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Postponed Hot Docs film festival announces its 226 film lineup.

Source:  Variety The postponed Hot Docs film festival unveiled its lineup of 226 films on Tuesday. The 26th edition of the Toronto-based documentary film festival had been slated for April 30-May 10, but the event was postponed on March 13 due to the Covid-19...

New documentary provides a rare behind-the-scenes look at the Vatican

Source:  PBS Filmed over the course of the fifth year of Pope Francis’s papacy, "Inside the Vatican" provides a rare behind-the-scenes look inside the city-state. From the Pope himself to the head of security, the nuns who serve the homeless, the choristers of the...

11 nature documentaries available on Disney+

Source:  CinemaBlend Jane - Jane Goodall, the English anthropologist known for her work in the field of primatology, is the subject of Brett Morgan's 2017 documentary "Jane."  Part biography and part nature film, the stunning documentary pulls from over 100 hours of...

BBC World Service releases its first documentary on Instagram

Source:  journalism.co.uk The BBC World Service has released its first documentary on Instagram as a new way of engaging with audiences on the platform. The ten-minute documentary looks at the brujería (witchcraft) spiritual movement which has gained a following on...

Fighting the opioid crisis with an innovative treatment

Source:  The Atlantic “The first time I used, it was the most euphoric rush I had ever felt in my life.  And I knew then that I was not going to stop,” says Kenny Shadday, a McDonald’s manager in eastern Kentucky. Shadday did, in fact, stop—he’s now recovered from his...

“The American Nurse” is a tribute to our Florence Nightingales

Source:  San Francisco Chronicle During the deadly new coronavirus pandemic, we have come to think of the nurses treating COVID-19 patients as soldiers on the front lines of a global war — underequipped, but undeterred. They are our Florence Nightingales, putting...

New HBO documentary sheds new light on the Atlanta child murders

Source:  AP Anthony Terrell believes an imprisoned man currently serving two life sentences may not have been the person who murdered his brother as part of a killing spree that rocked the city of Atlanta four decades ago. With the HBO documentary “Atlanta’s Missing...

“The Uprising” is a masterpiece of iPhone cinema

Source:  The New York Times Steven Soderbergh, after shooting his 2018 feature “Unsane” with an iPhone, declared smartphone cinema to be the future. Yet the technology is also a window on the recent past, as shown in the largely unknown masterpiece, “The Uprising,” a...

Meet the man who tried to feed the world

Source:  American Experience American Experience's "The Man Who Tried to Feed the World" tells the story of Norman Borlaug, an American agronomist who won the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in fighting global hunger. By increasing the world’s food supply,...

Find out the truth about recycling in FRONTLINE’s “Plastic Wars”

Source:  FRONTLINE Despite efforts across the country to reduce the use of the material, the plastics industry is rapidly scaling up new production and promoting a familiar solution: recycling. But it’s estimated that no more than 10 percent of plastic produced has...

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...

“After Truth” examines the real-world impact of fake news

Source:  IndieWire A film about fake news might seem like a tough sell given the nonstop political discourse of the last few years, but Andrew Rossi's "After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News" offers a new take on the issue. “After Truth" takes a more...