documentaries

Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex: The Documentary Version

Article: Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex: The Documentary Version

The average male thinks about sex about 10 times a day. The average woman about 7. But we’re here to up the ante with this list of thought-provoking stories about everything from fantasies to fetishes–and beyond.

Strike a Pose: Best Fashion Documentaries

Article: Strike a Pose: Best Fashion Documentaries

By their nature, fashion documentaries give us plenty of striking people and outfits to admire (or recoil at). This list covers a gamut of the fashion world: good, bad and beautiful–and often very funny.

GIRL MODEL exposes the truth behind the modeling industry

Article: GIRL MODEL exposes the truth behind the modeling industry

The documentary GIRL MODEL provides a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of the fashion industry, viewed from two perspectives: a former model turned scout, and a young Siberian girl being recruited. Co-director Ashley Sabin tells SUNfiltered that she hopes GIRL MODEL encourages viewers to “look beyond the image” and become more media-literate about fashion editorials, advertisements and models. The film brings to light the people and labor behind such images, challenging viewers to think about where their media come from. Modeling can demand a high cost of people, one that many consumers aren’t aware of.

Sundance Institute supports truth-telling with documentary grants

Article: Sundance Institute supports truth-telling with documentary grants

Newspapers are on their way out, and documentaries have taken the place of investigative journalism. That’s what our boss said in an interview with the BBC a few months back.

Which is why it’s especially significant that earlier this week, Sundance Institute announced the titles of 27 feature-length documentary films that will receive $490,000 in grants from its Documentary Film Program and Fund (DFP).

Dirty hippies and ice: green docs at this year's Sundance Film Festival

Article: Dirty hippies and ice: green docs at this year's Sundance Film Festival

If filmmakers are poets, than documentarians stand out for their use of synecdoche: the most powerful docs almost always rely on stories that point to issues bigger than themselves. AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH isn’t just about climate change, but also about human shepherding of resources. GASLAND isn’t just about fracking, but corporate power, and its effects on the lives of individuals.

Two documentaries premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival not only follow in this poetic tradition, but even revel in it.

Sundance Film Festival Documentaries That 'Expose and Inspire'

Article: Sundance Film Festival Documentaries That 'Expose and Inspire'

The filmmakers behind the more than two dozen documentary films being showcased at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival may have different reasons for being there, notes Reuters’ Christine Kearney. “Some are competing for prizes and aiming to score distribution deals, others are seeking media hype to gain traction with audiences, and still more simply want…

The documentary "The Nature of Existence"

Article: The documentary "The Nature of Existence"

There’s a new documentary out this summer from the director of TREKKIES  called THE NATURE OF EXISTENCE (it opens tomorrow in NY at The Quad Cinemas), in which various philosophers, history scholars, religious leaders and fanatics from all over the world are asked tough questions about the purpose of human beings on Earth. The filmmaker…

Open Salon Blog Challenge: New Technology, New Stories

Article: Open Salon Blog Challenge: New Technology, New Stories

Sundance Channel is excited to partner with Open Salon and Lexus as we solicit your ideas around sustainability and how technological innovation will shape our future. Each week a great post responding to the week’s big question will be picked by Open Salon editors, the author will win $200 and the post will be featured here on sundancechannel.com. So log on to Open Salon now and tell us your ideas!