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Going Hyperlocal, Filmmakers Explore the Pain of Racism

Source:  The New York Times A year after racial discontent neared levels not seen since the Rodney King beating case, the country finds itself convulsed by controversies over neo-Nazis. Now, a burst of new films, many of them documentaries, are taking a deep look...

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...

“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”...

“Whose Streets?” is even more timely after Charlottesville

Source:  Splinter Last Friday, "Whose Streets?" a documentary about the Ferguson uprising by filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis, arrived in theaters. The film was released two days after the third anniversary of Mike Brown’s killing, but, in a cruelly ironic...

“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...

Watch the trailer for Sundance winning documentary “The Force”

Source:  Flavorwire Kino Lorber has released the trailer for "The Force," a documentary that takes a close look into the Oakland, California Police Department in attempted flux. The documentary, by Peter Nicks (who won Best Director in the documentary category at...

Five Eye-Opening Documentaries about Human Trafficking

Source:  Paste Magazine Human trafficking usually (but not always) involves sex trafficking, and documentaries on the subject generally follow suit. It’s a difficult subject made far more so by the fact that the victims of this globally ubiquitous crime are typically...