As Barack Obama becomes the first African American U.S. president, CBS News’ Harold Dow highlights the life of Medgar Evers, a black civil rights activist who was assassinated in the 1960s.
After interviewing puppeteer Toby Philpott at great length over Skype, Jamie Benning decided to go a step further and create a mini documentary about Philpott’s work on Jabba the Hutt for “Return of the Jedi.”
Vice magazine’s founder Shane Smith hosts this new episode about how viruses like HIV, measles and the common cold are being used to treat blood and brain cancers.
The underground artist Banksy posted short film to YouTube about the bombing destruction that took place in Gaza last year.
THE HUNTING GROUND, the documentary exposé on the campus rape epidemic at colleges across America, is shared with the trailer, clips, and deeper explanation by filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
James Meredith integrated the University of Mississippi in 1962. The change resulted in a riot on the Ole Miss campus that left two people dead.
From Democracy Now! – A shocking story of how thousands of children in Pennsylvania were jailed by two corrupt judges who received $2.6 million in kickbacks from the builders and owners of private prison facilities.
“Sex Magic” is a suprising documentary that tantalizes with sex, but ultimately grips its audience because it’s a beautifully shot story of disrupted love. The first 10 minutes of the documentary are posted here, but you can watch the full film, and hundreds of other award-winning film festival selections, as a member of the SundanceNow Doc Club. Join now, or register for a free month-long trial, here.
(From HBO) The first episode of a new six-part documentary series that unravels one of the most notorious unsolved murders in New York history. New episodes air Sundays at 8PM on HBO. You can find the website for the show here.
This animated documentary from The New York Times’ Op-Docs Series tells the story of polar explorer Alfred Wegener, the unlikely scientist behind continental drift theory.
Recorded in New York City at The New School, this TimesTalks is poignant because it’s hosted by The New York Times media columnist David Carr shortly before his sudden death from lung cancer and heart disease.
It’s also an important discussion because it’s about “Citizenfour,” an Oscar-nominated documentary about Edward Snowden’s illegal release of millions of pages of classified documents, regarding surveillance of U.S. citizens, from the National Security Agency.
Mr. Carr, a media columnist for The New York Times, died last week after collapsing in newsroom. An autopsy reported that lung cancer, along with heart disease, caused his death on the night of Feb. 12. Carr had just completed a TimesTalk with Edward Snowen, Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald about their Oscar-nominated documentary “Citzenfour.” Carr’s insight delivered in his weekly Media Equation columns concerning politics, technology, big business and the media was brilliant. As many others admirers have stated, he always brought a great deal of empathy to those in his stories. He was not out to … Read More »