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Published: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:15:04 +0000

 



Holocaust Documentaries - A List of Documentari...

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Documentaries about the Holocaust



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.



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.



Documentaries 101

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A primer of basics about documentary film.



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...



Very Young Girls Escape Prostitution For A...

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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.



The Historical Development of Style in...

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Documentary style has constantly evolved and redefined itself. Here's an overview of how styles have changed from the first films to the present day.



Documentary Films about Animals

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Animals are among the most popular subjects for documentary films. See how documentary filmmakers deal with animals from the Arctic to Antarctica in their films.



Love Animals? Here are Some Documentary Films...

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



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.



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...

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

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.



Like Being Inspired? See These 10 Incredible...

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These inspiring documentaries show how personal commitment to a project or giving your all to a cause can make a difference.



The Best Documentaries by and about Women

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A List of documentaries by and about women.



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.



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.



Documentary Films About Genocide

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A list of documentary films that chronicle the horrors of genocide and its aftermath around the world.



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.



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.



Nick Fraser - Documentaries at About.com...

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Bio for Nick Fraser - Documentaries at About.com Contributing Writer



Top Documentaries About Fine Art and Artists

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An annotated list of documentaries about fine art and artists.



IFP Independent Film Week - Spotlight on...

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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.



Serious summertime entertainment in the form of...

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A curated list of documentaries to watch for some serious entertainment during summer 2014.



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.



POV's Documentary Appreciation and Filmmaking...

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Two lesson plans from PBS' POV will help audiences evaluate the documentary films they're watching, and will encourage some to make documentaries themselves. Although targeted primarily for students in junior high and high school, these lesson plans provide good information and excellent guidance for all who are interested in nonfiction film.



Documentaries About The U.S. Presidency and...

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History, it seems, repeats itself. So, hadn't we best take a good look at these documentaries about our past American presidents to see where our present-day politicking pundits may be leading us in the future.



Oscar Winning Documentaries

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Oscar Winning Documentaries by year from 2006 to 1980



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 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.



Must-See Documentaries About Breast Cancer

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

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



A Curated List of Documentaries About Famous...

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



The Best Hybrid Documentaries

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This is an annotated list of hybrid documentaries in which narrative filmmaking techniques -- reenactments, special effects, animation and other such elements -- are used effectively to deliver story elements essential to conveying the film's subject and theme.



How to Pitch Your Documentary for Funding and...

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The documentary establishment provides ways to pitch projects, get funding and distribution, But is it so different from the Hollywood studio system?



A List of Top Documentaries for Halloween

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Great Halloween Documentaries - A List of Top Documentaries for Halloween



1990s

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



Documentaries About Sex, Sexuality, Love...

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

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



Filmmaker Interview: Anne Aghion On Filmmaking...

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

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.



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

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

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.



Cinereach Foundation Funds Independent Films

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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.



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!



Traces Of The Trade - A Story From The Deep...

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'Traces of The Tade - A Story From The Deep North' is a deeply personal documentary made by seminarian-turned-filmmaker Katrina Browne, who sets out to investigate her forebears occupation as prominent New England slave traders and tries to identify what that fact of family history means to her living relatives and herself. The film is co-directed by Alla Kovgan and Jude Ray.



Documentaries about Food And Nutrition

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



Documentary Film Festival Calendar 2014

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



The Best Documentaries for Black History Month

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



Oscars Qualifying Rules for Documentary...

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How does a documentary qualify for Oscars consideration? Here's a wrap about the Academy of Morion Picture Arts and Sciences' rules and regulations.



Review: 'Afternoon of A Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq'

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Filmmaker Nancy Buirski's thrilling dance documentary is laced with all of the glamour, romance and tragedy that shaped prima balllerina Tanaquil Le Clerq's



The Stoning of Soraya M. - Movie Review

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

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



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!



1980s

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



Michael Moore Profile

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



Forging Vermeer to Prove a Point

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



Interview with Alex Gibney About Taxi To The...

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

Filmmaker Alex Gibney's Taxi To The Dark Side is a shocking expose about the American military's torture of prisoners--many of whom have been shown to be innocent of any crime--in Afghanistan, Iraq and Cuba. In this interview, he discusses making this film, and his ideas about the aesthetics and responsibilities of making documentary films.



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.



Point and Shoot Hits A Documentary Bull's Eye

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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.



The E-Team is the A-Team For Real!

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

The E-Team of heroic Human Rights Watch activists covertly enter Syria and Libya to investigate human rights atrocities and report them to the world.



24 City - Movie Review of 24 City - Er shi si...

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

Beijing-based director Jia Zhangke uses documentary and narrative storytelling to create 24 City, chronicling how the closure of an outdated factory in Sichuan Province effects the lives of 30,000 workers for whom the factory was not just a job, but a way of life.



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'



Nati Baratz Interview - Unmistaken Child - Part...

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

Filmmaker Nati Baratz discusses his documentary, Unmistaken Child, about Tibetan Buddhist monk Tenzin Zopa's search for the reincarnation of the Geshe Lama Konghog, a recently deceased spiritual master.



Anti-War Documentaries

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A list of anti-war documentaries.



An Entertaining Documentary Adventure to Exotic...

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

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



'Art of The Real' - New Series @ Lincoln Center...

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

The Art of the Real, a new documentary series at Lincoln Center, runs April 11 to 25.



Documentary Movie Reviews Listed Alphabetically...

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Documentary Movie Reviews Listed Alphabetically V - W - X - Y - Z



The 'Why Poverty?' Documentary Series

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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.



Roger Donaldson - Interview

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

Director Roger Donaldson discusses reality and truth in filmmaking.



A List of Documentaries for Watching At...

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

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



Documentaries Reviews Listed Alphabetically J -...

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Documentaries Reviews Listed Alphabetically J - K - L



Coming Soon

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Documentary Films Coming Soon



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.



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

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

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



Documentary Reviews Listed Alphabetically S - T...

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Documentary Reviews Listed Alphabetically S - T - U



'Who Killed The Electric Car?' - Movie Review

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

In 'Who Killed the Electric Car?,' documentary filmmaker Chris Paine chronicles the recent conspiracy to prevent proliferation of a series of automobiles that ran quietly and efficiently on electricity.



Zero Dark Thirty: Controversy Over Truth and...

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

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



WE LOVE IMPUNITY - Nick Fraser on 'The Act of...

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

Noted documentaries expert and BBC Storyville Commissioning Editor Nick Fraser comments on 'The Act of Killing,' directed by Joshua Oppenheimer.



Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S....

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

Alex Gibney's documentary about the drug-influenced career of iconic countercultural journalist Dr. Hunter S. Thompson is a fascinating account of the 1960s and 70s.



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

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

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



Hamptons International Film Festival

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

Hamptons International Film Festival is a leading East Coast film festival that presents annual awards for documentary films as well as independent features. It takes place annually during October in the Hamptons on Long Island, New York.



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

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

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.



'Under The Electric Sky' 3D Music Documentary:...

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

Under the Electric Sky, a 3D electronic dance music documentary, is like going to an Electric Dance Carnival. You can host your own theater screening.



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.



Weekend Watching: On Library Shelves April...

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

Recommended documentaries to borrow from public libraries



Great Documentaries to Watch During June

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

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



Documentaries Opening Theatrically in February,...

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

Documentaries Opening Theatrically in February, 2013.



'Why Poverty?' Documentary Series

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

'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.



Hamptons Intrernational Film Festival

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

Hamptons International Film Festival is a leading East Coast film festival that presents annual awards for documentary films as well as independent features. It takes place annually during October in the Hamptons on Long Island, New York. Page 2.



Documentaries About The Movies

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

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



ESPN's 'Nine For IX' Documentary Series

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

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



Filmmaker Heddy Honigmann Honored by IDFA

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

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



Buck, As In Buck Brannaman

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

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.



June 2014 Documentaries Watch - Nonfiction...

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

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



Margot Benacerraf - Interview with Margot...

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

Filmmaker Margot Benacerraf discusses the restoration of her legendary film, Araya, which won the International Critics Award at Cannes in 1959 but was not released in the U.S. until 2009.



Ken Burns

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

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



Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?...

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

Beautifully shot and well researched, Queen of the Sun is a complete overview of the lives and history of honeybees and how they interact with and impact human society. The film also investigates the causes, implications and impending impact of the colony collapse disorder, which is currently reaching pandemic proportions.



Margaret Mead Festival - Overview of the...

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

On overview of the Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival, one of the oldest and most prestigious documentary film festivals in the United States.



Valentino The Last Emperor - Movie Review of...

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

A documentary film about the final years of the career of Valentino Garavani, the legendary haute couture designer whose fashions dressed wealthy and celebrated women for half a century.



Independence Day Documentaries

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

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.



Hybridization, Documentary Hybrid

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

A Definition of Hybridization as Used to Describe Documentary Films



In The Footsteps of Marco Polo - Movie Review

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

In The Footsteps of Marco Polo documents the great travel adventure of Frances O'Donnell and Denis Belliveau, who left their homes in Queens, NY to trace the 25,000 mile route followed by Marco Polo, the great 13th Century Venetian explorer.



Steve Jobs: The Official Interview

2016-12-06T11:15:04Z

Robert Cringely's in-depth interview with Steve Jobs, conducted in 1995 and thought to be lost, has been found, restored and will be shown at select Landmark Theaters for a very limited run.