- Are We 'Surviving Progress'?
Director Mathieu Roy looks at the risks of our technologically advanced age and tackles huge, existential questions within the wrapper of an 86-minute documentary. The film opens in New York City this weekend and expands to other select cities in April and May.
- Considering Upgrading? Is It Four Times Better?
The simple rule that can help documentary filmmakers decide whether that new gadget is worth it.
- The Best Documentaries of 2011 (Updated)
Nerd out to our infographic of the top documentaries of 2011, based on lists from critics, documentary festivals, industry organizations and online voting!
- Oscar 2012: Predicting the Documentary Winners
Who will win? Doc Soup Man has picked it for four years running. But this year, he says, is one of the closest races in years.
- Oscar 2012: Surprises Among the Documentary Nominations
Wow. The Oscar nominees were just announced this morning and I have to admit I was shocked. I was so expecting a number of popular and incredibly well-made films to get the nods, but I was wrong.
- Oscar 2012: Best Feature Documentary Nominees List Includes 'If a Tree Falls'
The Academy has announced its nominees for 2011's Best Documentary Feature and Documentary Short Subject, which includes two POV films: If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front and The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement.
- Documentary Year in Review Countdown #5: War Documentarian Tim Hetherington ('Restrepo') Killed in Action
POV is counting down the top documentary stories of 2011 on New Year's Eve 2012.
- The Best Documentaries of 2011
According to who you ask, the best documentary of 2011 could have been one of 67 films. Could it be The Interrupters? Nostalgia for the Light? Project Nim? Cave of Forgotten Dreams? We've constructed a handy graphic to help you make your own decision.
- 'Indie Game: The Movie' Rides $100,000 in Kickstarter Donations to Sundance 2012 Premiere
With Sundance's 2012 lineup announced, guest blogger Edward J. Delaney highlights the unconventional approach of one of the selected docs and its filmmakers, Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky.
- The 2011 Documentary Oscars: My Shortlist
Doc Soup Man Tom Roston proposes an entirely different list of 15 films that could have just as easily been deemed Oscar-worthy.
- Director Danfung Dennis on 'Hell and Back Again'
Danfung Dennis talks to blogger Adam Schartoff about how a documentary about combat in Afghanistan became a documentary about coming home from war, making the transition from photojournalist to filmmaker, and the impact of Tim Hetherington's death.
- Journalist Matthieu Aikins Responds to 'Armadillo'
Matthieu Aikins is a journalist whose writing on Afghanistan has appeared in Harper's, the Guardian, the Walrus, and other publications. He splits his time between Kabul and New York.