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Streaming Documentary Review | I Am Not Your Negro

In 1979, renowned American novelist James Baldwin sent a manuscript of his new book to his literary agent. The manuscript depicted the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., three of Baldwin’s close friends. Unfortunately, the revolutionary author died before it could be finished. Now, thirty years later, Baldwin’s …

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Streaming Documentary Review | Dear Mr. Watterson

The story of one of the most influential cartoons of all time, Calvin and Hobbes, and the mystery of its reclusive creator, Bill Watterson. As the age of newspaper slowly faded away, few fought against the tide and keep the authenticity of their work intact. Hear from fans, fellow cartoonists and those in the licensing …

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Streaming Documentary Review | Mudbloods: UCLS’s Quidditch Team

This is a documentary explaining the game of real life Quidditch and how there is a world of it that isn’t as commonly known as other sports. The Quidditch world is much deeper than I had anticipated. Having tournaments every year and spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, it is huge in the National College …

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Streaming Documentary Review | Discovering David Bowie

David Bowie is easily the most iconic musician of the modern era. This documentary explores Bowie’s beginnings in Brixton, London, which was still recovering from World War II. Bowie’s outrageous outfits, makeup, and performances is what helped cement him as a music legend. Throughout his long career, Bowie famously reinvented himself several times, and released …

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Streaming Documentary Review | Discovering Abba

ABBA is one of the most famous pop groups of the 70s and 80s. This documentary examines how the foursome got their start in Swedish folk music, and later turned to disco and pop. ABBA was able to become global superstars through their powerful lyrics and upbeat music. Their music was powerful enough that it …

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Streaming Documentary Review | A Poem is a Naked Person

A Poem is a Naked Person (kanopy.com) is a free-form style documentary recording singer-songwriter Leon Russell in his recording studio in northeast Oklahoma. There are fascinating scenes of Russell performing with his band, with some appearances from other acclaimed musicians. This film captures the easy-going life Russell and his friends live by to influence their …

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Streaming Documentary Review | Amy: The Tragic Story of Amy Winehouse

A wonderful insight to the life of a superstar taken too soon. Amy documents the late jazz singer’s meteoric rise to fame through home videos, concerts, and personal interviews with close friends, family, and record producers. The interviews narrate the film while trying to navigate through the many struggles and issues Amy herself tried to …

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Streaming Documentary Review | Cosmopolis

http://byu.kanopystreaming.com/video/episode-5-cosmopolis-1918-1931 Cosmopolis is a documentary focusing on the economy, society, and culture found in New York City following World War I and spanning until 1931— essentially the Roaring Twenties and its downfall. It discusses in specifics the reasons behind the idealistic mindset of the twenties, as well as the cause of its abrupt and unpleasant …

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Streaming Documentary Review | Live From Bethlehem

http://byu.kanopystreaming.com/video/live-bethlehem This documentary tells the story of the Ma’an news organization, which is based in Bethlehem and run by Palestinians.  The other news sources available in the area are Israeli.  The Ma’an network is trying to tell an unbiased story of the conflict in Jerusalem.  They do this through translating and broadcasting the Israeli news, …

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Streaming Documentary Review | A Hard Day’s Night

http://byu.kanopystreaming.com/video/hard-days-night This humorous film follows Paul, John, George, and Ringo of the Beatles on a silly, fictional adventure on their way to perform. On their way to a show the band encounters screaming fans as well as adventures trying to deal with Paul’s mischievous grandfather. They also engage in their own high-jinx along the way. …

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