Screen Time: Week of March 2
By Tom White
Screen Time is your curated weekly guide to excellent documentaries and nonfiction programs that you can watch at home.
Hillary, a four-part series from Nanette Burstein, premieres March 6 on Hulu. The series profiles former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, interweaving never-before-seen 2016 campaign footage with key chapters from her five-decade career as a public servant, as well as interviews with her, Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and a selection of friends and journalists to round out a portrait of one of the most admired and vilified women in the world.
Now available on TubiTV, YouTube, GooglePlay and iTunes, Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell investigates the truth and fiction of her family history through interviews with a cast of relatives of varying reliability. As more secrets are revealed and contradicted from one character to another, Polley explores a deeper story about the intersections of truth and memory and the stories we tell to define ourselves in the human experience.
Fundamental: Gender Justice No Exceptions, from two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and the Global Fund for Women, is a character-driven documentary film series presented in five short episodes. Premiering March 4 on YouTube Originals, each episode shines a light on grassroots activists and community organizers around the world who are fighting for gender justice and disrupting the status quo to alter the course of history.
As part of Mubi's presentation, “Indigenous Shorts from Sundance Institute,” Throat Singing in Kangirsuk, from filmmakers/composers Manon Chamberland and Eva Kaukai, captures the artists as they perform an enthralling duet of Inuit throat singing to accompany stunning imagery of their region through the seasons.
Before Mati Diop's Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winning feature debut, Atlantics, there was her first documentary short, Atlantiques, which follows a group of young men who contemplate making the treacherous voyage by seas from Senegal to Europe. Now streaming on The Criterion Channel.