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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Guns and Guitars – A Musical Travelogue

Bidyut Kotoky | India | 2016 | 1 h 34 m Assamese, Bengali, English, Hindi with English Subtitles Facebook Guns and Guitars track the journey of the director Bidyut back to his root – northeast India. The 8 northeastern states connect with the rest of the country with a mere corridor of 21 km in… Read more »


Jean R. Dedieu | United Kingdom | 2016 | 1 h 22 m JNANI IS A feature-length documentary focussing on the life and teachings of the great Indian sage, Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi (30th December 1879–14th April 1950), the film explores the sage’s legacy, regarded by many to be the greatest spiritual master of modern times…. Read more »

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 »

Jug Band Hokum

Jack Norton | United States | 2015 | 1 h 39 m Facebook | Twitter Jug Band Hokum is the feature length directorial debut from Emmy Award winning filmmaker and musician Jack Norton. Quirky, funny and downright bizarre, the film stars Anne Baggenstoss, Brooklynd Turner, Lil’ Majesty and Amnesia Starr. This highly anticipated documentary follows the… Read more »

Maire’s Journey

Keith Famie | United States | 2016 | 1 h 35 m Facebook We step into one cancer patients life during her most difficult times. 24-year old Maire lost her battle to a rare cancer of the heart. Her dying wish was that her ashes would go into a wooden sailboat built by blind carpenter… Read more »

Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984-1992

Dagmar Schultz | Germany | 2012 | 1 h 24 m German with English Subtitles Facebook Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 brings to light a little-known chapter of the writer’s prolific life, a period in which she helped ignite the Afro-German Movement and made lasting contributions to the German political and cultural… Read more »

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 »

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 »