Skip to main content


Getting Real '24


Fall 2023

This issue returns Documentary Magazine to print after a 10-month pause. At first, the time off from printing allowed us to begin to reimagine a print periodical with such a strong legacy as this one. But a few months in, we needed the pause to locate a new printer after the closure of the magazine’s former printer, Boss Litho. How do we keep this magazine from becoming obsolete, like so many other print media? It is clear that this magazine must draw upon what makes documentary films so powerful—an inextricable connection to reality that renders truth, clarity, complexity, and artistry.Articles featured in the print version will be published online throughout December 2023 and January & February, 2024. 
Explore The Issue Subscribe

Doc of the Week

A Better Way: James Lawson, Architect of Nonviolence

This week's Doc of the Week provides a fresh lens on the inner workings of the Nonviolence Movement of America through the untold story of Rev. James Lawson, the man Martin Luther King, Jr. called, "the leading theorist and strategist of nonviolence in the world." Rev. Lawson is one of the Movement’s last remaining leaders, and his story demonstrates the effectiveness of nonviolent direct action, while also offering untapped strategies for future justice movement-building.