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Sonic Outlaws (1995 Documentary)
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(87 mins.)
Director: Craig Baldwin
 
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Reassemblage: From the Firelight to the Screen (1983 Documentary)
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(40 mins.)
 
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The War Game (1965)
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The War Game is a fictional, worst-case-scenario docu-drama about nuclear war and its aftermath in and around a typical English city... (48 mins.)
Director: Peter Watkins
 
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Ritorno a Lisca Bianca (1983 Documentary)
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Twenty-three years after L'Avventura, Michelangelo Antonioni returns to Lisca Bianca Island. The rarefied atmosphere of Lea's disappearance is recalled by some audio excerpts from the original movie. (8 mins.)
 
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Nothing But Time (1926 Documentary)
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The life of a great city (Paris) from dawn until dusk, including the beautiful and the ragged, the rich and the poor, with little or no comment (intertitles) from the director, Cavalcanti (whose first film this was). (45 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.)
 
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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
 
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The Seahorse (1934 Documentary)
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Examines the sea horse, the only fish that swims upright. We watch it use its prehensile tail to wrap around plants and other sea horses... (15 mins.)
Director: Jean Painlevé
 
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Chronicle of a Summer (1961 Documentary)
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Real-life individuals discuss topics on society, happiness in the working class among others and with... (85 mins.)
“ French, Cinéma vérité ” - fercacen
 
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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
 
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Hôtel des Invalides (1952 Documentary)
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A tour of the Hotel des Invalides, and more particularly of the Army Museum and the Saint Louis Chapel... (22 mins.)
Director: Georges Franju
 
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Dukhovnye golosa. Iz dnevnikov voyny. Povestvovanie v pyati chastyakh (1995 Documentary)
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(328 mins.)
 
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Level Five (1997 Documentary)
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The French computer programmer Laura inherits the task of making a computer game of the Battle of Okinawa during World War II... (106 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
 
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The Last Bolshevik (1993 Documentary)
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This documentary tells the story of film director Aleksandr Medvedkin, throughout his life a sincere believer in communism... (120 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
 
15.
Man with a Movie Camera (1929 Documentary)
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A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention. (68 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
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Sans Soleil (1983 Documentary)
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"He wrote me...." A woman narrates the thoughts of a world traveler, meditations on time and memory... (100 mins.)
Director: Chris. Marker
 
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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 Wednesday Play (1964 TV Series)
Episode: Cathy Come Home (1966)
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From the BBC's influential 'Wednesday Play' series. This tells the bleak tale of Cathy, who loses her home... (75 mins.)
 
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Primary (1960 Documentary)
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Cinema verite feature that follows presidential hopefuls John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey during the 1960 Wisconsin primary (60 mins.)
Director: Robert Drew
 
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North Sea (1938 Documentary)
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A dramatic reconstruction of the fishing trawler 'John Gillman' in trouble in a storm. (32 mins.)
Director: Harry Watt
 
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Target for Tonight (1941 Documentary)
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The planning and implementation of an RAF night raid on Germany in World War II, concentrating on a low level mission by a Wellington bomber on an oil storage facility by the Rhine. (48 mins.)
Director: Harry Watt
 
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...No Lies (1973 Short Film)
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A young filmmaking student turns his camera on a female friend as she gets ready to go out for the night... (16 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Block
 
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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