Docs to Stream: IDA Fiscally-Sponsored Films on Netflix
By Rounak Maiti
The documentary community is no stranger to the devastating impacts of COVID-19 in the arts and media world. With festivals, screenings and any kind of production completely on hold for the time being, filmmakers and film lovers must turn to digital avenues as a means to support and circulate meaningful work. Luckily, there's a tried and tested method in place already: streaming!
We'll be doing a blog series introducing IDA's Fiscally-sponsored projects that are available to stream from the comfort of your home, on widely available platforms. We hope you'll continue to support bold, brave and informative storytelling. You can also donate to our current roster of fundraising projects at documentary.org/sponsored-projects.
Bathtubs Over Broadway (Dava Whisenant, Amanda Spain, Susan Littenberg)
Comedy writer Steve Young’s assignment to scour bargain-bin vinyl for a Late Night segment becomes an unexpected, decades-spanning obsession when he stumbles upon the strange and hilarious world of corporate musicals in this musical-comedy-documentary. With David Letterman, Martin Short, Chita Rivera, Susan Stroman, Jello Biafra, Florence Henderson, and more.
Behind the Curve (Daniel J. Clark, Caroline Clark, Nick Andert)
Behind the Curve delves into the outlandish world of Flat-Earthers — people who honestly believe that the world is flat, and that a worldwide conspiracy is keeping us from the truth.
Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (Johanna Demetrakas and Lisa Remington)
In 1977, a book of photographs captured an awakening – women shedding the cultural restrictions of their childhoods and embracing their full humanity. Feminists – What Were They Thinking? revisits those photos, those women and those times and takes aim at our culture today that alarmingly shows the need for continued change.
Stray Bullet (Jean-Cosme Delaloye, Francine Lusser, Gérard Monier)
When a 12 year-old girl is killed in the crossfire of gang violence, Stray Bullet explores the connections between the people impacted by her death. The film asks what is the deeper impact of a stray bullet on a community, and can its members not only find personal reconciliation but also justice within a broken system?
The Devil We Know (Stephanie Soechtig)
This documentary details DuPont's alleged decades-long cover-up of the potential harm caused by chemicals used to make popular Teflon products, as detailed by residents in West Virginia.