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20 of the Best Surf Movies of All Time

How Far From Home | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment
How Far From Home

If you're tired of the cold, and feel like escaping to the warmth of beach life, here is the list of the best surf documentaries and motion pictures of all time, as suggested to me by my surf-obsessed and movie-loving arsenal of friends.

7 Crime Docs To Stream After You Finish ‘Making A Murderer'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 05.23.2016 | Entertainment

Since its premiere last month, Netflix's "Making a Murderer" has become the most talked-about true crime investigation on the Internet, with people co...

12 Fascinating Political Documentaries You Can Stream Right Now

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.22.2015 | Politics

Here at HuffPost Politics, we enjoy a "House of Cards" or "West Wing" binge as much as anyone. But if you're seeking a deeper look at American politic...

If It's Hard to Picture Legal Anti-Gay Witchunts, Watch This Movie About Cameroon

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

The French-speaking country on Africa's west coast has managed to avoid the bad publicity that has greeted Nigeria and Uganda's harsh treatment of their gay and lesbian citizens, perhaps because it possesses nothing coveted by the West.

Documentary Teaches Indian Police The Reality Of Reporting Rape

The Huffington Post | Margaret Bangs | Posted 12.04.2015 | Impact

In India, the attitude that "it's better not to report rape" runs rampant. But Indian filmmaker Vibha Bakshi decided to hold authorities accountable ...

Many of Our Major Cities Will Be Submerged: Climate-Change Horrors (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Graham | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact

On Monday, November 30th, The Huffington Post is thrilled to showcase, in a special event, the new film from Oscar-winner Charles Ferguson entitled "T...

Award-Winning Sex-Change Documentary Call Me Marianna Brightens Polish Film Festival in America

Greg Archer | Posted 11.12.2015 | Chicago
Greg Archer

Faith, trust and the courage to live as the person you know yourself to be all come into play in Karolina Bielawska's moving, award-winning documentary Call Me Marianna. The film has been turning heads at film festivals around the world.

'A Town Called Brzostek' Among the Compelling Documentaries at the 27th Polish Film Festival in America

Greg Archer | Posted 11.12.2015 | Chicago
Greg Archer

English professor and social anthropologist Jonathan Webber may not have known the full extent of his actions when he first felt compelled to rebuild a cemetery in the bucolic Polish town of Brzostek, where his grandfather was born.

Filmmakers Rally Support To Release Maya Angelou Documentary

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.02.2015 | Black Voices

A little more than a year after her death, Maya Angelou is finally getting her own documentary and directors Rita Coburn Whack and Bob Hercules have c...

The Nature of Power: An Interview With Tarik Kafala, Head of BBC Arabic

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.22.2015 | Media
E. Nina Rothe

The definition, as well as the control of power have definitely changed in the last decade. In the Arab world, the exact moment when the shift started can probably be traced to the dramatic events of the Arab Spring.

Couple Sees Each Other For The First Time After Decades Of Blindness

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 10.14.2015 | Arts

Although they spend each day side-by-side, Durga and Manisara haven’t seen each other in over 15 years. A married couple living in the hills of Nepa...

Why You Should Be Excited About This New Food Documentary

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 10.08.2015 | Taste

Michael Pollan, the journalist who ignites national conversations about food, and the sage behind "Food, Inc." and "The Omnivore's Dilemma," has a new...

Your Favorite Show Might Make You A Better Person

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're looking for a good excuse to curl up and binge-watch "Mad Men" on Netflix, science has your back. Award-winning TV dramas may help increase ...

Holocaust Survivor Shares Amazing Story Of Kindness In A Concentration Camp

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.02.2015 | Fifty

More than a moving story: a true life lesson.Thank you Francine. #WhatMakesUsHUMANPosted by HUMAN on Friday, September 25, 2015 Though the Holocaust w...

'Going Clear' Dropped From 2 Theaters Near Scientology Base

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.21.2015 | Entertainment

Two movie theaters near the Church of Scientology's world headquarters in Clearwater, Florida, have canceled screenings of HBO's damning documentary, ...

A Gay Muslim Films His Hajj Pilgrimage To Mecca

Religion News Service | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.13.2015 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) Among the 2 million Muslims who flock to Saudi Arabia each year for the hajj pilgrimage, Parvez Sharma’s journey stands out. He filme...

Dreamcatcher: Offering Condoms and Compassion to Ladies of the Night

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

The story begins like many famous fairy tales. An orphaned infant is sent to live with a relative--a grandmother, this time.

In Under A Minute, This Filmmaker Captures The Challenges Of Post-Katrina New Orleans

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.27.2015 | Black Voices

"You will never forget Katrina. Katrina did something that nobody had never seen before." These words are of a young black father in New Orleans frust...

Saved in America

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

In her debut documentary Saved in America I quizzed filmmaker and bombshell (not important, but she is) director Kim Sill about her journey protesting, benignly and politely (she is southern and a lady after all) in front of pet shops that sell puppies born and breed in puppy mills.

7 More Documentaries To Stream On Netflix

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment

Here are seven more documentaries worth your valuable, binge-watching time, all available on Netflix. "What Happened, Miss Simone?" "What Happened, ...

'Listen to Me Marlon' Reveals Our Greatest Actor In His Own Words

John Turturro | Posted 07.28.2016 | Entertainment
John Turturro

There is only one Marlon Brando. No actor, despite the countless who have been compared to him, has had the masculinity and femininity, the gentleness, the sudden violence, the surprise, the gracefulness, the sexuality and the innate poetry that made up this complicated soul.

21 Gorgeous Documentaries Everyone Should Stream Right Now

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.28.2015 | Arts

There are only so many hours in the week you can spend streaming old episodes of "Seinfeld," staring at a glowing screen while the faint echo of a bir...

Jose Antonio Vargas Discusses Unpacking Race In New Doc 'White People'

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 07.24.2015 | Black Voices

MTV's documentary "White People" premiered on Wednesday and spurred an Internet frenzy around the role race plays in the lives of Americans -- particu...

'Look Of Silence' Director On How The Film Is Sparking Change In Indonesia

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.17.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Joshua Oppenheimer's 2013 documentary "The Act of Killing" detailed the Indonesian genocide of the 1960s, which has been estimated to have claimed the...

'Give Me Goosebumps!': Celebrating the Relaunch of the TFI Doc Fund and New Partnership with The Orchard

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.22.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

This idea, the concept of cinema as a hand across cultures, is exactly what the TFI Documentary Fund is about. From a festival that began to heal a city, to a program and their funds that continue to mend the world through cinema, TFI is high on my list of groundbreaking, life-changing organizations. Many may have tried to imitate it but none have even come close.