documentary

Two new documentaries tell the story of Fyre Festival

Two new documentaries tell the story of Fyre Festival

Hallie Lauer | News Editor 01/31/19 If you had twitter in April of 2017, you more than likely saw the memes and distraught tweets that were coming out of the Bahamas during the “luxury music festival” Fyre Festival. For those of you that were doing a social media cleanse, Netflix and Hulu summarized the best […]

Documentary details group’s trip to Tanzania

Documentary details group’s trip to Tanzania

Claudia Hardy | Staff Writer 09/27/2018 Millions of individuals die every year due to water scarcity and contamination. If you could bring change to communities who need it, why wouldn’t you? Thanks to Duquesne’s university’s Pure Thirst project, students are able to raise awareness about the world’s water crisis and work towards eliminating scarcity issues […]

Former DU basketball player honored in documentary

Former DU basketball player honored in documentary

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 09/20/2018 A new short documentary celebrates the historic and groundbreaking accomplishments of a former Duquesne Dukes basketball player. The film, Let ‘Em Know You’re There, looks at the life of Jim Tucker, who played at Duquesne from 1951 to 1954, his NBA career and his current life with Alzheimer’s disease. The […]

Rapture showcases rappers’ backstories, inspirations

<em>Rapture</em> showcases rappers’ backstories, inspirations

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 04/19/2018 Hip-hop has evolved significantly in its short lifetime, from the classic cyphers to the East Coast-West Coast war that dominated the ’90s to the global phenomenon that it is today. As can be expected from anything that garnered so much influence in such a short time, various pockets of […]

Film series leaves audience questioning society

Film series leaves audience questioning society

By Joey Mueser | Staff Writer 02/01/2018 In 2006, Al Gore’s documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, swept the nation with tremendous controversy. Despite being well-sourced from a large pool of evidence, a large amount of the public dismissed the former vice president’s warnings about climate change and shrugged them off as it had in the past. […]

A&E’s ‘Who Killed Tupac?’ important but uninteresting

A&E’s ‘Who Killed Tupac?’ important but uninteresting

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 12/07/17 Two decades after his shocking and violent death, Tupac has still yet to see a resolution to his murder. A new mini-documentary series, titled Who Killed Tupac?, explores the lead-up and mystery surrounding the rapper’s death. What sets this documentary apart from others aiming to answer the age-old question […]

‘The Center Will Not Hold’ sparce on details, big on melancholic feelings

‘The Center Will Not Hold’ sparce on details, big on melancholic feelings

Hallie Lauer | Layout Editor 11/02/17 Joan Didion’s writing has a heartbeat, a rhythmic pulse that compels the reader to keep going. The new Netflix documentary about Didion’s life, The Center Will Not Hold, manages to capture that very same pulse and replicate it. Produced by her grandniece and directed by her nephew, The Center […]

‘Five Foot Two’ shows highs, lows in Gaga’s life

‘Five Foot Two’ shows highs, lows in Gaga’s life

By Nicolas Jozefczyk | Staff Writer 09/28/17 When it comes to Lady Gaga, it’s a no-brainer that whatever she puts her mind to becomes a work of art, and Gaga: Five Foot Two is no exception. Strong, raw and down-to-earth, this documentary portrays some of Gaga’s struggles and highlights some of her greatest achievements from […]

DU group travels to welcome pontiff

DU group travels to welcome pontiff

By Carolyn Conte | The Duquesne Duke Almost 40 Duquesne students and faculty have joined the more than one million pilgrims awaiting the arrival of Pope Francis in Philadelphia for his two-day visit to Pennsylvania. Pope Francis arrived in Washington D.C. on Sept. 22 as part of a week-long visit to the United States, becoming […]

Collins hits road for veterans documentary

Collins hits road for veterans documentary

By Jill Power | The Duquesne Duke A Duquesne law student is among the producers of an upcoming documentary about veteran suicide. Project 22, produced by non-profit organization Medicinal Missions, documents a cross-country campaign to educate citizens of the alarming suicide rate among veterans. According to the organization, approximately 22 veterans take their own lives […]