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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il Messaggero

Pete L Ferraro | United States | 01:03:34 | 2022 English “il Messaggero” is a documentary about an Italian immigrant’s mission in 1966. The story of this unique Italian-American experience was created for the 2021 Russo Brothers Film Forum and made possible through a grant awarded to only 8 filmmakers around the country and from… Read more »

Springtime Odyssey

Dale Jakubowski | United States | 01:04:38 | 2022 A documentary, exhibiting Nature in her most beautiful setting.


Ian Planchon | United States | 00:51:12 | 2022 English Freshwater is a documentary that dives into the cold waters of Lake Superior along Minnesota’s North Shore. It contains 10% of Earth’s freshwater, yet this massive force of nature remains largely unexplored. One group of people, however, is intimately aware of its power. From the… Read more »

Last of the Lakers

Terry Ayrault | United States | 01:05:46 | 2022 English A film that proves how–even after 40 years–teammates from a Catholic middle school team are shaped by their experiences, their memories and the time they spent together during their 1980 football season. Cast Keats Dolgin Writer Terry Ayrault Producer Hans Groper Music Composer Gary Nester

South Shore People Power, Fore River Residents Say NO Fracked Gas Weymouth Compressor Station

Robert Flame Lamothe | United States | 01:07:00 | 2021 English South Shore People Power is a documentary film about the fight to stop Enbridge Corporation from building a dangerous and destructive 7,700 horsepower fracked gas compressor station in a highly populated area of Weymouth and Quincy. Cast All the People of FRRACS the Fore… Read more »

The Cost of Denial

Huw Christi | United States | 01:22:00 | 2021 English From 1981 to 2021, the world has confronted a terrible scourge that has impacted countless individuals with fear, pain and death. Hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent on our war against AIDS. The medical industry has focused on antiretroviral drugs to combat the… Read more »


Linda Rosenfeld | Russian Federation | 01:03:52 | 2021 English The film “Dubliner”, 2019 (Ireland/Russia/France/Italy) is a tribute to Stephen Keenan, Irish freediver who set a few national records in freediving and was considered among the best safety divers on the planet. Stephen Keenan had a fatal blackout on the 22nd of July 2017 in… Read more »

Zhuravlev Avenue

Valentin Borisov | Russian Federation | 01:31:00 | 2021 Russian A film about the archaeologist Anatoly Zhuravlev, one of Russian eccentric optimists. He reflects on ancient civilizations and modern Russian life in the film. The filmmaker lived with Anatoly for several years of his life.


Helen Stehli Pfister | Switzerland | 00:52:12 | 2021 German, Russian Young Sergey Tanin from Yakutia resolved early on with all the tenacity of a Siberian to pursue a solo career as a pianist. We show how he succeeds in making the leap from his icy homeland to Moscow and then to Switzerland and get… Read more »

Black Seeds: The History of Africans in America

Bayer Mack | United States | 01:09:31 | 2021 English Cast Casey Conley Fabio Revo Ben Ayers Brandon Bell Jim Kirkcaldy Buchstansangur Giovanni Pucci Alex Cochrane Rich Daigle Tangi Greene Rob Sharp Writer Bayer Mack Producer Frances Presley Rice