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Updated Articles and Resources

By Ada Lio

Updated Articles and Resources
  • Manakamana - Movie Review - 2013 Created: Sunday, June 22, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Manakamana, the latest release from Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab, takes you on an exciting, enlightening adventure to remote Nepal.
  • Biographical Documentaries by Film Title - A to Z Created: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    An A to Z List of Documentaries About Famous and Infamous People
  • Documentary Films about Animals Created: Saturday, July 28, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    Animals are among the most popular subjects for documentary films. See how documentary filmmakers deal with animals from the Arctic to Antarctica in their films." itempropxpr="$zTP='t3'" --> itemp...
  • Documentary Adventures for Summer 2014 Created: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
    A curated list of documentaries to watch for some serious entertainment during summer 2014.
  • When Strangers Click - Movie Review of When Strangers Click - 2011 Created: Sunday, February 13, 2011 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
    In 'When Strangers Click,' filmmaker Robert Kenner reveals the stories of several very different people who sought to develop relationships through online dating.
  • About Teenagers - Documentary Films About Teenagers Created: Sunday, July 20, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    As if raging hormones weren't enough! These documentaries present a very interesting, compelling picture of teens growing up in today's world.
  • Heddy Honigmann Honored by IDFA Created: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
    IDFA 2014 honors filmmaker Heddy Honigmann: opens with her latest documentary, screens her Top 10, presents her retrospective. Read details.
  • The Stoning of Soraya M. - Movie Review Created: Thursday, June 25, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
    The Stoning of Soraya is the true story of the stoning to death of a women in rural Iran because her husband falsely accused her of adultry. The shocking story, smuggled out of Iran by an Iranian j...
  • The Historical Development of Style in Documentary Films Created: Saturday, July 21, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014
    Documentary style has constantly evolved and redefined itself. Here's an overview of how styles have changed from the first films to the present day." itemprop="description'" --> itemprop="descript...
  • Flow - For Love of Water - Movie Review - 2008 Created: Friday, August 22, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014
    Irena Salinas's documentary is about the global crisis we face as Earth's fresh water supply constantly diminishes.
  • Great Documentaries About Dance Created: Thursday, February 19, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014
    Great dance documentaries not only record brilliant choreography and performances, they stand as works of art in their own right.
  • Very Young Girls (2008) - Movie Review Created: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014
    A documentary about teenage girl prostitutes in New York City and the Girls Education and Mentoring Services that help them to find a new direction in life.
  • Food, Inc. - Movie Review - 2009 Created: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014
    Food Inc investigates the industrial production and distribution of food in the United States by large multinational corporations such as Monsanto and Tyson, to the detriment of small independent f...
  • Great Documentary Films for Kids Created: Thursday, September 13, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014
    These documentaries are entertaining, educational and enlightening films will set excellent standards for the life-long movie watching habit that begins in childhood.
  • Documentaries Opening in June 2014 Created: Friday, June 06, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014
    Reviews of June 2014 documentaries: Citizen Koch, Burt's Buzz, La Bare, Internet's Own Boy, Supemensch, Case Against 8
  • 10 Top Must-See Documentary Films Created: Thursday, July 26, 2007 Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014
    Documentaries are a rich source of information and inspiration, and those on my ever evolving list of recommendations belong in a special treasury. My top ten list of documentaries is a constant wo...
  • Great Documentaries To Watch During June Created: Sunday, June 01, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014
    A curated list of documentaries about gardening, travel adventures, outdoor sports and personal health that are great for summertime viewing.
  • Last Will and Embezzlement - Movie Review - 2012 Created: Monday, April 09, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
    In 'Last Will and Embezzlement,' documentary filmmakers Pamela Glasner and Deborah Louise Robinson investigate several cases of economic fraud perpetrated upon senior citizens who are no longer fully capable of managing their own affairs. Among the cases: Glasner's own parents, and that of Hollywood star Mickey Rooney.
  • Kimberly Pierce - Interview About Stop Loss Created: Saturday, March 29, 2008 Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014
    Kimberly Pierce began working on her controversial narrative feature, Stop Loss, as a documentary. After hours of interviews with soldiers who'd returned from combat duty in Iraq, she found she wanted to tell their story in a mainstream dramatic film.
  • Lioness - Movie Review Created: Thursday, October 15, 2009 Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014
    Lioness, by Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers, profiles a group of courageous women soldiers who were deployed to Iraq as support personnel--mechanics, cooks, and clerks--but found themselves in actual combat situations. Known as Team Lioness, they are the first generation of American women to return home as combat veterans, and their debriefing in this film is enlightening.
  • Memorial Day Documentaries Created: Thursday, May 24, 2012 Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014
    Top ten list documentaries for Memorial Day viewing focus on individual stories about true heroes. Learn their lives and honor them!
  • Documentaries About The Economic Crisis Created: Monday, January 12, 2009 Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014
    A list of documentaries that provide invaluable insights about how America, Americans and the rest of the world have reached the point of economic crisis, and are reacting to the situation. These f...
  • Top Women's Documentaries Created: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014
    A List of documentaries by and about women.
  • The Documentary Studio System Created: Sunday, May 04, 2014 Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014
    The documentary establishment provides ways to pitch projects, get funding and distribution, But is it so different from the Hollywood studio system?
  • The E-Team - Movie Review Created: Monday, May 12, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
    The E-Team of heroic Human Rights Watch activists covertly enter Syria and Libya to investigate human rights atrocities and report them to the world.
  • Documentary Films About the Environment and Ecology Created: Wednesday, December 26, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
    These documentary films show you how global warming, pollution and mismanagement of Earth's resources are setting the stage for environmental disasters that will, if unabated, ultimately make out p...
  • Documentaries That Inspire Created: Monday, March 17, 2008 Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014
    These inspiring documentaries show how personal commitment to a project or giving your all to a cause can make a difference.
  • Best Animal Documentaries - Best Documentary Films About Animals Created: Sunday, October 26, 2008 Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014
    A list of excellent documentary films about animals and human interaction with them.
  • Tim's Vermeer - Movie Review - 2013 Created: Monday, October 14, 2013 Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014
    Inventor Tim Jenison sets out to prove that Johannes Vermeer, the 17th century Dutch master, had more than skills. He had tools! Read on....
  • 'Under The Electric Sky' - A 3D Music Documentary Event Created: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014
    Under the Electric Sky, a 3D electronic dance music documentary, is like going to an Electric Dance Carnival. You can host your own theater screening.
  • The First Saturday in May - Movie Review Created: Saturday, April 12, 2008 Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014
    'The First Saturday in May' directors John and Brad Hennegan follow six trainers as they put their amazing and beautiful thoroughbred horses--including the fabulous and tragic Barbaro--through the paces leading up to the Kentucky Derby, the annual race that’s known as “the most exciting two minutes in sports.“
  • Point and Shoot - Movie Review - 2014 Created: Monday, April 28, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014
    Filmmaker Marshall Curry chronicles the exploits of Matt VanDyke, the American who fought with Libyan Rebels to topple the Gaddafi regime, was captured and imprisoned -- and lived to tell the tale.

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