Documentary

  • First look: Anand Gandhi reveals the first poster of his documentary feature 31-03-2014 11:53 AM

    The 'Ship of Theseus' filmmaker Anand Gandhi revealed the first look of his next venture. The documentary feature is titled 'Proposition for a Revolution' and is directed by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla. Gandhi also urged the online community for active participation. ...
  • Oscars 2014: '20 Feet from Stardom' wins best documentary feature 03-03-2014 08:46 AM

    Los Angeles: Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen and Caitrin Rogers' '20 Feet from Stardom' won Oscar for the best documentary feature at the award ceremony held here Sunday. The movie is about background singers heard on many of the 20th century's greatest songs and have made a crucial contribution to the...
  • German to make documentary on Bihar farmer 01-03-2014 05:33 PM

    A German has come all the way to a village in Bihar's Nalanda district to make a documentary on a farmer who set a paddy cultivation record. "We are here to shoot a documentary film on life of Sumant Kumar, his farming technique and lifestyle," said Munich-based journalist Vetina Vez,...
  • 'Bidesia in Bambai' review: This city also belongs to the migrants 18-02-2014 04:43 PM

    In Surabhi Sharma's latest documentary 'Bidesia in Bambai', music addresses desires otherwise not acknowledged in society. The 90 minute film shows us the world of the local Bhojpuri music produced in Mumbai. These songs give us a peek into the imagination of the Up-Bihar migrant in the city, the 'bidesia'...
  • I feel a little different about sex now: Britney Spears 25-12-2013 11:11 AM

    Los Angeles: Singer Britney Spears, 32, says she loves to have an active sex life, but at times she feels she is too old to have fun in the bedroom. Spears, who is currently dating David Lucado, has made the revelation in her documentary 'I Am Britney Jean', which aired...
  • Michael Jackson's children led 'secluded' life, claims a new documentary 17-12-2013 10:21 AM

    Los Angeles: Late pop star Michael Jackson's Prince Michael, 16, Paris, 15, and Blanket, 11, have opened up about their lives with their late famous father in a new documentary 'Remembering Michael'. They had little idea of what went on outside the walls of Michael Jackson's high-security Californian ranch, Neverland....
  • 18 must watch films at Sundance Film Festival 2014 10-12-2013 11:50 AM

    Los Angeles: The Sundance Film Festival will premiere 117 independent feature films and 11 documentaries at its 30th anniversary next month - a lineup representing the 2014 fest's most prestigious films. The premiere list, announced Monday by the festival, features a wide range of genres, from comedies to mysteries, and...
  • Oscars 2014: List of 15 finalists for the Best Documentary award 04-12-2013 12:45 PM

    New York: The Academy Awards has winnowed the best documentary field down to 15 finalists that include the Indonesian death squad examination 'The Act of Killing' and the backup singer tribute '20 Feet From Stardom.' Also making the shortlist are: 'The Armstrong Lie,' 'Stories We Tell,' 'Tim's Vermeer,' 'Blackfish,' 'The...
  • Watch: Madness pays off, finally Rajinikanth fans get their own film 27-11-2013 11:39 AM

    New Delhi: Rajinikanth's popularity is beyond just films. He is one man who can start a political debate by a simple gesture. He is someone who has never hesitated in showing the bald patch on his head to millions of his die-hard fans. Now, a documentary has come up which...
  • Viral: Watch what the youth of 1947 thought about turning 20 in 1967 23-11-2013 02:11 PM

    Those born on Independence Day in 1947 were selected from different parts of India and interviewed to know their hopes and desires,ambitions, hobbies, fears and frustrations and the result is this unique film. Directed by SNS Sastry, this film is called 'I am 20' as it was made after 20...
  • Roman Polanski's documentary on racing comes to limelight after 40 years 20-11-2013 02:12 PM

    New Delhi: 'Weekend of a Champion,' a documentary about British Formula One driver Jackie Stewart, went unnoticed for about 40 years until the London film lab where it was stored was closing and asked its producer, Roman Polanski, what to do with it. The Polish-French filmmaker, 80, had all but...
  • Fire In The Blood: Why this documentary is so important 15-10-2013 09:21 AM

    New Delhi: Dylan Mohan Gray's hard hitting documentary 'Fire In The Blood' has generated a good buzz throughout the globe. Now, the film has been released in India and is receiving rave reviews. Dylan speaks about the struggle and the wide canvas he covered during the research for 'Fire In...
  • Sacro GRA: First documentary to win Golden Lion at Venice Film Fest 08-09-2013 12:57 PM

    Venice: The Italian film 'Sacro GRA' about people living along the ring road around Rome was chosen as the first documentary ever to win the Golden Lion for best film on Saturday at the 70th Venice Film Festival. It also was the first Italian production in 15 years to win...
  • Deepti Naval's documentary on Balraj Sahni hits roadblock 26-05-2013 04:03 PM

    Mumbai: Films about Indian cinema's legendary personalities are still a rarity. And one of those rare attempts is being made by Deepti Naval - she is keenly interested in making a non-fictional film on the life and times of that amazingly naturalistic actor Balraj Sahni, but facing certain problems. Deepti,...
  • Camera rolling for documentary on Kolkata's Jews 22-05-2013 11:02 AM

    Kolkata: A new documentary is on its way to showcasing the status of the dwindling number of Jews in the city through the eyes of the youngest member of the community. Filmed by director duo Jaydip Mukherjee and Aloke Banerjee, the documentary will focus on Shalom Israel, caretaker of the...
  • 'Celluloid Man' review: Make the time for it 03-05-2013 11:33 PM

    Director: Shivendra Singh Dungarpur We celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema, yet we're little aware of the man who painstakingly restored Dadasaheb Phalke's work as well as several other silent pictures and talkies, and then built our country's moving pictures archive, one film can at a time. The documentary 'Celluloid...
  • 100 years of Indian cinema: The amazing story of 'Celluloid Man' 03-05-2013 11:36 AM

    In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director - Alfred Hitchcock. With due respect to Alfred Hitchcock's ideas, I dare say that here is a documentary which is far more relevant and heavier in content than most of the feature films where god is...
  • Film on farmers' suicide being shown in Vidarbha 16-11-2012 05:17 PM

    Nagpur: 'Bitter Seeds', a documentary film produced by US-based filmmaker Micha Peled on the agrarian crisis of cotton growers and their plight, is being shown in Vidarbha region. "Every 30 minutes, a farmer in the country kills himself in despair because he no longer can provide for his family. The...
  • BBC blocked in Pakistan over documentary 30-11-2011 04:41 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan s cable television operators on Tuesday blocked BBC World News, accusing the channel of broadcasting what they described as "anti-Pakistan" content in the wake of a cross-border NATO attack that killed 24 soldiers. Some operators said the channel was blocked for airing the two-part documentary "Secret Pakistan", which...
  • 'Tablets, mobile phones are future of short films' 26-11-2011 05:01 PM

    Panaji: Tablets and mobile phones are the future platforms of documentaries and short films, president of the Indian Documentary Producers' Association (IDPA) Mike Pandey said Saturday. The wildlife film maker, who was speaking to reporters at the 42nd International Film Festival of India here, said that the IDPA in association...
  • I am very interested in pornography: Franco 12-08-2011 03:42 PM

    London: James Franco is making a documentary about the porn industry after he realised porn stars know how to sell sex. "I actually am very interested in pornography... I watch it, who doesn't? I'm making a documentary on pornography. There's this amazing facility in San Francisco... They do everything in...
  • Russian PM to act in documentary film 02-08-2011 12:28 PM

    Moscow: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has agreed to participate in a documentary film about a day in his life. Putin was approached for the documentary while visiting the Seliger youth camp, in Russia's Tver region. The request was made by a young TV journalist working on the camp channel....
  • A documentary based in India wins three awards at LA fest 24-05-2011 04:57 PM

    DAMs - The Lethal Water Bomb, a thought-provoking documentary on the 106-year-old Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala, bagged three awards at the prestigious Los Angeles Movie Awards (LAMA). The 21-minute documentary, produced by Biz TV Network and directed by Dubai-based Sohan Roy, a naval architect by profession, won awards for excellence,...
  • Oscar-nominated director killed in Libya 21-04-2011 12:32 PM

    Washington: Tim Hetherington, an award-winning photographer and Oscar-nominated documentary film director, has been killed in Libya while covering the conflict between government and rebel forces, media reports said. Hetherington, a 41-year-old British national, was killed inside the rebel-held city of Misrata, Xinhua reported citing local media reports. He was working...
  • Nails used to crucify Jesus Christ discovered? 12-04-2011 01:40 PM

    Jerusalem: Could two of the nails used to crucify Jesus have been discovered in a 2,000-year-old tomb in Jerusalem? And could they have mysteriously disappeared for 20 years, only to turn up by chance in a Tel Aviv laboratory? That is the premise of the new documentary film "The Nails...
  • Documentary films pitching India to the world 18-03-2011 10:32 AM

    Ally Derks remembers the day she was having a drink with Michael Moore in a small bar in Washington D.C. in 1989. Moore had just made Roger and Me, a searing documentary on the economic devastation of Flint, Michigan, after General Motors shut its plant there leaving thousands of workers...
  • Watch free: 10 movies for the weekend 05-02-2011 01:37 PM

    There are a number of places online where you can watch movies for free, legally, including YouTube. Here are our 10 recommended films, available on YouTube, that you can watch this weekend right here on this page. A heady mix of action, comedy, suspense, drama and documentaries. Turn on the...