BBC’s ‘Witness History’: The Killing of Amadou Diallo

When police in New York shot a young immigrant 41 times in 1999, thousands of people took to the streets to protest. But Amadou Diallo’s mother Kadiatou wanted her son to be remembered for the way he lived, not the…

In the Heat of the Moment: How Intense Emotions Transform Us

In a fit of anger or in the grip of fear, many of us make decisions that we never would have anticipated. This week, we look at situations that make us strangers to ourselves — and why it’s so difficult…

Director Asif Kapadia on his new film about soccer star Diego Maradona and other work

“Diego Maradona,” making its world premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, is the latest from director Asif Kapadia. Pure Nonfiction host Thom Powers interviewed Asif about that film along with his previous documentaries “Senna” (about Formula One race car…

Horror with a Real-Life Message

Director Sophia Takal is updating a misogynistic slasher film for the MeToo era. Her producer, Jason Blum, of Blumhouse Productions, talks about the success of horror movies with a political or social message. Simon Parkin shares a story about “deepfakes”…

The (Mueller) Report: Lawfare & Goat Rodeo Series

On April 18th 2019, the Justice Department released the redacted Mueller Report to the public. The 448 page document details a story that has captured America’s attention. From Russian plots to interfere in our election to constitutional questions of executive…

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