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“Last Men in Aleppo” premieres tonight on most PBS stations

Source:  PBS. After five years of war in Syria, the remaining citizens of Aleppo are getting ready for a siege.  Through the eyes of volunteer rescue workers called the White Helmets, "Last Men in Aleppo" allows viewers to experience the daily life, death, and...

Earl Slick on Being David Bowie’s Sideman and His New Documentary

Source: Reverb. "Though a prolific guitarist and blues musician in his own right, Earl "Slicky" Slick is most known for his work as David Bowie's sideman throughout his extensive career, from Diamond Dogs to Blackstar." "But what exactly is a sideman?  According to...

30 for 30 doc on soccer great George Best to premiere July 20 on ESPN

Source: Awful Announcing. "ESPN has scheduled its next “30 for 30” documentary, and soccer fans will probably want to mark their calendars." "The network announced Thursday that “George Best: All by Himself,” the story of the troubled by uber-talented Manchester...

Vox Mini-Doc: The growing North Korea nuclear threat, explained

Vox writes "on July 4, 2017, North Korea held a test launch of their new missile, the Hwasong-14. It’s an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, meaning it has a very long range and is designed to carry a nuclear weapon." "Analysts determined that the Hwasong-14...

Sundance-backed political documentary caught in censorship nightmare

IndieWire writes "the Indian political documentary “An Insignificant Man” has played at more than 30 film festivals all over the world since premiering at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival. But in India — the one country where the documentary is bound to...

Four Minimalism Documentaries for Beginners

According to Plaid Zebra, "the concept of minimalism has been around for centuries but has only recently started picking up steam again, especially among the millennial demographic. The core concept of minimalism is focusing on what is really important in our lives by...

The 10 Best Food and Health Documentaries On Netflix

Decider has compiled the ten best food and health documentaries on Netflix. They write, “In a world where we seem to become more and more obsessed with the ‘secret’ behind the biggest industries out there, it comes as no surprise that documentaries claiming to know...

“City of Ghosts” is an urgent and timely Syria documentary

Source:  Entertainment Weekly. The civil war in Syria has now been blazing for six years. Nearly half a million people have been killed. Roughly 11 million have been displaced. The end is nowhere in sight. The only hope at this point is to get the word out to the rest...

12 Virtual Reality Documentaries You Can Watch Right Now

Source:  /Film. Affordable virtual reality (VR) is finally here for the world to experience, but that doesn’t mean that people have figured out what to do with the technology. Games have been the obvious first use, horror titles in particular because it’s so easy to...