Spirit of the Ancestors

Review: ‘Spirit of the Ancestors’

“Spirit of the Ancestors” is the eye-opening personal journey of one family’s attempt to restore ‘Mana’ (welfare) to their Easter Island village by finding and bringing home the spirit of the Moai Hoa Haka Nanaʻia, a sacred statue said to contain the spiritual energy of their ancestors, taken by British sailors from their community more Continue Reading

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Interview: Director Peter Young on ‘The Art of Recovery’

Kiwi filmmaker Peter Young knows what makes a city worthwhile. Following the 2011 earthquake that destroyed much of central Christchurch and killed 185 people, Young began documenting the community-led efforts of artists and entrepreneurs who together helped raise the spirits of South Island’s most populous city through their acts of kindness, generosity, and on-going creative Continue Reading

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Trailer for HBO Doc ‘Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing’

Premiering Nov. 21st on HBO, “Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing” directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg recounts the 2013 terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon that left three dead and injured approximately 264 others. The film produced in association with the Boston Globe will look at the resiliency and present lives of those who Continue Reading

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Trailer: ‘Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise’

Bob Hercules’ and Rita Coburn Whack’s feature-length documentary on legendary writer and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is set to hit theaters October 14th. From Arc Entertainment and presented by American Masters Pictures, the film shares new insight on Angelou’s early/personal life to her prolific and influential career, and includes rare footage of the poet Continue Reading

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Doc Highlight: ‘Blood Sugar’ Directed by Joe Hitchcock

Over the next two weeks Documentary Drive will be spotlighting a few of the great 2016 short films produced by the New Zealand-based documentary initiative Loading Docs. Each year, with support from the NZ On Air Digital Media Fund and the New Zealand Film Commission, Loading Docs releases a collection of unique three-minute-long documentaries centered Continue Reading

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Trailer: ‘For the Love of Spock’

Exciting news for those awaiting Adam Nimoy’s “For the Love of Spock” documentary. It was announced this week that the film will be released in select theaters across the U.S. and VOD on September 9th. The film is available for pre-order right now on iTunes.

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