Screen Time: Week of June 7, 2021

Screen Time is your curated weekly guide to excellent documentaries and nonfiction programs that you can watch at home. Frederick Bernas and Ana González’s The New Yorker documentary Flamenco Queer You introduce us to Manuel Liñán, a flamenco dancer and choreographer who disrupts the gendered binaries that codify the dance form. As we witness Liñán […]

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Essential Doc Reads: Week of May 24, 2021

Essential Doc Reads is our curated selection of recent features and important news items about the documentary form and its processes, from around the internet, as well as from the Documentary magazine archive. We hope you enjoy! The New York Times‘Osayi Endolyn writes about the new Netflix limited series High on the Hog (Dir .: […]

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Hot Docs 2021: Can You Feel the Digital Heat?

The documentary community is filled with tough pros, but surely all of us can spare a thought for a festival that had to deal with the first outburst of COVID-19 last spring and was forced to work around the pandemic again this year. In Toronto, the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival became renowned over […]

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David Attenborough Netflix documentary: Australian scientists break down in tears over climate crisis | Great Barrier Reef

One of Australia’s leading coral reef scientists is seen breaking down in tears at the decline of the Great Barrier Reef during a new Sir David Attenborough documentary to be released globally on Friday evening. Prof Terry Hughes is recounting three coral bleaching monitoring missions in 2016, 2017 and 2020 when he says: “It’s a […]

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