Paramount + to preview award-winning MTV Documentary Films list

Paramount +, ViacomCBS’s streaming service, TODAY announced that it will exclusively present MTV Documentary Films’ award-winning roster comprising two feature documentaries, four documentary shorts and one animated short. The films are produced by Sheila Nevins.

For two consecutive weeks in November, the feature films “Sabaya” (winner of the 2021 award for best documentary director in world cinema, Sundance Film Festival) and “Ascension” (winner of the best feature documentary 2021, Tribeca Film Festival) will be shown. exclusively on the service today, Monday, November 15 at 10:00 a.m. PT, while the shorts “Coded: The Hidden Love of JC Leyendecker” (winner of the 2021 Best Short Documentary, Tribeca Film Festival), ” Lynching Postcards: ‘Token of a Great Day’, “” RIP T-Shirts “(winner of the 2021 Audience Award for Best Short Film, Berkshire International Film Festival),” Bree Wayy: Promise Witness Remembrance “and” The Musician “( winner of the 2021 Best Animated Short, Tribeca Film Festival) will premiere on Monday, November 22 at 10 a.m. PT.

MTV Documentary Films further opens the door to competitive documentary with seven standout projects spanning feature films, shorts and animation that will have even greater visibility through Paramount +. Each of these titles has been carefully curated or produced at the origin and they all represent the upcoming excellence of our underdog documentary division, ”said Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer, MTV Documentary Films.

“Paramount + offers a wide variety of documentaries and docuseries, and we’re delighted to have such a prestigious roster curated by Shelia Nevins, Nina L. Diaz and Liza Burnett Fefferman of MTV Documentary Films,” said Tanya Giles, Director of programming, ViacomCBS Broadcasting. “The addition of these award-winning feature films and shorts to the service further expands our incredible documentary storytelling offering and we look forward to bringing these fantastic films to our subscribers.”

One of the most acclaimed documentaries of 2021, “Ascension” is an exploration of the pursuit of wealth and the paradox of progress in modern China, it examines what the so-called “Chinese dream” looks like today. nominated for 5 Cinema Eye Awards, including Outstanding Achievement in Directing Non-Fictional Feature Films, a Gotham Award for Best Documentary, 6 Critics Choice Documentary Awards, including Best Documentary, and is on IDA’s shortlist for the best documentary.

“Sabaya” is the winner of the Achievement Award at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, a courageous and captivating film that takes us to the most dangerous refugee camps in the Middle East, Al-Hol, Syria. With just a cell phone and a gun, Mahmud, Ziyad, and their group risk their lives trying to save Yazidi women and girls held by ISIS as sabaya (sex slaves).

These feature films and shorts join the growing list of Paramount + original docuseries and documentaries available on the service, including FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE, CONSOLE WARS, 76 DAYS, FROM CRADLE TO STAGE, 60 MINUTES +, QUE ANIMAL RESCUE SHOW, DREAM TEAM, BEHIND THE MUSIC and TEXAS 6. In addition to its original docuseries, Paramount + also offers an extensive library of award-winning documentaries and docuseries, including “Cher & the Loneliest Elephant”, “Finding Justice”, “Unknown Dimension: The Story of Paranormal Activity “,” The Last Cowboy “,” An Inconvenient Truth “,” Bhutto “,” True Life “,” Break the Maya Code “and more.

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