Tag: Documentary

“Arts of the Monsoon”: Revealing links between East Africa and Oman

“Arts of the Monsoon” is a 58-minute documentary commissioned by the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC. It’s part of the museum’s ongoing “Connecting the Gems of the Indian Ocean: From Oman to East Africa” project that was launched in 2013 to educate the public about the little known history between East… Read More

iREP 2016 celebrates documentary filmmaking in Lagos

Founded in 2010, iREPRESENT documentary film festival (iREP) is an annual event that focuses on developing and nurturing documentary filmmaking across borders in Africa and beyond. iREP is a touring festival held in different locations each year to promote awareness on the documentary filmmaking and recognize filmmakers who are making documentary films that positively impact… Read More

The power of documentaries: SeaWorld faces sinking profits

An orca swims in a tank at Sea World

The 2013 documentary “Blackfish” aimed at exposing SeaWorld’s mistreatment of orca whales; the theme park is now seeing a substantial 84 percent drop in profits.   On Thursday, SeaWorld reported that their net income dropped from $37.4 million in 2014 to $5.8 million in 2015. The company explained that the problem resulted from challenges with their… Read More

Amy Winehouse doc slated for British release July 3, family skeptical of self-portrayals

Amy Winehouse singing and playing guitar

This July will mark four years since the untimely death of “Back to Black” artist Amy Winehouse.  To commemorate her talent and success, A24 distribution company and director Asif Kapadia created a documentary that is expected to show clips and footage never before seen or heard by the public. The official teaser trailer for the… Read More

Big Men on the Big Screen: Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival

With apologies to whichever group of real housewives for whom you or your spouse have an unhealthy affection — it is OK, no one is judging you — TV executives have begun to realize that the only reality programming that still satisfies consumers and advertisers alike is sports. The need to watch it in real-time… Read More

Netflix Recommendation: The Imposter

Some stories are so insane, so hard to believe that they simply could not have been made up. “The Imposter” tells one of those stories.   A 2012 documentary, “The Imposter” tells the story of Nicholas Barclay. At the age of 13, Barclay disappeared without a trace, only to reappear in Spain several years later.… Read More