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1.
It's All True (1993 Documentary)
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A documentary about Orson Welles's unfinished three-part film about South America. (87 mins.)
 
2.
Naturens hämnd (1983 Documentary)
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(76 mins.)
Director: Stefan Jarl
 
3.
Tranceformer - A Portrait of Lars von Trier (1997 Documentary)
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A portrait of Denmark's most acclaimed and controversial director, Lars von Trier. A meeting with von... (52 mins.)
 
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Lasermannen - dokumentären (2005 Documentary)
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(59 mins.)
 
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Man on Wire (2008 Documentary)
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A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century." (94 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
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The Cove (2009 Documentary)
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Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health. (92 mins.)
Director: Louie Psihoyos
 
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Food, Inc. (2008 Documentary)
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An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Kenner
 
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Restrepo (2010 Documentary)
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A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan. (93 mins.)
 
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Sicko (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths. (123 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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An Inconvenient Truth (2006 Documentary)
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Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Al Gore's personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change in the most talked-about documentary at Sundance. (96 mins.)
 
11.
The Bricklayer (2002 Documentary)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Stefan Jarl
 
12.
Liv till varje pris (1998 Documentary)
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A tribute and portrait of the Swedish filmmaker Bo Widerberg. Thommy Berggren presents slices and comments on Widerberg. (93 mins.)
Director: Stefan Jarl
 
13.
A Respectable Life (1979 Documentary)
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(102 mins.)
Director: Stefan Jarl
 
14.
Trouble the Water (2008 Documentary)
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A redemptive tale of an aspiring rap artist surviving failed levees and her own troubled past and seizing a chance for a new beginning. (90 mins.)
 
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Bowling for Columbine (2002 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
17.
Palme (2012 Documentary)
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The life and times of Olof Palme, the prime minister of Sweden until his assassination in 1986. (103 mins.)
 
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Hearts and Minds (1974 Documentary)
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An examination of the conflicting attitudes of the opponents of the Vietnam War. (112 mins.)
Director: Peter Davis
 
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Woodstock (1970 Documentary)
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The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival. (184 mins.)
 
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In the Year of the Pig (1968 Documentary)
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Produced at the height of the Vietnam War, Emile de Antonio's Oscar-nominated 1968 documentary chronicles the war's historical roots... (103 mins.)
 
21.
F for Fake (1973 Documentary)
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A documentary about fraud and fakery. (89 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
22.
Looking for Richard (1996 Documentary)
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Al Pacino's deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of "Richard III." (112 mins.)
Director: Al Pacino
 
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My Best Fiend (1999 Documentary)
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In the 1950s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski... (95 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
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The Corporation (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance. (145 mins.)
 
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Dom kallar oss mods (1968 Documentary)
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The first in Stefan Jarl's Mods Trilogy, the film documents the life of two teenagers, Kenta and Stoffe... (100 mins.)
 
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Det sociala arvet (1993 Documentary)
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This documentary is the third in a trilogy about a group of Swedish nonconformists. The first documentary was shot in 1967... (87 mins.)
Director: Stefan Jarl
 
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Roger & Me (1989 Documentary)
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Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing. (91 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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Man of Aran (1934 Documentary)
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In this blend of documentary and fictional narrative from pioneering filmmaker Robert Flaherty, the everyday trials of life on Ireland's unforgiving Aran Islands are captured with attention to naturalistic beauty and historical detail. (76 mins.)
 
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Le mystère Picasso (1956 Documentary)
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A filmed record of Pablo Picasso painting numerous canvases for the camera, allowing us to see his creative process at work. (78 mins.)
 
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Nanook of the North (1922 Documentary)
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In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuits living in the Arctic Circle. (78 mins.)
 
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The Thin Blue Line (1988 Documentary)
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A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas. (103 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
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America Undercover (1986 TV Series)
Episode: Persona Non Grata (2003)
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A series that features original and previously released documentaries which look at contemporary issues with strong social relevance.
 
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America Undercover (1986 TV Series)
Episode: Looking for Fidel (2004)
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Oliver Stone's second documentary on/interview with Fidel Castro specifically addresses his country's recent crackdown on Cuban dissidents; namely, the execution of three men who hijacked a ferry to the United States.
 
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Grass (1999 Documentary)
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The history of the American government's war on marijuana in the 20th century. (80 mins.)
Director: Ron Mann
 
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Young@Heart (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians. (107 mins.)
 
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Mr. Governor (2008 Documentary)
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(87 mins.)
Director: Måns Månsson
 
37.
Flow: For Love of Water (2008 Documentary)
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Water is the very essence of life, sustaining every being on the planet. 'Flow' confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause. (93 mins.)
Director: Irena Salina
 
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Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008 Documentary)
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The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s. (103 mins.)
Director: Mark Hartley
 
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Blind Loves (2008 Documentary)
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A poetic story about love and happiness between doc and fiction. (77 mins.)
Director: Juraj Lehotsky
 
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Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell (2008 Documentary)
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A portrait, mostly chronological, of composer, cellist, and vocalist Arthur Russell (1951-1992). His parents... (71 mins.)
Director: Matt Wolf
 
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Searching for Sugar Man (2012 Documentary)
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Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez. (86 mins.)
 
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Moana (1926 Documentary)
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(77 mins.)
 
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The Land (1942 Documentary)
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Documentary showing the poor state that American agriculture had fallen into during the Great Depression. (43 mins.)
 
44.
A Movie (1958 Short Film)
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Clips of atomic explosions, pornography, and B-movies are spliced together to evoke certain emotions. (12 mins.)
Director: Bruce Conner
 
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High School (1968 Documentary)
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Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside Northeast High School as a fly on the wall to observe the teachers and how they interact with the students. (75 mins.)
 
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Louisiana Story (1948)
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The idyllic life of a young Cajun boy and his pet raccoon is disrupted when the tranquility of the bayou is broken by an oil well drilling near his home. (78 mins.)
Director: Robert Flaherty
 
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Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992 Documentary)
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A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda. (167 mins.)
 
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Symphonie diaganale (1924 Short Film)
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A tilted figure, consisting largely of right angles at the beginning, grows by accretion, with the addition... (5 mins.)
Director: Viking Eggeling
 
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Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927 Documentary)
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This movie shows us one day in Berlin, the rhythm of that time, starting at the earliest morning and ends in the deepest night. (65 mins.)
 
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Land Without Bread (1933 Documentary)
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A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills. (30 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
51.
Badlif vid Mölle (1911 Short Film)
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A huge crowd of people in bathing suits display themselves in front of the camera. They wave the photographer, hug and bathes. Most part of the movie is just the shores and the cliff side of Kullen beach. (6 mins.)
 
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À Propos de Nice (1930 Documentary)
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What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants. (25 mins.)
Director: Jean Vigo
 
53.
Taris (1931 Documentary)
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Jean Vigo films the talents of great swimming champion Jean Taris performing different acts. Vigo film technique allied with Taris swimming style are intertwined with grace and effect. (10 mins.)
Director: Jean Vigo
Stars: Jean Taris
 
54.
Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922 Documentary)
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Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe. (91 mins.)
 
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The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl (1993 Documentary)
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A documentary about the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl, a German film director most notorious for making the most effective propaganda films for the Nazis. (180 mins.)
Director: Ray Müller
 
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The Eternal Jew (1940 Documentary)
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The Jews of Poland (invaded by Germany in 1939) are depicted as filthy, evil, corrupt, and intent on world domination... (62 mins.)
Director: Fritz Hippler
 
57.
Night and Fog (1955 Documentary)
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The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside. (32 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
58.
Le sang des bêtes (1949 Documentary)
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An early example of ultra-realism, this movie contrasts the quiet, bucolic life in the outskirts of Paris with the harsh... (20 mins.)
Director: Georges Franju
 
59.
O Dreamland (1953 Documentary)
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Documentary on a famous amusement park, showing the irony of its manufactured fun. (13 mins.)
 
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Enligt lag (1957 Documentary)
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(18 mins.)
 
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La Jetée (1962 Short Film)
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Time travel, still images, a past, present and future and the aftermath of World War III. The tale of a man... (28 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
 
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Dimanche à Pekin (1956 Documentary)
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(22 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
 
63.
Letter from Siberia (1957 Documentary)
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(62 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
 
64.
Remington Cal. 12 (1972 Documentary)
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(15 mins.)
 
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Blackfish (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. (83 mins.)
 
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Tusen bitar (2014 Documentary)
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A travel into the life of acclaimed singer song writer Björn Afzelius. A man of many contradictions as a protest singer, political activist as well as beloved romantic ballad-writer. (96 mins.)