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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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 »

Escarpment

Roger J. Kuhns | United States | 2017 | 1:33:00 What was it like in Eastern Wisconsin 425 million years ago? What has gone on in the geologic and biologic past beneath our feet? What are the changes we’re experiencing now? What might the future hold for our land, water, environment, and communities?¬ “Escarpment” is… Read more »

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 »

Outside

Luca Leoni | Switzerland | 2016 | 50:00 Italian with English Subtitles This documentary tell the story of my life. A young man who is struggling with depression since years. But my story could be anybody’s story. We are all different and we all suffer in different ways. If an audience could find something helpful… Read more »

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On the Track of Robert van Gulik

Robert van Gulik (1910-1967) is one of the world’s most popular Dutch writers, but relatively unrecognized in his own country. A diplomat, Chinese specialist and scholar, he became famous with his detective series about Judge Tie, which in many ways, are projections of his own life: a permanent duality between his real life and the… 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 »

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 »

The Demolition of Truth – Psychologists Examine 9/11

Charles Ewing Smith | United States | 2016 | 1:47:39 THE DEMOLITION OF TRUTH – PSYCHOLOGISTS EXAMINE 9/11 presents testimony from highly credentialed scientists, engineers, and military experts, including Dr. Robert Bowman, Dr. Lynn Margulis, Dr. Neils Harrit, David Chandler, and many more. This expert testimony is interwoven with analyses by social scientists who examine… Read more »

Una Fiesta en Liberia

José Pablo Castillo Valverde | Costa Rica | 2017 | 1:38:00 Spanish with English Subtitles Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica: a city founded as a political and administrative center for a region historically dominated by extensive livestock ranches. The Spanish conquerors described this territory as “Mahomet’s paradise”, due to its natural beauty. Here, more than 300… Read more »

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The One and Only Jewish Miss America

David Arond | United States | 00:51:00 | 2020 English “The One and Only Jewish Miss America” is the surprising story of Bess Myerson, the talented beauty queen from the Bronx, and how she won the world’s most famous beauty pageant 75 years ago, at the tail end of World War II. The film follows… Read more »