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‘Totally Under Control’ filmmaker Alex Gibney on Trump’s hapless coronavirus response, Jared Kushner’s ridiculous PPE strategy, and the breakdown of America’s institutions

“Totally Under Control” is the new film codirected by the Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney that depicts the Trump administration’s hapless early response to the coronavirus. From Trump’s lies about COVID-19’s lethality, to Jared Kushner’s ridiculous plan to have young volunteers armed with private laptops and Gmail accounts be in charge […]
‘Totally Under Control’ filmmaker Alex Gibney on Trump’s hapless coronavirus response, Jared Kushner’s ridiculous PPE strategy, and the breakdown of America’s institutions
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YouTube’s documentary series on Justin Bieber just broke a record for the platform

YouTube recently released a documentary series, called “Justin Bieber: Seasons,” about the singer’s recent eventful past and new upcoming album. The series’ first episode garnered more than 32.5 million views in its first week, setting a record as YouTube’s most-viewed premiere of all the platform’s original content. “Seasons” had already […]
YouTube’s documentary series on Justin Bieber just broke a record for the platform
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‘Fear didn’t stop my aunt from getting into the back of that truck’: Selena Gomez braces for backlash as she opens up about her family’s experience with undocumented immigration

Selena Gomez, who is Mexican-American, described the harrowing experience of her aunt, who crossed the border from Mexico into the US in the back of a truck in the 1970s, in an emotional op-ed for TIME magazine. Honing in on her own family’s immigration experience, Gomez wrote that she was […]
‘Fear didn’t stop my aunt from getting into the back of that truck’: Selena Gomez braces for backlash as she opens up about her family’s experience with undocumented immigration
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A documentary that explores how Bill Gates’ brain works is coming to Netflix in September — watch the trailer

Netflix on Thursday dropped the trailer for an upcoming documentary about billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates. The three-part documentary, called “Inside Bill’s Brain,” will explore how Gates’ mind works, and follow his quest to solve global issues like climate change, hunger, and poverty. “Inside Bill’s Brain” is directed […]
A documentary that explores how Bill Gates’ brain works is coming to Netflix in September — watch the trailer
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We talked to the professor who fought Cambridge Analytica to get his data back in Netflix’s ‘The Great Hack’ about why privacy rights in the US are lagging behind the rest of the world

A new Netflix original documentary, “The Great Hack,” provides an inside look into the Cambridge Analytica scandal as it unfolds, with exclusive interviews from whistleblowers and journalists. The film also follows David Carroll, a Parsons professor who fights to get his own data back from Cambridge Analytica and has become […]
We talked to the professor who fought Cambridge Analytica to get his data back in Netflix’s ‘The Great Hack’ about why privacy rights in the US are lagging behind the rest of the world
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9 documentaries that made headlines this year

Many documentaries made their debut or were released on a new platform in 2019. Several of these films have gone viral for a variety of different reasons. HBO’s “Surviving R. Kelly” and Netflix’s “Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes,” made headlines this year. So far, 2019 has been […]
9 documentaries that made headlines this year
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A new documentary tells the history of the real Green Book, but the director doesn’t support the Oscar-winning movie

“The Green Book: Guide to Freedom,” a new Smithsonian Channel documentary, aims to tell the true history behind the Negro Motorist Green Book, a pre-civil-rights-era travel guide for African Americans. Director Yoruba Richen said she’s “not interested” in supporting “Green Book,” the Oscar-winning movie surrounded by controversy. “At this point, […]
A new documentary tells the history of the real Green Book, but the director doesn’t support the Oscar-winning movie
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The Christian author who pushed for people to skip dating, including kissing and sex, before marriage has changed his mind and asked his publisher to stop printing his book

Joshua Harris, a prominent leader of the Evangelical purity movement, has changed his mind about the messaging in his 1997 book, “I Kissed Dating Goodbye.” Harris has asked his publisher to stop printing the book, after realising many of its messages were harmful to the body image, sexuality, and relationships […]
The Christian author who pushed for people to skip dating, including kissing and sex, before marriage has changed his mind and asked his publisher to stop printing his book