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The 10 Best Food and Health Documentaries On Netflix

Decider has compiled the ten best food and health documentaries on Netflix. They write, “In a world where we seem to become more and more obsessed with the ‘secret’ behind the biggest industries out there, it comes as no surprise that documentaries claiming to know...

“City of Ghosts” is an urgent and timely Syria documentary

Source:  Entertainment Weekly. The civil war in Syria has now been blazing for six years. Nearly half a million people have been killed. Roughly 11 million have been displaced. The end is nowhere in sight. The only hope at this point is to get the word out to the rest...

“City of Ghosts” is an urgent and timely Syria documentary

Source:  Entertainment Weekly. The civil war in Syria has now been blazing for six years. Nearly half a million people have been killed. Roughly 11 million have been displaced. The end is nowhere in sight. The only hope at this point is to get the word out to the rest...

Mini-Doc: How North Korea Became a Crisis

Source: The Atlantic. To understand how the standoff between North Korea and the rest of the world has become so dire, it helps to go back to the founding of North Korea nearly 70 years ago, explains Mark Bowden in The Atlantic’s short video.  ...

The 10 Best Food and Health Documentaries On Netflix

Decider has compiled the ten best food and health documentaries on Netflix. They write, “In a world where we seem to become more and more obsessed with the ‘secret’ behind the biggest industries out there, it comes as no surprise that documentaries claiming to know...

“All the Rage (Saved by Sarno)” explores the mind-body connection

Source:  The New York Times. Director, distance thyself. That thought is likely to enter your mind during “All the Rage,” a documentary that has found itself one fascinating subject — Dr. John Sarno — yet too often pulls away from him to focus on the less compelling...

Is East Chicago the Next Flint?

Source:  The Atlantic. Demetra Turner and her family moved into the West Calumet Public Housing Complex in East Chicago, Indiana in May 2016. A month later, she found out she would have to evacuate her new home due to extremely elevated levels of lead and arsenic in...

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...

Five Revealing Documentaries about Scientology

Source: Paste. Panorama: Scientology and Me (2007) Coming in at a lean 30 minutes, John Sweeney’s 2007 BBC documentary can be thought of as a “first shots fired” of films critical of the church. What began as an honest examination into whether or not the organization...

Spike sets July 22 premiere date for docuseries on missing Ohio women

Source: Deadline. Spike TV has partnered with Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning documentarian Joe Berlinger (“Paradise Lost” trilogy) on “Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio,” an eight-hour event series about the deaths and disappearances of six young women in southern...

Sup Doc Podcast Ep 62 Now Available

Hosts Paco Romane and George Chen discuss Werner Herzog’s “Lo and Behold” with comedian/artist Kristina Wong. Listen on iTunes. Listen on the Sup Doc...

“Looking for Leia” shines a light on Star Wars fangirls

Source: CNET. When Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia first graced the screen in 1977’s “Star Wars,” many women and girls were excited to see a strong female character confronting ruthless villains like Grand Moff Tarkin and Darth Vader, shooting at Stormtroopers,...

Documentary captures life and culture surrounding the East L.A. Classic

Source:  San Gabriel Valley Tribune. It started with a brief mention on local news radio: A high school football game in East Los Angeles was expected to draw more than 20,000 people. The number shocked longtime documentary film editor Billy McMillin, given that he’d...

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...

Gaumont boards ambitious reindeer documentary “Ailo’s Journey”

Source: Variety. French film major Gaumont has come on board Guillaume Maidatchevsky’s “Ailo’s Journey,” a documentary chronicling the yearlong odyssey of a newborn reindeer through hundreds of miles of Arctic wilderness. Cecile Gaget, head of Gaumont international...

“Life on Bitcoin” gets VidAngel distribution

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter. “Life on Bitcoin,” a documentary about a couple who live using the digital payment system instead of U.S. money, was released Thursday on VidAngel, the movie-filtering service that has been butting heads with the major film studios for...

New Netflix doc examines the rise and fall of celebrity website Gawker

Source: /Film. When news spread of Hulk Hogan having a sex tape leaked online, it felt like nothing more than tabloid gossip. But when the former wrestler and reality TV star began a legal battle between his rights to privacy and the freedom of the press, the story...

NBC News Starts New Documentary Unit to Attract a Younger Audience

Source: WWD. NBC News has developed a new documentary unit to target a younger, more social media plugged-in consumer. Called “Left Field,” the group is comprised of about 12 staffers who come from various news and film backgrounds, and their mandate is to create...

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