Producers and directors from the US have started paying more attention to TV documentaries and Short Films. Paste Magazine claims that several science documentaries will be out this summer. “13th,” “Hip-Hop Evolution” and “Twinsters” may not break the record of “Unlocking the Cage,” but many still have high expectations.


13th” was originally aired in 2016. Director Ava DuVernay is now working on the new version of this American documentary. The film explores the intersection of race and justice in the United States. The story is written by Julia DuVernay, who previously wrote the script of “Selma” and “Spencer Averick.” The director hopes to open the project at the 2017 New York Film Festival, but nothing is confirmed.

Peter Travers will reprise his character from “Rolling Stone.” Promos and teaser trailers give a glimpse that DuVernay has presented the story in an inspiring way.

‘Hip-Hop Evolution’

Hip-Hop Evolution” is a four-part music documentary series which will be aired on HBO. Hosted by rapper and broadcaster Shad, the film profiles the history of hip-hop music through interviews with famous figures. Fans have high expectations as a few clips from the documentary have been uploaded on YouTube. The series will be screened at the 2017 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. It will also be added to Netflix for international distribution. Director Darby Wheeler hopes to release the TV documentary on October 12.

Sal Abbatiello, Paul Ackerley, and Bill Adler are in the lead roles.


The movie covers the true-life story of identical twin sisters who were separated at birth but discover each other through a DNA test. Anaïs Bordier, a French high school student, is about to finish her graduation in the UK. She is amazed by the physical similarities of an American celebrity but doesn’t know they are twins.

Some months later, she invites actress Samantha Futerman to a meeting, and is shocked to find out that they were born on the same day. The documentary will uncover larger themes of the adoption process. There is no information regarding a Release Date, as the film is currently in production.