Social Issue Docs

Screen Time is your curated weekly guide to excellent documentaries and nonfiction programs that you can watch at home. In this special Labor Day
Bursting on to the documentary scene in 2010 with the exceptional short Music by Prudence, Roger became the first African American director to win an
By Caty Borum Chattoo & Will Jenkins, Center for Media & Social ImpactWhen Movies Go to Washington: Documentary Films & Public Policy in the United
Things are rarely black and white in the realm of nonfiction, but when it comes to social justice in these United States, events can seem to align
Our premiere IDA Conversation Series event spotlights the remarkable directing/producing team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering. Their most recent
For the past several years, America has witnessed almost daily incidents of unarmed black men and women being killed by the police—and these incidents
Nanfu Wang feels safe in New York. Surveillance, that essential preoccupation of the documentarian in America, is a chokehold from which she has been
Most Americans know about the "War on Drugs," but fewer people are aware of the "War on Sex Crimes." Over the last 25 years, the punishments for these
This year's Berlin International Film Festival presented a special screening of Life on the Border, a gripping project initiated and produced by Kurdish filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi. Over the past years Ghobadi has tirelessly narrated stories of the Kurds, the largest ethnic group without a state; their population spans from southeastern Turkey to northwestern Iran, northern Iraq and northern Syria.
Editor's note: Over the next few days, we at IDA will be introducing our community to the films that have been honored by the Academy of Motion