Documentary Feature

A documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record. Such films were originally shot on film stock—the only medium available—but now include video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video, made into a TV show or released for screening in cinemas. “Documentary” has been described as a “filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception” that is continually evolving and is without clear boundaries.

U.S. and foreign films

The English film title, original title, country of origin and production year are listed. Foreign-language films are subtitled in English.

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Many Passages of Time

Merajur Rahman Baruah | United States | 01:09:14 | 2022 English This documentary film, the third in a series, tells a personal story of Indian Muslim immigrants in America—a unique group whose identity as outsiders both at home and abroad has shaped the complex intersectional addition they make to America’s social fabric of ethnic diversity…. Read more »

SOLDIERS’ LOVES FOREVER

Zeljko Mirkovic | Serbia | 00:54:00 | 2022 Serbian There’s no right time for love. There’s no right time for starting a family. You don’t wait for the right time. The right time won’t come. The right time depends on us. The right time is always there. Don’t be afraid. Set sail and you will… Read more »

America Boxed In

Casey G. Williams | United States | 01:42:00 | 2022 English America Boxed In is a story that examines a world where globalization reigns supreme. It explores the consequences of the “heart of the global economy”—the freight container. By greatly lowering the cost of moving goods from anywhere, to anywhere, and the time it takes… Read more »

Whales

Germany | 01:18:06 | 2022 English Whales is a documentary work examining forgotten, closed, and unnoticed church buildings of Berlin’s post-war modernism. The artistic interplay between photography, music, moving image and architecture, and everyday life in the urban space develops new perspectives on these buildings and their surroundings. Cinematic walk-throughs of these architectures explore unexpected… Read more »

il Messaggero

Pete L Ferraro | United States | 01:03:34 | 2022 English “il Messaggero” is a documentary about an Italian immigrant’s mission in 1966. The story of this unique Italian-American experience was created for the 2021 Russo Brothers Film Forum and made possible through a grant awarded to only 8 filmmakers around the country and from… Read more »

Springtime Odyssey

Dale Jakubowski | United States | 01:04:38 | 2022 A documentary, exhibiting Nature in her most beautiful setting. WATCH NOW!! Viewing Instructions

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Freshwater

Ian Planchon | United States | 00:51:12 | 2022 English Freshwater is a documentary that dives into the cold waters of Lake Superior along Minnesota’s North Shore. It contains 10% of Earth’s freshwater, yet this massive force of nature remains largely unexplored. One group of people, however, is intimately aware of its power. From the… Read more »

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Last of the Lakers

Terry Ayrault | United States | 01:05:46 | 2022 English A film that proves how–even after 40 years–teammates from a Catholic middle school team are shaped by their experiences, their memories and the time they spent together during their 1980 football season. Cast Keats Dolgin Writer Terry Ayrault Producer Hans Groper Music Composer Gary Nester… Read more »

South Shore People Power, Fore River Residents Say NO Fracked Gas Weymouth Compressor Station

Robert Flame Lamothe | United States | 01:07:00 | 2021 English South Shore People Power is a documentary film about the fight to stop Enbridge Corporation from building a dangerous and destructive 7,700 horsepower fracked gas compressor station in a highly populated area of Weymouth and Quincy. Cast All the People of FRRACS the Fore… Read more »

The Cost of Denial

Huw Christi | United States | 01:22:00 | 2021 English From 1981 to 2021, the world has confronted a terrible scourge that has impacted countless individuals with fear, pain and death. Hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent on our war against AIDS. The medical industry has focused on antiretroviral drugs to combat the… Read more »