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We write about the makers and the shakers, and about everything else that’s of interest in the world of documentary film making

New Netflix Documentary on Michelle Obama

There are few public figures that are as popular and influential at this point, as a former first lady Michelle Obama. Her latest book tour, organized to promote her memoir “Becoming” was a huge event, and it attracted a lot of readers, and public attention. That tour is the subject of the new Netflix documentary […]

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Hidden documentary gems to watch

The streaming services and the ability to pick and choose from thousands of films available to anyone who pays a subscription has its advantages. It also leads to some films being buried in the pile and overlooked amongst the most popular ones. This list is about those. There are plenty of hidden gems that haven’t […]

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FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (2019)

FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, Chris Smith’s documentary about the Fyre Festival, is best defined by the viral photo of a sad cheese sandwich that was reportedly been served during the three-day event. This festival is supposed to be a “luxurious experience,” wherein guests will have the chance to stay in an island […]

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Full Frame 2020 Cancelled due to Corona Virus

Corona virus has now affected pretty much every industry and line of work and it has done so with the documentary filmmaking as well. That’s now noticeable in the industry itself and it’s becoming a financial problem like no other but it’s also noticeable for the general public. Many public events have already been cancelled […]

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How IDA is Adapting to COVID-19

International documentary association is one of the most important organizations in the documentary business and it’s one that has helped countless creatives find their place in the business. It is now finding ways to be there for the creatives during the difficult time caused by the epidemic of covid19. This will be done in numerous […]

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Documentary Films about War

War is one of those subjects that has endlessly fascinated documentary film makers. There are plenty of reasons for it. First of all, it’s a cinematic subject and makes for an interesting viewing. It’s also a broad subject that can be approached from numerous different viewpoints. The films we offer on our list do just […]

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Supersize Me (2004)

Back in the early ‘2000s, during the continuous uprising of fast-food restaurants all over the world, Morgan Spurlock dared to do an experiment a lot of people around him had done without documenting: eat only items at McDonald’s for thirty days. Here are the rules: (1) he has two eat McDonald’s for breakfast, lunch, and […]

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Documentaries about China

China is the most populated country in the world and at this point the only global rival of the US in terms of trade and finance. It’s a country and a culture that’s very much intermingled with our own, but one that we still don’t know enough about. That’s partly due to the language barrier […]

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Justice League: Mortal Documentary Is Resuming Production

A documentary called “Justice League: Mortal Documentary” has been one of those projects from the DC kitchen that has been talked about for a long time and that’s very much anticipated.  It’s a film about George Miller’s scrapped DC movie. That’s partly so because the DC movies that have actually been made haven’t done that […]

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Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness (2020)

It can be a struggle to sit through Eric Goode’s Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness without the feeling of discomfort. The six-part Netflix documentary series goes through the underbelly of big cat breeding in America like someone stabbing you through the heart without any prior notice. Tiger King opens like an episode of Duck […]

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Documentary films about the environment

There’s no issue more important for our future than the environment and how to protect and preserve it. These documentaries are about that subject and each of them is approaching it in a different way. However, all of them are worth your time and you’ll learn a lot from watching them. The films are from […]

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6 uplifting documentaries to watch

This are difficult times and we all need something to pick us up during the time we’re forced to spend in doors. Films are often the best way to go when it comes to this and documentaries will do the trick a lot of the time. Documentaries are often seen as a more serious watch, […]

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What Does Netflix’s Investment in Documentaries Mean for Filmmakers?

Netflix has a pretty comprehensive and detailed production plans for their upcoming films, often going years into the future. For years now, this plan also includes big budget documentary films, both created by Netflix and bought from other production companies. Some rather big names are often associated with these projects and they include stars such […]

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Documentary Films about True Crime

For a while now this genre of documentary films is amongst the most popular of all documentary films out there. It’s partly because Netflix has been pushing some of them that are made by the streaming company itself, and partly because the topic itself is so fascinating. The documentaries on our list are the best […]

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