February 12, 2018

Screen Time: Week of February 12

From Rebecca Cammisa's 'Atomic Homefront.' Courtesy of HBO Documentary Films.

Screen Time is your curated weekly guide to excellent documentaries and nonfiction programs that you can watch at home.

Premiering tonight, Monday February 12 on HBO is Rebecca Cammisa's Atomic Homefront, which probes the devastating impact of the illegal dumping of radioactive waste in North St. Louis communities, and the moms-turned-advocates fighting for answers. 

Premiering tonight on POV is Craig Atkinson's Do Not Resist, a vital and influential exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States. The film won the Best Documentary Feature award at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

Newly streaming on Netflix is Roberta Grossman and Sophie Sartain's Seeing Allred, exploring the public and private sides of feminist firebrand attorney Gloria Allred, who's battled some of the biggest names in politics and business.

Newly streaming at Kanopy is Jonathan Olshefski's Quest, an intimate portrait of an African-American family in North Philadelphia, filmed over the course of nearly a decade. The New York Times wrote "I've rarely seen a movie about citizenship as quietly eloquent as Quest."