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Emmys 2017: Will dazzling ‘Planet Earth II’ beat true-crime intrigue of ‘The Keepers’ for Documentary Series?

With 10 nominations, the nature documentary “Planet Earth II” is the most recognized nonfiction program at this year’s Emmy Awards, so it seems like it should be a safe bet to win Best Documentary Series, especially after the original “Planet Earth” won this award in 2007. But while Emmy voters like nature programs, they’re also big fans of true crime stories lately, which could be good news for the Netflix series “The Keepers.” Who do you think will win?

“Planet Earth II” explores animal life around the world in six episodes that explore islands, mountains, jungles, deserts, grasslands, and even cities, where animals have learned to adapt in human-built habitats. Because the series is driven so much by its lavish sights and sounds it’s no surprise that it picked up two nominations for cinematography, two for picture editing, two for directing, and one apiece for Read more at: http://www.goldderby.com/article/2017/planet-earth-ii-the-keepers-emmy-documentary-series-news-486025317/

‘The Keepers’ Director Ryan White On A Baltimore Community’s Fight Against Institutional Injustice

When The Keepers debuted on Netflix in May, it was instantly linked to another of the streaming services’ true-crime documentary series: Making a Murderer.

Another haunting story of institutional injustice, director Ryan White’s seven-part series came to him through family connections, investigating the 1969 murder of a Baltimore nun, Sister Cathy Cesnik—a teacher at Archbishop Keough High School who stood up against alleged sexual abuse by priests in her local community and paid the ultimate price.

The primary subjects of the series are a group of women who, like White’s aunt, attended Keough. Hoping for justice while knowing that it may never come, these women knew Cesnik well and loved her dearly, haunted for the rest of their lives by a crime that was buried and remains unresolved.

Below, the Emmy nominee discusses the courage of this community of women who—through his lens—unburied this tragedy and examined their own

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Meet an Emmy Nominee: ‘The Keepers’ Executive Producer Jess Hargrave and Director Ryan White

“We’re really pleased with what ‘The Keepers’ journey was in those seven episodes,” says White of the Netflix true-crime docuseries.

While projects like The Jinx, Serial and Making a Murderer were propelling true crime into the mainstream, childhood best friends Jess Hargrave and Ryan White were in the midst of filming their own true-crime documentary, Emmy-nominated The Keepers.

“There really was no predecessor yet of telling these true-crime stories in an episodic format,” White explains of the Netflix series.

Stopping by The Hollywood Reporter‘s offices to talk about their documentary on the murder of nun Sister Cathy Cesnik, White reveals that his aunt went to Archbishop Keough High School, where Sister Cesnik taught and was her student. “As you see in the series, our main character is this woman who has always been a mystery figure under the name Jane Doe. My mom and aunt found out a few years ago that their friend

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Meet an Emmy Nominee: ‘Keepers’ Executive Producer Jess …

“We’re really pleased with what ‘The Keepers’ journey was in those seven episodes,” says White of the Netflix true-crime docuseries.

While projects like The Jinx, Serial and Making a Murderer were propelling true crime into the mainstream, childhood best friends Jess Hargrave and Ryan White were in the midst of filming their own true-crime documentary, Emmy-nominated The Keepers.

“There really was no predecessor yet of telling these true-crime stories in an episodic format,” White explains of the Netflix series.

Stopping by The Hollywood Reporter‘s offices to talk about their documentary on the murder of nun Sister Cathy Cesnik, White reveals that his aunt went to Archbishop Keough High School, where Sister Cesnik taught and his aunt was her student. “As you see in the series, our main character is this woman who has always been a mystery figure under the name Jane Doe. My mom and aunt found out a few years ago that

Read more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/meet-an-emmy-nominee-keepers-executive-producer-jess-hargrave-director-ryan-white-1025857

‘The Keepers’

On January 3, 1970, the frozen corpse of Sister Catherine Cesnik was found lying near a garbage dump in the Baltimore County suburb of Lansdowne, Maryland. The 26-year-old nun and Archbishop Keough high school teacher, known to her students as Sister Cathy, had disappeared the previous November, when she went out one evening to purchase an engagement gift for her younger sister and never returned. Her car was found later that night, parked at an unusual angle near her apartment, leading investigators to suspect that the killer was someone she’d known who was familiar with where she lived. Despite these clues, the case quickly went cold.

Now, 47 years later, the case has been reintroduced to the public through a seven-episode true-crime documentary available on Netflix. The Keepers tracks the 1969 murder of Sister Cathy by following a series of threads created by former Archbishop Keough students, retired law enforcement officers,

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The True Story Behind Netflix’s Documentary ‘The Keepers’ And The Murder Of Sister Cathy

Every now and again you stumble across a documentary that leaves you speechless. You know the ones. A documentary that plants an expression of disbelief across your face that lasts long after you’ve finished watching it. A documentary that leaves you no choice but to be heavily invested in strangers’ lives, and leaves you still trying to find resolve to unanswered questions in the days that follow. A documentary that makes you question what the fuck is wrong with the world. The Keepers is one of those documentaries.  

In the nicest possible way, the narrative is horrible. Horrible, upsetting and deeply troubling. But it’s an important and incredibly brave story nonetheless. The Keepers tells the story of Sister Catherine Cesnik, a 26-year-old nun living in Baltimore who was abducted and murdered back in the 1960s. The case was never solved, but was linked to a horrific history of sexual abuse by

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The Keepers: a highly recommended Netflix true crime series

Recent years have seen the overwhelming success of true crime documentary series, from HBO’s The Jinx to Netflix’s own Shadow Of Truth. The viewing public want to get their teeth into a real story and rally behind a cause that they have witnessed on screen. Arguably, no other genre makes as much impact as the documentary on real world events: just look at the daily news stories that continue to report on the cases of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey and the developments that have followed Netflix’s hugely popular documentary series Making A Murderer. Horrendous miscarriages of justice are being played out before our Netflix-bingeing eyes and viewers are trying to help through online forums, QAs with the documentary makers, and even bringing new information to the authorities. It’s filmmaking, or indeed series making, at its finest.

Enter The Keepers, Netflix’s latest compelling docu-series directed by Ryan White. Where the

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Netflix’s ‘The Keepers’ has prompted a petition for the Archdiocese to release files on Joseph Maskell

  • The Keepers has sparked a petition calling for the Baltimore Archdiocese to release files on Father Joseph Maskell.
  • The priest is a central figure in the Netflix series, which focuses on the unsolved murder of Sister Catherine Cesnik.
  • Petitioners say the documents would help to investigate “all avenues” that led to Sister Cathy’s death.
  • The show’s director says he asked the Archdiocese for the files on Maskell, but was turned down.

    True crime documentary The Keepers raises a number of questions around the unsolved murder of 26-year-old Baltimore nun called Sister Catherine Cesnik, who went missing in 1969. Now, the Netflix series has sparked an online petition asking the Baltimore Archdiocese to release their files on Joseph Maskell, a priest who is thought to be connected with Sister Cathy’s murder.

    During the seven-part documentary, it emerges that Maskell abused

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In ‘The Keepers,’ amateur sleuths are true crime’s newest heroines

Murder, they posted.

Move over, Jessica Fletcher: Gemma Hoskins and Abbie Schaub are the new sixtysomething rock stars of small-screen mystery, thanks to “The Keepers.” A Netflix true-crime documentary series that cost me an entire night’s sleep not long ago — not even Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” kept me watching till dawn — “The Keepers” features the two retirees and former high school classmates as partners in an effort to find out who killed their favorite English teacher.

The badly beaten body of 26-year-old Sister Catherine Cesnik, who had once taught English at what was then Baltimore’s Archbishop Keough High School, was found in January 1970, nearly two months after she disappeared while shopping for an engagement present for her sister. Another young Maryland woman, Joyce Malecki, who vanished from a Glen Burnie shopping center a few days after Cesnik, later also was found dead, her throat cut. It’s still not known

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The Keepers Deconstructs the True Crime Genre to Focus on Women’s Lives

Sister Cathy Cesnik. Image via Netflix.

The Keepers isn’t much of a true crime documentary, at least in the traditional sense of the genre. And that’s to its immense credit. Netflix’s seven-part docudrama flirts with the genre but resists its pitfalls; this series is no whodunit, no he-said-she-said narrative that concludes with neat resolution. Instead, director Ryan White has made a compelling and sprawling series that’s just as much about the pain and resilience of women as it is about widespread sex abuse in the Catholic Church and the murder of 26-year-old Baltimore nun Sister Catherine Cesnik.

Murdered in 1969, Sister Cathy was a teacher at the all-girls Archbishop Keough High School. Her murder is still unsolved, a mess of local and state police departments who, either through incompetence or corruption, have never made any arrests in the case.

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