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Published: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:22:36 +0000

 



Holocaust Documentaries - A List of Documentari...

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Documentaries about the Holocaust



The Importance of Documentary Trailers

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Presenting a good documentary trailer is an integral part of the producing and marketing a nonfiction film. What makes a good documentary trailer? Read on...



The 10 Best Documentaries Everyone Should See

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Documentaries are a rich source of information and inspiration, and those on my ever evolving list of recommendations belong in a special treasury. My top ten list of documentaries is a constant work in progress, one that reflects how nonfiction film deals with the pressing issues of today. Also taken into consideration is the availability of wonderful new nonfiction films as they are released. Check back often for updates.



Great Documentary Films for Kids

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These documentaries are entertaining, educational and enlightening films will set excellent standards for the life-long movie watching habit that begins in childhood.



Documentaries 101

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A primer of basics about documentary film.



To Kill or Not to Kill: Ten Documentaries About...

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Top Ten List of Documentaries about Genocide cover the Holocaust, as well as mass killings in Rwanda, Darfur, Chile, Cambodia and elsewhere in the world. They also expose philosophies and organizations that could lead to genocide in the future -- even in the United States.



Love Animals? Here are Some Documentary Films...

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A list of excellent documentary films about animals and human interaction with them.



Very Young Girls Escape Prostitution For A...

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

A documentary about teenage girl prostitutes in New York City and the Girls Education and Mentoring Services that help them to find a new direction in life.



20 Best Documentary Films on the Environment

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These documentary films show you how global warming, pollution and mismanagement of Earth's resources are setting the stage for environmental disasters that will, if unabated, ultimately make out planet unlivable. The films may alarm you--but that's a good thing, if it leads you to resolve to preserve and restore the environment for the well being of future generations.






Documentaries For Watching With Your Family

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These documentaries are great to watch with your family when you gather the clan for special occasions. Let this list of entertaining and inspirational documentaries be your guide to films that will delight loved ones of all ages.



31 Economic Crisis Documentaries You Shouldn't...

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

A list of documentaries that provide invaluable insights about how America, Americans and the rest of the world have reached the point of economic crisis, and are reacting to the situation. These films may suggest ways you can improve your own financial stability by changing your spending patterns and habits.



Observational Mode

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Emphasizing the documentary filmmaker's engagement in observing the subject's daily life and circumstances and documentinf them with an unobtrusive camera.






Great Documentaries About Dance

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Great dance documentaries not only record brilliant choreography and performances, they stand as works of art in their own right.



The Best Documentaries by and about Women

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A List of documentaries by and about women.



Afternoon of A Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq - Movie...

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A wonderful and affecting profile of beloved prima ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq whose career suddenly ended at age 27, when she got polio.



About Teenagers - Documentary Films About...

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As if raging hormones weren't enough! These documentaries present a very interesting, compelling picture of teens growing up in today's world.



Oscar Winning Documentaries

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Oscar Winning Documentaries by year from 2006 to 1980



Must-See Documentaries About Breast Cancer

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A list of documentaries recommended for watching during Breast Cancer Awareness Month,



Documentaries About Sex, Sexuality, Love...

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

Just in time for Spring's awakening, an annotated list of documentaries about sex -- with a range of titles to interest everyone from viewers looking for









Top 10 Documentaries for Music Lovers

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These superb music documentaries on DVD will bring you closer to the music and musicians you love and ideal for watching over and over again.









Documentaries On TV

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If your local movie theaters aren't programming enough documentary films, let them know you want more. And, until they respond positively, turn on your TV. Networks and cable channels program doumentaries regularly. Some are made for TV, and others are broadcast before being released on DVD. Keep tabs on program schedules for PBS, HBO, IFC and other channels that present documentaries on a regular basis. You'll find a great variety of wonderful films not playing at a theater near you.



Top Ten Memorial Day Documentaries

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Top ten list documentaries for Memorial Day viewing focus on individual stories about true heroes. Learn their lives and honor them!



Review of 'Hamburger Hill'

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A Curated List of Documentaries About Famous...

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An A to Z List of Documentaries About Famous and Infamous People






Raising Red Flags About Documentaries Branding

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A discussion about recent trends in the corporate underwriting of documentaries, and questions raised about the efficacy of branding sponsorships of nonfiction films.












Documentaries About The Movies

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A List of Ten Documentaries About The Movies, Movie Makers and the Movie Business.



'My Neighbor, My Killer': Rwanda Genocide...

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

Why 'My Neighbor,My Killer, filmmaker Anne Aghion's compelling Rwanda genocide documentary has such great impact and influence.



1980s

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Oscar winning documentary films of the 1980s. Page 3.






1990s

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Oscar winning documentary films of the 1990s. Page 2.



DCTV Gives NYC It's First and Only Docs-Only...

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

Thanks and congrats are in order for Jon Alpert and Keiko Tsuno and their DCTV staff for taking another step -- and a huge one at that -- to advance the



Buck, As In Buck Brannaman

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

Filmmaker Cindy Meehl follows Buck Brannaman, known as the original horse whisperer, as he travels around the USA presenting workshops in which he not only trains horses, but spreading words of wisdom about every aspect of life.



Documentaries Have Super Heroes, Too!

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Documentary Superheroes don't wear capes, drive amazing cars, beat up on monsters, nor do they boast extraordinary powers that set them apart from mere mortals. But, the heroic subjects of these documentaries have taken action to make the world a better place, and their achievements aren't fiction. Check out these real life superheroes in their documentary films.



A List of Top Documentaries for Halloween

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Great Halloween Documentaries - A List of Top Documentaries for Halloween



Women's Equality: Fact or Myth?

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Documentary Reviews Listed Alphabetically S - T...

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Documentary Reviews Listed Alphabetically S - T - U



Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His...

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne set out to make a memorial about his best friend, Dr. Andrew Bagby, with the intention of giving the tribute to Dr. Bagby‘s son, Zachary, so the boy--unborn at the time of Dr. Bagby‘s brutal murder, would know about the father whom he would never be able to meet.



Independence Day Documentaries

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

A list of documentaries that foment independent thought about the issues that arise when Americans consider the meaning of independence. These films are ideal for watching as part of your Independence Day celebrations -- before or after the parades, fireworks and barbecues.



Michael Moore Profile

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

Michael Moore, champion of liberal political and social causes, is arguably the best known and most influential documentary filmmaker in the world.



"America the Beautiful"

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The Stoning of Soraya M. - Movie Review

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

The Stoning of Soraya is the true story of the stoning to death of a women in rural Iran because her husband falsely accused her of adultry. The shocking story, smuggled out of Iran by an Iranian journalist who was living in France, became a best selling book that brought world wide attention to the stoning of women



What is an "Ad Lib"?

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Homegoings - Movie Review - 2013

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A rousing, roof-raising documentary about the celebratory nature of funerals in Harlem, New York's African American community.



June 2014 Documentaries Watch - Nonfiction...

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Reviews of June 2014 documentaries: Citizen Koch, Burt's Buzz, La Bare, Internet's Own Boy, Supemensch, Case Against 8



Filmmaker Interview: Anne Aghion On Filmmaking...

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In this exclusive one-on-one interview, filmmaker Anne Aghion discusses the making of My Neighbor, My Killer, her highly acclaimed and impactful documentary about the Rwanda genocide, and why she considers nonfiction filmmaking to be an important and socially formative art form.



Expository Documentary

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A nonfiction film that emphasizes verbal commentary and argumentative logic.



Documentary Films About American History and...

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These documentary films about American history and political leaders will help you to understand how the nation has arrived at where it is today.



Performative Mode

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The emphasis of the filmmaker’s subjective attitude or personal engagement with a subject to evoke audience reaction.









Particle Fever - Movie Review - 2014

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Particle Fever takes you inside the Large Hadron Collider to see what happens when subatomic particles collide at the speed of light. BANG on!



ESPN's 'Nine For IX' Documentary Series

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ESPN launches a Female-centric documentary series entitled 'Nine For IX' in honor of Title IX's 40th anniversary.



The Grounded - Movie Review - 2014

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Filmmaker Steve Kroschel uses his own experiences, anecdotes from others and experts' comments to show the healing powers of 'grounding' or 'earthing'



A List of Documentaries for Watching At...

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A list of documentaries for watching as part of Thanksgiving Day celebrations.



IFP Independent Film Week - Spotlight on...

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

IFP Independent Film Week's Spotlight on Documentaries is one of the world's most important showcases for new and emerging documentary filmmakers and their projects. The IFP Marketplace is held in New York City annually in September. The 2008 dates are September 14-22.



Terms and Conditions May Apply - Movie Review -...

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

A documentary about privacy and civil rights issues that arise when you click 'I agree' on most Internet sites and smartphone apps.






Cinereach Foundation Funds Independent Films

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

Cinereach is a nonprofit foundation that supports independent filmmaking. Since its founding in 2006, Cinereach has given away more than $5-million in grants and awards.



The Cross - The Arthur Blessitt Story - Movie...

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

The Cross - The Arthur Blessitt Story is about the 40-year journey of Arthur, Blessitt, who walked around the world with a twelve-foot cross on his back.



Filmmaker Heddy Honigmann Honored by IDFA

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

IDFA 2014 honors filmmaker Heddy Honigmann: opens with her latest documentary, screens her Top 10, presents her retrospective. Read details.



Ken Burns

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Ken Burns is best known for creating epic multi-episode documentary series in which he fully explores American history and culture.



Documentaries Reviews Listed Alphabetically J -...

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Documentaries Reviews Listed Alphabetically J - K - L



Forging Vermeer to Prove a Point

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

Inventor Tim Jenison sets out to prove that Johannes Vermeer, the 17th century Dutch master, had more than skills. He had tools! Read on....



Zero Dark Thirty: Controversy Over Truth and...

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

A commentary about the controversy about the representation of truth in 'Zero Dark Thirty,' Kathryn Bigelow's truth=based narrative feature.



The Best Documentaries for Black History Month

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

This list of documentaries that reveal important aspects of black history and culture in America are a great way to celebrate Black History Month.



The Act of Killing - Movie Review - 2013

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Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer gets top thugs in the Indonesian genocide to reenact their murderous deeds in a Hollywood-style film of their own creation.



Nicky's Family - Movie Review - 2013

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

A documentary that tells the story of Sir Nicholas Winton, an unassuming English businessman who rescued 662 children from Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia just prior to the outbreak of World War II.



Movie Review of The Tillman Story

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

Pat Tillman turned in his multimillion dollar pro football contract, became an Army Ranger and set off to war in Afghanistan, where he was killed by friendly fire. Amir Bar Lev documents Tillman's life and shows his family's battle to get to the truth about his untimely death.



Documentary Film Festival Calendar 2014

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

A list of 26 top documentary festivals in the USA, Canada and Europe, with links to festival Websites, 2014 schedules, and overviews.



An Entertaining Documentary Adventure to Exotic...

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

Manakamana, the latest release from Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab, takes you on an exciting, enlightening adventure to remote Nepal.



Religulous Review

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

Irreverent comedian Bill Maher travels around the world from the Wailing Wall to the Vatican to backwater America challenging religious pundits and just plain folk about their various religious beliefs.



The 'Why Poverty?' Documentary Series

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

This series of excellent documentary films was produced to raise public awareness about poverty and what can be done about it. The series will be broadcast around the globe, reaching an estimated 250-million viewers, in November, 2012.



Great Documentaries to Watch During June

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

A curated list of documentaries about gardening, travel adventures, outdoor sports and personal health that are great for summertime viewing.






Point and Shoot Hits A Documentary Bull's Eye

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

Filmmaker Marshall Curry chronicles the exploits of Matt VanDyke, the American who fought with Libyan Rebels to topple the Gaddafi regime, was captured and imprisoned -- and lived to tell the tale.



I AM BREATHING - Movie Review - 2013

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

A an documentary chronicling the illness and untimely death of Edinburgh architect Neil Platt, who suffered from Motor Neurone Disease.






Documentaries about Food And Nutrition

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

A list of documentaries about food production and distribution, and healthy nutrition.



The Interrupters

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

Filmmakers Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz follow The Interrupters, a group of social workers, reformed gang members and concerned citizens who are dedicated to preventing outbreaks of death-dealing violence among Chicago's inner city residents.



A Conversation With Steve James - Part One

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

A Conversation with documentary filmmaker Steve James in five parts, covering his documentary style and favorite films, compassion and respect for his subjects, keeping documentaries real and creating an afterlife for documentary films.



Abel Gance's Epic 'Napoleon' Screens in San...

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

Abel Gance's classic silent film, 'Napoleon,' has been restored and will be screened by the San Francisco Silent Film Festival.



50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs....

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

The true story of Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus, who risked their lives to rescue 50 Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Vienna.






Tribeca Film Institute Launches New Media Fund

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and the Ford Foundation's JustFilms have partnered to launch the TFI New Media Fund, a six-year multi-million dollar initiative to find, fund and develop documentary projects that integrate the traditional documentary film format with newer media platforms, including video games and mobile apps, as well as social networking and micro-blogging.



'Why Poverty?' Documentary Series

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

'Why Poverty?' is a series of eight diverse one hour films, each of which investigates the causes of poverty around the world or suggests a path to diminish it.



Documentary Audience Development and Recruitment

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

The big challenge for documentary filmmakers and distributors is audience development -- converting die hard blockbuster fans into devoted documentary watchers. It's a hard task. But there's hope.



Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 - Movie Review

2017-01-19T11:22:36Z

Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 is Kevin Rafferty's nostaligic replay of the amazing playoff game between the undefeated football teams of the two Ivy League giants.