The Obamas’ ‘American Factory’ Reveals Stark Difference Between U.S. and Chinese Culture and the Challenge of Globalization

By Gregory Crofton Procedural documentaries are some of my favorites. “American Factory” is an excellent addition to the genre. It’s the first film released via Netflix by the Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions. It tells the story of…

Half-Lives: The Chernobyl Workers Now

Maisie Crow’s original short film introduces us to the city of Slavutych and its residents—survivors of the Chernobyl disaster and the workers still dismantling the plant.

Folk Painter Maude Lewis

CBC Telescope looks in on folk artist Maud Lewis and her husband Everett in 1965. A feature film about “Maudie” Lewis that starred Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins was released in 2016.

Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl

Inducted into more music Halls of Fame than any female recording artist to date, Loretta Lynn (b. April 14, 1932) has earned four Grammy Awards, Kennedy Center Honors and a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and sold more than 45 million…

Three Americans Rocket to Moon in Nail-Biter ‘APOLLO 11’

Contains Previously Unseen NASA Archival Footage  By Gregory Crofton Archival color film of spectators taking swigs from old pull-tab Cokes and Busch beers while waiting on the launch of Apollo 11 is what made this film for work me. Of…

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