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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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 »

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 »

Message in a Bottle

Sent to the forest to give remedial lessons to the Pygmee children, a teacher from the city of Yaounde decides to use music to bring the students back to school.

Max In Space – 12 Conversations With the Artist Max Dean

Max Dean is a preeminent Canadian artist whose multidisciplinary work has startled, engaged and intrigued for decades. This documentary in the form of 12 conversations in 12 spaces over the course of one year follows Dean from studio to exhibition spaces and even into Lake Ontario to capture a year in the life of an… 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 »

Latigo (Whip)

What’s so funny about Cuba? It’s been closed off to most of the world for sixty-five years, has little internet but yet a thriving comedy scene, how? The Buena Vista Social Club of Comedy!