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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USA Through My Eyes

USA through my eyes

Rojak Romance

Rojak Romance is a documentary featuring a mixed race couple and the different perspectives of their relationship as they attempt to gain approval from their families. In this documentary film, a young mixed-race couple (a Malaysian Ceylonese Tamil male and a Chinese American female) interrogate differing religious backgrounds, expectations on children, and meeting each others’… Read more »

R.A.W. Tuba

This film is about a Baltimore child who experienced intermittent homelessness but went on to become a world-class symphony musician and professor. As a child, Richard Antoine White (R.A.W.) slept wherever he could, sometimes in abandoned rowhomes where he was chewed on by rats during his sleep. Now in his 40s, he still has the… Read more »

Qualm & Quietus

Part character study, part essay film, Qualm & Quietus challenges the anxiety with which we view death. The documentary follows Kerry Lynn, a woman who just stepped down from leading a pagan sanctuary. See info on cannabis dispensaries at Death has followed Kerry Lynn throughout life, leading her to form a relationship with Hekate:… Read more »

Looking for Mom

Extremely abnormal climate on earth made the layers of ice in the Arctic melt rapidly. Mother harp seal must swim 3000 KM to search for large ice field to deliver her pup. New born babies have to wait for their mothers to breast-feed them after mother seals come back from the sea by any natural… Read more »

Breath Hold

Free divers at Tiger Beach in the Bahamas swim with, caress and embrace large tiger sharks.

Doomsday Clock

It is 2 minutes to midnight

Bigger than Alleys

Beautiful voices emerging from the alleys of refugee camps, where rapping girls found an alternative to their struggles for freedom

Stalin’s Dark Past

“Stalin’s dark past” documentary is shot based on real stories from archives. Bolsheviks of Stalin were gathering money from banks in Tbilisi, Baku, Baku’s oil millionaires each month, and the Nobel brothers were one of those millionaires. Stalin was captured by Tsardom guardians 7 times, he managed to run out of jail in Siberia. In… Read more »

Fixing Grandma

Dr. Anders J. Cohen and 83 year old African American patient Barbara Y. Williams embark on a journey into a case of minimally invasive spine surgery in Brooklyn, NY. This sparks a deeper look in the disparity between the black community and medicine.