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Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government. (91 mins.)
Director: Alison Klayman
 
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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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You've Been Trumped (2011 Documentary)
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In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald J. Trump as he buys up one of Scotland's last wilderness areas to build a golf resort. (79 mins.)
Director: Anthony Baxter
 
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Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life and current times of artist Wayne White. (88 mins.)
Director: Neil Berkeley
 
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Samsara (2011 Documentary)
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Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders. (102 mins.)
Director: Ron Fricke
 
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2016: Obama's America (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that examines the question, "If Barack Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?" (87 mins.)
 
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The Ambassador (2011 Documentary)
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Danish journalist Mads Brügger goes undercover as a Liberian Ambassador to embark on a dangerous yet hysterical journey to uncover the blood diamond trade in Africa. (93 mins.)
Director: Mads Brügger
 
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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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Girl Model (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on the modeling industry's 'supply chain' between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S., told through the experiences of the scouts, agencies, and a 13-year-old model. (78 mins.)
 
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How to Survive a Plague (2012 Documentary)
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The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. (110 mins.)
Director: David France
 
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Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011 Documentary)
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A look at the life and work of the influential fashion editor of Harpers Bazaar, Diana Vreeland. (86 mins.)
 
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The Other Dream Team (2012 Documentary)
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The incredible story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, whose athletes struggled under Soviet rule, became symbols of Lithuania's independence movement, and - with help from the Grateful Dead - triumphed at the Barcelona Olympics. (89 mins.)
 
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The Waiting Room (2012 Documentary)
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Go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. (81 mins.)
Director: Peter Nicks
 
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Mansome (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that explores the question: In the age of manscaping, metrosexuals, and grooming products galore - what does it mean to be a man? (82 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
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The House I Live In (2012 Documentary)
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From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy. (108 mins.)
Director: Eugene Jarecki
 
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Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (2012 Documentary)
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An investigative documentary that uncovers the U.S. healthcare system's true design. (95 mins.)
 
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The Board of Education (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary film that examines the use of corporal punishment in the U.S. public school system. With... (80 mins.)
Director: Jared Abrams
 
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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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The Flat (2011 Documentary)
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As a documentarian cleans out the flat that belonged to his grandparents - both immigrants from Nazi Germany - he uncovers clues pointing to a complicated and shocking story. (97 mins.)
 
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Yogawoman (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows some of the women at the forefront of today's yoga movement. (84 mins.)
 
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Brooklyn Castle (2012 Documentary)
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Amidst financial crises and unprecedented public school budget cuts, Brooklyn Castle takes an intimate look at the challenges and triumphs facing members of a junior high school's champion chess team. (101 mins.)
 
22.
The Zen of Bennett (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary set on the eve of Tony Bennett's 85th birthday. (84 mins.)
Director: Unjoo Moon
 
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American Teen (2008 Documentary)
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A documentary on seniors at a high school in a small Indiana town and their various cliques. (95 mins.)
 
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High Ground (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows a team of veterans returning from combat in Afghanistan and Iraq as they set out to climb a towering Himalayan peak to overcome challenges and heal the mental and emotional ravages of war. (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Brown
 
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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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Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000 Documentary)
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The case of the West Memphis Three, its questionable circumstances and the parties involved are followed up years later. (130 mins.)
 
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Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996 Documentary)
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A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence. (150 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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Addicted to Fame (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that goes behind the scenes of the movie 'Illegal Aliens', and a film-maker's journey from obscurity to moral blindness in the seductive glare of the media spotlight. (89 mins.)
Director: David Giancola
 
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Beware of Mr. Baker (2012 Documentary)
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Ginger Baker looks back on his musical career with Cream and Blind Faith; his introduction to Fela Kuti; his self-destructive patterns and losses of fortune; and his current life inside a fortified South African compound. (100 mins.)
Director: Jay Bulger
 
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Hecho en México (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on some of contemporary Mexico's most iconic artists and performers. (98 mins.)
 
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Where Soldiers Come From (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary that chronicles four years in the lives of childhood friends as they enter a faraway war. (92 mins.)
 
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Let Fury Have the Hour (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that chronicles how a generation of artists, thinkers, and activists used their creativity as a response to the reactionary politics that came to define our culture in the 1980s. (100 mins.)
 
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$ellebrity (2012 Documentary)
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Celebrity photographer Kevin Mazur gives an all access pass to life behind the velvet rope and in front of the camera. (89 mins.)
Director: Kevin Mazur
 
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Born to Be Wild (2011 Documentary)
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This heartwarming film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time. (40 mins.)
Director: David Lickley