How Charlie Hebdo created the cover that made them a terrorist target

Back in 2006, Jérôme Lambert and Philippe Picard made this short documentary showing the creative process behind the first cover that made the fanatics to target Charlie Hebdo, a magazine that I used to read when I was a student in France. A unique look into a creative process that will surprise many Americans. » 1/12/15 8:40pm 1/12/15 8:40pm

Terrifying documentary on the fire bombs roaming America's railroads

Boom is a terrifying documentary on a problem that you may not be aware of: America has been invaded by hundred of thousands of moving fire bombs—freight trains with old, cheap tanker cars designed to transport corn oil filled with dangerous flammable oil. Logically, accidents are happening, people are dying, and oil… » 12/15/14 8:06am 12/15/14 8:06am

Watch two hours of deleted scenes from the original Star Wars Trilogy

If you're looking for two hours of deleted scenes and alternate footage from the original Star Wars Trilogy and hoping that they'd be masterfully edited together documentary-style, well, here you go. Garrett Gilchrist put together all this Star Wars footage you probably never seen before in Star Wars: Deleted Magic. » 11/25/14 11:29pm 11/25/14 11:29pm

Top photographers explain what modern photography is really about

Award-winning filmmaker and photographer Tyrone Lebon created this neat documentary showing the state of the art of modern photography. The film features some of the world's best contemporary photographers talking about their creative process, inspiration, and ultimately, what modern photography is about. » 10/31/14 11:14pm 10/31/14 11:14pm

Extracting giant marble blocks from a quarry is amazing and beautiful

This beautiful video is an excerpt from Yuri Ancarani's documentary Il Capo. It shows the boss of the most famous marble quarry in the world—in Carrara, Italy—at work. Watching him guide his men extract giant chunks of marble with simple hand movements, is simply amazing. » 10/24/14 12:15am 10/24/14 12:15am

Manakamana Captures the Entire Country of Nepal in Just One Cable Car

Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez' Manakamana isn't a film for everyone. Labeled as experimental, it comes with the territory that this isn't your average doc with an identifiable beginning, middle, and end. Instead Manakamana is something you've never seen before, and that's why it's worth watching. » 9/21/14 9:00pm 9/21/14 9:00pm

Watching food talking about food is hilarious

This short animated documentary shows different types of food talking about the food they love. Cheeseburger loves meat, mini-pretzels became vegetarian, a chicken is in love with eggplants, and so on. The voices are taken from interviews with real people and the stop motion animation is made to synchronize with them. » 5/20/14 9:59pm 5/20/14 9:59pm

How a Team of Nerds and Artists Uncovered Warhol's Lost Digital Art

Retro-geeks and artists alike were abuzz last month with the news that the Andy Warhol Museum had recovered digital works of art created by Warhol himself some thirty years ago on a Commodore Amiga computer. A new documentary produced by the Carnegie Museum of Art traces the process of digital archeology that revealed… » 5/12/14 2:20pm 5/12/14 2:20pm

Step Inside The Historic Photo Archive Stored In an Underground Mine

Boyers, Pennsylvania, is home to the Iron Mountain storage facility, a former limestone mine that is now the storage site of more than 15 million photographic negatives and prints, all preserved hundreds of feet underground. This documentary, produced by the Hillman Photography Initiative, takes you inside for a… » 4/29/14 5:39pm 4/29/14 5:39pm

Exploring the Decaying Ruins of Brother Island, NYC's Last Unknown Place

Surrounding the bustling island of Manhattan are countless lesser-known landforms. One of the most unique is North Brother Island. Sitting in the East River between the Bronx and Rikers Island, this unassuming chunk of land once housed a hospital where the city quarantined sick patients. » 4/28/14 4:40pm 4/28/14 4:40pm