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Ron Howard on his documentary 'Rebuilding Paradise'

Jul 30, 2020
The director trained his lens on the people of Paradise, California, whose lives were transformed after their town was ravaged by fire.
A home burns as the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, California, in November 2018.
Noah Berger

Why dwindling bee populations are threatening U.S. agriculture

Beekeeper and director of the documentary "The Pollinators," Peter Nelson, talks about the costly bee pollination industry, its importance in our agricultural system and why it's under threat.
A beekeeper in South Dakota loads bee hives onto a truck for transport.
Courtesy of Peter Nelson

China's livestreaming industry is huge, lucrative and kind of dystopian

Dec 11, 2018
As more people join Chinese platform YY, a new documentary sheds light on the business.

UFW activist Dolores Huerta's "riches to rags" story

Sep 13, 2017
The movement "became her No. 1" child, says Peter Bratt, who with Carlos Santana made a documentary about Huerta.
United Farm Workers leader Dolores Huerta organizing marchers on the second day of March Coachella in Coachella, California, in 1969.
Courtesy of PBS Distribution

Why one stockbroker decided to quit his job and travel the world

Mar 31, 2017
Leon Logothetis chronicles his experience in the Netflix series “The Kindness Diaries.”
Leon Logothetis watches as a group of children play soccer.
Courtesy Erick Torres

New documentary examines at-risk youth in US schools

Sep 12, 2016
The documentary follows a teacher reconnecting with his former student.
Visual Hunt

Full interview: Vimeo CEO on helping creators

May 4, 2016
Kerry Trainor talks about the company's acquisition of VHX and its new documentary.
Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor in the company's New York headquarters.
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'Meru': the documentary with a crew of three

Oct 5, 2015
One of the highest-grossing docs of the year was pretty inexpensive to make.

Why we cried when Steve Jobs died

Sep 3, 2015
Alex Gibney tries to find the reason for the tears in his documentary.
Courtesy Magnolia Pictures