From Super Bowl ads to Netflix documentaries, the complicated issues of criminal justice are portrayed in simplistic and highly political ways.
Sky’s true crime channel is feeding a ‘desktop detective’ culture.
Even though a Crave produced film has become the first ever Canadian documentary to open TIFF, video streaming services like Netflix raises challenges for filmmakers looking for domestic audiences.
What started as an experiment in 1964 has become the UK's most successful documentary franchise.
We're running out of time – so we can't leave it all to Greta Thunburg and David Attenborough.
The BBC's new documentary is a great opportunity to challenge our current economic system.
Beloved film director Agnès Varda died at age 90, on March 29th. She was a pioneer of French New Wave cinema and admired for her ability to understand time and see beauty outside of mechanical norms.
The life-or-death drama of the lion pride will captivate viewers, but the show may not go on without funding to conserve these species.
Zanny Begg's film The Beehive, about the 1975 murder of Juanita Nielsen, dismantles the idea that documentaries can impart unequivocal knowledge about the world.
In the 1800s, a group of Southeast Asians were taken to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, now part of Australia, by an English merchant. Their descendants are seeking Indigenous status from Australia.
Planet Earth II Live fuses footage from the BBC series with live orchestration. Despite some narrative flaws, it's a stirring call to look after our environment.
Society expects journalists to report objectively. But a documentary filmmaker has an opinion.
To what degree do pupils belong to or in a school?
A top class female footballer and tragic young soldier who was shot for 'desertion' despite fighting in some of WW1's bloodiest battle fields are two hidden stories of The Great War.
Filmmaker Liz Miller discusses her collaborative, interactive documentary process and how storytelling might lead us to an alternative future through action and resistance.
Errol Morris's new series is not a traditional documentary, but it's doggedly committed to discovering what happened to Frank Olson.
Passionate musicians in Western India are committed to “break down the walls” of hate built by opportunistic politics between religious communities.
George Michael's posthumous documentary Freedom reveals the star's tension between pop-stardom and privacy.
Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth woke up the world to climate change. But with its sequel hitting cinemas now, it's not clear that 'big issue' documentaries make a difference in the long term.
Documentaries are vital vehicles for explaining the world.