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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Nujoom Alghanem | United Arab Emirates | 2017 | 1:24:00 Arabic with English Subtitles Hassan Sharif, one of the most UAE renowned artists, has started his different and new wave of art in the early eighties. At that time, he was considered a destructive artist but with time he has become a legendary figure not… 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 »

The Legend of Fu Tang

George L Johnson3 | United States | 2016 | 1 h 37 m Facebook This is an uncommon, somewhat experimental attempt to capture the myriad nuances of a magical, musical personality– one who refuses to allow major chronic illness issues rule their young, talented and inspiring life! Cast Felecia Campbell

In The Shade Of The Apple Tree

Claudia Euen | Germany | 2017 | 1:01:46 German with English Subtitles 65 years of marriage, four social orders, two people and one love: Ilse and Wolfgang Gutsche have been living happily together all their life. And they would do it all the same again. For as long as I can remember, my grandparents have… Read more »

Return to Trophy Point

Thomas Berens | United States | 2017 | 1:40:18 In 2007, West Point Glee Club alumni spanning five decades of classes returned to West Point for their first ever glee club reunion. The event culminated in a concert with the USMA Band on Trophy Point. This documentary covers that four-day period. Cast Larry Smith Writer… Read more »

THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT. FROM COLMENAR VIEJO TO THE ANTARCTICA

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 »

Letters to My Grandchildren

What do you know about living your life that needs to be passed on? When Carolyn Wellington was diagnosed with terminal cancer, her daughter, filmmaker Carol Wolf determined to preserve the sound of her voice, and her wise counsel, for her very young grandchildren. Wolf interviewed her for the advice she would give her grandchildren… Read more »

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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 »

Casablanca Mon Amour

United States | 2012 | 1 h 16 m Arabic with English Subtitles An essay-road movie that offers a playful subversion of the traditional American “Hollywood goes to Morocco” story.

Chamber Music Wonderland

Emanuel Altenburger | Austria | 2017 | 50:00 German with English Subtitles Website Chamber Music Wonderland takes viewers on a fascinating musical voyage, accompanying a group of musicians who set up their own music festival to showcase the very best of 500 years of musical history. Avoiding a narrator, the film allows the protagonists the… Read more »