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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Diagnosing Healthcare

Paul Roberts | United States | 01:29:19 | 2020 English A social-impact documentary that centers on health care reform. The intention of the film is to start a discussion and to spur debate about the future of health care. Through artistic footage, the film identifies the most problematic areas of the current mainstream health care… Read more »


JOVI MACO | Spain | 01:20:00 | 2020 Spanish They say that the beating of a butterfly’s wings can cause a tornado in another part of the world.” This is a documentary based on a personal experience that aims to generate a global awareness of commitment and protection of the environment and land Writers LIBERTAD… Read more »

We, the Voyagers: Our Vaka

Marianne “Mimi” George | Solomon Islands | 00:56:15 | 2020 English Logline for the series: We are the crew of Lata, the Polynesian culture-hero who built the first voyaging canoe and navigated across the Pacific. We use only ancient designs, materials, and methods, and we invite everyone to reconnect with ancestors and sustainable lifeways. Come… Read more »

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 »


Joseph Pelegreen | United States | 01:23:12 | 2020 English Mamakrom focuses on the topics of education and significant change, exploring the link between the two while offering a realistic glimpse into the lives of children and adults in Ghana, West Africa, with themes that are relevant on a global scale. Mamakrom itself is a… Read more »

Truth Be Told: Irving Norman and the Human Predicament

Ray Day | United States | 01:02:00 | 2020 English Social-Surrealist artist Irving Norman, (1906-1989) lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay area where for 50 years he worked tirelessly creating over 200 oil and watercolor canvases both large, with amazing detail and always about socially relevant themes. Composer Maikel Garcia Despaigne

A Life’s Work

David Licata | United States | 01:30:00 | 2020 English Filmed over 15 years in locations throughout the U.S., A Life’s Work is a documentary about people engaged with projects they will not complete in their lifetime, projects that could have a positive, profound global effect. The subjects are: Jill Tarter, astronomer and Director of… Read more »

The Last American Colony

Bestor Cram | United States | 01:31:20 | 2019 English In September 2017, Hurricane Maria pummeled the island of Puerto Rico, but it isn’t the forces of nature that have done the most damage to the 3.5 million American citizens who live here. A history of economic exploitation, forced dependency, and systemic racism coming from… Read more »

It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story

Eric Friedler | Germany | 1:53:21 | 2019 English, German with English Subtitles IT MUST SCHWING! is the story of Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, two young German Jewish refugees fleeing Hitler and reinventing themselves in New York as jazz record producers of the legendary Blue Note Records label in 1939. At a time when… Read more »

Tin Soldiers

Robbed of movement as children, but not their courage, their love, their hope … Tin Soldiers shines a light on the victims of a debilitating disease, the hunt to find a cure, and the search for those still locked in darkness. Tin Soldiers is the deeply personal story of people afflicted with one of the… Read more »