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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 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

Before and After Dinner

Cindy Kleine presents this documentary on the eclectic filmmaker and actor Andre Gregory.

Bert Stern: Original Madman

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

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.

Cambridge Documentary Films

Produces and distributes educational videos concerning a variety of relevant social issues.


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

Conan O'Brien Can't Stop

Hilarious but moving documentary on what drives Conan O'Brien to constantly perform.

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.

Cultures of Resistance Films

A project of Caipirinha Productions, Inc. The mission of the project is to create and distribute films that advance public awareness about issues of social and economic justice, and that showcase creative efforts to promote peace and protect human rights.

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


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


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.

European Documentary Network

Engages in documentary consulting and provides information on film training programs.

Explore Biodiversity

Video and web content documenting the biodiversity of various countries.

The Fabulous Ice Age

Spans a century and focuses on the formation of the great American touring ice shows Ice Follies, Ice Capades, Arthur Wirtz/Sonja Henie’s shows and Holiday on Ice.

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.

For Greater Glory

Stars Ruben Blades, Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, Oscar Isaac, and Catalina Sandino Moreno in a documentary based on the 1920s Cristero War.

Free Documentary TV

Offers free documentaries on a wide variety of topics including politics, religion, science, sports, and conspiracies.

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


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


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


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


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

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.


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.


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


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

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.

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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