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Looking back on Jane, the 1970s underground abortion network

Source:  The New York Times The no-frills advertisement, printed at times in student and alternative newspapers, went straight to the point: “Pregnant? Don’t want to be? Call Jane.” A telephone number followed. This was nearly half a century ago, when abortion was...

YouTube greenlights documentary on the LGBTQ Pride movement

Source:  Engadget YouTube has greenlighted a documentary that will focus on the impact the Pride movement has had on the LGBTQ community. "State of Pride" will be directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman -- who worked together on "The Celluloid Closet" and the...

Filmmaker Werner Herzog finds a hero in “Meeting Gorbachev”

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Werner Herzog has directed documentaries all over the world. His latest is not his most visually striking since it's composed primarily of talking heads, but it's certainly one of his most pertinent and fascinating. "Meeting Gorbachev"...

Looking back on Jane, the 1970s underground abortion network

Source:  The New York Times The no-frills advertisement, printed at times in student and alternative newspapers, went straight to the point: “Pregnant? Don’t want to be? Call Jane.” A telephone number followed. This was nearly half a century ago, when abortion was...

The sky above Chile comes alive in experimental documentary “Cielo”

Source:  Los Angeles Times Experimental documentary “Cielo,” directed by Canadian Alison McAlpine with cinematography by “A Fantastic Woman’s” Benjamin Echazarreta, humbly marvels at the vastness of the night sky over the Atacama Desert in Chile. The region is so...

Carving the Buddha—the Same Way—for 1,400 Years

Source:  Tricycle To view a statue carved by the Bushi—a community of Japanese sculptors who create intricate wooden replicas of Buddhas and bodhisattvas—is to view a style of sculpture that has been virtually unchanged for nearly 1,400 years. In Yujiro Seki’s new...

Netflix announces “Making a Murderer” season 2 premiere date

Source:  Adweek Almost three years after "Making a Murderer" became one of Netflix’s most celebrated documentary series, the streaming service is preparing to release a follow-up season. Netflix announced yesterday that part 2 of "Making a Murderer," a 10-episode...

Netflix acquires “The Legend of Cocaine Island”

Source:  Variety Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to director Theo Love’s documentary feature, “The Legend of Cocaine Island.” The film, previously titled “White Tide: The Legend of Culebra,” earned high praise after it premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film...

HBO acquires World War II doc “The Cold Blue”

Source:  Deadline HBO Documentary Films has acquired the U.S. rights to Erik Nelson’s "The Cold Blue" which tells the story of the Eighth Air Force that flew multiple deadly missions during World War II. "The Cold Blue," from Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions and...

VR art reduces need for opioids at New York City hospital

Source:  Forbes In the spring of 2017, Olivia Davis, Assistant Curator for the Montefiore Medical Center Fine Art Program and Collection, approached renowned artist Tom Christopher to create the first virtual reality experience specifically for pediatric cancer...

Apple acquires worldwide rights to “The Elephant Queen”

Source:  Deadline Apple has acquired the worldwide rights to Victoria Stone and Mark Deeble’s documentary "The Elephant Queen" about Athena, a giant matriarch elephant who when faced with a drought must decide whether to lead her pachyderm family away from the water...

“Earth: One Amazing Day” premieres tonight on BBC America

Source:  Bustle If you've been itching for a fresh installment of nature delivered straight to your TV, then you're in luck. The sequel to BBC's "Earth" already aired in the U.K. at the end of last year, but all of its giant pandas, penguins, sloths, and more will be...

Experience infinity at the world’s largest wholesale mall

Source:  The Atlantic Upon entering China’s Yiwu Market, Jessica Kingdon experienced a sensory overload. She had intended to capture the cinematic experience of the world’s largest wholesale mall, but she couldn’t decide what to film. “I kept getting distracted...

BBC One commissions first primetime film on climate change since 2007

Source:  Carbon Brief The BBC has commissioned its first primetime film on climate change since 2007. No further details about the film have yet been provided by the BBC. However, Carbon Brief has exclusively obtained more information about the project. “Two Degrees”...

Inquest hopes to provide answers to families torn apart by the Troubles

Source:  The Independent The Ballymurphy Massacre at the height of the Troubles is being revisited in a new inquest hearing due to open in September. Presided over by Justice Siobhan Keegan at Belfast High Court, the hearing hopes to establish precisely want happened...