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Ranking the Best “30 for 30” Documentaries (So Far)

Source:  Sports Illustrated 1.  O.J.: Made in America (2016) 2.  Hillsborough (2014) 3.  Once Brothers (2010) 4.  The Two Escobars (2010) 5.  The Best That Never Was (2010) See the rest of the list at Sports Illustrated. Receive all of today’s stories in your inbox...

“Dolores” is a must-watch documentary about activist Dolores Huerta

Source:  Latina We are all familiar with the phrase “Si, Se Puede!” (Yes, We Can!) because it's been repeated by many famous politicians, presidents, and activists throughout the world.  However, few know that the first person to say this famous motto was Dolores...

Dogwoof picks up “This Is Congo” for worldwide sales

Source:  Variety London-based sales outfit Dogwoof has picked up the documentary “This Is Congo,” which will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, for worldwide sales. The BBC has already bought British television rights to the film, which looks at the...

“Indivisible” shows immigration laws’ toll on families

Source: Chicago Sun-Times Maybe you’re wondering what’s happening in the photo accompanying this column. Well, three young adults finally are seeing their mothers after years apart, in a new documentary, “Indivisible.” (It debuts at 9 p.m. on July 29 on the cable...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Doc “Unrest” Gets September Release Date

Source:  Variety Jennifer Brea’s documentary “Unrest,” which won a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, has been set for a domestic theatrical release in September. The documentary details Brea’s fight to overcome the disabling disease Myalgic...

Documentary scours our noisy world in “In Search Of Silence”

Source:  KCLU. The premiere of John Cage’s famous/notorious composition 4’33” in Woodstock, New York in 1952 stirred some measure of the outrage that greeted Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” only here the audience was upset by the notes they didn’t hear, instead of...

New O.J. Simpson documentary announced on day of parole hearing

Source: Entertainment Weekly "The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" reminded the nation of the intense media circus that arose around the infamous trial in 1995, which is now getting a resurgence thanks to a recent flurry of documentaries and shows on the...

A&E orders 100 additional episodes of docuseries “Live PD”

Source:  Deadline A&E is betting on "Live PD" in a big way. The network has ordered 100 additional three-hour live episodes of the real-time reality police docuseries, extending its run into 2018 and bringing its episode total to 142. Read the story at...

WATCH: The Auschwitz Museum releases moving documentary

Source: Forward The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum just released a moving documentary that tells the story of the museum’s founding and charts its 70-year history. The museum, which receives over one million visitors each year, was founded in 1947. Read the story at...

Jim Carrey reveals his impressive art talents in new mini-documentary

Source:  People Jim Carrey is a man of many talents.  While most fans know the actor for his comedic work on screen, a new documentary short, "I Needed Color" is introducing the world to Carrey, the painter. Read the story at People and watch the mini-documentary...

AMC turning “The Rap Yearbook” into a documentary series

Source:  The FADER "The Rap Year Book," writer Shea Serrano's analysis of rap's most important songs since the genre's earliest days, is being made into a documentary series by AMC. The book selects one song from the years 1979-2015 that best represents that period...

Watch the first trailer for the Williams F1 team documentary

Source: Road & Track The Williams Formula One team might not be the oldest outfit in F1, but its illustrious history is surely one to remember. Started by Sir Frank Williams in 1977, the British team has nine constructor's championships to its name, and fields...

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...

Stuxnet documentary “Zero Days” gets a thrilling VR version

Source: PC Magazine. A documentary about computer code might not sound like much of a thriller, but the 2016 Alex Gibney-directed “Zero Days” is just that. Now, the team behind some of the film’s visual effects has developed a 20-minute VR adaptation of the two-hour...

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...

What Traditional TV Documentarians Need to Know About VR

Source:   Neiman Reports Robert Socha thought VR and 360 video were mostly about different cameras.  He quickly learned he was wrong.  VR is a totally different way of thinking, producing, and storytelling. Read the story at Neiman...

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