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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Walking on Water

Gianmarco D’Agostino | Italy | 2017 | 50:00 Italian with English Subtitles “The flood of 1966 in Florence through the eyes, the camera and the creativity of Beppe Fantacci, who helped the famous artisans of Florence to survive the devastation of the city. A forgotten story of desperation, creativity, and recovery, the film features unreleased,… Read more »

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Path of the Daff

Michael Piscitelli | 1:27:00 A city faced with unimaginable tragedy rallies around a most unlikely hero. A timeless story about healing and finding purpose in life. There is no road map for living through a traumatic event. It’s different for everyone who experiences it, and at some point, it’s something we all go through. Feeling… 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 »

Grado Mission

Carlo Christian Spano | Italy | 2015 | 1 h 23 m Italian with English Subtitles Facebook Missione Grado is a 2015 Italian documentary film directed by Carlo Christian Spano. The film chronicles some military activities carried out by the Italian contingent in Herat and Bala Morghab, Afghanistan. The title of the movie is taken… Read more »

Celestial Serpent – The Moneyless Journey

Celestial Serpent | New Zealand | 2015 | 1 h 33 m 33 s Facebook | Twitter Join Artist, Musician, Filmmaker and Metaphysician Celestial Serpent on a wild and whacky adventure across NSW and QLD Australia. In this spontaneous Social experiment, Celestial serpent will spend 70 days traveling with absolutely no money. Yes! you heard correctly, During… Read more »

The Hidden Rebellion

Daniel Rabourdin | United States | 2016 | 1:15:00 English, French with English Subtitles Website | Facebook “Old men know what war is… Set ten years after the American Revolution in the idyllic French countryside of the Vendee, “The Hidden Rebellion” combines insightful documentary with richly dramatic scenes of battle, resistance, and love as the… Read more »

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Women Composers

Kyra Steckeweh | Germany | 2018 | 1:34:30 English, German with English Subtitles Website | Facebook When pianist Kyra Steckeweh realised that her repertoire exclusively consisted of music composed by men, she began searching for pieces written by female composers. Her research quickly disclosed a variety of remarkable works that have been buried and rarely… Read more »

Dubliner

Linda Rosenfeld | Russian Federation | 01:03:52 | 2021 English The film “Dubliner”, 2019 (Ireland/Russia/France/Italy) is a tribute to Stephen Keenan, Irish freediver who set a few national records in freediving and was considered among the best safety divers on the planet. Stephen Keenan had a fatal blackout on the 22nd of July 2017 in… Read more »

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Mamakrom

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 »

Women Are the Answer

Fiona Cochrane | Australia | 2015 | 1 h 30 m Population growth has been left out of the climate debate because it is seen as controversial, yet it is one of the most important factors. The global population has passed the 7 billion mark and India is overtaking China as the most populous nation in the… Read more »