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 Friar

José Manuel Taveras| Dominican Republic | 2015 | 1 h Spanish with English Subtitles Meet Friar José María Guerrero, a man of God who, following the philosophy of San Francisco de Asís and the primordial leadership of Jesus, has dedicated his whole life in helping out the ones who need the most in The Dominican Republic. Now with… Read more »

The Life of David Brainerd: A Documentary

Joe Tyrpak | United States | 2015 | 56 m Facebook Featuring interviews with nine different historians, professors, and pastors, this 57-minute documentary explores the most influential book on Christian missions in modern history. The Life of David Brainerd is Jonathan Edwards’ most popular book. Find out why Brainerd’s short, weak, often depressed, and trial-filled life… Read more »

Grado Mission

Carlo Christian Spano | Italy | 2015 | 1 h 23 m Italian with English Subtitles Facebook Missione Grado is a 2015 Italian documentary film directed by Carlo Christian Spano. The film chronicles some military activities carried out by the Italian contingent in Herat and Bala Morghab, Afghanistan. The title of the movie is taken… Read more »

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Ukraine. Paralipomenon. A Chronicle of Omissions

Yulia Matsiy | Italy | 2015 | 1 h 31 m Italian, Russian with English Subtitles A zero budget film made by single person (translator and music composer apart), by independent filmmaker Yulia Matsiy. The film features scenes and stories that are usually not included in films on Ukraine. Author’s reportage “Ukraine, Paralipomenon. A Chronicle… Read more »

Maasai 10th Lost Tribe of Israel

Dante Tanikie-Montagnani | United Kingdom | 2014 | 1 h English, Swahili with English Subtitles Facebook | Twitter A group of young boys in Samburu, Kenya, undergo a series of time honoured rituals to become warriors; their rite of passage Cast Samson Leyamyam