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The True Glory (1945 Documentary)
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A documentary account of the allied invasion of Europe during World War II compiled from the footage shot by nearly 1400 cameramen... (87 mins.)
Director: Garson Kanin
 
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Sigui 1972 - les pagnes de Yamé (1972 Documentary)
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(50 mins.)
 
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Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008 Documentary)
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Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams. (80 mins.)
Director: Sacha Gervasi
 
4.
My Winnipeg (2007 Documentary)
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Fact, fantasy and memory are woven seamlessly together in this portrait of film-maker Guy Maddin's home town of Winnipeg, Manitoba. (80 mins.)
Director: Guy Maddin
 
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William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010 Documentary)
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William S. Burroughs: featuring never before seen footage as well as exclusive interviews with his closest friends and colleagues... (87 mins.)
Director: Yony Leyser
 
6.
Kurt & Courtney (1998 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life of Kurt Cobain and his relationship with Courtney Love. (95 mins.)
Director: Nick Broomfield
 
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The Nine Muses (2010 Documentary)
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Part documentary, part personal essay, this experimental film combines archive imagery with the striking wintry landscapes of Alaska to tell the story of immigrant experience coming into the UK from 1960 onwards. (90 mins.)
Director: John Akomfrah
 
8.
Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause (2003 Documentary)
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Linguist, intellectual and activist, Noam Chomsky discusses and reflects on the state of world events including the War in Iraq... (74 mins.)
Director: Will Pascoe
 
9.
Why We Fight (2005 Documentary)
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Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions. (98 mins.)
Director: Eugene Jarecki
 
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Uncovered: The War on Iraq (2004 Documentary)
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In this documentary feature, filmmaker Robert Greenwald chronicles the Bush Administration's case to invade Iraq following the events of Sept... (83 mins.)
 
11.
I'm Almost Not Crazy: John Cassavetes - the Man and His Work (1984 Documentary)
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Director Michael Ventura goes behind the scenes on the set of John Cassavetes' last written and directed movie, Love Streams (1984). (60 mins.)
Director: Michael Ventura
 
12.
F for Fake (1973 Documentary)
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A documentary about fraud and fakery. (89 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
13.
Lessons of Darkness (1992 Documentary)
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This film shows the disaster of the Kuwaitian oil fields in flames, with few interviews and no explanatory narration. Hell itself is presented in such beautiful sights and music that one has to be fascinated by it. (54 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
14.
Bukowski: Born into This (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary on Charles Bukowski, author of 'Notes of a Dirty Old Man', 'Love Is a Dog from Hell', and the autobiographical novels, 'Women', 'Hollywood', and 'Post Office'. (130 mins.)
Director: John Dullaghan
 
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In the Realms of the Unreal (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary on Henry Darger, visionary artist, janitor, and novelist. (81 mins.)
Director: Jessica Yu
 
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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
 
17.
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008 Documentary)
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A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. (120 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
18.
Throw Down Your Heart (2008 Documentary)
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A film crew follows the well-known banjo player Bela Fleck on his travels to Africa, where he learns about the instrument's origins. (97 mins.)
Director: Sascha Paladino
 
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The Devil Came on Horseback (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary that exposes the genocide raging in Darfur, Sudan as seen through the eyes of a former U.S. marine who returns home to make the story public. (85 mins.)
 
20.
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (1995 Documentary)
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A documentary presenting mankind's most ambitious effort at perfecting the means to its own annihilation... (92 mins.)
Director: Peter Kuran
 
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Burden of Dreams (1982 Documentary)
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A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo, showing how the film... (95 mins.)
Director: Les Blank
 
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For All Mankind (1989 Documentary)
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This movie documents the Apollo missions perhaps the most definitively of any movie under two hours... (80 mins.)
Director: Al Reinert
 
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The Atomic Cafe (1982 Documentary)
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Disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety. (86 mins.)
 
24.
The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002 Documentary)
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A film about the war crimes of the American diplomat, Henry Kissinger. (80 mins.)
Director: Eugene Jarecki
 
25.
Wild China (2008 Mini-Series)
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An in-depth look at some of China's most impressive natural sites such as the ancient Han kingdom, the Mongol steppes, the Silk Road and the Tibetan Plateau. (60 mins.)
 
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Wild Pacific (2009 Mini-Series)
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A documentary series on life in and adapted to the conditions of the Southern part of the Pacific Ocean... (353 mins.)
 
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Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (1997 Documentary)
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The story of the most important American exploration expedition in American history and the participants in it. (240 mins.)
Director: Ken Burns
 
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The Story of India (2007 Mini-Series)
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Michael Wood visits places and interviews experts all over India to cover the great chapters of the subcontinent's history. (60 mins.)
 
29.
Ali (2001)
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A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974. (157 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
30.
Salem Witch Trials (2002 TV Movie)
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A masterful work accurately details the current consensus of what exactly occurred to prompt the colonial witch-trials. (240 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
31.
Side by Side (2012 Documentary)
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The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation. (99 mins.)
Director: Chris Kenneally
 
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The First Emperor (2006 Documentary)
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The film narrates how Ying Zheng became the king of Qin state in 221 B.C. at 13 and finally the first Chinese Emperor. The excavated Terracotta Army finds, his wars, paranoia's, court intrigues and quest for immortality are also discussed. (110 mins.)
Director: Nic Young
 
33.
A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake (2002 Documentary)
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A study, mostly chronological, of the life of Nick Drake (1948-1974). Gabrielle, his older sister, tells us of her brother's birth in Burma... (48 mins.)
Director: Jeroen Berkvens
 
34.
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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The Central Park Five (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime. (119 mins.)
 
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Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. (106 mins.)
 
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Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011 Documentary)
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A further followup of the case of the West Memphis Three and the decades long fight to exonerate them that finally gained traction with new DNA evidence. (121 mins.)
 
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The Queen of Versailles (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. (100 mins.)
 
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The Resort (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary about one of the first concentration camps during World War II used by the Nazis as propaganda tool in order to dispel rumors about extermination camps . (40 mins.)
 
40.
On Life and Enlightenment: Principles of Buddhism with His Holiness the Dalai Lama (2006 Documentary)
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Practices of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from meditation to diet, are presented in this 5-part special featuring the Dalai Lama and other renowned spiritual leaders. (255 mins.)
Director: Kaushik Ray
 
41.
The Rangers: Jerkin Is a Habit (2009 Documentary)
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Starting out as a dance crew, The Ranger$ began posting up their Jerk videos to Youtube and the craze that is Jerk Music thus began... (118 mins.)
Director: Sean Kenney