PS Picks: Documenting the Artifice of North Korea in 'Under the Sun'
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The Lede, Issue #30: Ohio Governor John Kasich Expands Medicaid, the Militarization of Police, Documenting Life in North Korea, and More
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Documentary Filmmaker Amy Ziering's Politics of Empowerment and Change
We spoke to Amy Ziering about what she recommends reading, watching, and listening to.
A New Netflix Documentary Addresses Police Brutality With Personal and Political Force
Pacific Standard recommends Strong Island, more cinematic memoir than true-crime investigation.
A Cinematic Homage to the Civilians Saving Lives in Syria
A new documentary profiles the ordinary people who sprang into action as soon bombs began to fall on their beloved homeland.
Director Joshua Oppenheimer on Thinking Differently and Challenging Your Assumptions
We spoke to Joshua Oppenheimer about what he recommends reading, watching, and listening to.
'It's a Very Exciting Time to Be Making Documentaries'
The director of He Named Me Malala explains the difference between factual and emotional truth in filmmaking, and why he believes buying a ticket is a form of activism.
A New Film Challenges Shaken Baby Syndrome, and Courts Controversy
Meryl and Susan Goldsmith’s documentary, The Syndrome, has been boycotted and protested against for its portrayal of SBS as outdated science.
Documentary Frames Graphic Art’s Political Ferment
A stirring compilation of instances where the pen, or brush, was equivalent to the sword raises the question of whether it can compete with the keyboard.
Documentary Chronicles Art Saved from Dictator's Reach
The documentary 'The Desert of Forbidden Art' tells the story of the Igor Savitsky Museum, a remote refuge for Soviet-era art that ran afoul of Stalin's diktat.
"Making the Boys" Documentary Examines Controversial Gay Play
Documentary film "Making the Boys" recounts the rise, fall and redemption of the groundbreaking and controversial play, "The Boys in the Band."
Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story — Review of PBS Documentary
The PBS documentary "Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story" asks the question: Who is responsible when family and society so fail a promising child that she turns to prostitution and murder in her teens?
Into Eternity — Documentary Looks at Hiding Place for Nuclear Waste
A new film documenting Finland’s effort to seal away nuclear waste for the next 100 millennia asks how one predicts 100,000 years into the future.
'Bhutto' Looks at Life of Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto
The murders, intrigues and expanses of Pakistan's first female prime minister seem made for the big screen, and a new documentary is a game first step in that direction.