Documentaries

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Sundance to Screen Doc On Michael Jackson's Alleged Child Sexual Abuse

“Leaving Neverland,” which revisits two men’s accusations that the artist abused them as boys, has prompted backlash from Jackson’s estate.

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'The Claudia Kishi Club' Explores 'Baby-Sitters Club' Member's Influence on Asian America

In Sue Ding’s upcoming documentary, Asian-American artists discuss what the ultra-fashionable babysitter meant for their cultural representation.

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7 Films We're Excited to See After the Sundance Festival

Several narrative movies and documentaries about racial justice and identity are set to screen at the festival in 2019.

Grace Jones Documentary Gets the Green Light

We finally get a peek into her “Private Life.”

'Off the Menu' Goes Inside Asian-American Kitchens

A new documentary explores Asian-American culture via its many diverse communities’ food traditions.

'9-man' Film Explores the Little-Known History of a Chinese-American Sport

Ostensibly a film about a variation on volleyball, “9-man” tackles race, identity, and masculinity head on.

'Lucky' Gives a Rare Glimpse Into the Life of a Homeless Mom

A new documentary by first-time filmmaker Laura Checkoway gives a gritty and provactive portrait of one woman’s survival story.

These Five Oscar-Qualifying Films Were Directed by Black Women

There are at least five feature documentaries directed by black women qualifying for Academy Award consideration.

M.I.A.'s Documentary is Back on Track, Here's a Teaser

Over the summer the singer claimed that the film had been blacklisted.

Byron Hurt Among Firelight Media's $70k Film Grantees

Hurt is among winners of prize money for filmmakers of color

Epic Documentary Charts Past Decade of Immigration Reform

Michael Camerini and Shari Robertson’s new nine-part documentary premiers at the New York Film Festival on October 11.

'Latino Americans' Debuts on PBS

This six-hour documentary chronicles the emergence of Latino communities in the U.S.

Beautifully Edited, Totally Wrong: How Filmmakers Missed the Mark with 'Detropia'

It shouldn’t be that hard to talk about race and the Motor City.

Watch: HBO's 'Gideon's Army' Follows Public Defenders in the Deep South

Despite a landmark Supreme Court ruling over 50 years ago, racial inequality colors the fight for justice in America. A new documentary provides a few first-hand accounts.

Formerly Undocumented Teen Inocente Recognized On Oscar Stage

Watch the short documentary “Inocente” about a homeless undocumented teen on Colorlines.com

Beyoncé's HBO Doc Most Watched Since Katrina Series

Bey’s doc has become the most-watched documentary in nearly 10 years on the network.

10 Sundance Festival Films You Should Know About

The 11-day festival will showcase 119 feature films and documentaries that range from a drama based on Oscar Grant’s last 24-hours to a short film that follows real life high-rise window washers in Chicago.

Documentary About 15-Year Old Homeless, Undocumented Immigrant Gets Oscar Nod

You can watch the short-documentary nominated for an Oscar online.

Watch Trailer for Jay-Z, Will and Jada Smith's 'Free Angela' Doc

Will & Jada Pinkett Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation have officially come on-board as executive producers of Shola Lynch’s Angela Davis documentary, “Free Angela & All Political Prisoners.”

New York City's Global Love For Pick-Up Basketball Comes Home

A new documentary showcases the magic of the game and the people who play it.