Documentary Short

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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HOME: Stories of Newcomers to NL

Produced by the Association for New Canadians and filmed by Conor McCann and Rodrigo Iniguez, HOME presents familiar local images, scenes, and recognizable landmarks alongside the ever-changing cultural landscape of modern day Newfoundland & Labrador. Exploring overarching themes of language, community, culture, and work, this 25-minute documentary features firsthand accounts of arrival, integration, and settlement… Read more »

Hitler’s Parking Lot

A short documentary essay on an overlooked Berlin landmark.

Here

A short story of pregnancy, presence and purpose.

Halal

Since the event of 9/11 in 2001, Islamophobia has spread all over the world, especially in the United States of America. Earlier last year, President Donald Trump also banned people from a number of Muslim countries from entering the USA, with an idea to eventually ban all Muslims from coming to the USA. As a… Read more »

Grinding the Country

With less than 1500 inhabitants, Chaulgnes is the typical French country village. At the end of the 90’s, the arrival of skateboarding has changed the lives of the inhabitants. And has launched generations of riding and punk-rock music lovers.

The Point Is!

This short 26min:48sec: documentary addresses the use of ACUPUNCTURE as an ALTERNATIVE to the use of OPIOIDS! We have interviews with people who have experienced the pain of opioid addiction. Plus medical and treatment professionals on the use of acupuncture for pain relief and the treatment of drug addiction.

The Heart of the Fraser

The Heart of the Fraser calls attention to the continuing destruction of an environmentally sensitive and culturally-rich ecosystem of the lower Fraser River, namely the gravel reach from Hope to Mission, British Columbia. The movie showcases the extraordinary environmental aspects of this unique ecosystem, the profound landscape changes resulting from development following the start of… Read more »

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Surfing The Rust Belt

When most people think of surfing they immediately draw parallels to beautiful shorelines in sunny places like California. They do not associate surfing with Lake Michigan’s icey shores, below freezing temperatures and industrial landscapes. There is a lot of will power in putting on a 6 mm wetsuit and wading into lethally cold water just… Read more »

Uncertain Future

The Rocky Mountain Horse is now on the Threatened Species List. Awareness of this unique gaited breed is a must to help this rare breed survive.

Sensei Fran Kicks Ass

Sensei Fran Kicks Ass is the story of one woman’s pursuit to redefine what it means to age. Eighty year old Fran Vall is a master teacher of two Japanese martial arts, as well as skiing and snowboarding. She lives a very active life guided by her Jewish faith and quest to never stop learning.