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Travis "Upstate Purgatory" (Photo Credit: Lee Phillips)

‘Upstate Purgatory’ Review and Interview with Director Lee Phillips

Intimate, relevant, and humanizing, “Upstate Purgatory” from BAFTA-winning director Lee Phillips is a 19-minute window into the minds of four inmates at the Albany County Jail in upstate New York as they reflect on their

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Trailer: ‘Le Ride’

“Le Ride” by Phil Keoghan (host of the award-winning television series “The Amazing Race”) takes viewers on an epic cycling adventure reliving the 1928 Tour de France course that wreaked havoc on some of Europe’s

"Five Days on Lesvos"
(Photo Credit: Richard Wyllie)

Review: ‘Five Days on Lesvos’

Documentaries on humanitarian crises have the ability to focus attention, influence hearts, and one hopes—help increase support and aid for the regions and lives of those personally affected by tragedy and conflict around the world.

Oscars 2017: Short and Feature Documentary Nominees + Trailers

NOMINEES FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE “13th” – Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick, and Howard Barish (available on Netflix) “O.J.: Made in America” – Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow (available on WatchESPN, Amazon, and iTunes) “Life, Animated”

"Mind Landscape"
"Mind Landscape" director Niu Zi on location in Tibet

Inside ‘Mind Landscape’ with Director Niu Zi

Back in October, Documentary Drive featured a review of “Mind Landscape” directed by Chinese filmmaker Niu Zi. The 46 minute observational film, which follows respected photographer Yang Yankang through remote areas of Tibet documenting the

Oscars 2017: All Shortlisted Feature Documentaries and Shorts

The complete list of feature and short documentaries vying for 2017 Academy Award nominations. Five nominees from each category will be announced Jan. 24, 2017. Documentary Feature: “Cameraperson,” Big Mouth Productions “Command and Control,” American Experience

Interview: Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Director Lyndon Stone

Stone discusses what’s in store for MDFF 2017, the qualities his team looks for in submissions, and his predictions for the future of documentary filmmaking.

Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival

Press Release: Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival

Cheap Cuts Short Documentary Film Festival in London is currently accepting submissions for their 2017 festival.

"The Art of Recovery"
Street artist Wongi Wilson at work in "The Art of Recovery" (Photo Credit: Fisheye Films)

Review: ‘The Art of Recovery’

The rebuilding of a city begins first with the reviving of its spirit. Directed by Peter Young and produced by Tracy Roe, “The Art of Recovery” chronicles the period following the 2011 Christchurch earthquake when

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Trailer: ‘A Dream at Sea’

From Norway, “A Dream at Sea” directed by Trond Nicholas Perry and Erik Pirolt makes its New Zealand premiere this Saturday, October 29th, at the Arohanui Film Festival. The film is the first feature-length documentary

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