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“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...

Why you need to see VR documentary “Traveling While Black”

Source:  Forbes At the Sundance Film Festival in January, Oscar winner Roger Ross Williams premiered his first virtual reality (VR) documentary, "Traveling While Black." The 19-minute VR film takes viewers on a journey from the segregation of the 1950s to the police...

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...

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...

“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...

“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...

Enjoyed “Free Solo”? Watch “The Dawn Wall” on Netflix

Source:  Decider "Free Solo" isn’t the only rock-climbing documentary that will make your jaw drop.  "The Dawn Wall" has just landed on Netflix in case you’re in need of an adrenaline rush without leaving your couch. A Red Bull Media House production, "The Dawn Wall"...

“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...

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...

“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...

Shopify Studios releases “Unpacking Business”, “Beauty Mark”

Source:  Realscreen Toronto-based Shopify Studios, the production arm of global commerce platform Shopify, has released two programs that focus on women entrepreneurs. In "Unpacking Business with Shay Mitchell" (pictured), the one-off short features "Pretty Little...