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Asif Kapadia talks about his new doc “Diego Maradona”

Source:  Variety Global sports icon and lauded soccer player Diego Maradona’s dramatic life intrigued Oscar and BAFTA winner director Asif Kapadia (“Amy,” “Senna”) while he was still in film school.  “It had an incredibly strong backstory and extremes of good and...

The case against Huawei explained

Source:  The Verge Earlier this week, chip designer ARM announced that it was cutting ties with Huawei, in the interests of “complying with all of the latest regulations set forth by the U.S. government.”  It’s a catastrophe for Huawei’s device business, halting its...

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...

“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...