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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The Slave Circle

Alex Semchuck | United States | 2017 | 1:38:18 Website | Facebook Pyramid scheme, scam, cult…all words used to describe the direct sales/marketing operation profiled in The Slave Circle – a film about a business where you are owned. From how the business seeks out the most vulnerable recruits, to the psychological pressures used to… Read more »

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Chasing Trains

Donna Lipowitz | United | Kingdom | 2018 | 1:19:50 Website | Facebook | Twitter “A surprisingly thrilling adventure film about three British lads filming steam trains in Continental Europe. CHASING TRAINS is a behind the Scenes look into the making of Rail Enthusiast video series ‘Steam Locos in Profile’ Fans liken his show to… Read more »

So Long Asleep, Waking the Ghosts of a War

David W. Plath | United States | 2016 | 1:00:00 English, Japanese, Korean with English Subtitles We travel across Japan with volunteers carrying home to Seoul the remains of 115 Korean civilian men who died doing forced labor in Hokkaido during the Asia-Pacific War. Dare we forget our dead? Producer David W. Plath

White Rhino

Brent Storm | United States | 2018 | 1:00:00 Website | Facebook A parallel story from the surfers and photographers who experienced the biggest and best surf ever seen. This film brings you back to 3 epic events in 2011/2012 which include Code Red and the Volcom Fiji Pro swell. Cast Bruce Irons Mark Healey Kalani… Read more »

Monowi Nebraska

Lilo Mangelsdorff | Germany | 2017 | 1:19:41 Monowi, Nebraska’s smallest, is an incorporated town and Elsie Eiler is the only inhabitant in this one woman town, running her world-famous tavern. Producer Lilo Mangelsdorff

Chamber Music Wonderland

Emanuel Altenburger | Austria | 2017 | 50:00 German with English Subtitles Website Chamber Music Wonderland takes viewers on a fascinating musical voyage, accompanying a group of musicians who set up their own music festival to showcase the very best of 500 years of musical history. Avoiding a narrator, the film allows the protagonists the… Read more »

Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?

Tomer Heymann, Barak Heymann, Alexander Bodin Saphir | Israel |2016 | 1:25:00 English, Hebrew with English Subtitles “Saar has never fulfilled his parents’ expectations. Ever since he defied the rules of his kibbutz and was barred from the settlement community seventeen years ago, as far as his family is concerned, he simply does not exist…. Read more »

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San Cipriano Road

Lea Schlude | Germany | 2018 | 1:06:00 Italian with English Subtitles Facebook “On a blazing summer day the granddaughter of Emilia, the eldest of four, sets out for a visit to San Cipriano Road on a suburban hill of Rome, where the siblings over ninety live together. Husbands and wives have since passed away,… Read more »

The Hidden Rebellion

Daniel Rabourdin | United States | 2016 | 1:15:00 English, French with English Subtitles Website | Facebook “Old men know what war is… Set ten years after the American Revolution in the idyllic French countryside of the Vendee, “The Hidden Rebellion” combines insightful documentary with richly dramatic scenes of battle, resistance, and love as the… Read more »

Redefining Prosperity: The Gold Rushes Of Nevada City

John de Graaf | United States | 2017 | 57:15 Facebook The fight to save a beautiful river brings together a divided California community and leads to a redefinition of wealth. Born in the California Gold Rush of 1849, Nevada City produced both great wealth and the destruction of the environment, local Native Americans and… Read more »