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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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Presumed Guilty (2008 Documentary)
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Two young Mexican attorneys attempt to exonerate a wrongly convicted man by making a documentary. In the process, they expose the contradictions of a judicial system that presumes suspects guilty until proven innocent. (87 mins.)
 
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My Flesh and Blood (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary following Susan Tom of Fairfield, California and her 11 adopted special needs children. (83 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Karsh
 
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Waste Land (2010 Documentary)
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On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives. (99 mins.)
Stars: Vik Muniz
 
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Children Underground (2001 Documentary)
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A profile of homeless Romanian children who were born victims of the nation's reckless population growth policy during its communist era. (104 mins.)
Director: Edet Belzberg
 
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Up the Yangtze (2007 Documentary)
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At the edge of the Yangtze River, not far from the Three Gorges Dam, young men and women take up employment on a cruise ship, where they confront rising waters and a radically changing China. (93 mins.)
Director: Yung Chang
 
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Tsunami: Caught on Camera (2009 Documentary)
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A minute-by-minute account of the Boxing Day 2004 Tsunami told through amateur video footage of people who were there. (90 mins.)
 
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The Wildest Dream (2010 Documentary)
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Uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later. (94 mins.)
Director: Anthony Geffen
 
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Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu. (81 mins.)
Director: David Gelb
 
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De regels van Matthijs (2012 Documentary)
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Matthew's autism give him a special way to see the world, but at the same time it causes him to have legal problems with his landlords, who want to have him evicted due to the alterations he makes in his apartment. (72 mins.)
Director: Marc Schmidt
 
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Spirit of the Marathon (2007 Documentary)
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The first ever feature-length film to capture the essence, drama and unique spectacle of the famed 26.2-mile race... (104 mins.)
Director: Jon Dunham
 
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First Position (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world. (95 mins.)
Director: Bess Kargman
 
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The Third Wave (2007 Documentary)
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Four volunteers travel to Peraliya, Sri Lankan after the 2004 tsunami, and their planned two-week journey becomes a year of heartbreak and rebirth. (94 mins.)
Director: Alison Thompson
 
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Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004 Documentary)
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Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district. (85 mins.)
 
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Murder of Couriers (2012 Documentary)
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Documents the lives of a group of bike messengers over a nearly three-year span. This film was made by couriers, about couriers, for a wide general audience. (94 mins.)
 
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Pedal (2001 Documentary)
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Documentary about the bicycle messengers who weave their way in and out of traffic in New York City. (52 mins.)
 
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Adventuress Wanted (2009 Documentary)
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An American man and a Japanese woman leave from Sweden in a tiny beach-buggy headed for South Africa... (85 mins.)
Director: Thomas McAlevey
 
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Circus Rosaire (2007 Documentary)
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Story of the Rosaire family, a 9th generation family of circus performers known for their unique and respectful manner of performing with animals... (93 mins.)
Director: Robyn Bliley
 
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This Is Not a Film (2011 Documentary)
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It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema. (75 mins.)
 
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Take One: A Documentary Film About Swedish House Mafia (2010 Documentary)
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A short film captured during Swedish House Mafia set from 2008 to 2011. (45 mins.)
 
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Encounters at the End of the World (2007 Documentary)
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Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there. (99 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
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Ride the Divide (2010 Documentary)
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A small group of adventurous mountain bikers attempt to race the longest mountain bike route in the world traversing over 2700 miles along the Rocky Mountains from Banff, Canada to the Mexican border. (82 mins.)
Director: Hunter Weeks
 
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Rising from Ashes (2012 Documentary)
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The impossible triumph of Team Rwanda. (82 mins.)
Director: T.C. Johnstone
 
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Devil's Playground (2002 Documentary)
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Amish teenagers experience and embrace the modern world as a rite-of-passage before deciding which life they will choose. (77 mins.)
Director: Lucy Walker
 
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The Bridge (2006 Documentary)
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People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary... (94 mins.)
Director: Eric Steel
 
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Hot Girls Wanted (2015 Documentary)
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A documentary about young women who have been drawn into the sex trade - and how easy it is for a web-savvy generation to end up making porn. (84 mins.)
 
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There Will Be Blood (2007)
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A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business. (158 mins.)
 
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The Salt of the Earth (2014 Documentary)
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The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world. (110 mins.)