Documentaries

FILE - This Jan. 3, 2019 file photo shows Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., during a swearing-in ceremony of Congressional Black Caucus members of the 116th Congress in Washington. CNN Films is developing a documentary on civil rights icon and Georgia congressman John Robert Lewis. The network announced Wednesday, May 8, that “Gideon’s Army” director Dawn Porter is helming the project. She began shooting the 79-year-old Lewis last year ahead of the midterm elections. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
May 08, 2019 - 12:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN Films is developing a documentary on civil rights icon and Georgia congressman John Robert Lewis. The network announced Wednesday that "Gideon's Army" director Dawn Porter is helming the project. She began shooting the 79-year-old Lewis last year ahead of the midterm elections...
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FILE - This Oct. 9, 2018 file photo shows Kim Kardashian West at the Tiffany & Co. 2018 Blue Book Collection: The Four Seasons of Tiffany celebration in New York. Oxygen Media said Tuesday, May 7, 2019, that it has greenlighted a two-hour documentary that will capture Kardashian West’s efforts to free prisoners she believes were wrongly accused of crimes.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 07, 2019 - 6:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oxygen Media has greenlighted a two-hour documentary that will capture Kim Kardashian West's efforts to free prisoners she believes were wrongly accused. It's a move by the network to expand its true-crime programming. The project has the working title, "Kim Kardashian: The Justice...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo, New York Liberty's Tina Charles attends a preseason WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Charles has produced a documentary about her father Rawlston and his record store and label _ known as Charlie’s Calypso City and Charlie’s Records _ and it debuted over the weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
May 06, 2019 - 1:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Charles can add filmmaker to her already impressive resume. The WNBA star produced a documentary about her father Rawlston and his Brooklyn-based record store and music label — known as Charlie's Calypso City and Charlie's Records, respectively — and it debuted over the weekend...
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FILE - This Jan. 24, 2016 file photo shows director Werner Herzog, director of the documentary during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Herzog says there's a "subversive message” to his new documentary "Meeting Gorbachev": Talk to your geopolitical enemies. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
May 04, 2019 - 2:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Werner Herzog says there's a "subversive message" to his new documentary "Meeting Gorbachev": Talk to your geopolitical enemies. In particular, the veteran director says good things happen when the U.S. and Russia talk at the highest level. Herzog interviewed former Soviet Union...
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This image released by Netflix shows Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a scene from the documentary "Knock Down the House," premiering May 1 on Netflix. (Netflix via AP)
April 30, 2019 - 3:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of "Knock Down the House" says her documentary about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's campaign for Congress isn't what some of the freshman representative's political rivals believe it to be. Rachel Lears' Netflix documentary follows four progressive insurgent candidates, all...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama, right, and former first lady Michelle Obama appear at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago. The Obamas have unveiled a slate of projects in development for Netflix, a year after the former president and first lady signed a deal with the streaming platform. The Obamas’ production company, Higher Ground Productions, announced Tuesday, April 30, 2019, a total of seven films and series that Barack Obama said will entertain but also “educate, connect and inspire us all.”(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
April 30, 2019 - 11:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Barack and Michelle Obama have unveiled a slate of projects in development for Netflix, a year after the former president and first lady signed a deal with the streaming platform. The Obamas' production company, Higher Ground Productions, on Tuesday announced a total of seven films...
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April 27, 2019 - 10:55 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The PBS documentary "KOREA: The Never-Ending War" examines the lasting social and political costs of the Korean War — a conflict largely forgotten in the U.S. The film scheduled to air on most PBS stations Monday tells the story of a war that redefined the region from the...
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This image released by the Tribeca Film Festival shows a scene from Roger Ross Williams' "The Apollo," which will kick off the annual festival on April 24. (Tribeca Film Festival via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 6:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The 18th Tribeca Film Festival has moved uptown for an opening night honoring New York's Apollo Theater. Roger Ross Williams' "The Apollo" is premiering at the iconic Harlem music hall whose 85 year history is chronicled in Williams' documentary. The movie and setting added up to a...
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April 16, 2019 - 10:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Profiles of activist Dolores Huerta and writer Lorraine Hansberry are among the Peabody Award winners for documentary programs. "Independent Lens: Dolores" and "Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes-Feeling Heart" both aired on PBS. The films are among the eight Peabody-winning...
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FILE - In this April 18, 1995, file photo, pop star Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley, behind him at left, walk with children that were invited guests at his Neverland Ranch home in Santa Ynez, Calif. The co-executor of Jackson's estate says he's confident the late superstar's supporters will be able to protect his legacy and brand in the wake of HBO’s "Leaving Neverland," a documentary detailing allegations of sexual abuse. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
April 16, 2019 - 4:06 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The co-executor of Michael Jackson's estate says he's confident the late superstar's supporters will be able to protect his legacy and brand in the wake of a documentary detailing allegations of sexual abuse. Longtime entertainment attorney John Branca criticized filmmakers of HBO's "...
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