documentary

ANKARA, Turkey | Sean Penn working on documentary on Saudi writer’s death

ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish official says Sean Penn is in Turkey working on a documentary about the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Yasin Aktay, an adviser to Turkey’s president, tells The Associated Press on Thursday that the two-time Oscar winner interviewed him in Ankara as part of his … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Sean Penn working on documentary on Saudi writer’s death

AKRON, Ohio | Documentary to feature school backed by LeBron James

AKRON, Ohio  — An Ohio school backed by NBA star LeBron James will be the subject of a feature-length documentary. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the Akron Public Schools has approved a deal with a New York City production company to document the first year of the I Promise School. The school opened in July … Continue reading AKRON, Ohio | Documentary to feature school backed by LeBron James

NEW YORK | Ava DuVernay to make Prince documentary for Netflix

NEW YORK — Ava DuVernay is making a multipart documentary on Prince for Netflix with the support of the late musician’s estate. The director on Tuesday confirmed Twitter reports late Monday that she’s working on the film. The documentary will be made with extensive use of Prince’s archives and will span the artist’s entire life. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ava DuVernay to make Prince documentary for Netflix

NEW YORK | ‘First Reformed’ leads Gotham Awards nominees

NEW YORK — Paul Schrader’s religious thriller “First Reformed” is the leading nominee for the 28th annual Gotham Awards, including nods for best feature and best actor for star Ethan Hawke. The Independent Filmmaker Project announced nominations for the 28th annual IFP Gotham Awards on Thursday. The period drama “The Favourite” snagged two nominations and … Continue reading NEW YORK | ‘First Reformed’ leads Gotham Awards nominees

HARARE, Zimbabwe | New Zimbabwe documentary on massacres takes aim at president

HARARE, Zimbabwe — A new documentary on massacres by Zimbabwe’s military has led to harsh exchanges as the 1980s killings challenge a new president who preaches unity but refuses to apologize for his alleged role in one of the country’s deepest wounds. The screening in the capital, Harare, would have been almost impossible under former … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | New Zimbabwe documentary on massacres takes aim at president

LONDON | Meghan reveals ‘something blue’ she wore at royal wedding

LONDON— It’s an old tradition that a bride should have something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on her wedding day, and the Duchess of Sussex followed that when she wed Prince Harry. The former Meghan Markle has revealed in a television documentary that she had a piece of blue fabric from the … Continue reading LONDON | Meghan reveals ‘something blue’ she wore at royal wedding

LONDON | Journalists who worked on documentary arrested in N Ireland

LONDON — Two journalists who worked on a documentary about a mass killing in Northern Ireland were arrested Friday on suspicion of stealing confidential documents. Police said two men, aged 51 and 48, were arrested in Belfast on Friday morning by officers investigating the alleged theft of documents from Northern Ireland’s police ombudsman. Academy Award-winning … Continue reading LONDON | Journalists who worked on documentary arrested in N Ireland

LONDON | Peter Jackson’s WWI film to premiere at London Film Festival

LONDON— “The Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson’s new film — a documentary that transforms grainy footage from World War I into color — has a title and a world premiere date at the London Film Festival in October. The festival said Tuesday that “They Shall Not Grow Old” will be screened in London … Continue reading LONDON | Peter Jackson’s WWI film to premiere at London Film Festival