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14 May
Thousands of Senegalese soldiers fought for France against the Nazis in World War II. But on December 1, 1944, as many as 400 of them were murdered in cold blood: not by the Germans, but by the very French forces they fought alongside. The massacre was swept under the rug for decades, preventing victims and their relatives from any form of closure or recognition. Marie Thomas-Penette and François-Xavier Destors' new documentary "Thiaroye 44" is one of the first to explore this dark chapter of France's colonial past. The directors joined us for Perspective.
17 Sep 2021
The DW documentary "Angela Merkel - Navigating a World in Crisis" features leading figures in politics and science recounting personal experiences with the German chancellor. The film airs September 17 on YouTube.
1 Jun 2021
A new documentary shines a spotlight on Tina Turner's ascent to stardom, as well as her abusive relationship with Ike Turner. It mixes intimate interviews with the now 81-year-old singer-songwriter and those close to her, as well as rare archival footage. FRANCE 24's Jennifer Ben Brahim spoke to the directors of the documentary to find out more.
20 Feb 2021
Madonna is set to release a Netflix documentary featuring extensive footage from her troubled Madame X tour, according to new reports.
8 Nov 2020
A new documentary film about Princess Diana is in the works and will be released to mark the 25th anniversary of her death in 2022.
20 Oct 2020
"The writer from a country without bookshops" is a portrait of exiled poet Juan Tomas Avila Laurel, highlighting the long, brutal rule oover his homeland, Equatorial Guinea.
30 May 2020
The Primate of Poland has informed the Vatican about new cases of pedophilia uncovered in a recent documentary. The Church and government are both under pressure following the revelation of what happened to the victims.
6 Dec 2019
According to 'Billboard,' the tech giant paid for the rights to stream the film on Apple TV+. The documentary follows the pop star after the release of her debut album, ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’. Directed by R.J. Cutler, the film will feature behind-the-scenes footage of Eilish in public and private moments.
17 Oct 2019
Documentary filmmaker, Joel Kachi Benson explains the process behind the award-winning Virtual Reality documentary, Daughters of Chibok. The moving and immersive documentary introduces viewers to the reality of one of the mothers of the kidnapped Chibok girls. Benson talks about the technicalities involves in shooting a VR film and how he has to trust his subjects in the documentary to interpret his directions.
8 Oct 2019
This is not the best of times for Boniface Igbeneghu, a lecturer at the University of Lagos. He is indicted in a sex demand scandal exposed by a documentary produced by the BBC.
6 Jun 2019
Film show: Aretha Franklin documentary released 50 years after it was filmed.
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Oprah Winfrey and Britain's Prince Harry have teamed up to produce an Apple documentary next year aimed at raising awareness of mental health.

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