Top 12 Documentary Films Announced in 2013
Although most film pros consider documentary films as the poor cousins of commercial feature films, some of the documentary films are made with utmost professionalism to catch the attention of film fans.
A slew of documentary film projects were announced in the year 2013.
As the global news services of RMN Company cover the worldwide entertainment markets extensively, we have selected the top 12 documentary projects of 2013 that were featured on our sites: Raman Media Network and RMN Digital.
Here are the selected documentary films:
Click the documentary title to know more about it.
Benghazi 9.11, The Movie
Ambassador Chris Stephens, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, and Sean Smith volunteered to serve America in a dangerous Libya and were willing to accept the risks associated with their service.
However, they probably assumed the United States government would come to their aid if and when it was needed. Sadly, when they came under attack on 9/11/12, a decision was made to leave them stranded. The result: four dead American patriots murdered by terrorists.
Benghazi 9.11, The Movie is a documentary that promised to reveal the truth behind the Benghazi terrorist attack and the cover-up that followed.
John F. Kennedy Exhibits at the Newseum
The Newseum opened two new exhibits and an original documentary as part of a year-long exploration of President John F. Kennedy in the 50th anniversary year of his assassination.
“A Thousand Days,” a Newseum-produced film shown on a 100-foot-wide video screen, uses original footage and interviews to examine Kennedy’s presidency and family life in the White House.
Strength in Numbers
Healthcare company, Sanofi US and Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actress Elizabeth Perkins premiered the Diabetes Co-Stars documentary, Strength in Numbers, at the American Diabetes Association Expo in Los Angeles, CA.
The film, produced by Elizabeth and her ‘co-star’ and husband Julio Macat, features her diabetes story as well as two other inspirational stories from the 2012 Diabetes Co-Stars casting call contest – best friends Amanda Bauer and Anne Casey from New York, and father-daughter duo Eugenio and Naiomi Rivera from Texas.
Born To Royalty
BBC Worldwide announced Born To Royalty, an intimate look at what it means to be a child of the British Royal Family.
The documentary offers a look at Queen Elizabeth II, her parents and grandparents, and her own heirs, from Charles (and his marriage to Diana) through young Princes Harry and William and beyond.
Half of Me
Budweiser, an American-style lager, released Half of Me, a new short-form digital documentary with Rihanna. The documentary is the next installment of the brand’s global “Made for Music” initiative.
It celebrates the artists, makers and creators that leave an indelible mark on pop culture and the spirit that drives them to greatness, bringing the inspirational power of music to fans around the world.
Call Me Kuchu
Call Me Kuchu follows Uganda’s first openly gay man, David Kato, and retired Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo as they work against the clock to defeat an “Anti-Homosexuality Bill,” inspired in part by American evangelical missionaries.
As they work to combat the Bill, which proposes death for HIV-positive gay men and prison for anyone who fails to turn in a known homosexual, they must also fight vicious persecution in their daily lives.
Life Is But A Dream
Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records announced the DVD release of Life Is But A Dream, the documentary film executive-produced by Beyonce Knowles.
It is a multi-faceted, intimate portrait of Beyonce, the 17-time Grammy Award-winning global entertainer, businesswoman and private citizen.
Red Star Rescue in Oklahoma
American Humane Association, a national humane organization, presented its short documentary from filmmaker Ric Burns, Red Star Rescue in Oklahoma.
The film from Burns’s Steeplechase Films depicts what life was like for American Humane Association’s Red Star animal rescue team during its month-long deployment to Moore, Oklahoma to rescue and care for the four-legged victims left in the wake of the deadly EF-5 tornado that struck the town on May 20 this year.
Bridegroom tells the emotional journey of Shane and Tom, two young men in a loving and committed relationship that was cut short by a tragic accident.
This heartbreaking yet inspirational documentary comes from producer Shane Bitney Crone and writer/director Linda Bloodworth-Thomason.
Mitt Romney Documentary
Netflix will premiere the Mitt Romney documentary, Mitt, exclusively on the world’s leading Internet TV network.
The Netflix original documentary, which provides an intimate, rarely seen, behind-the-scenes look at a candidate running for the presidency will be available to stream in all territories where Netflix is available.
HANK: Five Years From the Brink
Netflix and Bloomberg Businessweek released the documentary film HANK: Five Years From the Brink on Netflix.
The film, co-produced by Bloomberg Businessweek and RadicalMedia, features former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and is timed to the fifth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and the start of the global financial crisis.
It is directed by Academy Award and seven-time Emmy nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger, whose documentaries include the “Brother’s Keeper,” the “Paradise Lost” trilogy, “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster” and “Crude.”
Submit, a cyberbullying documentary, took the anti-cyberbullying campaign nationwide (U.S.) to promote educational efforts in combating cyberbullying, sexting, and bullying, and finding solutions to these social issues.
Dr. Sheri Bauman, professor and director of the School Of Counseling Master’s Degree program at the University of Arizona, and producer Ashley Reid presented Submit at the American Counseling Association (ACA) convention and expo in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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