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 »

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 »

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Work at Hand

Peter Hartel | United States | 2018 | 54:00 Website Documentary of how a man of modest origins from the hills of West Virginia overcomes cultural bias and cancer to become a highly regarded artist and painter. Cast Michael K. Paxton Writer Peter Hartel Producer Peter Hartel

Off the Streets for Good

Luciana Lagana | United States | 2018 | 1:13:25 IMDB In this documentary feature film, several previously homeless people recall their hard journey towards having a home again. Mistreatment was rampant and we hear about the difficulties living on the streets directly from a former prostitute who lost her eye when she was shot and… 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 »

Last Year at the Crossing

Kathy Bruner | United States | 2017 | 1:15:57 Website An alternative school in small-town Indiana is the last, best chance for struggling teens to earn a high school diploma. For Devin, Hannah, Zariah and Keegan, just getting an education has been an uphill battle. All four fell through the cracks of the public school… Read more »

Reinventing Rosalee

Lillian Glass | United States | 2018 | 1:30:00 Website | Facebook Rosalee Glass, a Holocaust survivor taken prisoner to a Russian gulag in Siberia during WW2, shares her story of survival and transforms her destiny by living her life to the fullest. In her 80’s, she started an acting career, in her 90’s, won… Read more »

Shred America

Arthur Swidzinski | United States | 2018 | 1:32:00 Website | Facebook Four twenty-year-olds travel from Chicago to New York on skateboards. Fueled by youthful ignorance, the four navigate America’s landscape through a maze of wrong turns and unfortunate circumstances. Producer Arthur Swidzinski Michael Kosciesza