Latest Documentaries News

Burns, Krasinski among 7 to be honored at Brown commencement

Apr. 23, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and actor John Krasinski are among seven people scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Brown University commencement ceremonies. The Ivy League college announced Tuesday that nonprofit innovator Sheryl Brissett Chapman; social scientist Jennifer...

In Tribeca Film Festival docs, tragedy seen in first-person

Apr. 22, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sasha Joseph Neulinger knew that if he was going to work through the traumas of his childhood, he was going to have to watch the home movies.   Growing up, Neulinger's father was an avid videographer whose boxes of tapes took on a more chilling quality after it was uncovered that...

LeBron James to be executive producer of boxing series

Apr. 17, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James is getting into the boxing business. James is an executive producer of "40 Days," a documentary series about the buildup to big fights that will debut with a focus on the middleweight unification bout between Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs. The series is a partnership between...

Huerta, Hansberry documentaries among Peabody Award winners

Apr. 16, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Profiles of activist Dolores Huerta and writer Lorraine Hansberry are among the Peabody Award winners for documentary programs. "Independent Lens: Dolores" and "Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes-Feeling Heart" both aired on PBS. The films are among the eight Peabody-winning documentaries...

Michael Jackson estate hits back at 'Leaving Neverland'

Apr. 16, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The co-executor of Michael Jackson's estate said Tuesday that he's confident the late superstar's supporters will be able to protect his legacy in the wake of an HBO documentary featuring the disturbing stories of two men who say Jackson sexually abused them as boys. Longtime entertainment...

Prince Harry, Oprah work on mental health program for Apple

Apr. 10, 2019 6:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace says Britain's Prince Harry will be partnering with Oprah Winfrey to create a documentary series on mental health for Apple's new streaming service. The documentary builds on Harry's work on mental health issues, which included work with brother Prince William and his wife...

Film explores rural health care amid poverty, opioid crisis

Apr. 8, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Northern New Mexico is known for tourist attractions such as artsy Santa Fe, eclectic Taos and the healing dirt of El Santuario de Chimayó. The region's relaxing spas and skiing options present middle-class and wealthy visitors the opportunity to bask in the allurement of...

Los Angeles honors Jane Goodall on her 85th birthday

Apr. 3, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles city leaders honored the lifetime achievements of famed primatologist Jane Goodall by singing "Happy Birthday" to her on her 85th birthday. Goodall vocalized a chimpanzee greeting Wednesday at the City Hall ceremony and pulled Mayor Eric Garcetti over to demonstrate how a...

Man who starred in immigration documentary is deported

Apr. 3, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The protagonist of an award-winning film about immigrants infiltrating a Florida detention facility was deported from the U.S., his attorney said Wednesday. Claudio Rojas, 53, was sent back to his native Argentina after being detained more than a month ago during a government-mandated visit,...

Q&A: Rhymefest on his 1st film role, Kanye, Kim K and Common

Apr. 3, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning artist Che "Rhymefest" Smith didn't have plans to become an actor, but that changed when Emilio Estevez's mom saw the songwriter's documentary about reconnecting with his long-lost father, who had been homeless for decades. Estevez's mom watched Rhymefest's 2015 doc "In My...