IN PHOTOS: 'An Inconvenient Sequel' premieres in PH

Aug 29, 2017 - 3:49 PM

The documentary will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas Trinoma and Glorietta 4 starting August 30 2017

True Crime addicts: this chilling documentary has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes

Aug 26, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The film will be premiering on Netflix in September

STRONG ISLAND. The documentary tells the story of the murder of 24-year-old William Ford, and what happens to his family in the aftermath. Screengrab from

Membuat perubahan sosial melalui dokumenter

May 03, 2017 - 5:56 PM

GoodPitch2 akan menampilkan 4 karya dokumenter dari Asia Tenggara di Goethe Institut Jakarta pada 4 Mei 2017

Potongan adegan dari dokumenter 'Song for My Children' yang menceritakan pengalaman kelompok paduan suara keluarga korban pembantaian 1965. Foto dari GoodPitch2

Rappler's 'Impunity' series photog wins Magnum Foundation grant

Mar 24, 2017 - 8:46 AM

Carlo Gabuco s project for this grant chronicles President Duterte s war on drugs as seen through the eyes of affected children

Film on Syria's White Helmets wins Oscar

Feb 27, 2017 - 12:45 PM

The Netflix produced film about rescuers who risk their lives to help save civilians caught in the country s devastating war called simply The White Helmets is directed by Orlando von Einsiedel

This file photo taken on November 20, 2016 shows Syrian civil defense volunteers, known as the White Helmets, helping a victim following a reported airstrikes on Aleppo's rebel-held district of al-Hamra. Thaer Mohammed/AFP

Student filmmaker intentionally gets smartphone stolen to spy on thief

Dec 19, 2016 - 6:49 PM

Using a bugged phone the filmmaker tracks a thief s life and produces a documentary out of it

STOLEN SELFIE. In 'Find My Phone,' the filmmaker was able to take photos of the alleged smartphone thief remotely. Screengrab from YouTube/Anthony van der Meer

WATCH: Leonardo DiCaprio issues climate action call in new documentary

Oct 15, 2016 - 1:24 PM

I didn t want the film to scare people or present them with statistics and facts that they already know but to focus on what can and must be done immediately so that we can leave our planet a livable home for future generations the actor says of the documentary film Before The Flood

MIAMI BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 04: Leonardo DiCaprio attends "Before The Flood" Special Screening at New World Center on October 4, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images/AFP

'Sunday Beauty Queen': Film seeks new take on foreign domestic workers

Oct 10, 2016 - 6:28 PM

A documentary that takes an intimate look at the daily dramas of Filipino foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong premieres at Asia’s largest film festival

An undated handout photo released on October 10, 2016 by Manila-based producer Chuck Gutierrez of Voyage Studios shows a still from the documentary 'Sunday Beauty Queen', directed by Baby Ruth Villarama which has premiered at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in South Korea. Chuck Gutierrez/Sunday Beauty Queen/handout/AFP

Embracing humanity: 'Yakap,' the documentary on children with special needs

Sep 18, 2016 - 6:26 PM

Without a doubt children with special needs or disabilities and their families are a worthy subject for a film Yet even without these in consideration – and solely by its artistic merits – the documentary film Yakap is worth watching

Screengrab from YouTube/Center for Possibilites Foundation Inc

Grant for the 12th Angkor Photo Workshop available

Jun 27, 2016 - 3:13 PM

The grant recipient will also get a one year mentorship with any Angkor alumnus photographer from the Philippines and have his or her work featured on Invisible Photographer Asia

WATCH: Trailer for upcoming Alyssa Valdez documentary

May 20, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Watch the trailer for the upcoming ABS CBN documentary Alyssa Valdez: Flight of the UAAP Phenom

DOCU-FLICK. Alyssa Valdez will be the subject of a new documentary produced by ABS-CBN. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

TV documentary to mark Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday

Mar 19, 2016 - 11:12 PM

Our Queen at Ninety will be broadcast on ITV television on March 27 ahead of her birthday on April 21

LONGEST-SERVING MONARCH. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II waves to the crowd as she walks across the Pariser Platz near Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate on June 26, 2015 on her way to leave Berlin. File photo by Adam Berry/AFP

'Look of Silence' fails to win Oscar but crucial to retelling Indonesian history

Mar 02, 2016 - 3:22 PM

The film challenges us to take on a different kind of engagement with past atrocities That means casting a light on more and more perpetrators some of whom live next door

#AskTheTaxWhiz: How passive income is better than compensation income

Mar 02, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Learn more about taxes on documents new rules for financial statements and how being an entrepreneur or investing means being taxed less in the long run

HABIT. People often go back to their usual habit of living paycheck to paycheck because they do not follow a saving plan. Shutterstock photo

Marcos wealth, John Paul II ‘intimate letters,’ stegodon tusk | 12PM wRap

Feb 17, 2016 - 12:20 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Indonesia bans French journo, reporters cry foul

Jan 13, 2016 - 12:02 PM

We firmly condemn this flagrant violation of media freedom and this discrimination against an independent journalist who has committed no crime

DENIED. Indonesia denies French journalist Cyril Payen's visa request to film documentary in West Papua. Photo from @payenc Twitter account

Spike Lee documentary to explore early Michael Jackson

Jan 08, 2016 - 10:19 AM

The documentary Michael Jackson s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall premieres on January 24 at the Sundance Film Festival

British journalists jailed over piracy film finally leave Indonesia

Nov 11, 2015 - 2:38 PM

Neil Bonner 32 and Rebecca Prosser 31 received two and a half month prison sentences for misusing their tourist visas to make a documentary about piracy near the western island of Batam

JOURNALISTS FREE. Neil Bonner, 32, and Rebecca Prosser, 31, received two-and-a-half month prison sentences for misusing their tourist visas to make a documentary about piracy. Photo by AFP

British journalists handed jail terms in Indonesia for reporting while on tourist visa

Nov 03, 2015 - 4:59 PM

The pair arrived in Indonesia to shoot a documentary about piracy with funding from National Geographic

The wRap Indonesia: Aceh to cane gays, haze reaches Thailand

Oct 23, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include a recommended jail term for journalists doing illegal reporting in Indonesia and up and coming women leaders in the country s tech scene

CANING. An Acehnese receiving lashes in public on September 19. Under a new law, gay sex is punishable by up to 100 lashes or 100 months in prison. Photo by Nurdin Hasan/Rappler

Jail sought for British journalists who filmed docu on a tourist visa

Oct 22, 2015 - 7:14 PM

Foreign journalists wanting to report in Indonesia must get a special visa

The wRap Indonesia: Palace probes farmer murder, economic stimulus

Sep 30, 2015 - 6:00 AM

The Palace vows to probe the murder of a farmer the government announces its newest economic stimulus and other top stories from here and around the world

Detained in Indonesia: British journalists on trial for making documentary

Sep 29, 2015 - 4:43 PM

The two are on trial for allegedly trying to make a documentary while on tourist visas

Photo exhibit: A crisis almost forgotten

Aug 23, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Nearly two years since the Zamboanga conflict ended the survival of the IDPs remains affected by crisis situation

 Photo by Veejay Villafranca/ACF Photo by Veejay Villafranca/ACF

Fighting the Khmer Rouge, 40 years later

Jul 12, 2015 - 11:30 AM

A powerful documentary about a family unravelling memories of the bloody Khmer Rouge regime commemorates 4 decades since one of the grimmest moments in world history

PAINFUL MEMORIES. An exhibit inside the Tuol Sleng prison

On Independence Day, PH launches docu on sea row

Jun 11, 2015 - 5:44 PM

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs says the documentary on the South China Sea doesn t aim to agitate Beijing

LIVES AT STAKE. Elementary student wave flags as they welcome Philippine military chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr on his visit to Pag-asa (Thitu) Island in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on May 11, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

IN PHOTOS: Becoming Venice

Jun 08, 2015 - 10:00 AM

It is in her own realization that she is of age and not getting any younger in her recognition of not wanting to have any regrets later on in life and the importance of fulfilling her need to express herself she delved into learning the art form of Drag

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: The talk is over

Apr 28, 2015 - 11:57 AM

The cerebral calculating Floyd Mayweather versus the crowd pleasing slugger Manny Pacquiao Who will win on May 2?

Mayweather vs Pacquiao documentary | The Talk is Over

Balikatan 2015, Binay and Jokowi, Mayweather gameplan | The wRap

Apr 20, 2015 - 8:01 PM

The Philippines and US war games begin Binay wants to meet Jokowi to save Mary Jane Mayweather’s plans to counter Pacquiao’s left hand

WATCH: Mayweather vs Pacquiao documentary 'At Last'

Apr 20, 2015 - 3:51 PM

Watch the HBO produced Mayweather vs Pacquiao documentary At Last

"At Last" chronicles the 5 year journey towards making the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight. File photo by Jonathan Alcorn/EPA

WATCH: 'Inside Mayweather vs Pacquiao' episode one

Apr 19, 2015 - 1:29 AM

Watch episode one of the Showtime mini series Inside Mayweather vs Pacquiao

The first episode of Showtime's 'Inside Mayweather vs Pacquiao' delves into the world of Mayweather as he deals with calls for a fight with Pacquiao. File photo by Jonathan Alcorn/EPA

Film, photography: Not just a man’s game

Mar 22, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Documentary photographer and filmmaker Nana Buxani shares her work and her passions in a field dominated by men – and the key lessons she learned along the way

Merekam laku dan cerita tentang Ekspedisi Indonesia Biru

Mar 11, 2015 - 11:19 AM

Tim ekspedisi Indonesia biru akhirnya sampai di Pulau Dewata Blogger Anton Muhajir merangkum kisah perjalanan dua jurnalis tersebut dari Pulau Jawa hingga Bali

Dandhy Laksono, anggota tim Ekspedisi Indonesia Biru, mewawancarai seorang badui di pedalaman. Foto oleh tim ekspedisi Indonesia biru/Rappler

Snowden filmmaker says US surveillance 'out of control'

Feb 14, 2015 - 3:45 PM

US journalist and documentarian Laura Poitras believes Edward Snowden s revelations helped to boost awareness of what the government is doing to collect information and the risk they are posing

ON US SURVEILLANCE. For three years, US journalist and documentarian Laura Poitras has been working on her documentary film 'Citizenfour' about US whistleblower Edward Snowden. File photo by Britta Pedersen/EPA

Israeli film breaks ultra-Orthodox taboo on masturbation

Feb 10, 2015 - 12:08 AM

Sacred Sperm explores how ultra Orthodox Judaism requires boys and men to go against their natural urges in the name of religion

GROUNDBREAKING. A preview of the 'Sacred Sperm' documentary. Screenshot from Oded Farber/Youtube

The man who shoots popes

Jan 04, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Veteran photographer Noli Yamsuan Jr shares his wealth of experience through years of shooting papal visits and his expectations from the Pope Francis coverage

PENTHOUSE MAY 1983 EDITION. 'They like my work (Cuaresma) so much, they just didn’t buy my images, they placed me on an assignment and that pays a lot more.' Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Chasing Ice: Stunning evidence of climate change

Oct 24, 2014 - 10:34 PM

Watch the special livestream of the documentary Chasing Ice on October 24 2014 at 9:30 pm only on www Rappler com

Docu on young football heroes gets nationwide 2-day screening

Oct 22, 2014 - 3:07 PM

Passion for the sport spans all ages

Defiant Singaporeans watch banned docu in Malaysia

Sep 19, 2014 - 11:12 PM

Hundreds of defiant Singaporeans protesting censorship gathered in Malaysia to see a documentary banned by regulators in their home country as a threat to national security

Singapore artists urge overturn of documentary ban

Sep 11, 2014 - 3:31 PM

The MDA Singapore s media regulator banned the 70 minute documentary From Singapore With Love saying it provided a distorted and untruthful account of 9 former political activists and student leaders

Quidditch coming to life at US documentary festival

May 22, 2014 - 6:09 PM

Muggles on non flying brooms? This you gotta see Potter fans

Hitler's wife Eva Braun may have had Jewish ancestry

Apr 05, 2014 - 9:22 PM

Nazi leader Adolf Hitler s wife Eva Braun may have been of Jewish descent according to a DNA analysis

Undated and unlocated picture of German Chancellor and

China documentary: What's in store for PH, ASEAN?

Mar 26, 2014 - 3:41 PM

The stark contrast between China s diplomacy and its domestic publicity on the South China Sea only serves to support rather than blunt the Philippines case

Struggling out of the poverty trap

Mar 16, 2014 - 2:39 PM

The country s fight against poverty still has a long way to go but do the success stories of some of the conditional cash transfer grantees indicate that the government is on the right track?

SUCCESS STORIES. Coupled with hard-work and resourcefulness, the conditional cash transfer program can work well in improving the lives of poor Filipinos. Photo taken from the DSWD documentaries’ screenshots

Meal of the day: 'Pagpag'

Mar 16, 2014 - 2:00 PM

Where does your meal come from? For some families it s from trash

‘Manny’ Review: An unfinished story

Mar 16, 2014 - 12:15 AM

Manny isn’t a documentary about the victor Instead it is a film about a fighter

FIGHTER. The documentary about world-famous boxer Manny Pacquiao takes a look back on his career, stretching back to his humble beginnings. Screengrab from YouTube

Video: Liam Neeson-narrated Manny Pacquiao film releases teaser

Jan 12, 2014 - 9:36 PM

Watch video of the new teaser for the forthcoming documentary Manny

PAC MOVIE. Manny Pacquiao training for the Brandon Rios fight in General Santos City. Photo by Ryan Songalia

Pussy Riot documentary makes Oscars long list

Dec 04, 2013 - 11:19 AM

Films about the jailed Russian punk band and a British war photographer killed in Libya make it to the Oscar long list

DETAINED. A picture taken on April 2013, shows one of the jailed members of the all-girl punk band "Pussy Riot," Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, standing in the defendant's cage in a Russian court. AFP Photo

[Entertainment wRap] docu, drama on Hillary Clinton dropped

Oct 06, 2013 - 6:45 PM

While Busan Film Fest kicks off; plus US singer Lauryn Hill s tax troubles

SCRAPPED. Clinton's possible candidacy complicates planned film and television features

'Pamana': The struggle for eternity

Jul 30, 2013 - 11:54 PM

A documentary musical on Ninoy and Cory Aquino

FOR THE YOUTH. Actors play all other roles; Ninoy and Cory Aquino play themselves — on video. All photos courtesy of Toots Tolentino