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CBSN Originals presents “The War on Science”

Source:  CBS News As the government struggles to contain growing public concern about coronavirus from spilling over into panic, it’s faced with a potentially larger problem — trust in science. More access to misinformation online is casting doubt on established...

An interview with “The Social Dilemma” director Jeff Orlowski

Source:  FirstShowing We're all addicted to technology - the internet, social media, messaging, news. Jeff Orlowski's "The Social Dilemma" which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, is the latest to make a film about this dilemma. For the past...

FX acquires first feature documentary “AKA Jane Roe”

Source:  Deadline FX, the flagship channel of FX Networks, has acquired its first feature documentary "AKA Roe" which puts the spotlight on the real-life Norma McCorvey who was known as “Jane Roe” in the historic Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court case. The film follows...

Watch American Experience’s “Influenza 1918”

Source:  American Experience on PBS The influenza epidemic of 1918 holds the record for the deadliest flu outbreak in American history. In September of 1918, soldiers at an army base near Boston suddenly began to die.  The cause of death was identified as influenza,...

National Geographic Documentary Films acquires “Saudi Runaway”

Source:  Variety National Geographic Documentary Films has acquired “Saudi Runaway” which follows a young woman in Saudi Arabia attempting to flee the country before her arranged marriage. The announcement was made last Tuesday prior to the film's screening at the...

“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...

“7 Murders a Day” explores cartel violence in Tijuana

Source:  KTSM Charlie Minn’s latest documentary, “7 Murders a Day,” explores the ongoing issue of cartel violence in Tijuana, Mexico, which became the murder capital of the world in 2018. In the film, Minn and his crew ride along with the Tijuana Police to find out...

Homeless youth doc “Lost in America” offers a rare glimmer of hope

Source:  TheWrap Director Rotimi Rainwater’s “Lost in America” could have easily been another forlorn look at a pervasive tragedy: childhood homelessness. The documentary is often relentless in its intention to show you just how urgent this issue is.  But ultimately,...

“Bedlam” examines the mental health crisis in Los Angeles

Source:  Independent Lens on PBS Haunted by the death of his mentally ill sister, psychiatrist Ken Rosenberg takes on the role of filmmaker to examine a national health crisis. "Bedlam" follows the stories of people grappling with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and...

Teranga is the afrobeats nightclub uniting Italy

Source:  The Guardian Fata and Yankuba are two young men from Gambia with ambitious dreams, who fled dictatorship and poverty and landed in Naples, Italy, only to discover a new kind of violence: a pernicious climate of racism and an unhelpful immigration system....

“Trans Pecos” is a beautiful plea to protect West Texas

Source:  The Texas Observer “To be part of this land,” rancher Pilar Pedersen says early on in "Trans Pecos: The Story of Stolen Land and the Loss of America’s Last Frontier," “it’s just ephemeral.  Nobody owns this land.” Living in West Texas’ Big Bend country makes...

Dogwoof acquires “Max Richter’s Sleep”

Source:  Variety London-based distributor Dogwoof and music films specialist Eagle Rock have partnered on international sales for the Natalie Johns-directed “Max Richter’s Sleep.” The documentary follows the groundbreaking British-born German composer — who rose to...