Hollywood Reporter: Elon Musk’s Twitter Bows to India Request to Censor Links to BBC’s Narendra Modi Doc

Hollywood Reporter: Elon Musk’s Twitter Bows to India Request to Censor Links to BBC’s Narendra Modi Doc. “Despite the Twitter owner’s self-proclaimed stance as a ‘free speech absolutist,’ the platform has removed all links to videos from a documentary exploring allegations against Modi for fanning the flames of prejudice against Indian Muslims.”

The Hindu: Internet Archive takes down upload of BBC’s Modi documentary

The Hindu: Internet Archive takes down upload of BBC’s Modi documentary. “The Internet Archive, a US-based repository of webpage archives and media uploads by users around the world, has taken down a widely circulated upload of the first episode of the BBC’s The Modi Question, the documentary that was ordered off of YouTube and Twitter by the Union government, The Hindu has found.”

‘Kim’s Video’ Review: Pursuit of a Legendary VHS Archive Becomes a True-Life Comic Mystery (The Wrap)

The Wrap: ‘Kim’s Video’ Review: Pursuit of a Legendary VHS Archive Becomes a True-Life Comic Mystery . “Video stores started to close by 2008 when the near-mythical Mr. Kim offered his collection of 55,000 movies to any institution that would keep it intact. The town of Salemi, Sicily, acquired the archive, and in 2012 there was an article in The Village Voice by Karina Longworth that attempted to figure out what had happened to it, but the final fate of the collection is at last revealed in ‘Kim’s Video,’ a documentary by director David Redmon and his filmmaking partner Ashley Sabin that plays like an expert comic thriller.”

The Root: Docuseries Chronicling the Rise of Black Twitter Coming to Hulu

The Root: Docuseries Chronicling the Rise of Black Twitter Coming to Hulu. “According to Deadline, Insecure executive producer Prentice Penny is directing Black Twitter, a three-part docuseries for Hulu. Based on Jason Parham’s story for Wired, A People’s History of Black Twitter, the project follows ‘the rise, the movements, the voices and the memes that made Black Twitter an influential and dominant force in nearly every aspect of American political and cultural life.’”

My Modern Met: 80 Documentaries From Kino Lorber Are Free to Watch on YouTube

My Modern Met: 80 Documentaries From Kino Lorber Are Free to Watch on YouTube. “Now, anyone interested in discovering more about their favorite artists, musicians, and cultural icons, can check out a playlist of documentaries from film distributor Kino Lorber. All 80 films—ranging from an hour to two hours long—are free to watch on YouTube. Among this diverse collection of documentaries are features dedicated to much-loved creative figures like M.C. Escher.”

Maynooth University Library Lunchtime Talk: Using radio documentaries and podcasts to highlight significant library collections (Maynooth University Library)

Maynooth University Library: Maynooth University Library Lunchtime Talk: Using radio documentaries and podcasts to highlight significant library collections. “Award-winning freelance journalist Bairbre Flood, is in conversation with Helen Fallon, Deputy Librarian, Maynooth University on the topic of using library collections as the basis of documentaries and podcasts. Bairbre produced the documentary ‘Silence Would be Treason’ for BBC Radio 4. This is based on the MU Ken Saro-Wiwa Archive.” The event is free.

Rappler: ‘Daang Dokyu’ launches online database for Filipino documentaries

Rappler: ‘Daang Dokyu’ launches online database for Filipino documentaries. “Daang Dokyu by FilDocs and Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), an online portal for Philippine documentaries dating back from 1913 up to the present, is now available for public access… The database is free for interested individuals who want to watch and listen to discussions, lectures, and masterclasses from filmmakers, artists, academics, and other industry stakeholders.” I explored for a few moments. Lots of content, easy to navigate.

CBC: Female wartime aircraft builders in Fort William to be celebrated on new website

CBC: Female wartime aircraft builders in Fort William to be celebrated on new website. “A 1999 documentary about the women who worked in Fort William’s Canadian Car and Foundry plant during the Second World War is getting new life as an interactive website. The site will combine material gathered for the original film with new material that was contributed by a staff member at the Thunder Bay Alstom plant — the former home of Can Car — according to Lakehead University history professor Ron Harpelle.”

Flood Magazine: KCRW Announces Audio Documentary Series on Deirdre O’Donoghue

Flood Magazine: KCRW Announces Audio Documentary Series on Deirdre O’Donoghue. “Hosted by Tricia Halloran of KCRW’s ‘Brave New World,’ the series will feature interviews with artists recollecting their time on the DJ’s original radio series ‘SNAP!’ (an acronym for “Saturday Night Avant Pop”), including Julian Cope, Michael Stipe, Henry Rollins, Syd Straw, Glass Eye’s Brian Beattie and Kathy McCarty, Dave Newton of Mighty Lemon Drop, David Lowery of Camper Van Beethoven, and many of the other artists who squeezed into her studio to perform on her late night show.”

MIT News: Transformative truth-telling at the MIT Open Documentary Lab

I had heard of this but I had no idea it was so extensive. MIT News: Transformative truth-telling at the MIT Open Documentary Lab. “When he was convicted, his twin children were 45 days old. Now, they’re 21. This father’s voice is one of dozens collected in the ongoing documentary project ‘A Father’s Lullaby’ by current MIT Open Documentary Lab Fellow Rashin Fahandej. It comprises a compilation of recorded lullabies and oral histories from incarcerated fathers separated from their young children…. This inventive and moving inventory of lost lullabies is one of many examples of the boundary-pushing creative works that are found in the MIT Open Documentary Lab (ODL) archive — a deep archive known as the Docubase.”