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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Mary Boyle: The Untold Story

Gemma O’Doherty | Ireland | 2016 | 1 h 23 m Mary Boyle is Ireland’s youngest missing person. She was six when she vanished on her grandparents’ remote farm in March 1977 after going for a walk with her uncle. The Irish police and media have always maintained she was taken by a stranger but her… Read more »

Daddy Loves You

Ninni Rokosa | Finland | 2015 | 56 m Finnish with English Subtitles Jussi Koivula was orphaned at twelve years of age and later lost two of his siblings, all due to alcohol and substance abuse. He is a loner in Finnish professional boxing and not even sure if he has the talent to be a boxer…. Read more »

El Chivo

Rod Murphy | United States | 2016 | 1 h 19 m El Chivo (‘The Goat’) is what the indigenous Tarahumara of Mexico’s Copper Canyons call Ultra Runner Will Harlan ever since he won their 50 mile Ultra, a race made famous by the bestseller ‘Born to Run.” Cast Will Harlan Viewing Instructions

Women Are the Answer

Fiona Cochrane | Australia | 2015 | 1 h 30 m Population growth has been left out of the climate debate because it is seen as controversial, yet it is one of the most important factors. The global population has passed the 7 billion mark and India is overtaking China as the most populous nation in the… Read more »

The IBUR Connection

Joe Diamand | United States | 2015 | 1 h 17 m Facebook | Twitter The IBUR Connection is a film about miracles. It was filmed in Israel, the West Bank, Morocco, Ukraine, and Poland. It is a historical spiritual road trip told from the tombs of Saints and Prophets. At the tombs of the… Read more »

The Greatest Honor

Kane Farabaugh | United States | 2015 | 53 m Facebook This is the story of a son’s last chance to understand the war experience of his father, John Amm, a veteran of “C” Company of the 260th Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division. John Amm’s unit was the “tip of the spear” in the Allied… Read more »

Skips Stones For Fudge

Ryan Seitz | United States | 2015 | 52 m Facebook | Twitter For over a decade, Russ “Rock Bottom” Byars and Kurt “Mountain Man” Steiner have endured a rivalry that lifted competitive stone skipping to unthinkable heights. Tested by physical ailments, emotional hardships and the rise of young talent, these obscure legends fight to… Read more »

Road to Hope

Mike Wargo | United States | 2015 | 1 h 11 m 3 s Facebook | Twitter No Parents. No Future. No Hope. Stranded in Sub-Saharan Africa, orphaned by an AIDS epidemic, thousands of children are left on their own, in need of a shepherd to save them. Cast Torrey DeVitto Viewing Instructions

Children of the Arctic

Nick Brandestini | Switzerland | 2015 | 1 h 33 m Facebook Children of the Arctic is a portrait of Native Alaskan teenagers coming of age at America’s northernmost edge. As their climate and culture undergo profound changes, they strive to be both modern American kids and the inheritors of an ancient whaling culture. Per Filmmaker’s… Read more »

Packard: The Last Shift

Brian Kaufman | United States | 2014 | 1 h 12 m The Packard Motor Car Company and its 5-million square foot plant became a symbol of the American Dream in the heart of the Motor City. Packard left town in 1954, but its plant still stands as a symbol of bankrupt Detroit. The half-mile stretch… Read more »