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“I Am Human” explores the future of neurotechnology

Source:  The Verge We’re in a dark moment for the tech industry: a time when some new technologies have been adopted recklessly and backfired terribly, and others have developed far more slowly than their creators hoped. Against the backdrop of this pessimism, a film...

“17 Blocks” is essential viewing about race and class in America

Source:  The Playlist A documentary with cinéma vérité sensibilities and no qualms whatsoever about the honest presentation of its subjects, “17 Blocks” is both heartbreaking and inspiring. Director Davy Rothbart wisely removes himself from the effort to allow the...

Will a documentary take down the Polish government?

Source:  The New York Times Following sexual-abuse scandals in the United States, Great Britain, Ireland and Australia, it appears the Roman Catholic Church may be on the verge of a similar catastrophe in Poland. But whereas the blowback from previous scandals has...

2019’s Must-See Documentaries…So Far

Source:  Entertainment Weekly The Biggest Little Farm (In Theaters) - Mature and brimming with uneasy hope, "The Biggest Little Farm" tells the years-long story of a senselessly optimistic couple who exit their Los Angeles life to start a farm from scratch 50 miles...

Clinging to Coal: West Virginia’s Fight Over Green Jobs

Source:  CBS News For generations, coal has been the backbone of West Virginia, until jobs were eliminated by the tens of thousands. While some are counting on promises made to bring coal back, a new generation is embracing the next opportunity: green energy. But in...

MTV hires HBO’s Sheila Nevins to lead new documentary division

Source:  Fast Company Sheila Nevins, former President of HBO Documentary Films, is heading to Viacom to launch MTV Documentary Films, a new division under MTV Studios that “will embrace a new generation of filmmakers exploring the social, political, and cultural...