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  • Peabody Awards Announces 60 Nominees

    Peabody Awards Announces 60 Nominees

    The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors has selected 60 nominees that represent the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media

  • Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (if you're a girl)
    Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (if you're a girl)

    Nominee The story of a skateboarding camp and school for girls in Afghanistan, Carol Dysinger's delightful film empathetically charts the young skaters as they develop...

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  • Leaving Neverland
    Leaving Neverland

    Nominee A brave if deeply troubling account from Dan Reed of pop legend Michael Jackson's relationships with children, told through profiles of James Safechuck and...

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  • POV: América
    POV: América

    Nominee A beautiful portrait from Erick Stoll and Chase Whiteside of grandsons taking care of their charming 93-year-old grandmother in Colima, Mexico....

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  • POV: Inventing Tomorrow
    POV: Inventing Tomorrow

    In a world full of existential crises—climate change, pollution, environmental degradation—it feels like at every turn we are confronted with seemingly unsolvable problems. It's enough...

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  • POV: Midnight Traveler
    POV: Midnight Traveler

    Midnight Traveler begins with director Hassan Fazili and his wife Nargis deciding they must leave their home of Afghanistan, accompanied by their two small children....

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  • POV: Roll Red Roll
    POV: Roll Red Roll

    Nominee Harrowing yet powerful retelling by Nancy Schwartzman of the 2012 rape of a teenage girl by members of a beloved high school football team...

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  • POV: The Distant Barking of Dogs
    POV: The Distant Barking of Dogs

    Without a word of narration, Simon Lereng Wilmont's beautiful, moving, and nuanced documentary The Distant Barking of Dogs chronicles life in a war zone through...

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  • POV: The Silence of Others
    POV: The Silence of Others

    While at first blush, the sentiment to put nastiness behind oneself, forget, and move on may sound laudable, Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar's The Silence...

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  • The Edge of Democracy
    The Edge of Democracy

    In The Edge of Democracy, director Petra Costa takes viewers through a first-person narration of Brazil's tumultuous political history over the last several decades. Seen...

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  • True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality
    True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality

    True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality is a portrait of the life and legal defense work of attorney Bryan Stevenson in representing the incarcerated...

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  • Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics And Men
    Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics And Men

    Nominee This four-part account by Sacha Jenkins of rap and hip-hop superstars Wu-Tang Clan skillfully plumbs the depths of their music, lives, and commentary....

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  • 16 Shots
    16 Shots

    Nominee This moving and impressively comprehensive forensic account from director Rick Rowley examines the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by Chicago police....

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  • American Factory
    American Factory

    Nominee Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert's film offers an excellent fly-on-the-wall account of the arrival of the Fuyao factory and its Chinese leadership in Moraine,...

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  • Apollo 11
    Apollo 11

    Apollo 11 reminds us of a time before SpaceX when America celebrated scientific accomplishment, when engineers, test pilots, human "computers," and government agencies collaborated to...

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  • For Sama
    For Sama

    What is it like to live in the confines of a brutal war zone, in one of the few functioning hospitals constantly under brutal bombardment...

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  • One Child Nation
    One Child Nation

    Nominee Directors Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang powerfully explore the impact of China's one child policy on the parents and siblings who lost loved ones,...

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  • Sea of Shadows
    Sea of Shadows

    Nominee This action-packed documentary examines the illegal trade from Mexican cartels to Chinese traffickers of the rare totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez, and...

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  • Surviving R. Kelly
    Surviving R. Kelly

    Lifetime's explosive Surviving R. Kelly, a six-part documentary series, exposed decades-worth of alleged sexual misconduct and abuse of underage girls and young women of color...

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  • Independent Lens: HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING
    Independent Lens: HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING

    If John Coltrane's Alabama stands as one of the most iconic artistic expressions capturing the mournful horrors and tragedies of Civil Rights-era Alabama, RaMell Ross's...

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  • Peabody Guide: Great Stories To Watch

    Peabody Guide: Great Stories To Watch

    Peabody Awards has pulled together a guide to some of the best stories from the past few years to discover or re-binge that are

  • Peabody Conversations: Kartemquin Films

    Peabody Conversations: Kartemquin Films

    "I think we've always felt that documentary film has a critical role to play in the democratic process and a democratic society," Gordon Quinn of

  • Peabody Conversations: 13th

    Peabody Conversations: 13th

    "When you stop the story and say, 'That's fake. That doesn't sound like it appeals to me,’' you cut yourself off from what a story

  • Peabody Conversations: Oklahoma City

    Peabody Conversations: Oklahoma City

    "The story of Timothy McVeigh is the story of the alt-right, and we see now the flowering of that alt-right in Charlottesville and many other

  • Tongues Untied tribute

    Tongues Untied tribute

    Peabody recognized the late filmmaker, poet and writer Marlon Riggs and his groundbreaking POV documentary "Tongues Untied" on the 30th anniversary of its broadcast on

  • Institutional Award: Kartemquin Films
    Institutional Award: Kartemquin Films

    The philosopher John Dewey once said that "artists are the real purveyors of the news," an idea that resides at the heart of Kartemquin Films....

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  • Peabody recognizes powerful documentaries

    Peabody recognizes powerful documentaries

    The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors revealed today eight winners in the Documentary category for programs released in 2018. The honorees, part of the annual

  • A Dangerous Son
    A Dangerous Son

    Filmmaker Liz Garbus' powerful documentary, A Dangerous Son, focuses on three children with serious mental disorders and the struggles of their parents to manage not...

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  • Blue Planet II
    Blue Planet II

    Nominee A view of our oceans using the latest diving and submarine technologies reveals we have more in common with, and are more connected...

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  • I Am Evidence
    I Am Evidence

    Nominee The exploration of the alarming number of untested rape kits in the United States through a character-driven narrative brings much-needed attention to how...

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  • Independent Lens: DOLORES
    Independent Lens: DOLORES

    Peter Bratt's exhilarating portrait of activist and community organizer Dolores Huerta serves as a timely reminder of the power of collective action in service of...

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  • Independent Lens: I Am Not Your Negro
    Independent Lens: I Am Not Your Negro

    Nominee A film treatment of James Baldwin's unfinished project about the lives and successive assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King,...

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  • Independent Lens: THE JUDGE
    Independent Lens: THE JUDGE

    Filmmaker Erika Cohn chronicles the day-to-day challenges of the Middle East's first female Sharia law judge in the illuminating and dynamic documentary, Independent Lens: The...

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  • Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart
    Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

    A magnificent tribute to Lorraine Hansberry's life and career as an essayist, journalist and playwright, and fearless advocate for social justice, the American Masters documentary...

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  • Minding the Gap
    Minding the Gap

    In Minding the Gap, director Bing Liu pulls off a remarkable feat of cinematic sleight of hand. What at first appears to be a film...

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  • POV: QUEST: A Portrait of an American Family
    POV: QUEST: A Portrait of an American Family

    Nominee Director Jonathan Olshefski spent nearly a decade chronicling the daily triumphs and tragedies of the Raineys, a working class African-American family in North...

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  • POV: The Apology
    POV: The Apology

    The Apology follows the personal journeys of three former "comfort women" who were among the 200,000 girls and young women kidnapped and forced into military...

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  • POV: Survivors
    POV: Survivors

    Nominee Filmmaker Arthur Pratt takes viewers to the communities of Sierra Leone during the 2014 Ebola outbreak to highlight a few of the unsung...

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  • POV: Whose Streets?
    POV: Whose Streets?

    Nominee An unflinching look at the uprising in Ferguson, Missouri, after the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer,...

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  • Shirkers
    Shirkers

    Nominee Filmmaker Sandi Tan returns to her native Singapore to explore traumatic memories of a man who both enabled and thwarted her dreams to...

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  • The Bleeding Edge
    The Bleeding Edge

    Nominee Comprehensive investigation into how corporate malfeasance in the medical device industry, coupled with the FDA's lax regulation, has resulted in devices being linked...

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  • The Facebook Dilemma
    The Facebook Dilemma

    FRONTLINE's investigation examines the world's largest social media platform and how its policies and practices have impacted personal privacy and democracies worldwide. Beginning with footage...

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  • The Jazz Ambassadors
    The Jazz Ambassadors

    The Jazz Ambassadors is a momentous cultural achievement. It is a story about the people, especially African Americans, who created jazz and their pivotal role...

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  • Spotlight on the Best Storytelling of 2018

    Spotlight on the Best Storytelling of 2018

    The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors has announced the 60 nominees that represent the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during

  • Peabody Conversations: Night Will Fall

    Peabody Conversations: Night Will Fall

    "Our film tells the importance of storytelling and adhering to the truth," explains Sally Angel, producer of Night Will Fall, with director André Singer after

  • Peabody Conversations: Newtown

    Peabody Conversations: Newtown

    "Very soon after the Sandy Hook School shooting, where I lost my 7-year-old son Daniel, I felt a sense of purpose and mission to try

  • Peabody Conversations: Indivisible

    Peabody Conversations: Indivisible

    "I wanted to take a really politicized topic and humanize it," Hilary Linder, director and producer of "Indivisible" explains in this Peabody Conversation. The intimate

  • Independent Lens: Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People
    Independent Lens: Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

    Nominee A documentary exploring the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African-Americans from slavery to the present, through images...

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  • Independent Lens: 1971
    Independent Lens: 1971

    Nominee The story behind ordinary citizens who risked everything to uncover FBI abuse in 1971 explores the line between law enforcement and spying, accountability and...

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  • Growing Up Trans
    Growing Up Trans

    Nominee An intimate and eye-opening journey inside a new frontier for transgender children, exploring the medical possibilities, struggles, and choices they and their families face...

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