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Morgan Spurlock to host Current TV doc series

U.S. cable network Current TV has tapped filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (pictured) to host 50 Documentaries To See Before You Die, a five-part series counting down the greatest factual films of the past quarter-century.
May 24, 2011

U.S. cable network Current TV has tapped filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (pictured) to host 50 Documentaries To See Before You Die, a five-part series counting down the greatest factual films of the past quarter-century.

Announced earlier this year and launching August 1, the five hour-long episodes will see Spurlock (Super Size Me, POM Wonderful presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold) looking at how the documentary feature has evolved “into an increasingly mainstream genre, becoming a major box office draw and impacting society and contemporary American culture in ways never seen before.”

Docs lined up to be featured in the series include Roger & Me, The Thin Blue Line, Catfish, Inside Job, March of the Penguins and Hoop Dreams.

The series will also feature interviews with a number of influential directors, including Errol Morris (The Fog of War, Tabloid) Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker (The War Room, Dont Look Back) and Penelope Spheeris (The Decline of Western Civilization).

 

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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