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Social Justice Docs

This Monday, we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the legacy of the Civil Rights movement. Check out our curated list of documentary films and series on Dr. King and the civil rights era.
We’re in a moment in the world, and in the documentary field, where it’s become exceedingly clear that the dominant ways of working are not serving us
Directors/producers Lisa Riordan Seville and Zara Katz came to their first documentary project, A Woman on the Outside , through separate, but
In 2014, Claude Motley got shot in the face during an attempted car-jacking in Milwaukee. The shooter was 15-year-old Nathan King. A few days later
There’s an age-old question that every filmmaker wrestles with: How to start a film? In the case of Apart , it took until the end of editing to find
Fifty years ago, an uprising at a prison facility in upstate New York changed the course of history. And yet today the word "Attica" might more easily
Though abolishing the police is still viewed as a fringe idea here in America, what happened to a Black female student in South Carolina is exhibit A
At 1:14 pm on October 2, 2018, Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. He was never seen again. While his fiancée, Hatice Cengiz
Belly of the Beast , Erika Cohn's follow-up to her multi-award-winning The Judge , tracks down a previously little-known story about enforced—and
It is the documentary artform's responsibility to keep viewers informed and intrigued about the world at large. As such, documentaries have always