Documentary

Interview

Lorena Bobbitt Tells Her Own Story: 'Immigrant Women Don't Have a Voice'

Broadly spoke with Lorena Bobbitt about her 1993 domestic assault trial that gripped the nation, and how her immigration status shaped her narrative.
Renée Reizman
2.14.19
Documentary

How Dr. Ruth Brought Radical Sexual Politics Out of the Shadows

Director Ryan White talks to Broadly about his new documentary on Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the legendary educator who took sex out of the bedroom and onto the dinner table.
Joi Childs
2.7.19
Culture

How Yayoi Kusama Beat the Art World At Its Own Game

When Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama was shut out of the New York art world in the 1960s, she forged her own path instead.
Ione Gamble
11.19.18
Film

The Woman Who Filmed How The New York Times Reports on Trump

Liz Garbus's new docuseries, "The Fourth Estate," gets to the heart of how free press is essential to democracy—and Donald Trump's attempts to undermine that.
Broadly Staff
5.23.18
Television

9 Documentaries About Women You Can Watch for Free on YouTube

Are you a documentary film buff who's too broke to pay for a Netflix subscription? We got you.
Sirin Kale
4.11.18
Reel Women

In Film, as in Life, Grace Jones Always Steals the Spotlight

"Bloodlight and Bami" is the first film to put Grace Jones front and center, but the fashion and culture icon has a long legacy of stealing the spotlight, even in supporting roles.
Kristen Yoonsoo Kim
3.29.18
sexual assault

How Artists Are Using VR to Talk About Healing from Sexual Assault

Zohar Kfir’s VR documentary and online platform, “Testimony,” captures the stories of survivors from sexual assault—and is now open for contributions.
Sarah Burke
1.3.18
Culture

The Revelatory Documentary Showing Grace Jones's Power and Vulnerability

Director Sophie Fiennes spent five years filming the music legend as she traveled the world and met old friends and lovers.
Katherine McLaughlin
10.17.17
Culture

How the 'Step' Documentary Turns Black Teen Girls into Dance Heroes

Director Amanda Lipitz explains why she wanted her fly-on-the-wall film about Baltimore's Lethal Ladies step team to be a "pocket of joy and hope."
Katherine McLaughlin
8.7.17
Film

The Bisexual Actress Who Became an Infamous, Androgynous Sex Symbol

Marlene Dietrich was a German-born, anti-fascist screen siren who still captivates audiences 25 years after her death.
Kristen Yoonsoo Kim
5.23.17
Film

Why Everyone Thinks They Know the Truth About JonBenét Ramsey's Murder

With "Casting JonBenét," Kitty Green doesn't rehash the facts of JonBenét Ramsey's murder or offer answers, but offers a new look at our cultural obsession with the case.
Kristen Yoonsoo Kim
5.1.17
Documentary

The Ongoing Trauma of the Muslim Students an Undercover Cop Spied on For 4 Years

A new documentary, "Watched," examines the story of an undercover NYPD officer who spent four years infiltrating a group of Muslim college students—and the harrowing psychological effects on two young Muslim women who had to live under such invasive...
Aviva Stahl and Jeanne Theoharis
4.21.17
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