documentaries

Documentarian Feras Fayyad
Tina Jøhnk ChristensenFebruary 25, 2020

It was while shooting the documentary Last Men in Aleppo in Syria, that Feras Fayyad came across Dr. Amani Ballour. He had found shelter in an...

A scene from "On the Record", 2020
Elisabeth SeredaFebruary 3, 2020

Every year, the Sundance Film Festival has one big controversial documentary on their schedule. Just remember Alex Gibney’s anti-Scientology film...

A scene from the documentary "Into the Deep",2020
Tina Jøhnk ChristensenJanuary 31, 2020

In August 2017, Swedish journalist Kim Wall was brutally murdered and dismembered by self-proclaimed Danish inventor Peter Madsen in his homemade...

A scene from Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story
Brent SimonJanuary 30, 2020

In the early 1990s, children’s cable network Nickelodeon, seeking animated programming different from the medium’s traditional powerhouse...

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A scene from "Summertime". 2020
Luca CeladaJanuary 25, 2020

The crowd that packed the Sundance screening of Summertime at the MARC Theater in Park City was one of the most stoked in memory. Mostly because...

A scene from "Crip Camp", 2020
Brent SimonJanuary 25, 2020

Its provocative, politically incorrect title serving as advance notice of the myth-smashing yet to unfold, Crip Camp, which just enjoyed its world...

A scene from "Diego Maradona", 2019
Luca CeladaMay 21, 2019

In an edition light on documentaries, Asif Kapadia’s Diego Maradona shined all the more brightly. Kapadia is the master of “reconstructive” docs,...

Sam AsiJanuary 28, 2017

Just when Donald Trump issued a ban on the entrance of Syrian refugees to the United States, Sundance Film Festival was highlighting their plight...

Scenes from documentaries from Sundance 2017
Elisabeth SeredaJanuary 28, 2017

Sundance is that rare festival that does not shy away from opening with a documentary. This year was no exception, and Al Gore’s urgent wake-up...