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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Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism

David Naglieri | United States | 2015 | 1 h 32 m Facebook | Twitter One of history’s greatest examples of the triumph of spiritual power over violence and oppression is vividly recounted in Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism, a new documentary film that poignantly captures the intricate role played… Read more »


Laura Prieto, David Adams, Nacho Corbella | United States | 2017 | 50:39 Spanish with English Subtitles José Delfín Fernández was a little kid in the Big Leagues. This documentary chronicles the remarkable and tragically short life of the Florida Marlins pitching ace who died in a boating accident on September 25, 2016 at the… Read more »

Shake Sister Shake

Lisa Eismen | Australia | 2018 | 1:23:00 Website | Facebook | Twitter “Shake Sister Shake is a groundbreaking film that reveals the truth surrounding the world’s love for blues and how few women are in this genre dominated by men. The ladies reveal themselves through interviews and live performances. As we look into the… Read more »

Surviving Bokator

Mark Bochsler | Canada | 2018 | 1:29:13 Central Khmer, English with English Subtitles Website | Facebook | Twitter What started as a genocide survivor’s dream to revive an ancient sport becomes an inspiring mission to heal a nation. Surviving Bokator is a powerful story about reclaiming cultural identity and building bridges between generations. Filmed… Read more »

Flying High – Voliamo Alto

Marisa and Giancarlo are husband and wife. Problems during childbirth have caused very large damage to their body, but not to their lives. With tenacity, from childhood, they have struggled to carry on a full life. The film is the story of how they managed to do it. In “Voliamo Alto” three narrative threads are… Read more »

Triple Divide [redacted]

Joshua B. Pribanic, Melissa A. Troutman | United States | 2016 | 59 m Facebook | Twitter A ‘bombshell’ documentary about the impact of fracking with exclusive interviews from oil and gas industry leaders, independent experts and impacted residents. TRIPLE DIVIDE covers five years (2011 – 2016) of cradle-to-grave investigations by investigative news nonprofit Public Herald… Read more »

Genesis: Paradise Lost

Ralph Strean | United States | 2017 | 1:40:00 Website | Facebook | Twitter If there is one part of the Bible that has undergone more scrutiny and abuse than any other, it is the beginning—Genesis. The heated debate over origins has questioned the Creation and ultimately the Creator. So what exactly happened at “Creation,”… Read more »

Beyond Crisis

Kai Reimer-Watts | Canada | 2017 | 1:04:25 Website | Facebook | Twitter BEYOND CRISIS is a story of hope for a rapidly changing world: a meditative call to action that explores what it means to be living in this new era of climate change, as told by over fifty diverse voices from across Canada,… Read more »

Black Seeds: The History of Africans in America

Bayer Mack | United States | 01:09:31 | 2021 English Cast Casey Conley Fabio Revo Ben Ayers Brandon Bell Jim Kirkcaldy Buchstansangur Giovanni Pucci Alex Cochrane Rich Daigle Tangi Greene Rob Sharp Writer Bayer Mack Producer Frances Presley Rice

Thirst For Justice

You might think America is free, but at its heart is a great injustice. Access to clean water is being segregated. Armed only with facts and their illnesses, extraordinary citizens take on industry and government, risking arrest to protect water. From Flint to the Navajo Nation, via Standing Rock, this is their story.