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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Daughter of the Revolution

Tunde Talas | Hungary | 2017 | 57:13 Hungarian with English Subtitles Facebook The documentary is the story of a child witness of the tragic 1956 Hungarian Revolution who emigrated with his family after the defeat of the revolution, and as an adult, the child witness had become an award-winning translator. 60 years after the… Read more »

Above the Drowning Sea

Nicola Zavaglia, Rene Balcer | Canada | 2017 | 1:32:00 Website | Facebook | Twitter On the eve of World War II, tens of thousands of Jewish refugees are trapped in Nazi-controlled VIENNA. This is the epic story of their dramatic escape to Shanghai. Cast Julianna Margulies Tony Goldwyn Nick Mancuso Writer Rene Balcer Nicola… Read more »

Truman Capote

Adrian Stangell | Germany | 2016 | 52:14 English, German with English Subtitles The documentary recounts the unbelievable story of Truman Capote, the writer who rose from poverty to high society, quickly becoming the wonderboy of American literature. Who was this short, bespectacled man with the high-pitched voice who amazed the world with classic books… Read more »

The Black Mountain

Anton von Heiseler | Germany, India | 2017 | 55:00 Hindi, Bangla, and English with English Subtitles The Black Mountain is a story revolving around the biggest landfill of the most polluted city in the world–New Delhi.The film studies the landfill as the protagonist and takes the viewer into the heart of a hellish world that… Read more »

Tribal Justice

Anne A Makepeace | United States | 2017 | 1:27:00 Website | Facebook Two strong Native American women, both chief judges in their tribe’s courts, strive to reduce incarceration rates and heal their people by restoring rather than punishing offenders, modeling restorative justice in action. Cast Abby Abinanti Claudette White Writer Anne A Makepeace Producer… Read more »

Antarctica – The Journey to the End of the Earth

Andrii Andreiev, Artem Gordina | Ukraine | 2016 | Runtime Website ‘Antarctica – The Journey to the End of the Earth’ is 52 min documentary that describes the history of the discovery of this beautiful frozen continent, and also about the modern ecological problems in this region. Writer Artem Gordina Producer Andrii Andreiev Dmitriy Martyniuk

The Bullish Farmer

Ken Marsolais | United States | 2016 | 1:20:00 Website | Facebook Over a decade ago, John Ubaldo, aka “John Boy,” a successful Wall Street investment banker decided to call it quits. Distraught over the loss of his best friend in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, John traded in his high finance… Read more »

In The Shade Of The Apple Tree

Claudia Euen | Germany | 2017 | 1:01:46 German with English Subtitles 65 years of marriage, four social orders, two people and one love: Ilse and Wolfgang Gutsche have been living happily together all their life. And they would do it all the same again. For as long as I can remember, my grandparents have… Read more »

10.04.10 – With My Own Eyes

Jacek Kruczkowski | Poland | 2016 | 54:14 Polish with English Subtitles Facebook | Twitter 10.04.10 – date, when Polish airplane crashed in Smolensk, killing president Lech Kaczynski and 95 people – Polish Army top commanders and politicians, Documentary, is a set of the relations of cameramen of Polish TV stations which were in Smolensk…. Read more »

Essence of Healing: The Journey of American Indian Nurses

Loretta Heuer, Candace Muggerud | United States | 2016 | 57:00 Facebook This film showcases the lives of 14 nurses who live and work in the Upper Great Plains. While their lives and stories are different, they all share a common theme–their past life experiences and American Indian heritage have made them extraordinary healers. Cast… Read more »