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Touch of History Documentaries Let People Look Back, Forward with Optimism By Andy Marken History was one of our favorite subjects in high school and college. Actually liked almost every subject except science. We even had a passing thought of becoming a teacher until we found out how poorly they're paid – even though they're responsible for enlightening the next generation. So, go figure. That's probably why we prefer viewing documentary films and series rather than dramas, zombie/alien attacks, romcoms and … gawd forbid, reality stuff. Oh sure, give us some good scifi content and we'll sit there and become braindead for hours on end. That's why we enjoyed GoT, couldn't wait to sign up for Disney + to watch Mandalorian and why we're looking forward to (hoping for) the House of the Dragon prequel. We also know we're in a minority when it comes to seeking out good docs. Fortunately, the M&E industry has a broad spectrum of creative people who are great at telling a compelling story. And with OTT service providers almost desperate to fill their libraries and pipelines with film/ series options for everyone on the planet, they're scrounging the back lots around the globe. We were reminded of the shake up at this year's SMPTE conference when the "old guys" event unveiled its new Storyteller TED-talk style session plan and then sparked things up with a live 4K video feed with astronauts on the International Space Station.

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