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1.
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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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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Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011 Documentary)
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A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic... (161 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
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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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Sons of Perdition (2010 Documentary)
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An inside look at former FLDS teens who have become religious refugees in mainstream America. (85 mins.)
 
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The Flute Player (2003 Documentary)
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After surviving Cambodia's Killing Fields as a boy musician who entertained his captors, Arn Chorn Pond strives to heal the deep scars of his past by reviving Cambodia's traditional music. (55 mins.)
Director: Jocelyn Glatzer
 
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No End in Sight (2007 Documentary)
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A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country. (102 mins.)
 
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Mai's America (2002 Documentary)
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When a spunky, mini-skirted daughter of Ho Chi Minh's revolution leaves cosmopolitan Hanoi for a high school exchange program in rural Mississippi, her ideas about freedom, America, Vietnam and herself are thrown into question. (71 mins.)
Director: Marlo Poras
 
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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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Religulous (2008 Documentary)
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Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion. (101 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
 
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Daughter from Danang (2002 Documentary)
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Separated at the end of the Vietnam war, an "Americanized" woman and her Vietnamese mother are reunited after 22 years. (83 mins.)
 
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Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004 Documentary)
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Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (122 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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Dancing Across Borders (2010 Documentary)
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On a trip to Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia in January 2000, filmmaker Anne Bass came across a 16... (88 mins.)
Director: Anne Bass
 
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Bronx Princess (2008 Documentary)
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(38 mins.)
 
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Sentenced Home (2006 Documentary)
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Raised as Americans in inner city projects near Seattle, three young Cambodian refugees each made a... (73 mins.)
 
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Tupac: Resurrection (2003 Documentary)
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Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop M.Cs. of all time. (112 mins.)
Director: Lauren Lazin
 
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Miss Representation (2011 Documentary)
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Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman. (85 mins.)
 
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2012: Time for Change (2010 Documentary)
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2012: Time For Change is a documentary feature that presents ways to transform our unsustainable society into a regenerative planetary culture... (85 mins.)
Director: Joao G. Amorim
 
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Sonicsgate (2009 Documentary)
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Exposing the truth behind the Seattle SuperSonics' tragic exodus after 41 years in the Emerald City. (120 mins.)
Director: Jason Reid
 
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DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010 Documentary)
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An investigation into the long-obscured mystery of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a molecule found in nearly every living organism and considered the most potent psychedelic on Earth. (75 mins.)
Director: Mitch Schultz
 
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Small Market, Big Heart (2012 Documentary)
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Small Market, Big Heart is a feature-length documentary that shares the compelling 26 year story of... (79 mins.)
Director: Tobin Halsey
 
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Grey Gardens (1975 Documentary)
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An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton. (94 mins.)
 
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Titicut Follies (1967 Documentary)
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Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside the Massachusetts Correctional Institution Bridgewater where people stay trapped in their madness. (84 mins.)
 
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Baraka (1992 Documentary)
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion. (96 mins.)
Director: Ron Fricke
 
25.
P.O.V. (1988 TV Series)
Episode: Bronx Princess (2009)
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POV, a cinema term for "point of view," is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films...
 
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P.O.V. (1988 TV Series)
Episode: Up Heartbreak Hill (2012)
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POV, a cinema term for "point of view," is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films...
 
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P.O.V. (1988 TV Series)
Episode: My Reincarnation (2012)
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POV, a cinema term for "point of view," is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films...
 
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How to Die in Oregon (2011 Documentary)
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In 1994 Oregon became the first state to legalize a terminally ill person's request to end his or her life with medication... (107 mins.)
 
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We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the workings and beliefs of the self-described "hacktivist" collective, Anonymous. (93 mins.)
 
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Catfish (2010 Documentary)
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Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries. (87 mins.)
 
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Crossing the Line (2006 Documentary)
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A British documentary about US Army defector James Dresnok currently living in North Korea after having defected during the 60s. (94 mins.)
Director: Daniel Gordon
 
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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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If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011 Documentary)
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A rare behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat.' (85 mins.)
 
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Life in a Day (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary shot by film-makers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the twenty-fourth of July, 2010. (95 mins.)
 
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Latcho Drom (1993 Documentary)
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The journey of the Romany people told through musicians and dancers of India, Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, France, and Spain. (103 mins.)
Director: Tony Gatlif
Stars: La Caita
 
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This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006 Documentary)
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Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board. (98 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
 
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The Tillman Story (2010 Documentary)
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Pat Tillman never thought of himself as a hero. His choice to leave a multimillion-dollar football contract... (94 mins.)
Director: Amir Bar-Lev
 
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Frontline (1983 TV Series)
Episode: Sick Around the World (2008)
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Given the problems facing the U.S. health care system, Frontline looks at other leading capitalist democracies to see how their health care systems operate and whether those systems could be adapted for reform in the United States. (60 mins.)
 
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Frontline (1983 TV Series)
Episode: Sick Around America (2009)
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Frontline investigates the health care system in the United States and searches for some answers to its many problems. (60 mins.)
 
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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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Welcome to Doe Bay (2012 Documentary)
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"Welcome to Doe Bay" chronicles how innovative, resourceful and creative individuals can band together...
 
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Nova (1974 TV Series)
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Science documentaries about various topics.
 
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The Dhamma Brothers (2008 Documentary)
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East meets West in the Deep South. An overcrowded maximum-security prison-the end of the line in Alabama's... (76 mins.)
 
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Lolita: Slave to Entertainment (2003 Documentary)
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This Provocative and Revealing must-see documentary uniquely addresses man's relationship with wildlife... (56 mins.)
Director: Tim Gorski
 
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The Otherside (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary on the Seattle hip hop scene in the do-it-yourself, digital age of music. (51 mins.)
Director: Daniel Torok
 
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True Life (1998 TV Series)
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MTV follows three unique persons in their everyday situations, and documents the problems and goals they face. (60 mins.)
 
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Aka Dan (2014 Documentary)
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YouTube musician and Korean American adoptee Dan Matthews travels to South Korea to perform and reunite with his biological family, including a long lost twin he never knew he had. (96 mins.)
Director: Jon Maxwell
 
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Finding Face (2009 Documentary)
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An intimate and unflinching story about acid violence against women. (68 mins.)
Director: Skye Fitzgerald
 
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America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa (2014 TV Series)
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By the numbers, the untold story of Southeast Asian dropouts.
 
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America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa (2014 TV Series)
Episode: Island of Warriors (2014)
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By the numbers, some of the country's most undeserved veterans.
 
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America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa (2014 TV Series)
Episode: Our Private Idaho (2014)
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By the numbers, one of the whitest places in America
 
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Sweatshop (2014 Mini-Series)
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Three Norwegian fashion bloggers travel to Cambodia. There they get to experience the everyday life of the workers in the textile industry...
Director: Joakim Kleven