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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...

Cyntoia Brown granted clemency by Tennessee governor

Source:  PEOPLE On Monday, Tennessee governor Bill Haslam granted an early release to Cyntoia Brown, who was a 16-year-old victim of sex trafficking in 2004 when she fatally shot Johnny Mitchell Allen, a 43-year-old real estate agent who solicited sex from her. The...

A new documentary about Brazilian politics finds echoes close to home

Source:  TheWrap There’s a right-wing candidate who unexpectedly rose to power on a wave of nationalist anger despite a history of making rude and racist comments.  A woman from a left-wing party vying to become the country’s first female leader.  Cries to not just...

“The Swamp” explores the history of the Florida Everglades

Source:  American Experience "The Swamp" tells the dramatic story of humanity’s attempts to conquer the Florida Everglades, one of nature’s most mysterious ecosystems. Home to a profusion of plants and animals found nowhere else on the continent, the Everglades in the...

A new documentary asks the question: “What Is Democracy?”

Source:  The New Yorker In its first five minutes, “What Is Democracy?,” a new documentary by writer, organizer, and filmmaker Astra Taylor, provides more possible answers to her titular question than most English-language media does in a year. Then, with the help of...

Meet the controversial guru who wants to upgrade civilization

Source:  VICE Thirty-year-old Bentinho Massaro has hundreds of thousands of followers on social media, supporters that the spiritual guru gained through his teachings about self-realization, enlightenment, and the idea of upgrading civilization. While some of...

The Satanic Temple is finally getting its big screen moment

Source:  TheWrap Let’s get a few things out of the way about The Satanic Temple, the religious/activist group at the center of “Hail Satan,” which recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Members of The Satanic Temple say they don’t actually worship Satan or...

Why Latinos are converting to Islam

Source:  VICE Latinos are one of the fastest growing groups within Islam in the United States. VICE's Lee Adams traveled to Houston Texas, the home of America's first Islam in Spanish center, to investigate what’s behind this phenomenon and how America’s current...

“Abducted in Plain Sight” has to be seen to be believed

Source:  Rolling Stone True crime documentary, "Abducted in Plain Sight," which recently became available on Netflix, initially seems to be a nightmarish but otherwise unremarkable suburban kidnapping story. Set in the 1970s, Robert and Mary Ann Broberg and their...

“Who Will Write Our History” is a vital Holocaust documentary

Source:  The New York Times “Who Will Write Our History” recounts a bold story of Nazi resistance. And inside that one story are countless others, each immensely important. After German forces imprisoned hundreds of thousands of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a band of...

Ken Burns’ “Country Music” gets a premiere date

Source:  Pitchfork Ken Burns’ new eight-part, 16-hour documentary about country music has received a premiere date. The first episode of "Country Music" will premiere on PBS on Sunday, September 15.  The next three episodes will air from Monday, September 16 through...

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...

To understand cryptocurrencies, the Wall Street Journal created one

Source:  The Wall Street Journal In 2017, bitcoin was one of the greatest investment manias in recent memory. This year, that boom has turned to bust. To understand what drives the wild cryptocurrency market—the technology, hype, and innovation, combined with the...

Disneynature’s “Penguins” arrives in theaters in April

Source:  Nerds and Beyond Disneynature's latest film, "Penguins," opens in theaters nationwide on Earth Day, April 17, 2019. The production house's previous documentaries include ""Earth," "Born in China," and "Bears." "Penguins" follows the story of Steve, an Adélie...

How Ninja makes $500,000 per month playing Fortnite

Source:  CNN Business Any year in which a young man earns a living playing video games is a pretty darn good one. For 27-year-old Tyler Blevins, aka Ninja, 2018 was the best year of his life. And who could argue? Ninja is, literally, killing it. The 94,958 Fornite...

“The Silence of Others” explores Spain’s unresolved past

Source:  Deadline For decades, the remains of María Martín’s mother have lain beneath a roadway in Spain. Her death unmarked except for her aging daughter’s lonely vigil. Cars pass indifferently across the route, a symbol of how the country paved over its history of...

BBC launches “Congo VR” docuseries

Source:  Realscreen The BBC has released a virtual reality docuseries, taking viewers into the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The three-part "Congo VR" series follows BBC Africa correspondent Alastair Leithead into the country to meet different communities, cover...

Amazon acquires Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner “One Child Nation”

Source:  Variety Amazon has acquired the global rights to “One Child Nation,” a documentary about China’s policy of forcibly restricting family size that debuted to great acclaim at this year's Sundance Film Festival.  The deal is said to be in the high-six figures....

Academy announces 2019 Oscar nominees in documentary categories

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced yesterday the 2019 Oscar nominees in the Documentary Feature and Documentary Short Subject categories. Documentary Feature Free Solo Hale County This Morning, This Evening Minding the Gap Of Fathers and Sons...