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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Zois

Bujar Alimani | United States | 2018 | 1:00:27 Albanian with English Subtitles A struggling artist, painter, sculptor, escapee, immigrant, yet still a human being who always tried to find his place in this world no matter where, when, or how. Escaping the electrical fence and dodging border guards’ bullets was just the beginning of… Read more »

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Dominion

Chris Delforce | Australia | 2018 | 2:00:00 Website | Facebook Dominion uses drones, hidden and handheld cameras to expose the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture, questioning the morality and validity of humankind’s dominion over the animal kingdom. Cast Joaquin Phoenix Rooney Mara Sadie Sink Sia Kat Von D Writer Chris Delforce Producer Chris… Read more »

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Straight from The Pen

Paul Sutton, Lori Sutton | United States | 2017 | 51:18 Website Twenty-four prisoners–mostly lifers–sat across from a dozen college students on a maximum-security prison yard in southern California as part of an innovative and inspiring creative writing class. For 14 weeks, prisoners learned to express themselves openly and honestly, many for the first time… Read more »

Cuba, Libre

Dick Jordan | United States | 2016 | 55:41 Website | Facebook | Twitter “Cuba, Libre?” is a 56-minute long documentary that traces the history of travel to Cuba by Americans. To date, it has participated in twenty-nine film festivals and film award competitions, been nominated for “Best Documentary” six times, and won thirteen awards,… Read more »

Drugs as Weapons Against Us: The CIA War on Musicians and Activists

John L Potash | United States | 2018 | 1:59:45 Website | Facebook This film covers the CIA’s involvement in drug trafficking and the promotion of drugs for social control. It details evidence of the CIA’s Project MK-Ultra manipulating musicians and activists to promote drugs. It also details evidence of U.S. intelligence “neutralizing” these figures… Read more »

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The Reality Behind What We See ~The Poet, Yoshimasu Gozo, In Kyoto~

Haruo Inoue | Japan | 2018 | 1:47:00 Japanese with English Subtitles Website | Twitter 78-year-old Gozo Yoshimasu is Japan’s most renowned poet. Yoshimasu began composing in his twenties and has since been on the cutting edge of contemporary poetry for the past sixty years. Contemporary Japan seems to be hanging onto the back of… Read more »

Sharp Tools

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 »

Outside

Luca Leoni | Switzerland | 2016 | 50:00 Italian with English Subtitles This documentary tell the story of my life. A young man who is struggling with depression since years. But my story could be anybody’s story. We are all different and we all suffer in different ways. If an audience could find something helpful… Read more »

DL Present: Isn’t It Super

David C Lettieri | United States | 2013 | 2:14:07 A documentary about superstorm sandy Producer David C Lettieri This Movie is No Longer Available

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SMACKED! Addiction and Recovery in Rural America

Jessica Vecchione | United States | 2018 | 1:07:00 Website | Facebook Addiction is easy. Recovery is not. Rural America has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic, but hope is alive as well. SMACKED! tells the story of how law enforcement and the healthcare community are coping with the heroin epidemic that has swept… Read more »