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.

Most Viewed
Most Commented
Fatal Flaws: Legalizing Assisted Death

Kevin Dunn | Canada | 2018 | 55:56 Should we be giving doctors the right to end the lives of others by euthanasia or assisted suicide? Fatal Flaws: Legalising Assisted Death is a thought-provoking journey through Europe and North America to find answers to this question. Some 20 years after these laws were introduced, even… Read more »

Worrell… Emerging From The Garden Of Thorns

Erik Thienes | United States | 2019 | 55:09 Facebook | Twitter All of us face demons. Bill Worrel names and buries the “thorns in his side” one by one; fear, shame, both political parties and more. All are laid to rest in the Texas dirt, making him a better man… or not. This is… Read more »

In Loving Memory of Branimir Vugdelija

Bruno Marković-Ćoso | Croatia | 2018 | 1:13:40 Croatian with English Subtitles Website | Facebook A music documentary based on the life of Branimir Vugdelija, frontman of the gothic metal band Embrio from Sinj, Croatia. Branimir Vugdelia was an ambitious musician, biker and martial artist. Main appearance starred by Vlade Marinovic, Rino Vugdelija, and Petar… Read more »

Crossing Superior

Corey Adkins | United States | 2018 | 50:00 Crossing Lake Superior follows a riveting 60-mile journey three men took with their paddle boards across a lake that is often a force to be reckoned with. 11 time Emmy award winner Corey Adkins tagged along to document the 22 hour journey with Stand Up for… Read more »

Sanzao 1938 (三灶 1938)

Zhou Ye, Guan Xin | China | 2015 | 1:24:00 Chinese with English Subtitles Sanzao is an island on the southwest of Pearl River Estuary with the area of about 78 km2. Residents on Sanzao Island deeply memorized the days from April 12th to 14th, 1938, or in lunar calendar from March 12th to 14th…. Read more »

Robbery Of The Heart

Micah E. Brandt | United States | 2018 | 1:06:00 English, German with English Subtitles Website | Facebook Upon returning to his birthplace in Wetter, Germany, and attempting to reconcile with the past, Harry soon discovers that all problems of the past that were responsible for his exile have not been resolved. While the town… Read more »

Surviving Bokator

Mark Bochsler | Canada | 2018 | 1:29:13 Central Khmer, English with English Subtitles Website | Facebook | Twitter What started as a genocide survivor’s dream to revive an ancient sport becomes an inspiring mission to heal a nation. Surviving Bokator is a powerful story about reclaiming cultural identity and building bridges between generations. Filmed… Read more »

The Butterfly Effect. From Colmenar Viejo To The Antarctica

Jovi Maco | Spain | 2017 | 80:00 Spanish with English Subtitles The PROJECT ANTÁRTIDA COLMENAR was born in 2015 The project arises from the commitment that the municipality of Colmenar Viejo has with the environment and the landscape for its great ecological value and human well-being. This project has the ambition to participate in… Read more »

Seeds of All Things

Yehuda Sharim | United States | 2018 | 1:31:24 English, Persian with English Website Amid the backdrop of a contentious presidential election, a health clinic in Southwest Houston is run by and for immigrants and refugees. A family from Iran is bound by love as they build a new home in the city’s most diverse… Read more »

John Cousins & University of the Waves

Manfred Waffender | Germany | 2018 | 76:00 German with English Subtitles Website Portrait of a musician: sonic artist John Cousins, born in 1944 in Wellington, New Zealand. His credo he takes from a poem by Pablo Neruda: I need the sea because it teaches me. I don’t know if I learn music or awareness…The… Read more »