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Into Eternity: A Film for the Future (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on the safety of nuclear storage. (75 mins.)
Director: Michael Madsen
 
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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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Regretters (2010 Documentary)
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Two men in their 60s meet for the first time and discuss their respective sex changes, and subsequent reversals. (58 mins.)
Director: Marcus Lindeen
 
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The Deceiver (2008 Documentary)
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The film follows the tracks of a master fraudster, impersonator and Ponzi schemer who, among other exploits... (87 mins.)
 
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Earthlings (2005 Documentary)
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Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit. (95 mins.)
Director: Shaun Monson
 
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Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
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Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, 5 years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition. (48 mins.)
 
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Human Planet (2011 Mini-Series)
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Like all life forms, humanity partially adapts to types of natural environment, yet also tends to change them... (50 mins.)
Stars: John Hurt
 
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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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Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010 Documentary)
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The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy... (87 mins.)
Director: Banksy
 
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Bananas!* (2009 Documentary)
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Juan "Accidentes" Dominguez is on his biggest case ever. On behalf of twelve Nicaraguan banana workers he is tackling Dole Food in a ground-breaking legal battle for their use of a banned pesticide that was known by the company to cause sterility. (80 mins.)
Director: Fredrik Gertten
 
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Big Boys Gone Bananas!* (2011 Documentary)
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Dole Food Company wages a campaign to prevent a pair of Swedish film-makers from showing their documentary about a lawsuit against the company. (90 mins.)
Director: Fredrik Gertten
 
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Bully (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America. (98 mins.)
Director: Lee Hirsch
 
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Project Nim (2011 Documentary)
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Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s. (93 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
14.
Somewhere to Disappear (2010 Documentary)
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(57 mins.)
Stars: Alec Soth
 
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Into the Abyss (2011 Documentary)
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Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill. (107 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
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Helvetica (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture. (80 mins.)
Director: Gary Hustwit
 
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Taste the Waste (2010 Documentary)
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Why do we throw away so much food? And how can we stop this kind of waste?Amazing but true: On the way from the farm to the dining-room table, more than half the food lands on the dump. Most of it before it ever reaches consumers. (92 mins.)
Director: Valentin Thurn
 
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Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008 Documentary)
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A group of women rise up to peace to Liberia and help bring to power the country's first female head of state. (72 mins.)
Director: Gini Reticker
 
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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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Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary that captures the greatest world record Tetris players as they prepare for the Classic Tetris World Championship...
Director: Adam Cornelius
 
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A Force More Powerful (1999 Documentary)
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(110 mins.)
Director: Steve York
 
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Citizenfour (2014 Documentary)
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A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden. (114 mins.)
Director: Laura Poitras
 
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The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014 Documentary)
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The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26. (105 mins.)
 
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Finding Vivian Maier (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers. (83 mins.)
 
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Welcome to Leith (2015 Documentary)
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'Welcome to Leith' is a feature documentary chronicling the attempted takeover of a small town in North... (85 mins.)
 
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Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015 Documentary)
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An in-depth look at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology. (119 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney