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Apple names A+E’s Molly Thompson as Head of Documentaries

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Apple is continuing to fill out its executive ranks. AppleTV+ has named former A+E executive Molly Thompson as the company's head of documentaries.  She brings with her three decades of experience in the field, having founded A&E...

The Conflict in Kashmir, Explained

Source:  Vox The dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir is one of the world's longest running conflicts. Ever since Great Britain left India in 1947 and hastily drew borders demarcating a Hindu-majority India and a Muslim-majority Pakistan, Kashmir, located...

Watch “Border Business: Inside Immigration”

Source:  CBS News Migrants trekking from Central America to the U.S. border have made a lot of headlines in recent years, but their journey wouldn't be possible without many other people along that path whose stories get little attention. Human smugglers, restaurant...

Watch the trailer for Steve Bannon documentary “The Brink”

Source:  Axios After Steve Bannon left the White House in 2017, he tried to turn his bombastic nationalism into a global movement and let progressive documentarian Alison Klayman follow him for more than a year — from Arizona to Italy, Texas to France. The result is...

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores stress in America in new HBO documentary

Source:  Everyday Health Why are more Americans dying younger?  In a dramatic reversal of declining mortality rates over the past century, life expectancy in the United States has dropped as "deaths by despair"—caused by drugs, alcohol, and suicide—have risen. The...

How a modern exorcist fights evil

Source:  The Atlantic In the rolling Tuscan hills of Italy, the Vatican’s most prominent exorcist fights the true essence of evil.  Father Raffaele Talmelli is engaged in an age-old tradition, but he takes a decidedly unorthodox approach to battling demons. Ivan...

Watch this forgotten documentary about the history of Oklahoma

Source:  NonDoc “Oklahoma: A Past Preserved” is a 12-minute film about the history of Oklahoma. Made in 1975 by the Oklahoma Historical Society, the film captures nearly 30,000 years of the state’s history.  It was surprisingly ahead of its time in many ways....

“Apollo 11” is a Masterpiece

Source:  Rolling Stone It's easy to think that there’s nothing left to be said, and even less to be seen, about the flight that took place on July 16th, 1969 — one that took three men hundreds of thousands of miles away from earth and let two of them step foot on the...

Showtime acquires “Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story”

Source:  Deadline Showtime has acquired "Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story," filmmaker Johnny Sweet’s documentary about the controversial NBA star and mental health advocate who now goes by the name Metta World Peace. Directed by Sweet ("Vick") and written by Tom...

“Sakawa” exposes the underbelly of Ghanaian internet scammers

Source:  The Austin Chronicle How much flirting does it take to unlock a lonely man’s wallet? Spoiler alert: For the Ghanaian scam artists in "Sakawa," the answer is “roughly seven days’ worth.” Much of "Sakawa" takes place inside a cramped house where a dozen...

There’s a documentary about Ember.js and it’s really good

Source:  TNW Ember.js is a hugely popular JavaScript framework. Used across web, mobile, and desktop, it powers the likes of LinkedIn, Groupon, and even Apple Music. Behind its thousands of lines of code is a deeply human story of innovation and risk-taking, as...

“Framing John DeLorean” blends documentary and drama

Source:  Entertainment Weekly While the real-life rise and fall of auto business tycoon John DeLorean isn't as fantastical as the plot of the DeLorean car-featuring "Back to the Future," it's nevertheless pretty darned strange. The maverick auto executive found fame...

Doo doo doo doo doo doo. Meet the creators of “Baby Shark”

Source:  VICE Apparently, the secret is to think like a toddler. If you’ve never heard “Baby Shark”, you’ve somehow managed to escape the most infectious song in recent memory. The “Baby Shark” video, consisting of a simple animation of a family of cute sharks, has...

A Movie Poster Expert Explains Color Schemes

Source:  Vanity Fair James Verdesoto, the movie poster artist behind iconic posters such as "Pulp Fiction," "Ocean's Eleven," "Girl, Interrupted," and "Training Day," explains how color schemes are used in movie posters.   Receive the day’s documentary news every...

David Attenborough talks climate change in BBC One special

Source:  New Scientist Global warming will enjoy a rare moment in the UK spotlight when the BBC airs a one-hour film on the subject on April 18. “Right now, we’re facing our gravest threat in thousands of years: climate change,” says narrator David Attenborough at the...

Apple names A+E’s Molly Thompson as Head of Documentaries

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Apple is continuing to fill out its executive ranks. AppleTV+ has named former A+E executive Molly Thompson as the company's head of documentaries.  She brings with her three decades of experience in the field, having founded A&E...

Why Airbnb produced its first feature documentary

Source:  Variety The latest player to hit the film-festival circuit may be a bit unexpected.  Airbnb, the travel-accommodations booking marketplace, developed, financed, and produced the documentary film “Gay Chorus Deep South,” set to premiere at the 2019 Tribeca...