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The Sisyphean Solitude of a Migrant Shepherd

Source:  The Atlantic Some films don’t need words.  "El Desierto" is one of them. Carly and Jared Jakins’s short documentary follows a lone migrant worker as he shepherds thousands of sheep in the Great Basin desert amid a formidable drought. Without a single line of...

BBC Stories presents “The Instagram Suicide Network”

Source:  BBC Stories on YouTube A BBC investigation based on the phone of a 17-year-old Norwegian teenager who killed herself has revealed the shocking scale of self-harm and suicide material being shared on private Instagram accounts. The BBC was able to see inside...

Six Must-Watch Documentaries about Indian Hip Hop

Source:  Red Bull The Birth of Gully Rap: Inside India’s Underground Hip-Hop Scene (2019) - This VICE documentary chronicles the rise of rap music across Mumbai and how DIVINE and Naezy popularized their unique brand of gully rap. Bombay 70 (2015) - Naezy was Mumbai’s...

“The Hottest August” turns climate change into a sci-fi film

Source:  Vox One of the best documentaries of the year is also, on its surface, one of the simplest.  To make "The Hottest August," director Brett Story spent the month of August 2017 talking to New Yorkers about their hopes for the future as well as their anxieties....

The Spectacular Rise and Fall of WeWork

Source:  Bloomberg In less than one year, WeWork went from having a $47 billion valuation and being the darling of the venture capital world to needing an $8 billion infusion to avoid running out of money. "The Spectacular Rise and Fall of WeWork" is the story of Adam...

“Apollo 11” wins big at Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter "Apollo 11" was named best documentary at the fourth annual Critics' Choice Documentary Awards on Sunday night. The ceremony took place at BRIC in Brooklyn. Overall, "Apollo 11" was the night's biggest winner.   Along with best...

“Love Child” is one of the most absorbing documentaries of the year

Source:  IndieWire Sahand and Leila weren’t asking for much when they fled their native Iran in 2012. As Leila explains during one of many interviews during Eva Mulvad’s aching and intimate documentary “Love Child,” the couple wasn’t looking for a good life elsewhere;...

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...

I was the fastest girl in America until I joined Nike

Source:  The New York Times Mary Cain’s male coaches were convinced she had to get “thinner, and thinner, and thinner.”  Then her body started breaking down. At 17, Mary Cain was already a record-breaking phenomenon: the fastest girl in a generation, and the youngest...