Documentaries

FILE - Maria Ressa, the award-winning head of a Philippine online news site Rappler, talks to the media after posting bail at a Regional Trial Court following an overnight arrest by National Bureau of Investigation agents on a libel case in Manila, Philippines on Feb. 14, 2019. A new documentary tracks Ressa’s dual life in recent years. She’s seen smiling while accepting international honors and praise from the likes of George Clooney, then grimly facing down online harassment, legal action and real world threats for her news site’s reporting on the drug war waged by President Rodrigo Duterte. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
August 09, 2020 - 2:08 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maria Ressa says she didn’t take Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seriously when he declared four years ago that “corrupt” journalists weren’t “exempted from assassination.” “In 2016, it was really, really laughable. And I thought, ‘Oh, doesn’t matter.’ I laughed,” said the...
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This image released by National Geographic shows documentary subject Steve "Woody" Culleton rebuilding his home in Paradise, Calif., in a scene from "Rebuilding Paradise." A new documentary by director Ron Howard captures a town's tough recovery following one of the most devastating wildfires in California's history. (National Geographic via AP)
August 01, 2020 - 12:11 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Almost two years since a wildfire swept through his mountain town and virtually wiped it out, Steve “Woody” Culleton got to put the final touches on his new home. Two redwood trees were planted in the ground, a new lawn and stone patio transformed the once barren yard into a...
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FILE - Shakira, left, and Jennifer Lopez perform during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers in Miami Gardens, Fla. on Feb. 2, 2020. Lopez and Shakira’s show-stopping Super Bowl halftime performance is nominated for four Emmy Awards. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 28, 2020 - 9:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winners including Pharrell Williams, the Beastie Boys and Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor have a chance of winning their first-ever honors at the Emmy Awards, where Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s show-stopping halftime show performance also earned multiple nominations. “Super...
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In this picture taken Thursday, July 2, 2020, show Steven Gan, left, editor-in-chief of Malaysiakini online news portal arrive at court in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Monday, July 13, 2020. Attorney General Idrus Harun, who was appointed by a new government that took power in March, filed contempt proceedings against Malaysiakini and Gan over comments made by five readers on its portal last month that allegedly tarnished the judiciary. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 23, 2020 - 11:59 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has denied it was clamping down on social media after an outcry over an announcement that all video production must be licensed amid a row with news broadcaster Al-Jazeera. Communications Minister Saifuddin Abdullah sparked confusion Thursday after saying...
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FILE - NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson addresses the 110th NAACP National Convention in Detroit on July 22, 2019. CBS Television and the NAACP have reached an agreement to develop content to further tell stories of the African American experience. The partnership will focus on creating and producing scripted, unscripted and documentary content for the studio’s broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
July 15, 2020 - 9:31 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS Television and the NAACP have reached an agreement to develop content that tells stories of the African American experience. The television studio and civil rights organization announced the multi-year agreement in a joint statement Wednesday. The partnership will focus on...
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This cover image released by Legacy Recordings shows "First Rose of Spring," the latest album by WIllie Nelson, available on July 3. (Legacy Recordings via AP)
June 29, 2020 - 4:10 pm
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — “ Hamilton ”: Disney Plus does not want to throw away its shot. On Friday, the streaming service will debut the much-anticipated live...
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This undated photo provided by HBO Documentary Films shows a scene from "Welcome to Chechnya." In documentary film, the anonymous source has often been reduced to a shadowy, voice-distorted figure, or worse, a pixelated blur. But the new documentary premiering Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at the Sundance Film Festival has with the aid of advanced digital technology gone to greater lengths to preserve the secrecy of its sources while still conveying their humanity. (HBO Documentary Films via AP)
June 29, 2020 - 11:44 am
Anonymous sources in documentaries have often been reduced to a shadowy, voice-distorted figure — or worse, a pixelated blur. But a new documentary premiering Tuesday on HBO has, with the aid of advanced digital technology, gone to greater lengths to preserve the secrecy of its sources while still...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2010 file photo, movie producer and real estate heir Steve Bing appears in Rhinebeck, N.Y. The Los Angeles County coroner said Bing died at his residence in the Century City section of Los Angeles on Monday, June 22, 2020. He was 55. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
June 24, 2020 - 2:43 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movie producer, film financier, real estate heir and major Democratic political donor Steve Bing has died. He was 55. The Los Angeles County coroner said Bing died Monday at his residence in the Century City section of Los Angeles. The coroner said Tuesday that the cause of death...
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This image released by Neon shows Alfre Woodard in a scene from "Clemency." Woodard gives a career performance as a death row prison warden on the eve of another execution in this shattering drama about the psychological trauma of the job, which is available on Hulu starting Monday. (Neon via AP)
June 22, 2020 - 1:42 pm
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES “Clemency”: Alfre Woodard gives a career performance as death row prison warden on the eve of another execution in this shattering drama...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2020 file photo, Sil Lai Abrams, back row from left, director Amy Ziering, director Kirby Dick, Drew Dixon, seated left, and Sheri Hines pose for a portrait to promote the film "On the Record" at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The film provides an intimate portrayal of the agonizing process of calculating whether to go public with harassment and abuse claims. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
May 27, 2020 - 11:33 am
There’s an elegant, almost poetic silence to one of the most compelling scenes of “On the Record,” a powerful new documentary about sexual violence that knows just when to dial down to a hushed quiet. In the early morning darkness of Dec. 13, 2017, former music executive Drew Dixon walks to a...
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