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1.
Tarnation (2003 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Jonathan Caouette's documentary on growing up with his schizophrenic mother -- a mixture of snapshots, Super-8, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, and more -- culled from 19 years of his life. (88 mins.)
 
2.
En construcción (2001 Documentary)
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(125 mins.)
 
3.
Moi, un noir (1958)
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"I, a Negro" depicts young Nigerien immigrants who left their country to find work in the Ivory Coast... (70 mins.)
Director: Jean Rouch
 
4.
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.)
 
5.
Rachel (2009 Documentary)
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To show solidarity with Palestinians, Amercian peace activist Rachel Corrie engaged in civil disobedience in a combat zone in the Gaza Strip; the circumstances that led to her death by bulldozer (or its debris) are still debated. (100 mins.)
Director: Simone Bitton
 
6.
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
 
7.
Le joli mai (1963 Documentary)
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Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme's LE JOLI MAI (The Lovely Month of May) is a portrait of Paris and Parisians... (165 mins.)
 
9.
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
 
10.
Tourou et Bitti (1971 Short Film)
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(12 mins.)
Stars: Jean Rouch
 
11.
Hunting the Lion with Bow and Arrow (1967 Documentary)
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(88 mins.)
Director: Jean Rouch
 
12.
La goumbe des jeunes noceurs (1967 Documentary)
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(27 mins.)
Director: Jean Rouch
 
13.
The 15-Year-Old Widows (1965 Short Film)
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(25 mins.)
Director: Jean Rouch
 
14.
The Mad Masters (1955 Documentary)
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(36 mins.)
Director: Jean Rouch
Stars: Jean Rouch
 
15.
Hippopotamus Hunt (1950 Documentary)
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(45 mins.)
Director: Jean Rouch
 
16.
De grote vakantie (2000 Documentary)
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After the famous Dutch documentary filmmaker Johan van der Keuken is told that he has prostate cancer... (145 mins.)
 
17.
De platte jungle (1978 Documentary)
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(90 mins.)
 
18.
¡Vivan las antípodas! (2011 Documentary)
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What would be the shortest route between Entre Rios in Argentina and the Chinese metropolis Shanghai... (108 mins.)
 
19.
Svyato (2005 Documentary)
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In Russian, "Svyato" means "happy". But it is also a nickname for Svyatoslav, the son of director Kossakovsky, who for two years covered mirrors from Svyato. For the first time in his life, Svyato is going to watch himself on a mirror. (45 mins.)
 
20.
Hush! (2003 Documentary)
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The director films the street where he lives in St. Petersburg, for a whole year, documenting the changes caused by the celebration of its 300th anniversary. (82 mins.)
 
21.
Starting Place/Point de départ (1994 Documentary)
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(80 mins.)
Director: Robert Kramer
 
22.
Le sabotier du Val de Loire (1956 Documentary)
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This is October 1955. The place is a village in Loire-Atlantique, La Chapelle-Basse-Mer, where an old... (26 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
 
23.
Tweety Lovely Superstar (2005 Documentary)
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(18 mins.)
 
24.
Our Daily Bread (2005 Documentary)
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OUR DAILY BREAD is a wide-screen tableau of a feast which isn't always easy to digest - and in which we all take part. A pure, meticulous and high-end film experience that enables the audience to form their own ideas. (92 mins.)
 
25.
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
 
26.
Mais im Bundeshuus: le génie helvétique (2003 Documentary)
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"Mais im Bundeshuus - le génie helvétique" ("Corn in Parliament") is a vertiginous journey down the... (90 mins.)
 
27.
Man of Aran (1934 Documentary)
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In this blend of documentary and fictional narrative from pioneering filmmaker Robert Flaherty, the everyday trials of life on Ireland's unforgiving Aran Islands are captured with attention to naturalistic beauty and historical detail. (76 mins.)
 
28.
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.)
 
29.
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
 
30.
From the Other Side (2002 Documentary)
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A documentary look at the fate of Mexicans who cross the border into the United States. (99 mins.)
Director: Chantal Akerman
 
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Avenge But One of My Two Eyes (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary on the treatment of Palestianians by members of the Israeli army. (100 mins.)
Director: Avi Mograbi
 
33.
August: A Moment Before the Eruption (2002 Documentary)
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A documentary filmmaker goes out to document August, since he believes that this month constitutes a metaphor of all that is hateful in the State of Israel. Yet, while making the film he himself becomes August. (72 mins.)
Director: Avi Mograbi
 
34.
Cinéma, de notre temps (1988 TV Series)
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A documentary made prior to the death of filmmaker Andrei Arsenevitch (Tarkovsky) and showing him working on his final film...
 
35.
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (2003 Documentary)
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In April 2002, an Irish film crew is making a documentary about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, when a coup from the opposition is made. (74 mins.)
 
36.
Seventeen (2003 Documentary)
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At seventeen, looking much younger, Jean-Benoît serves an apprenticeship as a diesel fitter mechanic... (83 mins.)
Director: Didier Nion
 
37.
Clean Time (1998 Documentary)
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Director: Didier Nion
 
38.
The Sky Turns (2004 Documentary)
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One year in the life of a tiny village in northern Spain. (110 mins.)
 
39.
La peau trouée (2004 Documentary)
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Five seamen on the Irish Sea, five men who have left their families to try to recover, far from any civilization, a primitive state... (51 mins.)
Director: Julien Samani
 
40.
Grizzly Man (2005 Documentary)
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A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska. (103 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
41.
The White Diamond (2004 Documentary)
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About the daring adventure of exploring rainforest canopy with a novel flying device-the Jungle Airship... (88 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
42.
Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997 Documentary)
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German-American Dieter Dengler discusses his service as an American naval pilot in the Vietnam War. Dengler also revisits the sites of his capture and eventual escape from the hands of the Vietcong, recreating many events for the camera. (80 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
43.
Essai d'ouverture (1988 Documentary)
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A Man tries different ways to open a Coca Cola bottle. (15 mins.)
Director: Luc Moullet
 
44.
Blind Loves (2008 Documentary)
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A poetic story about love and happiness between doc and fiction. (77 mins.)
Director: Juraj Lehotsky
 
45.
God's Offices (2008)
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A realist dramedy about dedicated social workers who devote their long shifts to helping pregnant women. (122 mins.)
Director: Claire Simon
 
46.
Mimi (2003 Documentary)
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Mimi isn't a star, she's just someone. A close-up of the singularity of a real life. An encounter of someone's particular story, romance, fantasy and territories. (105 mins.)
Director: Claire Simon
 
47.
Récréations (1998 Documentary)
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(54 mins.)
Director: Claire Simon
 
48.
The Flower Bridge (2008 Documentary)
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A father raises his three children alone, while his wife is looking for work abroad. (87 mins.)
Director: Thomas Ciulei
 
49.
Scènes de chasse au sanglier (2007 Documentary)
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(46 mins.)
 
50.
Disneyland, mon vieux pays natal (2002 Documentary)
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(46 mins.)
 
51.
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
 
52.
No Sex Last Night (1996 Documentary)
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French Artist Sophie Calle and American Photographer Greg Shephard's autobiographical account of their road trip across America... (76 mins.)
 
53.
Four Seasons (1975 Documentary)
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The last collaboration of Artavazd Peleshian and cinematographer Mikhail Vartanov is a film-essay about Armenia's shepherds, about the contradiction and the harmony between man and nature, scored to Vivaldi's Four Seasons. (29 mins.)
 
54.
The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (1971 Documentary)
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At a morgue, forensic pathologists conduct autopsies of the corpses assigned. (32 mins.)
Director: Brakhage
 
55.
In Vanda's Room (2000)
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The film follows the daily life of Vanda Duarte, a heroin addict in Lisbon, and the community she lives in. (170 mins.)
Director: Pedro Costa
 
56.
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.)
Director: Jean Vigo
 
57.
Differently, Molussia (2012 Documentary)
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(81 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Rey
 
58.
Soviets Plus Electricity (2002 Documentary)
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(175 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Rey
 
59.
Carlo Giuliani, Boy (2002 Documentary)
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Documentary about the death of Carlo Giuliani, who was shot by a police officer in Genoa on July 20, 2001 during a peaceful protest. (75 mins.)
 
60.
To Be and to Have (2002 Documentary)
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A documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students (ranging in age from 4 to 11) are educated by a single dedicated teacher. (104 mins.)
 
61.
Le mariage d'Alex (2003 Documentary)
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Chronicle of a rather particular afternoon during which the lives of three people change dramatically: Alex... (45 mins.)
 
62.
Die Lage (2012 Documentary)
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(74 mins.)
Director: Thomas Heise
 
63.
La vie sans Brahim (2003 Documentary)
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(63 mins.)
 
64.
The Damned and the Sacred (2002 Documentary)
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(75 mins.)
Director: Jos de Putter
 
65.
Blind kind (1964 Documentary)
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(25 mins.)
 
66.
Histoire d'un secret (2003 Documentary)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Mariana Otero
 
67.
No Pasaran, Souvenir Album (2003 Documentary)
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(70 mins.)
 
68.
Paper Cannot Wrap Ember (2007 Documentary)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Rithy Panh
 
69.
S21: The Khmer Rouge Death Machine (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary of the S-21 genocide prison in Phnom Penh with interviews of prisoners and guards. On the search for reasons why this could have happened. (101 mins.)
Director: Rithy Panh
 
70.
Dark Side of the Moon (2002 TV Movie)
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This hard-hitting mockumentary exposes how Stanley Kubrick faked the 1969 moon landing, with seeming-endorsements from many key players in NASA and the US government. (52 mins.)
Director: William Karel
 
71.
Intervista (2000 Documentary)
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(25 mins.)
Director: Anri Sala
 
72.
Misafa Lesafa (2004 Documentary)
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(55 mins.)
Director: Nurith Aviv
 
73.
Ydessa, the Bears and etc. (2004 Documentary)
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Ydessa Hendeles' exhibition entitled "The living and the Artificial" (consisting of works of art all... (44 mins.)
Director: Agnès Varda
 
74.
ABC Africa (2001 Documentary)
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Documentary account of the AIDS crisis in Uganda. (83 mins.)
 
75.
The Wheel (2003 Documentary)
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(23 mins.)
Director: Victor Asliuk
 
76.
Tarkowskij und ich (2003 Short Film)
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For years and years it's been the same performance of the same ritual in the small council flat in Bensheim... (17 mins.)
Director: Eldar Grigorian
 
77.
In the Dark (2004 Documentary)
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This excellent low-key documentary records the daily life of an elderly blind man in Russia. He spends... (41 mins.)
 
78.
Landscape (2003 Documentary)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Sergey Loznitsa
 
79.
Factory (2004 Documentary)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Sergey Loznitsa
 
80.
The 10th Judicial Court: Judicial Hearings (2004 Documentary)
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The proceedings of a Paris courtroom are the grist for this documentary. Drawn from over 200 appearances before the same female judge... (105 mins.)
 
81.
Profils paysans: le quotidien (2005 Documentary)
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(83 mins.)
 
82.
Empty Quarter: A Woman in Africa (1985)
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A man invites a woman to share his room in a hostel and gradually falls in love with her. (85 mins.)
 
83.
Der Lauf der Dinge (1987 Documentary)
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Inside a warehouse, a precarious 70-100 feet long structure has been constructed using various items... (30 mins.)
 
84.
Il se peut que la beauté ait renforcé notre résolution - Masao Adachi (2011 Documentary)
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Grandrieux pays an homage to Masao Adachi, a Japanese filmmaker with a turbulent past and now a recluse in his homeland, creating a portrait of this man always faithful in its very own way. (73 mins.)
 
85.
The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years Without Images (2011 Documentary)
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May, the daughter of a Japanese terrorist, and Adachi, an activist film-maker, tell the story of their lengthy exile in Lebanon. A reflection on the relationship between life, politics and cinema. (66 mins.)
Director: Eric Baudelaire
 
86.
Before the Flood (2005 Documentary)
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The dam of Three Gorges, the largest dam that humans have ever built on earth, is under construction in China... (150 mins.)
Director: Yifan Li, Yu Yan
 
87.
Nothing Ventured (2004 Documentary)
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(50 mins.)
Director: Harun Farocki
 
88.
Weiße Raben - Alptraum Tschetschenien (2005 Documentary)
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(92 mins.)
 
89.
A Little Family Conversation (2000 Documentary)
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(67 mins.)
 
90.
Odessa... Odessa! (2005 Documentary)
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A voyage from the Ukraine to New York to Israel, portraying the wanderings, hopes and illusions of the vanishing Odessa Jewish community. (96 mins.)
Director: Michale Boganim
 
91.
Glas (1958 Documentary)
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Documentary about Dutch glass production in the 50s. (11 mins.)
Director: Bert Haanstra
 
92.
Philips-Radio (1931 Documentary)
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An industrial film which shows the operations inside the Philips Radio plant: In a mêlée of activity... (36 mins.)
Director: Joris Ivens
 
93.
Steady! (1952 Documentary)
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(20 mins.)
 
94.
Mirror of Holland (1950 Documentary)
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Documentary about The Netherlands shown as a reflection in a puddle. (10 mins.)
Director: Bert Haanstra
 
95.
Itchkéri kenti - Les fils de l'Itchkérie (2007 Documentary)
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(145 mins.)
Director: Florent Marcie
 
96.
Ten Minutes Older (1978 Documentary)
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A 10 minute long journey of emotions that befall children faces. Fear, Curiosity; a Smile. They all sit in a dark theater. What they see, we don't; we can only guess from their faces. (10 mins.)
Director: Herz Frank
 
97.
Jaime (1974 Documentary)
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(35 mins.)
Director: António Reis
 
98.
Lack of Evidence (2011 Documentary)
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In Nigeria, to be a twin can be a blessing or a curse. The father of O is the village chief, a witch doctor who believes in the curse of twins... (9 mins.)
Director: Hayoun Kwon
 
99.
Kilka opowiesci o czlowieku (1983 Documentary)
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(20 mins.)
 
100.
Olimpiada (1979 Documentary)
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(17 mins.)