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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” – Roger Ross Williams and Julie Goldman (available on iTunes & On Demand) “I Am Not Your Negro” – Raoul Continue Reading

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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 people and their Buddhist faith, has since premiered in New Zealand at the Arohanui Film Festival and also screened in Continue Reading

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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 Films/PBS “The Eagle Huntress,” Stacey Reiss Productions, Kissiki Films and 19340 Productions “Fire at Sea,” Stemal Entertainment “Gleason,” Dear Rivers Continue Reading

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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 creative entrepreneurs and artists injected new energy into the heart of the city quieted by destruction. A personal film for Continue Reading

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Review: ‘Mind Landscape’

Directed by Niu Zi, “Mind Landscape” takes viewers on a reflective journey through remote areas of Tibet following photographer Yang Yankang as he captures the heart and beauty of a people and region few will ever have the privilege of seeing in person. The film is a compelling visual experience. There is no dialogue except for a Continue Reading

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Review: ‘Atlantic’

“There’s nothing as bad as seeing your community dying,” says Charlie Kane, a Newfoundland fisherman featured in the award-winning documentary “Atlantic” by Irish filmmaker Risteard Ó Domhnaill (Richie O’Donnell). The film, which makes its New Zealand premiere October 29th at the Arohanui Film Festival, is a sobering look at how the mismanagement of natural resources Continue Reading

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