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

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
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
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

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

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

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

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

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

The Woman Who Saved Lower Manhattan From Becoming a Highway

A timely new documentary celebrates the legacy of Jane Jacobs, the revolutionary writer and organizer who fought to preserve citizens' voices as urban renewal projects threatened to destroy local communities.
Hanson O'Haver

Let Us Spray: The All-Woman Graffiti Documentary Celebrating Illegal Art

Czech graffiti artist Sany knows that girls can bomb, spray, and tag trains as well as the guys. So she spent eight years filming them.
Verena Bogner

This Teen Rapper Wants to Be Afghanistan's Answer to Rihanna

Sonita Alizadeh narrowly escaped becoming a child bride. Now the subject of her own documentary, "Sonita," the 19-year-old wants to become a pop star that other Afghan girls can look up to.
Olivia Marks