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In “The Waldheim Waltz,” a nation reckons with its Nazi past

Source:  The New York Times What does it take to make a nation reconsider its self-image? That’s the question lying at the heart of the Austrian documentarian Ruth Beckermann’s informative and unnerving “The Waldheim Waltz.” Using mostly contemporaneous material — TV...

Filmmaker Werner Herzog finds a hero in “Meeting Gorbachev”

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Werner Herzog has directed documentaries all over the world. His latest is not his most visually striking since it's composed primarily of talking heads, but it's certainly one of his most pertinent and fascinating. "Meeting Gorbachev"...

In Sicily, a plague of cancer overwhelms an oil refinery town

Source:  Yale Environment 360 The winner of the 2018 Yale Environment 360 Video Contest, “Venerable Augusta,” examines how the people of Augusta, Sicily, led by the town’s priest, are fighting back against a cancer epidemic linked to a massive petrochemical complex....

“Spiral” explores the new rise of anti-Semitism in Europe

Source:  Variety In France, a man known as Dieudonné appears before crowds who shout out their approval when he claims that the Holocaust has become an engine of “profit.” He then brings an actor onstage in ragged clothes who pretends to be a Jew being deported....

Doc Watch: A Day in the Life of a Sniper in Syria

Source:  The Atlantic “Did you kill any members of ISIS?” a hairdresser asks his client. The young man doesn’t answer. He simply stares at himself in the mirror—a soldier clad in camouflage with a rifle casually slung over his shoulder. Another try: “So, did you kill...