Deepfakes could strengthen our engagement with history. But there are dangers to the practice, some obvious, others more subtle.
Bill Onus was a civil rights activist, artist, performer and entrepreneur. A new documentary from his grandson shares his remarkable story.
When David Gulpilil was diagnosed with cancer in 2017, Molly Reynolds began making this affecting documentary.
This new NITV documentary captures the power of Country.
The hyper-competitiveness of Michael Jordan may work on the basketball court, but the win-at-all-cost American culture that Jordan represents is not what’s needed to end the coronavirus pandemic.
Budding filmmakers needn’t let isolation stand in the way of their cinematic dreams. Here are five and a half ways you can make movie magic at home.
A reenactment of the largest slave rebellion in US history involves a plot twist. A scholar who studies race, history and memory says the new ending can spark new beginnings.
A media historian uses declassified government documents to show how both sides of the Iron Curtain worked to have the projects canned.
Netflix’s new high-budget nature documentary promised to reveal both the splendour of the natural world, and the pressing threats it faces.
At a time when formulaic factual ‘content’ reigns on our TV screens, a new essay on Australian documentary making is a rallying call for those who believe the genre can effect social change.
In 1958, Mildred and Richard Loving were arrested in Virginia for the crime of being married. The couple helped spark an effort to strike down laws against interracial marriage in the United States.
This summer sees the release of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.
Popular programming that focuses on science tends to not actually be all that popular. Bringing in new audiences who aren’t already up to speed on science topics is a challenge.
A pioneering documentary about South African punks, Fokofpolisiekar, doesn’t only focus on the band, but also illuminates the evolution of the documentary form.
The recently broadcast TV mini-series, “Mars”, combines fiction and nonfiction in a way that places them in balance. This kind of combination is likely to feature in more television series and films.
Many broadcasters around the world enforce local content quotas to ensure their television industries’ survival. But the success of these measures varies widely.
The currently screening films The Walk and the Program are both fictionalised versions of recent documentaries.
Indian artists and thinkers may start thinking twice about using religion in their creative output.
This is a timely and vibrant film, funny at times – and not without a hint of editorial distance from director Winterbottom.
The political docudrama missed a huge opportunity to offer real insight so close to another election.