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“Earth: One Amazing Day” is a Dozen Movies in One

Source:  Los Angeles Times "Earth: One Amazing Day," the sequel to BBC Earth Films’ “Earth,” is another jaw-dropping trip around the world. With its G rating, the documentary is kid-friendly, but adults will be equally awed by the animal wonders and how the filmmakers...

Documentaries on Netflix You Need to Watch ASAP

Source:  Thrillist The Battle of Midway (1942) - One of the best American propaganda films of all time, John Ford's Oscar-winning documentary covers the titular World War II battle. Get Me Roger Stone (2017) - Many political historians and social observers will spend...

Filmmaker-monk goes after sex trade in “Stopping Traffic”

Source:  Los Angeles Times However bad you think sex trafficking is — in terms of either the scope or the horrific acts committed — it’s worse. Director and Jain monk Sadhvi Siddhali Shree's “Stopping Traffic: The Movement to End Sex Trafficking” doesn’t merely cite...

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...

NASA astronaut biking the Amazon for climate change documentary

Source:  NECN Maine native and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy is on a new mission: to the Amazon. Cassidy is traveling with a team of environmental scientists, documenting the changes to the rain forest for a documentary that they hope will raise awareness about climate...

Take a 360 Look at Global Warming with “Greenland Melting”

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter In a film that might convince even the most strident of climate change deniers, PBS series Frontline and Nova have joined forces with the Emblematic Group to examine the rapid melting of the Arctic ice sheet. The result, "Greenland...

Meet the founders of Disorder: The Rare Disease Film Festival

Source:  Rare Disease Report In a few weeks, Cambridge, Massachusetts will play host to Disorder: The Rare Disease Film Festival. Thirty films, many of which are documentaries, will be shown between October 2 and October 3, and each will highlight a rare disease. The...

Seven Disturbing Documentaries on Netflix About Religion and Cults

Source:  Inverse 1.  Holy Hell (2017) 2.  The Lost Key (2014) 3.  Witches: A Century of Murder (2015) 4.  Deprogrammed (2016) 5.  Enlighten Us (2016) 6.  My Scientology Movie (2017) 7.  Jesus Camp (2006) Read the story at Inverse. Receive all of today’s stories in one...

“The Last Dalai Lama?” asks what comes next

Source:  The New York Times A surplus of wisdom and benevolence radiates from “The Last Dalai Lama?,” written and directed by Mickey Lemle, the filmmaker of “Compassion in Exile” (1993), another documentary about this Buddhist leader, who is 82. Read the story at The...

“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...

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick delve into “The Vietnam War”

Source:  The New York Times Ken Burns shot to fame in 1990 with “The Civil War,” which drew record audiences for PBS and jump-started a revival of popular interest in the subject. Nearly three decades and more than 20 documentaries later, Burns is perhaps the nation’s...

A “Freaks And Geeks” documentary is coming to A&E next year

Source:  A.V. Club In the 17 years since it ended, "Freaks And Geeks" has inspired the kind of passionate following that might have been lovingly sent up on the show—that is, if there were more dice involved. Fans regularly stream the full series on Netflix, and there...

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...

Is Your Cup of Coffee Killing Elephants?

Source:  India West Is your cup of coffee killing elephants? The question may sound strange, but it’s a reality for the growing coffee industry in India. A new documentary by duPont-Columbia Award-winning journalist Thomas Grant and Kansas-based Indian American author...

Big game hunting is questioned in the trailer for “Trophy”

Source:  FirstShowing The Orchard has debuted an official trailer for "Trophy" that examines the world of big game trophy hunters and how it connects to wildlife conservation. The documentary premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year,...

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...

Manolo Blahnik documentary will feature the biggest names in fashion

Source:  Flaunt It's almost here. The anticipated Manolo Blahnik retrospective documentary, "Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards," finally has a release date: September 29. The film, directed by close friend of Blahnik, Michael Roberts, covers the forty year...

Some of Africa’s best documentaries are now available to stream

Source:  Media Update South African documentary production and distribution company, STEPS, announced today the launch of Afridocs Anytime, a service available via its newly revamped website, afridocs.net, that sees nearly 40 African documentaries available for...

Starz preps its fall documentary lineup

Source:  Realscreen Pay-TV network Starz is entering the world of documentaries with a series of new acquisitions. The docs will premiere this fall on Monday nights, beginning with "The Age of Consequences" on Sept. 18. The PF Pictures doc investigates the impacts of...

“13th” is a big winner on first night of Creative Arts Emmys

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Ava DuVerney asserted that there are different ways to address the criminal justice system, and urged those with those views  to "stand up and be heard." She made these remarks last night at the Creative Arts Emmys, where her Neflix...

PBS and Independent Lens launch documentary-driven YouTube channel

Source:  The Wrap PBS isn’t just for your grandparents anymore. The public broadcasting mainstay is continuing to solidify its presence as a digital media player, launching a YouTube channel in collaboration with Independent Lens, the Emmy award-winning indie...

“Humans of New York” documentary series coming to Facebook

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Facebook is putting a human touch on its new video efforts. The social network has ordered a 12-episode docuseries from Brandon Stanton, the man behind the popular photo blog, Humans of New York. The half-hour series will also be...

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