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Ken Burns’ Next Documentary Will Profile Muhammad Ali

29 March 2017 9:42 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon are producing and directing a documentary for PBS about the legendary American boxer Muhammad Ali, who passed away last June. Production of the two-part, four-hour documentary began in early 2016 and the film is expected to premiere in 2021.

Read More: HBO Announces Multi-Part Muhammad Ali Documentary From Director Antoine Fuqua

Muhammad Ali’s passing last year gave us reason to celebrate his boxing feats as well as his contributions as an ambassador for human rights, and as a voice and symbol of pacifism,” said Sarah Burns in a statement. “But it’s easy to forget how divisive a figure he was, proudly associating with the Nation of Islam, refusing induction into the Army before the Vietnam War had become deeply unpopular. We’re eager to get beyond the archetypes and examine who and what influenced his choices, and how he maintained the courage of »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Ken Burns’ Next Documentary Will Profile Muhammad Ali

29 March 2017 9:42 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon are producing and directing a documentary for PBS about the legendary American boxer Muhammad Ali, who passed away last June. Production of the two-part, four-hour documentary began in early 2016 and the film is expected to premiere in 2021.

Read More: HBO Announces Multi-Part Muhammad Ali Documentary From Director Antoine Fuqua

Muhammad Ali’s passing last year gave us reason to celebrate his boxing feats as well as his contributions as an ambassador for human rights, and as a voice and symbol of pacifism,” said Sarah Burns in a statement. “But it’s easy to forget how divisive a figure he was, proudly associating with the Nation of Islam, refusing induction into the Army before the Vietnam War had become deeply unpopular. We’re eager to get beyond the archetypes and examine who and what influenced his choices, and how he maintained the courage of »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Ken Burns Sets Muhammad Ali Documentary for PBS

29 March 2017 8:36 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ken Burns is producing a four-hour PBS documentary on Muhammad Ali that is targeting a 2021 premiere.

The filmmaker said Wednesday has been working on the project since early 2016 with Sarah Burns and David McMahon. The same trio collaborated on 2013’s “The Central Park Five” and 2016’s “Jackie Robinson.” “Muhammad Ali” hails from Burns’ Florentine Films banner.

Muhammad Ali may be the most iconic figure of the 20th century. He arrived at exactly the right moment, amidst the tumult and upheaval of the 1960s, and he shaped his times with his powerful voice, mesmerizing presence, and achievements in the ring,” said Ken Burns. “But beyond the astonishing athletic gifts and mountain of charisma, there’s a very complex, dynamic man whose life story has yet to receive the comprehensive treatment it deserves.”

The legendary boxer died last June at the age of 74. The scope of his influence makes him a ripe subject for the deep-dive treatment that is »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Which Documentaries Help Make Sense of the World Today? — IndieWire Critics Survey

6 February 2017 10:58 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: This past Friday saw the release of Raoul Peck’s “I Am Not Your Negro,” a documentary that speaks to our present moment through the writings and actions of the late James Baldwin. What other documentaries — recent or not — might help people better understand and / or respond to the state of the world today?

Richard Brody (@tnyfrontrow), The New Yorker

“The state of the world today” is too big a matter for any one documentary, because there’s no one state of things, there’s an overwhelming diversity of experiences — and the history of movies is as much the history of the ones that it doesn’t show. »

- David Ehrlich

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DPs Bob Richman, Buddy Squires and Thorsten Thielow on Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

19 January 2017 7:00 PM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

It took a team of four seasoned documentary DPs to capture the stories of Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman. Shot in Montana, Kansas and Louisiana, the film documents the lives of three men (the titular rancher, farmer and fisherman) who act as environmental conservationists in their respective fields. Directors Susan Froemke and John Hoffman have the action unfold in a vérité fashion, which stresses the land and the people who work it. Among the DPs they hired for the project were Bob Richman (An Inconvenient Truth), Buddy Squires (The Central Park Five) and Thorsten Thielow (30 for 30). Below, these three cinematographers discuss the unique challenges […] »

- Filmmaker Staff

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Fight the power: documentaries to unleash the activist in you

2 January 2017 1:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Children in poverty, rape in the military, mass murderers at large … Oscar-nominated director Lucy Walker picks 10 powerful documentaries to galvanise you into action

More inspiring culture for 2017

The documentaries praised on these pages are all ones that fired me up, galvanised me into action, which are also magnificent works of film-making well worth watching now. I’m proud to look around and, as that there are far too many non-fiction films to choose from, please forgive the omissions as I’m spoiled for choice by my inspiring film-maker colleagues.

There are brilliantly energising films that have brought real-world justice, such as The Central Park Five (directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon) about five black and Latino teenagers wrongly convicted of raping of a white woman jogging in New York in 1989. In this category, I would also mention The Jinx (directed by Andrew Jarecki) about the real estate heir Robert Durst, »

- Lucy Walker

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