Tag: Documentary Films and Programs

Dying in Your Mother’s Arms

Op-Docs A palliative care doctor on finding a “good death” for children in the worst situations. Video transcript Back 0:00/22:21 transcript Dying in Your Mother’s Arms A palliative care doctor on finding a “good death” for children in the worst situations. [QUIET MUSIC] I got a consult in the neonatal intensive care unit on a […]

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‘Are You Up on Dominic Fike Yet?’

The New York Times Presents: ‘Dominic Fike, at First’ Producer/Director Alexandra GarciaReporter Joe Coscarelli Watch on Friday, Aug. 7, at 10 p.m. on FX and streaming on Hulu. Dominic Fike was fresh out of jail when he landed a multimillion-dollar record deal. He didn’t have an album or even a single that could be heard, […]

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The Wild Story of Creem, Once ‘America’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll Magazine’

On Jaan Uhelszki’s first day at Creem magazine in October 1970, she met a fellow new hire: Lester Bangs, a freelance writer freshly arrived from California to fill the post of record reviews editor. His plaid three-piece suit made him look like an awkward substitute teacher, she thought, and certainly out of place among the […]

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Gymnasts Worldwide Push Back on Their Sport’s Culture of Abuse

A culture in gymnastics that has tolerated coaches belittling, manipulating and in some cases physically abusing young athletes is being challenged by Olympians and other gymnasts around the world after an uprising in the United States. Many current and former competitors, emboldened by their American peers, have broken their silence in recent weeks against treatment […]

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The Go-Go’s Made History 38 Years Ago. There’s Still More to Their Story.

In March 1982, “Beauty and the Beat” — that classic, effervescent, catch-a-wave-of-pink-champagne debut by the Los Angeles band the Go-Go’s — made history: It became the first record by an all-female group who wrote its own songs and played its own instruments to hit No. 1 on the Billboard album chart. Thirty-eight years later, it’s […]

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‘Last Chance U’ Travels to Oakland, Just Like the Players

It was supposed to be a breakout season for Dior Walker-Scott. As a returning sophomore for the Laney College football team in Oakland, which had won the California state championship the year before, Walker-Scott was the centerpiece of the young Eagles offense — a tough, compact, 5’8” wide receiver whose quickness and strength allowed him […]

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Why Crying Is Healthy

Op-Docs A teacher travels across Japan to encourage adults to cry more. Video transcript Back 0:00/10:54 transcript Tears Teacher A teacher travels across Japan to encourage adults to cry more. Have you cried recently? When was the last time you cried? Do you mind telling me? You don’t remember. You haven’t cried in a while. […]

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Urban Explorers Give Modern Ruins a Second Life

For Jake Williams, nothing means success like wrack and ruin. Mr. Williams had studied business marketing in college before withdrawing and pursuing a full-time career as an urban explorer, researching and telling the stories of abandoned properties. He films his excursions and, as the producer of Bright Sun Films, shares them on YouTube. The subjects […]

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8 Things to Do This Weekend

Art Asia Week’s Virtual ‘Redux’ Image“The Hundred Poems [By the Hundred Poets] as Told by the Nurse: Fujiwara no Yoshitaka” by Katsushika Hokusai. The 19th-century woodblock print is on view at Asia Week’s website.Credit…Scholten Japanese Art This year’s edition of Asia Week, the annual convergence of auctions, museum shows and private dealer exhibitions that provides […]

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Arsenal Legend Bob Wilson on the Loneliest Role in Soccer

Op-Docs For the Arsenal legend Bob Wilson, goalies must have “a desperate sense of courage.” Video transcript Back transcript The Lonely Goalkeeper Arsenal legend Bob Wilson on the loneliest role in soccer. [MUSIC PLAYING] [APPLAUSE] Hello, chaps. My name’s Bob Wilson. Arsenal goalkeeper, Arsenal legend, if you like. “Wilson leading off Liverpool once again. Bob […]

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The Dance on Camera Festival, When Dance Is Only on Camera

“We’re all becoming filmmakers,” Annie-B Parson told me in May. She was speaking for her fellow choreographers, and in the months since, her generalization has proved prophetic. With theaters closed, dance companies and dance makers accustomed to stage performance have been rushing to channel their work into a form you can stream. Live dance is […]

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Introducing ‘Father Soldier Son,’ a Film From The Times and Netflix

Father Soldier SonDirected by Leslye Davis and Catrin EinhornStreaming on Netflix July 17 A New Documentary, 10 Years in the Making War enlists generations. In “Father Soldier Son,” an award-winning new documentary from The New York Times, journalists Catrin Einhorn and Leslye Davis chronicle the cost of combat and the call to service for Master […]

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