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Oscar Nominees 2016: The Chosen Docs

Here they are! This year’s Academy Award nominees for Documentary Feature and Documentary Short Subject: Documentary Feature “Amy” “Cartel Land” “The Look of Silence” “What Happened, Miss Simone?” “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom”

'Rocket Wars' vs. 'Rocket War"

‘Rocket Wars’ vs. ‘Rocket-War’

Depending on how long you’ve been a reader, you may remember that last August “Rocket Wars” by Variable was featured as a “Doc of the Week” here on Documentary Drive. The film uses the latest high tech filming

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BAFTAS 2016: Best Documentary Nominees

Nominations for the 2016 British Academy Film Awards were announced on January 8th. Here are the films up for Best Documentary: “Amy” “Cartel Land” “He Named Me Malala” “Listen to Me Marlon” “Sherpa” “Amy” is also

A Look Back at 2015

In June 2015 Documentary Drive came to life! Over the last 7 months, I’ve had the opportunity to interview three extraordinarily talented filmmakers and review many wonderful and diverse films. As the year comes to a

Review: ‘Meru’

Is “Meru” thrilling? Yes. Breathtaking? Incredibly so. Are there scenes that will make you nervous? Many. Some reviewers have called “Meru” terrifying. “Terrifying” seems like such an ill-fitted word to ascribe to a film these

My Enemy, My Brother

Doc Highlight: ‘My Enemy, My Brother’

Kicking off our look at some of this year’s Oscar contenders is the short documentary “My Enemy, My Brother.” Directed by Canadian filmmaker Ann Shin, whose résumé includes the award-winning film “The Defector: Escape from North

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15 Documentary Features on the 2015 Oscar Shortlist

15 DOCUMENTARY FEATURES ADVANCE IN 2015 OSCAR® RACE Here are the 15 films that made the cut from the original 124 contenders. “Amy,” On the Corner Films and Universal Music “Best of Enemies,” Sandbar “Cartel

'Picking Up the Pieces'

Interview: Director Joshua Tebeau Talks ‘Picking Up the Pieces’

“Picking Up the Pieces” is a short documentary that seeks to answer one very big question: “How do you live after surviving the Holocaust?” Directed, written, and produced by Joshua Tebeau, “Picking Up the Pieces”

Review: ‘How to Dance in Ohio’

Currently available on HBO NOW and HBO GO, “How to Dance in Ohio” is an endearing feature length documentary chronicling the experiences of a group of teenagers and young adults with autism spectrum disorder in

Interview: Director Ester Moon on ‘A Woman’s Prime’

When one thinks of women and aging, it’s difficult to pretend that society portrays it in a positive light. Stereotypes and ageist comments frequently abound. How do these criticisms affect the way women see themselves?

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