Latest Documentaries News

After dementia reveal, producers of Wendy Williams documentary hope viewers see why they made it

Feb. 27, 2024 21:12 PM EST

If you watched Lifetime's Wendy Williams docuseries that premiered over the weekend and felt uncomfortable, you weren't alone. “Where is Wendy Williams?” premiered over the weekend and featured numerous scenes of the former talk show host unsteady, belligerent, confused and also...

Two daughters ran away to join Islamic State. Years later, their family’s story is an Oscar nominee

Feb. 24, 2024 01:26 AM EST

Olfa Hamrouni doesn’t know much about her granddaughter; not her favorite toy nor food — is it the pasta the child’s mother loves, or something else? The Tunisian grandmother doesn’t even let her mind go there. “I don’t want to know. What for but more heartache?” she...

AP wins the best-documentary prize at the BAFTA awards for Ukraine film '20 Days in Mariupol'

Feb. 19, 2024 06:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Associated Press won the best documentary prize at the British Academy Film Awards for Ukraine war documentary “20 Days in Mariupol,” produced with PBS’ “Frontline.” Filmmaker Mstyslav Chernov admitted the accolade made him feel conflicted. ...

What to stream this weekend: 'Young Sheldon,' Amy Schumer, 'Oppenheimer' and lots and lots of JLo

Feb. 16, 2024 11:42 AM EST

Christopher Nolan's “Oppenheimer” arriving on Peacock and a documentary and album from Jennifer Lopez are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press’...

In a first, Oscar-nominated short ‘The Last Repair Shop’ to air on broadcast television

Feb. 15, 2024 17:03 PM EST

The Oscar-nominated documentary short “The Last Repair Shop” is coming to broadcast television this weekend. The 40-minute film will air Saturday on ABC owned television stations and select affiliates, the studios announced Thursday. It’s also currently available to stream on Hulu and...

What to stream this weekend: Donald Glover, Run-D.M.C., 'Choir' and bye to 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

Feb. 02, 2024 00:20 AM EST

The final, cringeworthy season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and a documentary on Run-D.M.C. are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press’ entertainment...

Documentary on 'We Are the World' goes deep inside recording session of starry 1985 charity single

Jan. 29, 2024 21:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty-nine years ago, the biggest music stars in the world crammed into a recording studio in Los Angeles for an all-night session that they hoped might alter music history. “We Are the World” was a 1985 charity single for African famine relief that included...

'In the Summers' and 'Porcelain War' win top prizes at Sundance Film Festival

Jan. 26, 2024 14:03 PM EST

“In the Summers,” an affecting, years-spanning drama about a complicated parent-children relationship, nabbed the Grand Jury prize at the 40th Sundance Film Festival, while the top honor for documentary went to “Porcelain War,” about a Ukrainian couple who craft fragile, intricately painted...

The Associated Press wins duPont-Columbia award for Ukraine war documentary '20 Days in Mariupol'

Jan. 25, 2024 22:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has won a prestigious broadcast journalism award for “20 Days in Mariupol,” its documentary on the war in Ukraine produced with PBS’ “Frontline.” The documentary was among 15 winners of the 2024 duPont-Columbia Awards announced at a...

Oscar nomination for '20 Days in Mariupol,' AP's first, comes as bombs fall on filmmaker's hometown

Jan. 23, 2024 23:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — “20 Days in Mariupol,” Mstyslav Chernov’s harrowing chronicle of the besieged Ukrainian city and the international journalists who remained there after Russia's invasion, has been nominated for best documentary at the Academy Awards, handing The Associated Press its first...