documentary

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ICYMI: After 46 Years, Aretha Franklin Doc to See Light of Day

“Amazing Grace,” which features sessions from the 1972 live gospel album of the same name, will premiere at DOC NYC.

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Ava DuVernay to Direct Prince Documentary

The filmmaker describes her next documentary subject as “a genius and a joy and a jolt to the senses.”

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See ICE's Terrifying Impact on Columbus' 'Refugee Road'

A new documentary highlights the impact of Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids and xenophobic rhetoric on the Mauritanian community in Ohio’s capital city.

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WATCH: 'Quest' Follows a Black Family's Highs, Lows for 8 Years

The PBS-streamed documentary follows the Rainey family throughout the Obama administration to offer a rare, complex portrait of a working-class Black family.

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WATCH: This Documentary on Standing Rock Will Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

The filmmakers will also make it available online April 22.

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Ferguson Protestors to Prosecutors: Reopen Michael Brown Investigation

Newly released video casts doubt on claim that Brown robbed convenience store before he was killed by a Ferguson Police Department officer.

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John Lewis Doc Coming to PBS in February

“Get in the Way” will air on February 10.

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''I Am Not Your Negro' Director Raoul Peck on James Baldwin's Legacy

The Haitian filmmaker’s new documentary weaves the compelling story of Black resistance from the 1950s to present using Baldwin’s unfinished “Remember This House” manuscript as its guide.

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LeBron James, Antoine Fuqua to Develop Muhammad Ali Doc for HBO

The late boxer and social justice activist’s family will partner with James and Fuqua to develop the still-untitled documentary.

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'I Am Not Your Negro,' '13th' and 'O.J.: Made in America' Shortlisted for Oscar Doc Nominations

Will one of these projects win an Oscar in January?

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Get Ready for a New Prince Documentary

“Prince: R U Listening?” will follow the Purple One’s rise to stardom via the perspectives of his bandmates and loved ones.

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WATCH: Standing Rock Documentary Sheds Light on #NoDAPL Fight

“People are tired of being treated like third-class citizens,” says Winona LaDuke, founder of Honor the Earth, in the short film.

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New BET Doc Highlights Role of District Attorneys in Mass Incarceration

Watch the new trailer for “Charged: The DA vs. Black America,” which premieres on BET on November 7.

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Native Tongue Posse Members Relive Their Influential Peak in Upcoming Documentary

Director Omar Akil is running a Kickstarter campaign to complete his star-studded documentary about the iconic hip-hop collective.

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Kalief Browder's Mother 'Literally Died of a Broken Heart,' Says Lawyer

Venida Browder fought for justice after her teenage son was forced to stay at Rikers Island jail for three years without a trial, and later killed himself.

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WATCH: New Trailer for Ava DuVernay's Mass Incarceration Documentary, '13th'

Named for the Thirteenth Amendment, “13th” will premiere at the New York Film Festival on Friday before making its nationwide debut on Netflix October 7.

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John Coltrane Documentary, Narrated by Denzel Washington, to Debut

“Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary” will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8.

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New Short Documentary Explores Life of Philando Castile

“Happy Birthday Philando Castile” follows the friends and community of the man who was killed by a Minnesota police officer last month.

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WATCH Gold Medalist Boxer Claressa Shields' Rise to Power in 'T-Rex: Her Fight For Gold'

PBS will stream the documentary about the Olympic gold-winning Black female boxer—and Flint native—through September 2.

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Ava DuVernay Doc on Mass Incarceration to Open New York Film Festival, Debut on Netflix

“The 13th” takes its name from the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution.