Your responses to "Summer of Soul"

It seems this month’s documentary selection, “Summer of Soul,” was — in short — a hit. Many of you wrote in to share your delight in the music and the message. “What a gem! I was an 18-year-old college freshman at the time and I can remember the afros, dashikis, bell bottoms and mini skirts, […]

Activists to Hollywood: Put your money where your mouth is and fund Black projects

Jun 10, 2020
Entertainment leaders have vocally supported protests demanding racial justice. But filmmakers of color have struggled.
Ava DuVernay's documentary "13th" highlighted racial inequality in the U.S., particularly in the justice system.
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How economics shapes fight culture around the world

Nov 20, 2018
"Fightworld" creator Frank Grillo says many champions started out "fighting for their lives."
“Fightworld” creator-host Frank Grillo with a Muay Thai fighter.
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What happens when politics takes a starring role

Sep 24, 2018
Why politically themed movies, books and podcasts are everywhere.
President-elect Donald Trump boards the elevator at Trump Tower in New York City on Jan. 16, 2017.
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Errol Morris' new docuseries "Wormwood" was sold to Netflix as the "everything bagel"

Dec 14, 2017
It's a documentary. It's a period drama. It's a re-enactment. "It's my best something," the director says.
Director Errol Morris behind the camera on the set of "Wormwood."
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AMC helped usher in the Golden Age of Television — now it wants to be a part of the Golden Age of Documentaries

May 20, 2016
AMC's CEO Josh Sapan talked to us about experimenting with bite-sized versions of the medium.
AMC Networks President and CEO Josh Sapan
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