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Doc Watch – The tiny West Virginia town haunted by an NSA secret

Source:  The Intercept Sugar Grove, West Virginia was, by the accounts of its residents, a fine place to live until the Pentagon shuttered the sprawling naval base that sustained the town for decades — leaving it with a state secret as its sole remaining attraction. A...

Six Filmmaking Tips From Ken Burns

Source:  Film School Rejects  1.  Storytelling is Storytelling 2.  1 + 1 = 3 3.  Do Something Lasting 4.  Plans Will Change 5.  There Is No Single Career Path 6.  Never Stop Learning Read the story at Film School Rejects.  Receive all of today’s stories in one email...

Release date announced for SXSW best documentary winner “The Work”

Source:  Deadline Critically acclaimed prison documentary, "The Work," is set to open in New York theaters on October 20 and will expand to Los Angeles on October 27 with more cities to follow. The doc, directed by Jairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous, won the Grand Jury...

Not Ready for the Eclipse Across America? Nova on PBS has You Covered

Source:  The New York Times For those stuck under a rock or inside an office today when the Eclipse Across America plunges moongazers along the narrow “path of totality” into darkness (and the rest of us into various shades of dim), Nova is coming to the rescue....

Hiring the Formerly Incarcerated as a Business Model

Source:  BillMoyers.com For nearly two decades, filmmaker Katie Galloway has documented and exposed the flaws in our country’s criminal justice system, with investigative documentaries ranging from a trio of award-winning films for PBS's Frontline — "Snitch," "Requiem...

Call of Duty documentary arriving next month

Source:  Den of Geek The story of the Call of Duty videogame franchise is set to be explored in a new documentary that’s landing on video-on-demand services and Steam next month. Going by the name of "CODumentary," the film, written and directed by Jonathan Beales,...

Nine True Crime Documentaries That Changed the Case Forever

Source:  The Lineup 1.  The Thin Blue Line (1988) 2.  Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996) 3.  Capturing the Friedmans (2003) 4.  Heir to an Execution (2004) 5.  The Staircase (2004) 6.  A Murder in the Park (2014) 7.  The Jinx: The Life and...

“20/20” explores the Charlottesville tragedy tonight on ABC

Source:  The Wrap ABC’s “Fractured America: Extremism in the Streets” airs tonight, and the topic is more relevant than ever — coming on the heels of violence that broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia at a rally for white supremacists last weekend. “20/20”...