legacy of Jim Crow continues to loom large in the United States.  But nowhere is it arguably more evident than in Louisiana. In 1898, a constitutional convention in Louisiana successfully codified a slew of Jim Crow laws in a flagrant effort...

How Kim Jong-Un smuggles his $500,000 Mercedes into North Korea

Source:  The New York Times Kim Jong-Un frequently shows off the luxury Mercedes he has obtained in open defiance of U.N. sanctions intended to ban luxury goods from North Korea. Using shipping data, corporate records, satellite imagery, and interviews, The New York...

“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,...

The Horrors of ICE’s “Trans Pod”

Source:  The Atlantic “I decided to come to the U.S. to save my life,” says Luz, a transgender woman from Honduras, in Sylvia Johnson’s short documentary "Luz’s Story." Luz entered the United States via an official port of entry and asked for protection through...

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...

Morgan Spurlock is at it again in Super Size Me 2

Source:  PEOPLE Thirteen years after his documentary, "Super Size Me," started a national conversation about the health risks of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock is ready to take it on again in "Super Size Me 2. This time, Spurlock is going behind-the-scenes of...

New doc­u­mentary enters the rings of boxing and religion

Source:  NY1 Boxing is a brutal sport so why do many fighters turn to religion as they engage in such violence?  A new documentary aims to find out. Craig Tubiolo spent three years working on "Ring of Faith."  He’s the Director of Programming and Production at DeSales...

“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...

How Walls Ended Up Along the U.S.-Mexico Border

Source:  The New York Times The border between the U.S. and Mexico has long been marked by barriers.  But they weren’t always about deterring immigration. Here’s how the modern border came to be — starting in the year 1848. Watch "When Entering the U.S. Was a Easy as...

“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...

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....

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,...

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....

Meet the vigilantes filling in the potholes in Oakland, California

Source:  VICE For a state where the car is king, California’s roads are in pretty terrible shape.  This is particularly true in Oakland, California where tens of thousands of unfilled potholes wreak havoc on San Francisco Bay Area drivers every day. “You can't can't...

Reelz acquires tattoo documentary “The Illustrated Man”

Source:  Realscreen Reelz has acquired the U.S. rights to tattoo documentary "The Illustrated Man" from entertainment and media music agency Mibe Music. Directed by photographer and filmmaker Sophy Holland, the feature-length documentary captures the evolution of...

Watch the restoration of the very first American Honda

Source:  Driving Honda has been doing business in America for 60 years this year and to celebrate the milestone, the brand has released a video highlighting the restoration of the very first Honda to arrive in America, the 1967 Honda N600, serial number one. Tim Mings...

“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...