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Published: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 11:41:08 +0000

 



Love Animals? Here are Some Documentary Films...

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



The Best Documentaries by and about Women

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A List of documentaries by and about women.



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.



Holocaust Documentaries - A List of Documentari...

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Documentaries about the Holocaust



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 About The Movies

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



An Entertaining Documentary Adventure to Exotic...

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



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...



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 about Food And Nutrition

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



31 Economic Crisis Documentaries You Shouldn't...

2017-03-12T11:41:08Z

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.



Documentary Reviews Listed Alphabetically S - T...

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Documentary Reviews Listed Alphabetically S - T - U



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.



A Curated List of Documentaries About Famous...

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



Celebrate Spring Things with Documentaries!

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Spring break. Spring sports. Spring Gardening. Spring Fashion. Horse Racing. Anticipating the end of the school year. These springtime concerns are all the



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!



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.



Filmmaker Heddy Honigmann Honored by IDFA

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



Celebrate Springtime with Documentaries

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Spring sports. Spring getaways. Gardening. Wardrobe Changes. End of the school year. These springtime concerns are all the subjects of intriguing documentaries. Celebrate the change of seasons by watching the films on this curated list of documentaries about Spring things.



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



Academy Awards Documentary Rules

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Academy Awards Qualifying Requirements for Documentary Films



Documentaries Reviews Listed Alphabetically J -...

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Documentaries Reviews Listed Alphabetically J - K - L



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.



Weekend Watching: On Library Shelves April...

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Recommended documentaries to borrow from public libraries



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.



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!



Oscar Winning Documentaries

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Oscar Winning Documentaries by year from 2006 to 1980



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.



In The Footsteps of Marco Polo - Movie Review

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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.



First Saturday in May is a Horse Race Winner!

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'The First Saturday in May' directors John and Brad Hennegan follow six trainers as they put their amazing and beautiful thoroughbred horses--including the fabulous and tragic Barbaro--through the paces leading up to the Kentucky Derby, the annual race that’s known as “the most exciting two minutes in sports.“



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.



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.



The Stoning of Soraya M. - Movie Review

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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



Zero Dark Thirty: Controversy Over Truth and...

2017-03-12T11:41:08Z

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



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

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



Must-See Documentaries About Breast Cancer

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



Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers...

2017-03-12T11:41:08Z

Filmmaker Havana Marking profiles the notorious gang of diamond thieves known as the Pink Panthers, and tracks their capers and the detectives trying to catch them.



Movie Review of The Tillman Story

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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.



Film Noir - Definition of Film Noir

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Film Noir is a term used to describe a particular genre of cinema.



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

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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.



A List of Documentaries for Watching At...

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



Documentary Audience Development and Recruitment

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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.



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

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



War Documentary About Team Lioness, the First...

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Lioness, by Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers, profiles a group of courageous women soldiers who were deployed to Iraq as support personnel--mechanics, cooks, and clerks--but found themselves in actual combat situations. Known as Team Lioness, they are the first generation of American women to return home as combat veterans, and their debriefing in this film is enlightening.



Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013 - Award Winners

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An annotated list of juried awards presented at Sheffield Doc/Fest 20, at the awards ceremony on June 16, 2013



'Who Killed The Electric Car?' - Movie Review

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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.



A List of Top Documentaries for Halloween

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Great Halloween Documentaries - A List of Top Documentaries for Halloween



Five Films for International Women's Day, 2013

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Watching films made by women about women is a wonderful way to celebrate International Women's Day, which occurs on Friday, March 8, 2013. Here's my list of recommended films for this year.



8: The Mormon Proposition - Movie Review of 8:...

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8: The Mormon Proposition is an eye-opening expose of how the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS), while masking their activities behind a conveniently convened coalition, campaigned against and defeated California law allowing and recognizing same sex marriage. Asserting beliefs that marriage should only be between a man and a women, Mormon leaders spent an estimated $25-million and mobilized an army of Mormons to canvas California, influencing voters throughout the state.



Hava Nagila - Movie Review - 2013

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A documentary about the popular Jewish song, 'Hava Nagila.'



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.



1990s

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



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

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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.



Documentaries Watch: August 1 - 9, 2013

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An annotated list of documentaries becoming accessible from August 1 to 9, 2013, in theaters, with broadcast premieres and on DVD.



Richard Peña to Leave Film Society of...

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Richard Pena, Film Programmer for the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Head of the Selection Committee for the New York Film Festival will leave both posts in 2012.



Expository Documentary

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A nonfiction film that emphasizes verbal commentary and argumentative logic.



Gideon's Army - Movie Review -2013

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A documentary that takes you inside the world of the Public Defenders' office, as lawyers struggle to assure that the millions of Americans who cannot afford an attorney receive legal representation in felony cases before the country's criminal courts.



Filmmaker Interview: Anne Aghion On Filmmaking...

2017-03-12T11:41:08Z

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.



Portrait of Jason - Movie Review - 1967, 2013

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Filmmaker Shirley Clark's masterful 1967 documentary, 'Portrait of Jason, has been restores and re-released by Milestone Films.



Documentaries for International Women's Day

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Documentaries about heroic women who've made a difference.



Academy Award Winners - 1980s

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Academy Award Winning Documentaries of the 1980s, listed by year from 1980 to 1989



Chris Hegedus

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Chris Hegedus and her partner/husband D.A. Pennebaker have been leading documentary filmmakers for more than thirty years.



Margot Benacerraf - Interview with Margot...

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Filmmaker Margot Benacerraf discusses the restoration of her legendary film, Araya, which won the Palm d'or at Cannes in 1959 but was not released in the U.S. until 2009. Page 3.



Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's - Movie Review -...

2017-03-12T11:41:08Z

A recognizable roster of famous fashionistas and branded clothes horses praise the one and only Bergdorf's, declaring the 'palace on Fifth Avenue' to be the epitome of the American Dream.



Documentary Filmmakers Granted Exemption From...

2017-03-12T11:41:08Z

The U.S. Copyright Office grants documentary filmmakers access to previously 'locked' DVD content for fair use in productions, under an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA).



The Interrupters

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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.



Documentaries About Sex and Romantic Relationsh...

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Documentaries About Sex, Sexuality, Romantic Relationships and Human Reproduction



The Castle Project: Colorado's Haunted Mansion...

2017-03-12T11:41:08Z

A documentary about Denver, Colorado's Croke-Patterson Mansion, said to be one of the world's most haunted places. Genuinely spooky!



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

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



Documentaries That Inspire New Year's Resolutions

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Looking for New Year's resolutions? Let the twelve documentaries on this list inspire you to make a difference during the new year.



Cutie and The Boxer - Movie Review - 2013

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Zachary Heinzerling's charming documentry chronicles the lives and work of quirky New York artists Ushio and Noriko Shinohara.



Happy People: A Year in the Taiga - Movie Review

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A feature length documentary about the lives of subsistence hunter-fishermen in the remote Siberian Wilderness.



IDFA 2013 Award Winners

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Winners of cash awards at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2013



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

2017-03-12T11:41:08Z

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



Documentaries For Watching With Your Family

2017-03-12T11:41:08Z

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.



1980s

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



Independence Day Documentaries

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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.



Storm Surfers 3D - Movie Review - 2013

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Filled with thrills and spills, this sports documentary chronicles legendary Australian surfers Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones as they seek the perfect wave in the stormy seas of the Southern Hemisphere.



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

2017-03-12T11:41:08Z

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.



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.



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

2017-03-12T11:41:08Z

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.



Rainy Day Documentaries

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When a rainy day keeps you indoors and makes you feel gloomy, turn to an inspiring and upbeat documentary for a little enlightenment. Here's a list of documentaries that may do the trick!



The Doors: When You're Strange - Movie Review...

2017-03-12T11:41:08Z

When You're Strange, a documentary by Tom DiCillo, chronicles the rise of Jim Morrison and the Doors from obscurity to fame, overnight fame. Frontman Jim Morrison is the featured player, but band members Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore are key figures in archival footage that follows the group into recording studios and on tour, showing Morrison's personal contradictions and growing addictions and ultimate demise. Johnny Depp narrates.