June 28, 2016 | POV’s daily list of essential reading for the documentary and independent filmmaking community.

‘Bill Cunningham New York’ Is The Film All Street Style Fans Must See
Bill Cunningham was, and will most definitely remain in memory, as the best street style photographer the fashion industry has ever seen. Having sadly passed away this weekend following a stroke, the 87 year old’s legacy had luckily for us been captured not only in the thousands of photographs he took, but also on film. The 2010 documentary ‘Bill Cunningham New York’ tells the story of the man who wouldn’t let anything pass him by without snapping it first, with his 35mm camera slung around his neck at all times.
Read more | GQ UK »

Josh Fox on His New Doc “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change”
As 2015 goes down as the world’s hottest year on record and the East Coast continues to dig out from one of its worst snowstorms in history, we look at the new documentary by Josh Fox. In “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change,” Fox travels the globe, from New York City to the Marshall Islands and China, to follow the struggles of communities fighting the impacts of climate change.
Read more | Democracy Now »

13 Netflix Documentaries That Will Enthrall You From The Start
Over the years, Netflix has become the premiere site for streaming shows, movies, and documentaries. Though the first two have been talked about more dominantly throughout the years, Netflix’s selection of documentaries has both grown in number and popularity most recently. Even if documentaries aren’t typically your first choice of things to watch, there are plenty of Netflix documentaries that will enthrall you.
Read more | Romper »

This New War Documentary About Afghanistan Looks Intense
Last year, actor-turned-filmmaker Ricky Schroder, released the first installment of his six-episode documentary series called “The Fighting Season,” which chronicles the U.S. military’s efforts to bring the war in Afghanistan to a close after 13 years of grueling counterinsurgency operations. Much of the footage featured in the series was pulled from helmet cameras worn by frontline soldiers in an attempt to show what that effort looks like on the ground. The result is what Schroder has confidently described to Deadline as “the most realistic combat experience on the modern day battlefield ever shown.”
Read more | Task & Purpose »

Palm Springs International ShortFest Reveals Winners
The festival screened 327 short films, culled from more than 4,100 filmmaker submissions, and more than $115,000 in prizes was awarded in 21 categories. Winners of 2016 Palm Springs International ShortFest include the documentary short ‘Phil’s Camino’, directed by Annie O’Neil and Jessica Lewis, about a Stage 4 cancer patient.
Read more | Hollywood Reporter »

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