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Documentary Filmmaking

  • A Secret Legacy

    Still in the making this movie seeks to document the extraordinary story of the Cuban Exile pilots and the Congo Crisis.

  • Addiction Incorporated

    Uncovers the hidden secrets of the tobacco industry and tells the true story of whistleblower Victor DeNoble.

  • Agenda: Grinding America Down

    Documents the attempted takeover of America by any means possible. Produced by Curtis Bowers.

  • Ain't In It For My Health

    Documentary film tells the story of the life and music of rock and rolls first singing drummer Levon Helm and his association with "The Band." Directed by Jacob Hatley. LevonHelmRamble

  • The Ambassador

    Mads Brugger along with producers Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Peter Garde, Peter Engel, Carsten Holst exposes corruption Central Africa.

  • The Art of Flight

    Follow the adventures of snowboarding masters as they push themselves in this exhilarating sport.

  • Ayn Rand & The Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged

    Film documents the controversial novel written in 1957 and explores the question of "am I my brother's keeper?".

  • Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

    Michael Rappaport's film documents the rise and fall of the hip-hop group, A Tribe Called Quest.

  • Beauty is Embarrassing

    Iconic artist, illustrator, puppeteer, art director, and fine art painter Wayne White is explored in this inspiring film. waynewhitedoc

  • Bert Stern: Original Madman

    Interesting story of photographer Bert Stern who achieved celebrity status due to his work and lifestyle. BertSternMadman

  • Beware Of Mr. Baker

    Documentary that follows the latest 30 date European sold out tour by the ginger-haired wild man.

  • Bones Brigade

    Tony Hawk, Mike McGill, Rodney Mullen, Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, and Tommy Guerrero star in this autobiographical story of how hobby skateboarders took the sport to a new level.

  • Buffalo Girls

    Heartbreaking tale of the choices that being in poverty in Thai land gives. Young girls are taught to box in order to support their families.

  • Captivated

    Film that asks explores the question of whether we are over inundated with media of all kinds. CaptivatedMovie

  • Cinarchea: Archaeology Film Festival

    Overview of the festival with news and schedules on upcoming events.

  • Comrade Kim Goes Flying

    Achieving a dream is not always easy, as Kim a 28 year old Korean coal miner finds out. From directors Anja Daelemans and Nicholas Bonner. ComradekimMOVIE

  • Culture Unplugged

    Features documentary films on spiritual awareness, evolutionary impulse, religion and belief, science, communities, education and culture, health, environment and culture, transcendent visions, and social progress.

  • Deceptive Practice - The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay

    Film that followed famed Ricky Jay sleight of hand artist as they ponder the mystery of magic. kinolorber

  • DFG

    Online resource dedicated to the art and craft of documentary filmmaking.

  • Doculink

    Community for documentary filmmakers who share information, leads, ideas, and a commitment to support each other's growth as nonfiction filmmakers. Includes history and resources.

  • Documentary Educational Resources

    Produces, distributes, and promotes ethnographic and documentary films from throughout the world.

  • Documentary Institute

    Offers master’s program in documentary production. Includes course descriptions and curriculum details.

  • Documentary Tube

    Collection of documentaries in the categories of art, biography, nature, science, history, and medicine.

  • DocuSeek Film and Video Finder

    Allows viewers to search for independent and documentary films and videos within the database of various distributors.

  • Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey

    YouTube sensation was found by the band Journey to replace Steve Perry. The documentary is a rags to riches tale. journeyMovie

  • El Bulli

    Covers the restaurant in its glory days. Created by Spanish chef Ferran Adria who takes cooking and combines it with science.

  • Explore Biodiversity

    Video and web content documenting the biodiversity of various countries.

  • The Eye Has To Travel

    Documentary film about Diana Vreeland, one of the most influential women in the 20th century. dvDianaVreeland

  • Family Portrait in Black and White

    Julia Ivanova created this documentary about a Ukrainian women who takes in 17 bi-racial children and how she raises them, communal style.

  • Fat Sick and Nearly Dead

    Joe Cross documents his fight with obesity as he travels across the country and embarks on achieving a better lifestyle.

  • Fire From the Heartland

    Film presenting the awakening of the conservative woman at a crossroads with the direction of the country.

  • Fools On The Hill

    Jerrol LeBaron attempts to get politicians to start doing their jobs and to fix the broken political process.

  • Free Thinking Films

    Presentation of alternative conservative/libertarian films that really make the public think, by risk-taking documentarians.

  • The Happy Movie

    Roko Belic searches for the answer to what makes people happy, and tries to uncover the secrets of happiness.

  • Hating Breitbart

    Documenting a year in the life of Andrew Breitbart. The film highlights his struggles to expose the progressive media complex. hatingbreitbart

  • High Ground

    Cinematographer and director Michael Brown captures the breathtaking journey of 11 wounded warriors as they climb Mount Lobuche. HighGroundMovie

  • The House I Live In

    Eugene Jarecki takes on the after effects of America's war on drugs and comes to the conclusion that it has been a disaster. DrugWarMovie

  • Inocente, the Film

    Short subject documentary about homeless teen artist, Inocente. Tragedy and life on the streets is her daily life, but her art lifts her up and gives her hope.

  • Inside Job

    Charles Ferguson follows the 2008 financial meltdown and the collusion between politics and Wall Street.

  • International Documentary Association

    Organization created to support documentary filmmakers and to promote non-fiction film and video.

  • International Documentary Library Service

    Resource for information, education, commentary, historical archive, journalism, and perspective centered on documentary.

  • The Iran Job

    True story of a professional basketball player who accepts an offer to play for the professional sports for the Iranians. theiranjob

  • Jig

    "To win, they must be foot perfect." Sue Bourne's movie looks into the world of Irish dance.

  • Kemps

    Provides the contact details of companies operating in the film, TV and commercial production industries world wide.

  • Koch

    Neil Barsky presents this film about former Mayor Ed Koch and his impact on the city of New York. KochTheMovie

  • Makers

    Film the explores the lives of extraordinary women making a difference in the world at large.

  • Museum of Government Waste

    Jim and Ellen Hubbard attempt to create a museum to house information on the amount of money that the government wastes.

  • My Perestroika

    Robin Hessman documents the lives of five Russian classmates since the fall of the Iron Curtain.

  • The New Juarez

    Once a murder capital, and now down to just one murder a day. Director Charlie Minn explores how this happened.

  • The Other F Word

    Veteran punk rockers have their day to day lives followed as they deal with the everyday struggles of parenthood.

  • OzDox

    Australian Documentary Forum has been established as a joint initiative from documentary filmmakers, industry bodies and academics, to foster, promote and provide a monthly forum for documentary culture.

  • Patriocracy Movie

    Brian Malone created this documentary to explore the current polarization and partisanship happening across the US.

  • Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune

    Biographical story of a conflicted truth seeking troubadour with strong political principals, branded by his critics as a traitor.

  • Plimpton

    Tom Bean and Luke Poling have created an insightful film about amateur sportsman, editor, writer, and actor George Plimpton.!/pages/Plimpton-Starring-George-Plimpton-as-Himself/158535350840053?ref=ts PlimptonMovie

  • The Queen of Versailles

    View the crumbling world of a billionaire and his wife as their riches to rags story unfolds in this reality show type documentary. magnoliapics

  • Rejoice and Shout

    Movie documenting the evolution of Gospel music through its many musical styles.

  • Rocky Mountain Heist

    Story of how a quartet of liberal millionaires and billionaires in Colorado overtook the state for their own purposes. Of how they coordinated campaigns and money behind closed doors. Citizens_United

  • Room 237

    Five fans of Stanley Kubrick's movie, "The Shining" speculate on what might have been the underlying message. room237movie

  • Runaway Slave

    New documentary that exposes the economic slavery of the Black community to the progressive policies of the US government.

  • Samsara

    Official website for the non-verbal documentary from filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson. samsarafilm

  • Seneca Falls Documentary Project

    Presents summary of the film as well as a brief biography of the director. Press clippings and production stills included.

  • Sing Your Song

    Harry Belafonte documentary highlights not only his singing, but his contribution to the civil rights movement.

  • Snoop Reincarnated

    Documentary about Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. aka Snoop Lion, Snoop Doggy Dogg, and Snoop Dog. snooplion

  • Spirit of Baraka

    Site dedicated to nonverbal films like Baraka, Koyaanisqatsi, and Microcosmos. Also pays tribute to the people who made such films.

  • Stories We Tell

    Produced by the National Film Board of Canada, this documentary film by Sarah Polley examines the rumor that her father is not her real father.

  • Vidal Sassoon The Movie

    Documentary of how one man changed the world with a pair of scissors. The movie takes a look his evolution from orphan, to soldier, and to Bond Street where he experiments with shapes and angles, and hones his style.

  • The Video Project

    Distributor of educational videos about the environment and planetary issues.

  • Waiting for Lightening

    Danny Way has a passion for skateboarding and taking on task that no one else can. From a broken home he has fought to overcome great adversity to achieve the near impossible. wflthemovie

  • Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

    Features a compilation of documentary works from around the world. News and festival information included.

  • You've Been Trumped

    Takes an unflattering look at celebrity tycoon Donald Trumps attempt to bully Scottish homeowners into allow him to build another golf resort. TrumpedMovie

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