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1.
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
 
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Night and Fog (1956 Documentary)
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The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside. (32 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
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José and Pilar (2010 Documentary)
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"José and Pilar," a documentary by Miguel Gonçalves Mendes, is a deeply moving story about love, loss and literature... (117 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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Zeitgeist (2007 Documentary)
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Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues. (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated... (50 mins.)
 
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Festival Express (2003 Documentary)
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The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour. (90 mins.)
 
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Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (2003 Documentary)
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A look at 1970s Hollywood when it was known as New Hollywood, and the director was the star of the movie. (119 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Bowser
 
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49 Up (2005 Documentary)
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In 1964, to explore the adage "Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man," World in Action filmed seven-year-olds... (180 mins.)
 
10.
Party Monster (1998 Documentary)
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(57 mins.)
 
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Seven Up! (1964 Documentary)
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A group of seven-year-old British children from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects... (39 mins.)
Director: Paul Almond
 
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56 Up (2012 Documentary)
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years. (144 mins.)
 
13.
Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008 Documentary)
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An intimate portrait of poet, painter, musician and singer Patti Smith that mirrors the essence of the artist herself. (109 mins.)
Director: Steven Sebring
 
14.
F for Fake (1973 Documentary)
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A documentary about fraud and fakery. (89 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
15.
Apocalypse: The Second World War (2009 Mini-Series)
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Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War.... (312 mins.)
 
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Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991 Documentary)
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Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director. (96 mins.)
 
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Pina (2011 Documentary)
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A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations. (103 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
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Tokyo-Ga (1985 Documentary)
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Moved by the work of director Yasujirô Ozu, Wim Wenders travels to Japan in search of the Tokyo seen in Ozu's films. (92 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
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Punk: Attitude (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary on the music, performers, attitude and distinctive look that made up punk rock. (90 mins.)
Director: Don Letts
 
20.
Janis (1974 Documentary)
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The life and music of Janis Joplin. (96 mins.)
Director: Howard Alk
 
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21 Up (1977 Documentary)
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a seven-year wait. The... (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
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42 Up (1998 Documentary)
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years. (139 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
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7 Plus Seven (1970 Documentary)
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born children after a seven-year wait. The... (52 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
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28 Up (1984 Documentary)
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects... (136 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
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35 Up (1991 Documentary)
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects... (123 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
26.
Belarmino (1964 Documentary)
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Interview with a has-been boxing champion «who could have been great», probing, and soul revealing. (80 mins.)
Director: Fernando Lopes
 
27.
Páre, Escute, Olhe (2009 Documentary)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Jorge Pelicano
 
28.
Ainda Há Pastores? (2006 Documentary)
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(72 mins.)
Director: Jorge Pelicano
 
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Drifter (2007 Documentary)
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(80 mins.)
Director: Cao Guimarães
 
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Jaime (1974 Documentary)
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(35 mins.)
Director: António Reis
 
31.
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.)
 
32.
Kurt Cobain About a Son (2006 Documentary)
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In this visual essay style documentary, intimate audio of journalist Michael Azerrad's interviews with Kurt Cobain is played over more recently photographed footage of Cobain's Washington state homes and haunts. (96 mins.)
Director: AJ Schnack
 
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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.)
 
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Capturing the Friedmans (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes. (107 mins.)
Director: Andrew Jarecki
 
35.
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
 
36.
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010 Documentary)
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Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity. (90 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
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All Tomorrow's Parties (2009 Documentary)
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A kaleidoscopic journey into the parallel musical universe of cult music festival All Tomorrow's Parties. (82 mins.)
 
38.
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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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
 
40.
Bowling for Columbine (2002 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
41.
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
 
42.
The Case of the Grinning Cat (2004 Documentary)
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Paris 2002. Yellow cats appears on the walls. Chris Marker is looking for these mysterious cats and captures with his camera the political and international events of these last two years (war in Iraq...). (59 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
 
43.
Méditerranée (1963 Documentary)
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(44 mins.)
 
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Labor on the Douro River (1931 Documentary)
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A documentary that looks at the people working in the river Douro, around the city of Porto. (20 mins.)
 
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Kisangani Diary (1998 Documentary)
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Along a railroad in the south of the former Zaire UN troups discover a few thousand refugees from Rwanda... (45 mins.)
Director: Hubert Sauper
 
46.
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
 
47.
Tarrafal (2010 Documentary)
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(91 mins.)
Director: Diana Andringa
 
48.
The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation (1999 Documentary)
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Traces the Beats from Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac's meeting in 1944 at Columbia University to the deaths of Ginsberg and William S... (88 mins.)
Director: Chuck Workman
 
49.
The Universe (2007 TV Series)
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If a planet has an atmosphere it has weather. And where there is weather there are storms. Our solar system is chock full of them... (45 mins.)
 
50.
The Universe (2007 TV Series)
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Compared to the largest things in the universe galaxies are trifles compared to super clusters, voids... (45 mins.)
 
51.
The Doors: When You're Strange (2009 Documentary)
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A look at the late '60s and early '70s rock band The Doors, including rare exclusive footage. (86 mins.)
Director: Tom DiCillo
 
52.
Horizon (1964 TV Series)
Episode: Why Do We Dream? (2009)
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Horizon uncovers the secret world of our dreams. In a series of cutting-edge experiments and personal stories... (50 mins.)
 
53.
The Universe (2007 TV Series)
Episode: Cosmic Phenomena (2009)
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A variety of cosmic events have both helpful and harmful effects on life on Earth. From the beauty of... (45 mins.)
 
54.
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
 
55.
Zeitgeist: Addendum (2008 Documentary)
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Zeitgeist Addendum, attempts to locate the root causes of this pervasive social corruption, while offering a solution... (123 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
56.
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004 Documentary)
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Documentary on reported Conservative bias of the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News Channel (FNC), which promotes itself as "Fair and Balanced". Material includes interviews with former FNC employees and the inter-office memos they provided. (75 mins.)
 
57.
Surplus: Terrorized Into Being Consumers (2003 Documentary)
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Looks at the arguments for capitalism and technology, such as greater efficiency, more time and less work, and argues that these are not being fulfilled, and they never will be. (54 mins.)
Director: Erik Gandini
 
58.
The High Level Bridge (2010 Documentary)
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Trevor provides a voice-over narration of Edmonton's High Level Bridge and drops his camera from the bridge in memory of those who have jumped. (5 mins.)
Director: Trevor Anderson
 
59.
Super Size Me (2004 Documentary)
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While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month. (100 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
60.
Skateistan: To Live and Skate Kabul (2010 Documentary)
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Fazilla dreams of representing her country at an international sporting event when she grows up. The... (10 mins.)
 
61.
6 Bagatelas (2001 Documentary)
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(18 mins.)
 
62.
The Nostradamus Effect (2009 TV Series)
Episode: The Third Antichrist (2009)
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Several religious traditions refer to an Antichrist. This program focuses on Eurocentric interpretations... (60 mins.)
 
63.
Naked Science (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Monster Black Holes (2008)
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Follow a basic explanation of what a black hole is an how it forms, this program explores what happen... (60 mins.)
 
64.
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
 
65.
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (1969 Documentary)
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(19 mins.)
 
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Histoire(s) du cinéma: Fatale beauté (1994 Documentary)
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(28 mins.)
 
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Histoire(s) du cinéma: Seul le cinéma (1994 Documentary)
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(26 mins.)
 
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Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une histoire seule (1988 Documentary)
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(42 mins.)
 
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Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une vague nouvelle (1998 Documentary)
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(27 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
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Histoire(s) du cinéma: La monnaie de l'absolu (1998 Documentary)
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(27 mins.)
 
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Histoire(s) du cinéma: Le contrôle de l'univers (1998 Documentary)
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(27 mins.)
 
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Histoire(s) du cinéma: Les signes parmi nous (1998 Documentary)
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(38 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
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Histoire(s) du cinéma: Toutes les histoires (1989 Documentary)
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(51 mins.)
 
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25 de Abril - Uma Aventura Para a Demokracya (2000 Documentary)
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(16 mins.)
Director: Edgar Pêra
 
75.
Statues also Die (1953 Documentary)
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A documentary of black art. (30 mins.)
 
76.
Mamonas Pra Sempre (2009 Documentary)
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Documentary in the Bento story of, Dinho, Julius Samuel and Sergio, who started in music through the Utopia band and reached national fame with the Mamonas Assassinas group. (84 mins.)
Director: Cláudio Kahns
 
77.
Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage (1999 Documentary)
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(65 mins.)
 
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The Velvet Underground and Nico (1966 Documentary)
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(70 mins.)
Director: Andy Warhol
 
79.
Inside Job (2010 Documentary)
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Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown. (105 mins.)
 
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Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010 Documentary)
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Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast... (88 mins.)
Director: Tamra Davis
 
81.
Prophets of Science Fiction (2011 TV Series)
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The science-fiction imaginings of the writers of the past are now becoming the science realities of our day.
 
82.
The War Game (1965 Documentary)
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The War Game is a fictional, worst-case-scenario docu-drama about nuclear war and its aftermath in and around a typical English city... (48 mins.)
Director: Peter Watkins
 
83.
De la servitude moderne (2009 Documentary)
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A mesmerizing documentary about the origins and causes of the widespread unbalances of modern West societies... (52 mins.)
 
84.
Rosabella: la storia italiana di Orson Welles (1993 Documentary)
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85.
Guns, Germs, and Steel (2005 TV Series)
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A PBS documentary concerning Jared Diamond's theory on why there is such disparity between those who...
 
86.
Microcosmos (1996 Documentary)
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A documentary on insect life in meadows and ponds. (80 mins.)
 
87.
Godard, l'amour, la poésie (2007 Documentary)
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(53 mins.)
Director: Luc Lagier
 
88.
Kagamijishi (1936 Documentary)
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A short documentary about a great Kabuki dancer. (24 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
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Buena Vista Social Club (1999 Documentary)
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Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers. (105 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
91.
É na Terra não é na Lua (2011 Documentary)
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(180 mins.)
Director: Gonçalo Tocha
 
92.
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
 
93.
Cosmos (1980 Mini-Series)
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe. (60 mins.)
 
94.
Dream of Light (1992 Documentary)
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The artist, Antonio Lopez, tries to paint the quince tree he planted some time back in his garden. Throughout his life... (133 mins.)
Director: Victor Erice
 
95.
Tonnerre roulant sur Bagdad (2013 Mini-Series)
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(133 mins.)
 
96.
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014 Mini-Series)
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A documentary series that explores how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. (557 mins.)
 
97.
Life (2009 Mini-Series)
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David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes... (473 mins.)
 
98.
Nature (1982 TV Series)
Episode: Clever Monkeys (2008)
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Documentary series exploring various global wildlife issues and subjects. (60 mins.)
Director: Nigel Cole
 
99.
The Story of the Jews (2013 TV Series)
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The Story of the Jews is a television series, in five parts, presented by British historian Simon Schama... (60 mins.)
Director: Tim Kirby
 
100.
With God on our Side (2010 Documentary)
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With God On Our Side takes a hard look at the theology and politics of Christian Zionism, which teaches that because the Jews are God's chosen people... (82 mins.)