Documentaries to Watch

‘War on the Diamond’ Trailer: Baseball Doc About Hit-by-Pitch Death Sets November Debut

“War on the Diamond,” a feature documentary about the only baseball player to die directly of injuries sustained in a game, is set to premiere Nov. 15 on…

‘Dad’s Lullaby,’ ‘Between Revolutions’ Win Docu Talent Awards at Sarajevo

Ukrainian documentary “Dad’s Lullaby” and Romania’s “Between Revolutions” won the Docu Talent Awards, chosen from a field of nine documentary features from Central and Eastern Europe, at the…

Netflix Sets Sundance Award-Winning Doc ‘Descendant’ for October Release (EXCLUSIVE)

Following news that the award-winning documentary “Descendant” will screen as an official selection at the 60th New York Film Festival, Variety can exclusively announce that the film will…

TelevisaUnivision’s ViX+ Adds Drama Series ‘Colapso’ and Docu on Spain’s National Soccer Team

TelevisaUnivision is adding to the roster of original titles offered on the ViX+ premium streaming service that bowed last month with the goal of serving up more than…

Disney Screens ‘Mija’ Documentary for Free Before Oscar Qualifying Run (EXCLUSIVE)

Audiences will get a chance to see Disney’s inaugural feature documentary for free in select theaters during a one-week period beginning Aug. 5. “Mija,” which follows two daughters…

Sundance Institute Launches Indigenous Non-Fiction Program (EXCLUSIVE)

Four documentary filmmakers were invited to participate in the Sundance Institute’s newly created Indigenous non-fiction intensive program that concludes July 29. The three-day program was created to identify…

Sky’s Drama-Documentary Series ‘The Royal Mob’ Shoots in Lithuania

Pay TV company Sky’s drama-documentary series “The Royal Mob,” directed by Fraser McDonald, is shooting in Lithuania. The show tells the saga of an extended royal family that…

New Yorker Acquires Israeli Documentary Shorts ‘Holy Holocaust,’ ‘Herd’ (EXCLUSIVE)

The New Yorker has acquired Israeli documentary shorts “Holy Holocaust” and “Herd.” Jerusalem-based sales agent Go2Films has secured a worldwide digital distribution deal with the publication for the…

Lucie Králová’s Documentary-Opera ‘Kapr Code’ to Screen at Jihlava Film Festival

Czech/Slovak documentary-opera “Kapr Code” will receive its Czech premiere at the 26th Jihlava Intl. Documentary Film Festival, which runs Oct. 25-30, Film New Europe reports. Lucie Králová’s film…

Tomas Krupa Shoots Eco Documentary ‘We Have to Survive’

Slovak director Tomáš Krúpa has started production on his creative documentary “We Have to Survive.” The Slovak/French/Austrian coproduction captures stories about climatic change impacts from four corners of…

Gabby Giffords Decries ‘Reckless and Dangerous’ Supreme Court Gun Ruling as Documentary Celebrating Her Inspirational Recovery Debuts

“Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down,” an inspirational story about the former Arizona congresswoman’s fight to recover from an assassination attempt in 2011 and lobby for greater gun safety…

‘Beautiful Scars’ Unpacks a Canadian Music Icon’s Discovery of his Indigenous Identity

In 2014, at age 53, Tom Wilson, a singer-songwriter from Hamilton, Ontario, with a stack of gold records and stories aplenty, found out quite accidentally that he had…