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By Joshua Barajas
It’s the first film ever nominated for both best documentary and best international film.
By Jake Coyle, Associated Press
Jay and Mark Duplass are known for making quirky, funny, empathetic films and television -- and almost always on their own terms. Here are three documentaries that influenced them.
By Elizabeth Flock
The documentary "RBG" is a look at perhaps the most unlikely rock star Washington has ever seen: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Tracing her roots, education and career, it's her early and continuing fight for gender equality that winds…
Only one bank was indicted in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, and it was a very small one. The Oscar-nominated documentary "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail" tells the story of its prosecution for mortgage fraud and its ultimate…
By PBS NewsHour
International artist and political activist Ai Weiwei has long mixed art and protest, gravity and playfulness. Now he's turned his creative powers to the global refugee crisis with a new documentary called "Human Flow," which opens nationwide on Friday. Jeffrey…
The daily destruction of Syria's civil war is at once shocking and now strangely familiar. The Oscar-nominated documentary short “The White Helmets” aims to get beyond the numbness of the conflict by showing real first responders working to rescue victims…
A new documentary on Independent Lens traces the influence of the Black Panthers on U.S. politics and culture in the 1960s. Stanley Nelson, director of "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution," joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the film and…
"Making a Murderer," a new true crime documentary on Netflix, tells the story of Steven Avery, a man exonerated of a sexual assault after serving 18 years in prison, only to be charged and convicted of murder. Presenting recorded police…
By Victoria Fleischer
Deep in the woods of western Oregon, a group of men trudges through mud and rain, wearing full army fatigues and using slang not overheard since the Nixon administration. The men are reenacting the Vietnam War and award-winning filmmakers Mike…
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