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Meet Lynn Novick: The other director of “The Vietnam War”

Source:  The Washington Post There is a distinctive style to a Ken Burns documentary — the camera’s smooth movement over black-and-white photographs, an interview subject whose eyes seem to be gazing beyond the camera into the past, the lilt of a fiddle or the blare...

The Best Documentaries of 2017 (So Far)

Source:  Esquire 1.  I Called Him Morgan - In a year of great documentaries, the most unshakeable one is "I Called Him Morgan," a haunting account of the life, and untimely demise, of promising jazz superstar Lee Morgan. 2.  City of Ghosts - Filmmaker Matthew...

“Teach Us All” explores education inequality in America

Source:  CBS News Sixty years ago, the Little Rock Nine, escorted by the U.S. Army and Arkansas National Guard, desegregated all-white Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. New documentary "Teach Us All" recalls those events from 60 years ago as...

“Caniba” tells the terrifying tale of a cannibal who walked free

Source:  The Daily Beast Issei Sagawa is the subject of a new disturbing documentary. In 1981, Sagawa shot and cannibalized a Dutch woman in Paris to, in his own words, consume her energy. Amazingly enough, Sagawa was incarcerated in a French mental hospital for only...

New documentary explores the educational digital divide in America

Source:  U.S. News & World Report The United States is likely to reach its goal of making sure every single public school has access to the Internet by 2020, according to EducationSuperHighway, a nonprofit focused on this milestone. But the accomplishment won't...

Meet the Puppies of Chernobyl

Source:  POPSUGAR After the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster in 1986, the area was deemed inhabitable — for humans, at least. Wild animals have since prospered in the area including man's best friend: dogs. When residents of Pripyat and Chernobyl evacuated, many...

Doc Watch: Field of Vision presents “Captured in Sudan”

Source:  Field of Vision While reporting on the conflict in Darfur in 2016, Phil Cox and Daoud Hari were kidnapped by a local militia. Despite being imprisoned, the two men managed to surreptitiously film their capture. Follow Phil and Daoud on their harrowing...

Where to Stream 11 Essential Ken Burns Documentaries

Source:  The New York Times Brooklyn Bridge - 58 minutes - Amazon Prime, Kanopy, and Sundance Now Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War - 1 hour 19 minutes - Netflix and Kanopy The Central Park Five - 1 hour 58 minutes - Amazon Prime, Kanopy, Google...

New Harry Potter documentary featuring J.K. Rowling heading to the BBC

Source:  Mashable The BBC recently announced that it will air a Harry Potter documentary this fall featuring an exclusive interview with J.K. Rowling to mark the 20th anniversary of the release of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone." The one-off special will...

These two documentary shorts examine what life was like before DACA

Source:  Remezcla The controversy over the Trump Administration's recent decision to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) has initiated a conversation about the lives of those who would be affected, particularly teenagers and young adults who arrived in...