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Anthony Bourdain fights food waste in his new documentary

Source:  Robb Report Food waste is not the sexiest topic, and Anthony Bourdain will be the first to tell you that. In an era of decadent and amazing food documentaries, from "Chef’s Table" to Bourdain’s "Parts Unknown," the camera is usually pointed at what’s on the...

Anthony Bourdain fights food waste in his new documentary

Source:  Robb Report Food waste is not the sexiest topic, and Anthony Bourdain will be the first to tell you that. In an era of decadent and amazing food documentaries, from "Chef’s Table" to Bourdain’s "Parts Unknown," the camera is usually pointed at what’s on the...

Doc Read: Fighting the Toxic Nightmare Next Door

Source:  Bloomberg Businessweek It was practical considerations that led Dawn and Brian Chapman to Maryland Heights, a modest suburb of St. Louis bound by two interstate highways, several strip malls, an international airport, and the Missouri River. They found a...

How One Weekend Blew Up the Rules of American Politics

Source:  Yahoo News It began as a relatively quiet day in the presidential campaign. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were each holed up with their aides on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, preparing for the second presidential debate, scheduled for Sunday night. Hurricane...

Greg Barker’s “The Final Year” to open DOC NYC

Source:  realscreen DOC NYC has announced that it will screen director Greg Barker’s "The Final Year" as its 2017 opening night film. The documentary feature follows key members of Barack Obama’s administration during his last year in office. After the doc screens,...

These two documentary shorts examine what life was like before DACA

Source:  Remezcla The controversy over the Trump Administration's recent decision to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) has initiated a conversation about the lives of those who would be affected, particularly teenagers and young adults who arrived in...

Meet Lynn Novick: The other director of “The Vietnam War”

Source:  The Washington Post There is a distinctive style to a Ken Burns documentary — the camera’s smooth movement over black-and-white photographs, an interview subject whose eyes seem to be gazing beyond the camera into the past, the lilt of a fiddle or the blare...

Where to Stream 11 Essential Ken Burns Documentaries

Source:  The New York Times Brooklyn Bridge - 58 minutes - Amazon Prime, Kanopy, and Sundance Now Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War - 1 hour 19 minutes - Netflix and Kanopy The Central Park Five - 1 hour 58 minutes - Amazon Prime, Kanopy, Google...

Camera Conversations meets Ellis Hall, the Ambassador of Soul

Source:  YouTube "If you're on stage with me, you better bring your A game" says Ellis Hall, a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with credits and accolades from Tower of Power to being the only musician signed to Ray Charles' Crossover Records label. Watch...

A Rolling Stone magazine documentary is coming to HBO

Source:  Variety HBO has acquired “Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge,” the upcoming documentary on Rolling Stone magazine from Alex Gibney. The doc will run over two nights starting on Nov. 6. The documentary comes hard on the heels of news that Rolling Stone is up...

Nine Tech-Themed Documentaries You Absolutely Have to Watch

Source:  Digital Trends Do you love tech? Enjoy documentaries? Then are you going to love Digital Trends' round-up of the best tech documentaries available for your viewing pleasure. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Dollars - Probably the most obviously “fun”...

New documentary explores the educational digital divide in America

Source:  U.S. News & World Report The United States is likely to reach its goal of making sure every single public school has access to the Internet by 2020, according to EducationSuperHighway, a nonprofit focused on this milestone. But the accomplishment won't...

“Earth: One Amazing Day” is a Dozen Movies in One

Source:  Los Angeles Times "Earth: One Amazing Day," the sequel to BBC Earth Films’ “Earth,” is another jaw-dropping trip around the world. With its G rating, the documentary is kid-friendly, but adults will be equally awed by the animal wonders and how the filmmakers...

Ten Animal Welfare Documentaries to Add to Your Netflix Queue

Source:  Care2 Blackfish - Thanks in large part to this 2013 documentary that takes a disturbing look at the sad life of performing killer whale Tilikum, attendance plunged at SeaWorld amusement parks — and the company ended its killer whale show at its San Diego...

Meet the Puppies of Chernobyl

Source:  POPSUGAR After the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster in 1986, the area was deemed inhabitable — for humans, at least. Wild animals have since prospered in the area including man's best friend: dogs. When residents of Pripyat and Chernobyl evacuated, many...

LA: CARS + MUSIC – A Look at LA’s Underground Car Culture

Source:  Autoweek "LA: CARS + MUSIC" is a short Red Bull documentary that gives a front seat ride with some of the most influential figures shaping Los Angeles’s world-renowned car scene. Going beyond pinstripes and engines, the film highlights the role music plays in...

Doc Watch: Building Manhattan out of water tower wood

Source:  Master & Dynamic Dutch sculptor Diederick Kraaijeveld has two important rules when it comes to his art. First, he only uses found wood; and second, he doesn’t use paint. “I only use wood I find,” he tells us. And while he does cut the wood to fit it into...

New Harry Potter documentary featuring J.K. Rowling heading to the BBC

Source:  Mashable The BBC recently announced that it will air a Harry Potter documentary this fall featuring an exclusive interview with J.K. Rowling to mark the 20th anniversary of the release of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone." The one-off special will...

“Kedi” leads Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards nominations

Source:  Variety The Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association jointly announced the nominees for the second annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards on Monday. Leading the nominations with four was “Kedi,” a Turkish...

YouTube Grows Up: Inside the Plan to Take on Netflix and Hulu

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Days before Morgan Spurlock debuted his highly anticipated "Super Size Me" sequel at the Toronto International Film Festival, the documentary already was drawing buyer interest. Netflix made a play for Spurlock's poultry industry...

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