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Our Man in Tehran

This fascinating look at an important but poorly understood country reveals the gulf that lies between the government's harsh anti-American rhetoric and the feelings of ordinary Iranians. Highly recommended.

Nellie Bly Makes the News

This animated documentary examines the delicate line that all journalists walk as they try to combine investigative reporting with storytelling. As Lane shows here, sometimes the story is as much about the teller as it is about anything else. Recommended. [The Lifetime movie Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story premieres in January.—Ed.]

Nothing Is Forgiven

Told mostly in El Rhazoui's own words, this film reveals the world of a woman who is committed to speaking out against oppression and extremism, in defiance of the danger. Recommended.

Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt

Arendt's philosophy continues to inform our understanding of the nature of evil and of the human condition. Highly recommended.

The Pulitzer at 100

As journalism and journalists are currently being subjected to increasingly hostile criticism, this film celebrates the efforts of the professionals who worked to uncover and report the important stories of their time.

The Invisible Patients

A moving portrayal of the vital role that home health nurses play in serving the most vulnerable populations. Highly recommended.

All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone

The film looks at independent journalists' investigations of governments dating back to the 1960s and manages to retain a nonpartisan point of view.

Obit: Life on a Deadline

A celebration of an extraordinary journalistic institution; highly recommended. [See Best Media 2017, p. 31.]

Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend

An inspiring story of accomplishment with a great sound track, with appeal to ballpark fans and those interested in learning more about sports-related careers.

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