See It Loud: Documentaries on Music

Documentary titles that look at various aspects of music -- the themes and genres, the eras and evolution, the making and marketing. Note: this list does not include docs that profile one person or one band, nor titles that simply document a live concert or festival.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

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1.
Records Collecting Dust (2015 Documentary)
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Written and directed by San Diego based musician and filmmaker Jason Blackmore, Records Collecting Dust documents the vinyl record collections... (58 mins.)
Director: Jason Blackmore
 
3.
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock (2014 TV Series)
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4.
Beautiful Noise (2014 Documentary)
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BEAUTIFUL NOISE is an in-depth exploration of a music movement in the late twentieth century, a fascinating... (87 mins.)
Director: Eric Green
 
5.
Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock & Roll (2014 Documentary)
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Through the eyes, words, and songs of its popular music stars of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, 'Don't Think... (105 mins.)
Director: John Pirozzi
 
6.
The Drop: The EDM Culture Explosion (???? Documentary)
Over the past few years, electronic dance music has taken off in popular culture. However, the transition...
Director: Edward Platero
 
7.
I Love Kuduro (2014 Documentary)
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Kuduro (literally meaning 'hard arse') is an urban cultural movement that was born in Angola during the last decade of the Civil War... (96 mins.)
 
8.
O Samba (2014 Documentary)
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Samba, together with football and beautiful woman, is what springs to mind when we think of Brazil.... (82 mins.)
Director: Georges Gachot
 
9.
Unsound (???? Documentary)
Unsound reveals the unintended consequences the internet revolution is having on creators of all kinds...
 
10.
What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music (2014 Documentary)
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A documentary that explores the challenges that a life in music can bring.
Director: Ralf Schmerberg
 
11.
The Bayou: DC's Killer Joint (2013 Documentary)
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Director: Dave Lilling
 
12.
Blues America: Bright Lights, Big City (2013 TV Series)
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Director: Sam Bridger
 
13.
Get Back (2015 Documentary)
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Liverpool music from the post war years to the present day. Liverpool is one of the most vibrant cities in the world... (90 mins.)
Director: Roger Appleton
 
14.
Elektro Moskva (2013 Documentary)
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Elektro Moskva is an essayistic documentary about the Soviet electronic age and its legacy. The story... (89 mins.)
 
15.
Finding the Funk (2013 Documentary)
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Finding the Funk is a road trip in search of the past, present and future of Funk music. Starting with... (78 mins.)
Director: Nelson George
 
16.
Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven's Final Symphony (2013 Documentary)
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Documentary follows the impact of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on people's lives around the world. (78 mins.)
Director: Kerry Candaele
 
17.
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville (2013 Documentary)
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For over 130 years, Nashville has evolved into the world's Music City. From the 1800's when the Fisk Jubilee Singers travelled the continents...
Director: Zach Merck
 
18.
Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation (2012 Documentary)
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Explores the music scene in Greenwich Village, New York in the 60's and early 70's. The film highlights some of the finest singer/songwriters of the day. (92 mins.)
Director: Laura Archibald
 
19.
Hearts of the Dulcimer (2013 Documentary)
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HEARTS OF THE DULCIMER is a feature-length documentary film about the mountain dulcimer boom in the 1970s in California and its lasting impact... (55 mins.)
 
20.
Jingle Bell Rocks! (2013 Documentary)
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An exclusive backstage pass into a fascinating underground world of alternative Christmas music. Starring an eclectic cast of characters... (94 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Kezin
 
21.
The Last Pogo Jumps Again (2013 Documentary)
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A history of the first wave of Toronto punk rock and new wave music, from when the The Ramones played in 1976 through to when the cops gave Teenage Head the boot at "The Last Pogo" concert in 1978. (200 mins.)
 
22.
Muscle Shoals (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman". (111 mins.)
 
23.
Musique(s) électronique(s) (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary about musique concrète and electronic music, from Luigi Russolo's manifesto "The art of noises" (1913) to the new generation... (105 mins.)
 
24.
Oldschool Renegades (2013 Documentary)
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Twenty years after techno, house and rave swept the charts for the first time, the director Maurice... (92 mins.)
 
25.
The Scene: An Exploration of Music in Toronto (2013 Documentary)
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The Scene: An Exploration of Music in Toronto is a documentary film project that chronicles the lives of independent musicians as they build their careers in the Canadian music industry. (79 mins.)
Director: Josh Jensen
 
26.
Sound City (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California. (107 mins.)
Director: David Grohl
 
27.
Tradition Is a Temple: The Modern Masters of New Orleans (2013 Documentary)
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Tradition is a Temple is a modern look at New Orleans music, drawing upon the city's unique heritage to examine the fragility of tradition. (80 mins.)
Director: Darren Hoffman
 
28.
Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013 Documentary)
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Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now. (91 mins.)
Director: Morgan Neville
 
29.
All Ages: The Boston Hardcore Film (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary film that explores the early Boston Hardcore music scene from the years 1981 through 1984... (89 mins.)
Director: Drew Stone
 
30.
ChristCore (2012 Documentary)
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ChristCORE is an inside look at the explosive subculture of Christian hardcore music which is surging across North America... (74 mins.)
Director: Justin Ludwig
 
31.
Death Metal Angola (2012 Documentary)
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DEATH METAL ANGOLA follows a loving Angolan couple, Sonia and Wilker, whose love for death metal music... (83 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Xido
 
32.
Diary of a Decade: The Story of a Movement (2012 Documentary)
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The story of a cultural legend as told by the innovators of an important, and sometimes overlooked, era in black culture... (143 mins.)
 
33.
Haight Ashbury: The Beat of a Generation (2012 Documentary)
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In a brief four year span in the late 1960s, in a quaint San Francisco neighborhood less than a mile square... (58 mins.)
 
34.
Hava Nagila: The Movie (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the history, mystery, and meaning of the ubiquitous Jewish standard that follows the around-the-world journey of the song from Ukraine to Youtube. of the song "Hava Nagila." (75 mins.)
 
35.
In Heaven There Is No Beer (2012 Documentary)
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The story of the Los Angeles 'Kiss or Kill' music scene (2002-2007). Fed up with the wretched Sunset Strip pay-for-play policies... (88 mins.)
Director: David Palamaro
 
36.
The Joy of Disco (2012 Documentary)
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A film about how a much-derided music actually changed the world. Between 1969 and 1979 disco was born through gay liberation... (59 mins.)
Director: Ben Whalley
 
37.
Mongolian Bling (2012 Documentary)
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Forget about nomads and monks, it's hip hop that's making Mongolia move in the 21st century. Mongolian Bling jumps into the thriving music scene in the capital; Ulaanbaatar, and follows stars as they rap nationwide. (90 mins.)
Director: Benj Binks
 
38.
History of Jazz: Oxygen for the Ears (2012 Documentary)
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'Oxygen for the Ears: Living Jazz' is a story of the trials and triumphs of jazz in America. Every jazz tune has a starting point... (94 mins.)
Director: Stefan Immler
 
39.
The Porchlight Sessions (2016 Documentary)
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The Porchlight Sessions is a finger pickin' and foot stompin' adventure through the evolution of the... (90 mins.)
Director: Anna Schwaber
 
40.
Punk Britannia (2012 TV Series)
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A series which explores the why's and how's of Punk music's emergence in the mid 1970's, and the legacy it left for British music. It features interview and classic performances. (90 mins.)
 
41.
Punk in Africa (2012 Documentary)
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Three chords, three countries, one revolution...PUNK IN AFRICA is the story of the multiracial punk... (82 mins.)
 
42.
Sample This (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that reveals how a forgotten record by the Incredible Bongo Band helped cement the foundation of hip hop when DJ Herc extended its percussion by playing them back to back, creating an anthem on the streets of the Bronx. (85 mins.)
Director: Dan Forrer
 
43.
Raga Revelry (2012 Documentary)
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RAGA REVELRY, a feature documentary in English, showcases North Indian classical music colloquially referred to as Raga music... (90 mins.)
 
44.
The Secret Disco Revolution (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the disco era featuring interview with its key musicians. (90 mins.)
Director: Jamie Kastner
 
45.
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on rap music and its rise to global prominence. (106 mins.)
Director: Ice-T, Andy Baybutt
 
46.
The Sound of Belgium (2012 Documentary)
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'The Sound of Belgium' explores the rich but untold story of Belgian electronic dance music. From the... (85 mins.)
Director: Jozef Deville
 
47.
Teen a Go Go: A Little Film About Rock and Roll History (2012 Documentary)
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On the evening of February 9, 1964, Ed Sullivan introduced The Beatles to America. The next morning 10 million teens had something new to do... (78 mins.)
 
48.
Tropicália (2012 Documentary)
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Set against the turbulent atmosphere of the 1960s, Tropicália is a feature length documentary exploring... (87 mins.)
Director: Marcelo Machado
 
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50.
Vinylmania: When Life Runs at 33 Revolutions Per Minute (2012 Documentary)
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My mother used to wake me up with a vinyl record. It's the first thing I remember about life. Many years... (75 mins.)
Director: Paolo Campana
 
51.
Welcome to the Machine (2014 Documentary)
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Is there a set path to glory? Or does it all come down to luck and coincidence, charisma and talent? Based on numerous interviews the music documentation Welcome to the Machine traces the inner workings of the global music business. (100 mins.)
 
52.
From the Back of the Room (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary chronicling the past 30 years of female involvement in DIY punk/hardcore. (105 mins.)
Director: Amy Oden
 
53.
The Girls in the Band (2011 Documentary)
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The untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their journeys from the late 1930's to the present day. (81 mins.)
Director: Judy Chaikin
 
54.
Give Me the Banjo (2011 Documentary)
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A comprehensive look at a quintessential American musical instrument, the banjo, from its African roots to contemporary jazz and into the 21st century. (90 mins.)
Director: Marc Fields
 
55.
Grrrl Love and Revolution: Riot Grrrl NYC (2011 Documentary)
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Documents the underground feminist punk movement 'Riot Grrrl', a network of bands and fanzines that... (42 mins.)
 
56.
The Joy of Easy Listening (2011 Documentary)
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In-depth documentary about the story of easy listening, a popular music that is often said to be made to be heard but not listened to... (90 mins.)
Director: Chris Rodley
 
57.
PressPausePlay (2011 Documentary)
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The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way... (80 mins.)
 
58.
Reel Old School (2011 Documentary)
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Reel Old School is a documentary made by college students John Cotton and Brady Effler. It investigates... (86 mins.)
Director: John Cotton
 
59.
Re:Generation (2011 Documentary)
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This documentary feature, produced in association with The Grammy's, looks at the history, songwriting... (75 mins.)
Director: Amir Bar-Lev
 
60.
Rhyme and Punishment (2011 Documentary)
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The gritty elements of urban crime and violence have always had an influence on hip hop culture and rap music... (98 mins.)
Director: Peter Spirer
 
61.
Sound It Out (2011 Documentary)
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SOUND IT OUT is a documentary portrait of the very last surviving vinyl record shop in Teesside, in the North East of England... (75 mins.)
Director: Jeanie Finlay
 
62.
The Story of Lovers Rock (2011 Documentary)
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overs Rock, often dubbed 'romantic reggae' is a uniquely black British sound that developed in the late 70s and 80s against a backdrop of riots... (97 mins.)
Director: Menelik Shabazz
 
63.
Troubadour Blues (2011 Documentary)
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Follow the paths of modern-day troubadours as they travel the lost highways of America, singing songs of love, longing, hope and redemption. (93 mins.)
Director: Tom Weber
 
64.
Beijing Punk (2010 Documentary)
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A film crew follows underground punks through Communist China in the year of the Olympics. (85 mins.)
 
65.
The Black Roots of Salsa: The Emancipation of Cuban Rumba (2010 Documentary)
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A historical journey into dancing and music of the Afro-Cuban culture. This documentary unwinds the... (135 mins.)
 
66.
Clockwork Orange County (2012 Documentary)
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A Documentary about the rise of west coast punk rock in the 1970s featuring concert clips from Iggy Pop, The Ramones, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Circle Jerks and more.
 
67.
Death Metal: Are We Watching You Die? (2010 Documentary)
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"Death, thou too shalt die" does not seem to be a fitting statement for Death Metal. In this two-hour documentary... (120 mins.)
Director: Bill Zebub
 
68.
The Electro Wars (2010 Documentary)
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The Electro Wars are not over... they have only just begun. (90 mins.)
 
69.
The Furious Force of Rhymes (2010 Documentary)
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Traveling through four continents and six countries, The Furious Force of Rhymes is a fascinating look at Hip-Hop as trans-national protest music... (84 mins.)
 
70.
Heavy Metal Britannia (2010 Documentary)
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Tracing the roots of Heavy Metal music within the UK. (90 mins.)
Director: Chris Rodley
 
71.
High on Hope (2010 Documentary)
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How dance music in 1980's Britain went from an underground scene to the mass youth cult across the world... (72 mins.)
Director: Piers Sanderson
 
72.
Music (2010 Documentary)
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In the documentary film, MUSIC, Andrew Zuckerman interviews eminent musicians, composers, and producers from rock... (52 mins.)
 
73.
No Fun City (2010 Documentary)
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A punk rock journey through Vancouver's underground music scene exploring its ongoing struggle to stay alive in a city that is hell-bent on shutting down all the fun. (85 mins.)
 
74.
Passione (2010)
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A look at the musical roots and traditions of Naples, Italy, as well as its influence on the rest of the world. (90 mins.)
Director: John Turturro
 
75.
Rejoice and Shout (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on Gospel music's 200-year history. (115 mins.)
Director: Don McGlynn
 
76.
Slow Southern Steel (2010 Documentary)
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A film about heavy music in the modern American South, as told by the very people who have created this music during the last two decades... (90 mins.)
 
77.
Upside Down: The Creation Records Story (2010 Documentary)
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The definitive film about Creation Records, one of the world's most successful and colorful independent labels. (101 mins.)
Director: Danny O'Connor
 
78.
Anyone Can Play Guitar (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary which paints a portrait of Oxford's 30 year-strong music scene. Featuring new interviews and rare archival material from Radiohead... (124 mins.)
Director: Jon Spira
 
79.
Beyond Ipanema (2009 Documentary)
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When Carmen Miranda first set foot in New York City for her Broadway debut in 1939, Americans experienced love-at-first-sight with Brazilian culture... (90 mins.)
Director: Guto Barra
 
80.
Copyright Criminals (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary that examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling. (65 mins.)
 
81.
A Detroit Thing (2009 Documentary)
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Blue-collar musicians give their all, in an effort to rise above the economic strife of a decaying city... (108 mins.)
 
82.
Edge (2009 Documentary)
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The most widely associated perception of Straight Edge involves abstinence from alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and promiscuous sex... (82 mins.)
 
83.
Folk America (2009 TV Series)
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Three-part history of American roots music.
 
84.
The Heart Is a Drum Machine (2009 Documentary)
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What is music? Many of today's top artists and scholars grapple with the question in this cinematic look at a uniquely human obsession. The Heart is a Drum Machine is a new feature documentary film project from the producers of Moog. (74 mins.)
 
85.
Icons Among Us (2009 Documentary)
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Jazz is a living thing, a conversation between musicians and each other as well as musicians and the audience... (93 mins.)
 
86.
Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany (2009 Documentary)
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BBC 4 documentary about 1970s German progressive music. (58 mins.)
Director: Ben Whalley
 
87.
Latin Music USA (2009 TV Series)
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88.
Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement (2009 Documentary)
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For a brief moment in time, a few daring, innovative musicians stood at the crossroads of a revolution in music and culture... (90 mins.)
Director: Jon Goodman
 
89.
One Nine Nine Four (2009 Documentary)
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Documenting the birth, growth and explosion of punk rock during the 90's. (90 mins.)
Director: Jai Al-attas
 
90.
RiP: A Remix Manifesto (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary which examines copyright issues in the information age. (87 mins.)
Director: Brett Gaylor
 
91.
Rise Up (2009 Documentary)
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Rise Up is a journey into the heart of Jamaica - the island that gave birth to the worldwide cultural phenomenon of Reggae... (88 mins.)
Director: Luciano Blotta
 
92.
Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae (2009 Documentary)
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The documentary film Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae is a musical journey to Jamaica's Golden Age of music... (90 mins.)
Director: Stascha Bader
 
93.
Synth Britannia (2009 Documentary)
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Following a generation of post-punk musicians who went to form successful electronic bands in the 70s and 80s and had a profound impact on present day music. (90 mins.)
Director: Ben Whalley
 
94.
Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam (2009 Documentary)
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The word Taqwacore is a combination of hardcore, a genre of punk music, and taqwa, an Arabic word that... (80 mins.)
Director: Omar Majeed
 
95.
They Call It Acid (2009 Documentary)
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The late 1980s in the UK saw the birth of a new culture, they called it Acid House. Driven by a media hate campaign... (100 mins.)
Director: Gordon Mason
 
96.
We Don't Care About Music Anyway (2009 Documentary)
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From radical turntablism (Otomo Yoshihide) to laptop music innovation (Numb), via classic instrument hijacking (Sakamoto Hiromichi), Tokyo's avant-garde music scene is internationally known for its boldness. (80 mins.)
 
97.
Wheedle's Groove (2009 Documentary)
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In 1972, a thriving Seattle soul music scene was on the verge of national recognition. In 1975, almost suddenly... (87 mins.)
Director: Jennifer Maas
 
98.
Who Stole the Soul? (2009 Documentary)
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The story explores the rise in popularity of rhythm and blues music, details the heyday of the R&B movement, and investigates the reasons for its decline amidst various other forms of music, such as rap and hip-hop.
Director: Jesse Felsot
 
99.
Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio (2008 Documentary)
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The 50 year struggle between rock pioneers and powerful business/government interests for the soul of music radio, told by America's favorite deejays and the artists they made rock stars. (90 mins.)
 
100.
Blip Festival: Reformat the Planet (2008 Documentary)
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'Blip Festival: Reformat the Planet' is a feature length documentary which delves into the movement known as ChipTunes... (82 mins.)
Director: Paul Owens