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Greg Barker’s “The Final Year” to open DOC NYC

Source:  realscreen DOC NYC has announced that it will screen director Greg Barker’s "The Final Year" as its 2017 opening night film. The documentary feature follows key members of Barack Obama’s administration during his last year in office. After the doc screens,...

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...

When I filmed Sheriff Joe Arpaio, he was cooperative and horrifying

Source:  The Daily Beast When Marianne Schaefer Trench shot a documentary about Sheriff Joe Arpaio, her crew wanted to quit, and her audience thought they were watching a mockumentary. In 2001, Schaefer Trench made a film for German TV about the man who called himself...

The Four Most Shocking Political Documentaries on Netflix

Source:  Inverse 1.  Get Me Roger Stone (2017) 2.  Requiem for the American Dream (2015) 3.  The Propaganda Game (2015) 4.  Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (2017) Read the story at Inverse. Receive all of today’s stories in one email every morning.  Sign up...

Elián González documentary premieres tonight on CNN

Source:  Miami Herald "Elián," a documentary about the painful custody battle over whether a Cuban boy should be returned to his father in Cuba after his mother drowned at sea or remain with his Miami relatives, makes its TV debut tonight on CNN. The events in the...

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...

NBC’s “Meet the Press” Plans Documentary Film Festival

Source:  Variety If Chuck Todd has his way, NBC’s “Meet the Press” will be as known for political documentaries within five years as it is for snaring exclusive interviews with senators and Cabinet members. The venerable Sunday public-affairs mainstay is joining...

“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...