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Getting Real '24


Fall 2023

This issue returns Documentary Magazine to print after a 10-month pause. At first, the time off from printing allowed us to begin to reimagine a print periodical with such a strong legacy as this one. But a few months in, we needed the pause to locate a new printer after the closure of the magazine’s former printer, Boss Litho. How do we keep this magazine from becoming obsolete, like so many other print media? It is clear that this magazine must draw upon what makes documentary films so powerful—an inextricable connection to reality that renders truth, clarity, complexity, and artistry.Articles featured in the print version will be published online throughout December 2023 and January & February, 2024. 
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Doc of the Week

For Kicks

This week's Doc of the Week follows semi-retired Chicago postal worker Eugene Thomas, as he reflects on his life, music, and martial arts practice. Thomas was an international celebrity between the 80s and 90s, when he starred in a dozen ninja movies in Taiwan. His story provides a window into the history of black martial arts in cinema.