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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Strange Tenants: Ska’d for Life

Strange Tenants were the “Godfathers of Australian Ska”, emerging in the 1980s in the wake of UK two-tone ska bands like The Specials but producing original political ska songs unlike most other Australian ska bands. 36 years later they’re still around and still political. WATCH NOW!! Viewing Instructions

Stolen Babies of Spain (Los Bebés Robados de España)

Tells the story of babies (now adults) stolen between 1939-1992 in Spain and their search for truth, justice and reconciliation in a system determined to keep the truth dead and buried. This feature length documentary film is based in part on over 300 victim interviews and 4 years of research and combines intimate, personal interviews… Read more »

Silent Struggle

This film documents the minute detail journey of Chris’ challenging walk from Sevilla to Santiago de Compostela on Vía de la Plata and the Camino Sanabrés in June and July of 2017. While walking alone across Spain he was shooting this documentary himself. The film consists of two distinct, but parallel stories that are sometimes… Read more »

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Salt and Light – The Miracle in Hollywood

Fifty years ago in Hollywood, California a spirited young pastor, a mainline conservative church, and a group of wide-eyed college kids and young people came together to create THE SALT COMPANY — a band that started what we now know as Contemporary Christian Music and created a Coffee House that opened its doors to everyone… Read more »

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Plaits

The struggle of a Brazilian grandmother to regain contact with her Argentine granddaughter

Pipe Dreams Fractured Lives

What if your government is risking the health of your family for quick cash? Join an Aussie farmer, tired of political spin, as he takes on a fact-finding mission into the effects of Fracking. His inspiring journey takes him from the southern point of country South Australia to Northern Australia and across the world to… Read more »

Pass to Heaven

The brutal murder of a talented choreographer Ivan Parshagin in May 1997 stirred the provincial Syktyvkar. The witness of the murder was the dancer Andrey Merkuriev. Now he is the leading soloist of The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia. The tragic events were reflected in the film of the journalist and filmmaker Victor Terentev “PASS TO… Read more »

My Father’s Brothers

Logline: The filmmaker interviewed his father and seven survivors of an Army Airborne company about a horrific battle they were in together in 1966. Following ill-conceived orders, one of the platoons is attacked, forever changing all of their lives. Synopsis: Jack Kelley, a Citadel graduate, volunteered for Vietnam. As a Captain, he routinely led his… 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 »

Open Mic Dublin – The Movie

This documentary is the result of a two-year comprehensive examination of the open mic scene in Dublin, Ireland. The stories are great, the talent is astounding and the origins from 25 years ago is a surprise and delight. The whole film is awash with revealing interviews and superb music and poetry, captured live and in… Read more »