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HBO’s ‘Solitary’ Revisits Why It’s Not Good for Man to Be Alone
Kristi Jacobson’s penetrating new documentary confronts viewers with the soul-withering effects of solitary confinement.
Kristi Jacobson's penetrating new documentary confronts viewers with the soul-withering effects of solitary confinement. HBO's 'Solitary' Revisits Why It's Not Good for Man to Be Alone.
'They Call Us Monsters' Offers a More Compassionate Brand of Juvenile Justice
Ben Lear's directorial debut humanizes the debate about adult prison sentences for juvenile offenders.
Ben Lear's bold documentary They Call Us Monsters, now streaming on Netflix, suggests that how we respond to these young offenders may also be the ultimate test of our humanity
‘13th’ Introduces America to the Dark History of Our Criminal Justice System
The new Netflix documentary makes the case that to save the future, we need to stop defending the past.
The new Netflix documentary makes the case that to save the future, we need to stop defending the past. '13th' Introduces America to the Dark History of Our Criminal Justice System.
Lessons from a Hero: What Lilias Trotter Can Teach Us Today
19th century artist chose ministry over fame.
Watching the documentary, Many Beautiful Things (which depicts the life and vision of Trotter), viewing her art, and reading about her life has inspired my own faith in multiple ways.
In 'The Keepers,' Harrowing Crimes Awaken Our Longing for Justice
Netflix's troubling true-crime docuseries wrestles with what happens when murder and abuse go unpunished.
Those who know a bit about the show's background might find this to be an odd comparison, since The Keepers is a documentary, and The Wire, for all its gritty realism, is still a work of
Exclusive Video Premiere: Churches Take on the Billion-Dollar Industry Making the Poor Poorer
When the state government did nothing, Texas churches stepped up to fight for change in their local communities.
When the state government did nothing, Texas churches stepped up to fight for change in their local communities.
Has Tony Robbins Preached at My Church?
Turn down the volume on this new documentary and the structure and techniques look a lot like Sunday morning.
Turn down the volume on this new documentary and the structure and techniques look a lot like Sunday morning. Has Tony Robbins Preached at My Church?
Weekend Edition—July 1, 2016
Care for Refugees, America Divided, Church Signs, and more!
Immigration Table, a network that has pushed over the last several years for bipartisan immigration reform, has acknowledged all of these reasons in its documentary, “The Stranger.”.
A Bunch of Deleted Scenes Might Become Your Movie of the Year
Kirsten Johnson’s collection of arresting leftovers, ‘Cameraperson,’ is laden with meaning.
Case in point: my favorite movie of 2016: Cameraperson, a documentary by Kirsten Johnson. A lot of you will probably stop reading right there: A documentary?
Dispatch from Berlinale—‘The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble’
This joy-filled music documentary also makes a case for friendship across traditions and borders.
This joy-filled music documentary also makes a case for friendship across traditions and borders. Dispatch from Berlinale—'The Music of Strangers: Yo
Mavis Staples: Voice of Joy and Justice
The new HBO documentary “Mavis!” takes a look at the woman who has lent her distinct voice to the cause of love for more than six decades.
The new HBO documentary “Mavis!” takes a look at the woman who has lent her distinct voice to the cause of love for more than six decades. Mavis Staples: Voice of Joy and Justice.
Laughing At, Or Laughing With?
When is it okay to laugh at characters in a documentary - and when does that laughter cross a line?
When is it okay to laugh at characters in a documentary - and when does that laughter cross a line? Laughing At, Or Laughing With? When is it okay
On the Film Festival TrailSubscriber Access Only
The surprising Christian energy—and partnership—in the world of Sundance and True/False.
see four movies or more—one day I fit in the Irish musical Sing Street, the drama Christine, the history-making premiere of The Birth of a Nation, and Holy Hell, a documentary about a
The Fight for Social Justice Starts WithinSubscriber Access Only
Only a vibrant inner life can sustain the activist’s soul.
and miles of amateur film footage. The trio produced a shoestring documentary baring the pain of Uganda's civil war. Within three years, tens of thousands
How to Find Hope in the Humanless Economy
Robots could take half of our jobs in the next decade. Here’s why Christians have nothing to fear.
reality began unfolding. For example, in the 2014 documentary Humans Need Not Apply, director CGP Grey compared humans to horses. Noting how
‘The Most Hated Woman in America’ Remembers a Culture War Without Heroes
Netflix’s Madalyn Murray O’Hair biopic explores the divisive legacy of one of the country's most influential atheists.
The documentary portrays O'Hair as a passionate “non-conformist” willing to pick a fight anywhere she can find one, from joining a lunch counter protest against segregation to railing
Watching Wendell Berry, The Mad Farmer
"The Seer," a documentary about the poet, writer, and farmer, premiered at SXSW this weekend.
"The Seer," a documentary about the poet, writer, and farmer, premiered at SXSW this weekend. Watching Wendell Berry, The Mad Farmer. "The Seer
In ‘The Case for Christ,’ Experience, not Evidence, Is the Real Clincher
Pure Flix's adaptation of the apologetics classic succeeds most where it preaches least.
In his 2008 anti-religion documentary Religulous, Bill Maher was on a mission: His goal was to put religious people in their place once and for all by demonstrating how ridiculous and
Dispatch from Berlinale—‘Zero Days’
A compelling and essential documentary about worms, terrorism, cyber warfare, and Stuxnet.
A compelling and essential documentary about worms, terrorism, cyber warfare, and Stuxnet. Dispatch from Berlinale—'Zero Days'. A compelling and
'The Armor of Light' and Inflaming the Conscience: A Conversation with Abigail Disney and Rob Schenck
We spoke with the documentary's director and subject about gun policy, the ways fear manipulates Christians, and why the choice to befriend someone else is vital to peace in public life.
We spoke with the documentary's director and subject about gun policy, the ways fear manipulates Christians, and why the choice to befriend someone else is vital to peace in public life
Top Story August 16, 2017
Facing Our Legacy of Lynching
Cover Story: Facing Our Legacy of Lynching
How a memorial could help lead America—and Christians—to repentance from a dark history.
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