Documentary Channel Releases Schedule

The Documentary Channel — the USA’s first 24-hour television network exclusively devoted to documentary films and the independent documentary filmmaker — has released its schedule for the rest of February and March.

Weekend with Oscar (Feb 23-26): A marathon weekend of Oscar nominated and winning documentary films, including the US TV premiere of “Burma VJ”, Oscar-winning classic “Interviews with My Lai Veterans” (newly restored in partnership with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) and interviews with all of this year’s Oscar nominees in an hour-long Doc Talk Oscar Special

Best of Black Documentary Cinema: In celebration of Black History Month, and the one-year anniversary of our Black Documentary Cinema (BDC) monthly series, every Tuesday night in February we will be showcasing our best BDC films from the past year, culminating in the US TV premiere of “Infiltrating Hollywood” on 2/28.

Her Take: Every Saturday in March, Documentary Channel celebrates a woman’s perspective in “Her Take”, showcasing documentaries by female filmmakers.

“WEEKEND WITH OSCAR” SCHEDULE – The remainder of Documentary Channel’s exclusive “Weekend with Oscar” schedule is as follows (all times ET):

Thursday, February 23
· “Helicopter Canada” (4 p.m.)
· “Flamenco” (5 p.m.)
· “The Story of the Weeping Camel” (6 p.m.)
· “War Photographer” (8 p.m.)
· “Interviews with My Lai Veterans” (10 p.m.)
· “Toward Independence” (10:30 p.m.)

Friday, February 24
· “Ferry Tales” (4 p.m.)
· “If You Love This Planet” (5 p.m.)
· “Iraq in Fragments” (6 p.m.)
· “DOC Talk: Oscar Special ‘12” (8 p.m.)
· “Burma VJ: Reporting From A Closed Country” (9 p.m.)

Saturday, February 25
· “Universe” (4 p.m.)
· “The Colours of My Father: A Portrait of Sam Borenstein” (5 p.m.)
· “Born Into Brothels” (6 p.m.)
· “Operation Homecoming” (8 p.m.)
· “With the Marines at Tarawa” (10 p.m.)
· “Seeds of Destiny” (10:30 p.m.)

Sunday, February 26
· “High Grass Circus” (4 p.m.)
· “War Dance” (5:30 p.m.)
· “Spellbound” (8 p.m.)
· “Hardwood” (10 p.m.)

Her Take: Every Saturday in March, Documentary Channel celebrates a woman’s perspective in “Her Take”, showcasing documentaries by female filmmakers.

Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00 PM
Pink Skies (US/TV) – All-women’s skydiving formation, “Jump for the Cause”, Set a world record in 2009.

Sunday March 4, 2012 8:00 PM
Carpet Racers (US/TV) – Radio controlled race car drivers- professional and competitive.

Saturday March 10, 2012 8:00 PM
The Price of Sex (US/TV) – Eastern European women forced into prostitution abroad.

Sunday March 11, 2012 8:00 PM
Automorphosis (US/TV) – Art cars have amazing and weird owners.

Friday March 16, 2012 10:30 PM
A Family Portrait (US/TV) – Two gay men raise their toddler sons.

Saturday March 17, 2012 8:00 PM
The Heretics (US/TV) – Inside the feminist art collective that produced “Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics” (1977-92).

Thursday March 22, 2012 10:00 PM
Lines (US/TV) – Three at risk teens dream of becoming professional skateboarders but do they have what it takes to succeed on a daily basis?

Saturday March 24, 2012 8:00 PM
Atomic Mom (US/TV) – Experiences of the atom bomb with an American Scientist and a Hiroshima Survivor.

Tuesday March 27, 2012 8:00 PM
Deforce (US/TV) – Detroit a city divided by economics, political history, and geography.

Saturday March 31, 2012 8:00 PM
Love, Lust and Lies (US/TV) – Three Adelaide girls filmed over 40 years.

Documentary Channel is primarily available through satellite television services DISH Network (Channel 197) and DIRECTV (Channel 267). For more information on DOC, visit the network website at, in addition to or

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