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BBC America is airing a ton of calming nature documentaries

Source:  Vulture In November, BBC America replaced its entire Saturday schedule with shows and specials devoted to wildlife and the natural world, rebranding itself as Wonderstruck one day each week. Now, realizing audiences could use more cuddly creatures in their...

“Gunda” is a landmark film from a bracingly original filmmaker

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Shot in black-and-white and dialogue-free, "Gunda," the new documentary from "Aquarela" director Victor Kossakovsky, spends quality time with farm animals, centering on a sow raising her piglets. Countless films offer invaluable...

Sony Pictures Classics acquires “The Truffle Hunters”

Source:  TheWrap Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the worldwide rights to “The Truffle Hunters,” a documentary about truffle hunting dogs in Italy that premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw, “The Truffle...

Nature shows are hot again

Source:  The New York Times At a time when millions of species are at risk of extinction and deep-pocketed streaming services are spending billions on content, an old television genre, the nature show, is booming. The latest big-budget nature documentary series from...

Zeitgeist Films, Kino Lorber acquire “The Woman Who Loves Giraffes”

Source:  Realscreen Zeitgeist Films, in association with Kino Lorber, has acquired Allison Reid’s documentary, "The Woman Who Loves Giraffes." The film tells the story of Anne Innis Dagg, who in 1956 at the age 23, made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to...

Season 38 of NATURE kicks off October 2 on PBS

Source:  NATURE Season 38 of NATURE on PBS kicks off on October 2 with "Octopus: Making Contact" and continues through the spring of 2020 with new episodes providing an awe-inspiring look into the lives of a diverse group of wildlife. Catch a sneak peek of a few of...

Would you swim with polar bears for the perfect photo? Amos Nachoum does

Source:  San Francisco Chronicle In an early scene in the new documentary “Picture of His Life,” Amos Nachoum sits alone in a dark San Francisco studio projecting slides on the wall. Nachoum, one of the world’s most accomplished wildlife and underwater photographers,...

Bred to be shot: Inside America’s exotic hunting industry

Source:  CBS News Texas is the epicenter of the exotic animal industry in the U.S. 5 Star Outfitters is one of the many hundreds of hunting ranches in Texas that stock their grounds with exotic animals like the wildebeest. There's no official count, but some estimates...

The Smithsonian Channel dives into “Russia’s Wild Sea”

Source:  Realscreen The Smithsonian Channel is prepping a two-part documentary on the Sea of Okhotsk, one of the world’s richest and most dangerous seas. "Russia’s Wild Sea" explores the wildlife and environment of the sea, located 4,000 miles from Moscow in the far...