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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

Tribeca film institute documentary fund

Tribeca film institute came out of the film festival of the same name and it has the same values and the same aesthetic when it comes to film. The institute also features a fund that’s used to help support and finance promising documentary films. It supports feature films as long as they are non-fiction in […]

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Documentary Filmmakers Trying to Deal with Coronavirus Impact

The pandemic of corona virus has changed every aspect of our daily lives and presents a crisis like no other in our time. These effects have started to impact the film industry and the documentary film industry in partial as well. Movie business is a global one. Crews that work on films from their conception […]

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Experimental Documentaries to Check Out

Documentaries are an art form as much as they are educational and informational medium. This is most noticeable in how much room for experimentation and pushing boundaries there is when it comes to the form of a documentary film. The list we present here showcase how experimental and interesting the documentaries can be in terms […]

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7 Documentaries about money

There’s no topic more important for our daily lives and not science more boring and unobtainable than economy. The documentaries on our list deal with matters of economy and finance in ways that are manageable and understandable to an average and intelligent viewer. The documentaries on our list deal with money both in terms of […]

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Will Khashoggi film be seen?

The murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was an event like no other and it shook the world when it became public. It was quite clear that Khashoggi was murdered by the state and that the state got away with it. It was also clear that the western countries in which journalism is respected […]

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Beatles documentary by Peter Jackson gets a release date

There are few bands or pop culture phenomena at large that have been the subject of more documentaries than The Beatles. This new one that’s coming up is somewhat different for a few reasons. The first is that there is some footage used in the film that hasn’t been seen before. The second reason the […]

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Documentaries by Women about Women

The year behind as was a great one for films made by women and films made about women. There have been plenty of those and many of them have touched on important subjects and the issues that should be examined by the broader public. The documentaries on our list are made by women and we […]

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6 Books That Inspired Great Documentaries

There’s no way of knowing how one work of art can inspire another and there are countless examples of filmmakers drawing inspiration from books. This happens in the world of documentary filmmaking and a lot of the times books both fiction and nonfiction are a source for great documentary films. Our list is about the […]

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Tribeca Film Festival unveils features program

Tribeca Film Festival is one of the most important Film Festivals in the industry and it reveals its yearly list of featured film just ahead of the festival itself. The festival is continuing its tradition of finding new voices and new artists in the industry. This year there will be 115 films from 124 filmmakers […]

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Documentary films about pandemics

The pandemic of corona virus has created a variety of different reactions. Some are scared, others are fascinated by the events and most are just trying to adjust their behavior and reduce risks. One of the common reactions is the desire to learn more and to learn from previous experiences. The films on our list […]

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Hillary Clinton Documentary set to premiere

A documentary on the life and work of Hillary Clinton is about to premiere on the streaming service Hulu. That’s a four-part documentary done in cooperation with Ms. Clinton and it’s a rather ambitious project coming to the audience in an interesting time, during another election year. The documentary also explores the role women played […]

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What is Obama’s Production Company Working on?

Barack Obama was the youngest president in the nation’s history and that means that his retirement was bound to be somewhat unique as well, since he didn’t plan on giving up work in his 50s. One of the projects the Obama family started during this retirement is a production company in cooperation with Netflix. Their […]

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Best Food Documentaries to Watch Right Now

The food industry is such a big part of our daily lives that we forget to think about it as an industry. However, that’s just what it is, it’s a for profit business and that means that sometimes its interests aren’t the same as the public interest. These documentaries explore food related subjects and they […]

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Best Political Documentaries

The phrase “may you live in an interesting time” comes about quite often these days and that’s probably because we’re in the middle of such time right now. The political landscape seems to be divisive, chaotic and even scary. There’s however, one industry that’s thriving in such times and that’s documentary filmmaking. The documentaries provide […]

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