Documentary of the Week

WNYC Studios

Every week, WNYC tells you about the best documentaries as they become available on screens of any size. Our hosts are Thom Powers and Raphaela Neihausen, co-founders of the Pure Nonfiction podcast and the DOC NYC festival, the largest non-fiction f...Show More

01:42 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Errol Morris’ six-part documentary “Wormwood” investigates the 1953 death of CIA agent Frank Olson, which has been a six-decade obsession for Olson's son Eric. Morris combines interviews and archival ...Show More

01:52 | Jan 31st

The documentary "Suppressed: The Fight to Vote" looks at how GOP lawmakers made it harder for Democrats to vote in Brian Kemp's narrow victory over Democrat Stacy Abrams to become Georgia's governor. ...Show More
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01:57 | Jan 24th

The short documentary "Walk, Run, Cha-Cha" looks at a Vietnamese couple, separated by the war, who reunite in America and recover their lost youth in dancing. Filmmaker Laura Nix uses the beauty of da...Show More

02:01 | Jan 17th

Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney traces the rise and fall of Russian oligarch-turned-dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The film plays like a thriller with dramatic twists and unsolved murders, delive...Show More

01:48 | Jan 10th

The documentary “The Woman Who Loves Giraffes” profiles Anne Innis Dagg, who was a pioneer at studying animals in the wild in the 1950s, preceding Jane Goodall in Africa. Filmmaker Alison Reid draws u...Show More
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