Directors of Documentary films

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1.
“ Etre et avoir (2003) ” - felix87
 
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“ La Marche de l'empereur (2005) ” - felix87
 
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“ Nanook of the North (1922) ” - felix87
 
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Pete McGrain
Producer, Ethos
“ Ethos (2011) ” - felix87
 
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Avi Lewis
Producer, The Take
“ The Take (2004) ” - felix87
 
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Michael Moore
Michael Francis Moore was born in Flint, Michigan on April 23, 1954, and was raised in its Davison suburb. He is the son of Helen Veronica (Wall), a secretary, and Francis Richard Moore, who worked on an auto assembly line. He has Irish, as well as English and Scottish, ancestry. Moore studied journalism at the University of Michigan-Flint...
“ Bowling for Columbine (2002) ” - felix87
 
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“ Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)
The Corporation (2003) ” - felix87
 
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Peter Joseph
Peter Joseph (B. 1979, Winston-Salem, NC, USA) inadvertently became globally acclaimed after a private performance work called "Zeitgeist" went viral online in 2007. This highly controversial art piece was artlessly placed online after a short performance run in Manhattan. Peter is/was a solo percussionist/electronic musician and originally produced "Zeitgeist" as a performance, not a "film"...
“ Zeitgeist (2007) ” - felix87
 
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Robert Greenwald
Robert Greenwald is the director/producer of "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism" (2004), a documentary exposing the right-wing bias of Fox News. The film was initially distributed via internet DVD sales, but strong viewer demand led to an unusual post-DVD theatrical release in the summer of 2004...
“ Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004)
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005) ” - felix87
 
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Irena Salina
She was born in France July 8, 1968. She acted in French theatre before moving to New York where she studied with Charles Laughton in the Actors Studio. She worked in production in various capacities on numerous films before writing and directing her first short, "See You on Monday", which was sponsored by LifeTime Television for the Hamptons Film Festival...
“ Flow: For Love of Water (2008) ” - felix87
 
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“ Debtocracy (2011)
Catastroika (2012) ” - felix87
 
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“ Debtocracy (2011)
Catastroika (2012) ” - felix87
 
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“ Unser täglich Brot (2005) ” - felix87
 
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Werner Herzog
Director, Grizzly Man
Director. Writer. Producer. Has studied history, literature and theatre, but hasn't finished it. Founded his own production company in 1963. Has staged several operas, besides others in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog has won numerous national and international awards for his films.
“ Grizzly Man (2005)
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
Into the Abyss (2011)
On Death Row (2012) ” - felix87
 
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Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci, the Italian director whose films are known for their colorful visual style, was born in Parma, Italy, in 1940. He attended Rome University and became famous as a poet. He served as assistant director for Pier Paolo Pasolini in the film Accattone and directed The Grim Reaper. His second film...
“ La via del petrolio (1967) ” - felix87
 
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Pier Paolo Pasolini
Writer, Accattone
Pier Paolo Pasolini achieved fame and notoriety long before he entered the film industry. A published poet at 19, he had already written numerous novels and essays before his first screenplay in 1954. His first film Accattone was based on his own novel and its violent depiction of the life of a pimp in the slums of Rome caused a sensation...
“ La rabbia (1963)
Comizi d'amore (1964)
Sopralluoghi in Palestina per il vangelo secondo Matteo (1965)
Appunti per un film sull'India (1968)
Appunti per un romanzo dell'immondezza (1970)
Appunti per un'Orestiade africana (1970)
Le mura di Sana'a (1971)
12 dicembre (1972) ” - felix87
 
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“ Pasolini prossimo nostro (2006)
La rabbia di Pasolini (2008) ” - felix87
 
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“ D'amore si vive (1984)
Matti da slegare (1975) ” - felix87
 
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Martin Scorsese
Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later provided the inspiration for several of his films...
“ Italoamericani (1974)
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995)
Il mio viaggio in Italia (1999)
Shine a Light (2008) ” - felix87
 
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Jean-Luc Godard
Director, My Life to Live
Jean-Luc Godard was born in Paris on December 3, 1930, the second of four children in a bourgeois Franco-Swiss family. His father was a doctor who owned a private clinic, and his mother came from a preeminent family of Swiss bankers. During World War II Godard became a naturalized citizen of Switzerland and attended school in Nyons (Switzerland)...
“ Opération 'Béton' (1958)
Lou du Vietnam (1967)
Sympathy for the Devil (1968)
British Sounds (1970)
Histoire(s) du cinéma (1988)
JLG/JLG - autoportrait de décembre (1994)
De l'origine du XXIe siècle (2000) ” - felix87
 
21.
“ Nuit et brouillard (1955)
Toute la mémoire du monde (1956)
Lou du Vietnam (1967) ” - felix87
 
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Jean Vigo
Writer, L'Atalante
Jean Vigo had bad health since he was a child. Son of anarchist militant Miguel Almareyda, he also never really recovered from his father's mysterious death in jail when he was 12. Abandoned by his mother, he passed from boarding school to boarding school. Aged 23, through meetings with people involved in the movies...
“ À propos de Nice (1930)
Taris, roi de l'eau (1931) ” - felix87
 
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Oliver Stone
Director, Platoon
Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success. William Oliver Stone was born in New York City...
“ Comandante (2003)
South of the Border (2009)
Secret History of America (2010) ” - felix87
 
24.
“ Black Panthers (1968)
Lou du Vietnam (1967) ” - felix87
 
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“ Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960) (1961) ” - felix87
 
26.
“ Lettre de Sibérie (1957)
¡Cuba Sí! (1961)
Un maire au Kosovo (2000) ” - felix87
 
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“ Food, Inc. (2008) ” - felix87
 
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“ Earthlings (2005) ” - felix87
 
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“ Memoria del saqueo (2004) ” - felix87
 
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“ Inside Job (2010) ” - felix87
 
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“ The Liberace of Baghdad (2005) ” - felix87
 
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Godfrey Reggio
Director, Koyaanisqatsi
Godfrey Reggio is a pioneer of a film style that creates poetic images of extraordinary emotional impact for audiences worldwide. Reggio is prominent in the film world for his QATSI trilogy, essays of visual images and sound that chronicle the destructive impact of the modern world on the environment...
“ Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
Powaqqatsi (1988)
Anima Mundi (1992)
Naqoyqatsi (2002) ” - felix87
 
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Ron Fricke
Cinematographer, Baraka
“ Chronos (1985 )
Baraka (1992) ” - felix87
 
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“ Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup (2009) ” - felix87
 
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“ Contadini del mare (1956)
Pastori di Orgosolo (1958)
Pescherecci (1958)
Un giorno in Barbagia (1958)
I dimenticati (1959) ” - felix87
 
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Wim Wenders
Director, Wings of Desire
Wim Wenders is an Oscar-nominated German filmmaker who was born Ernst Wilhelm Wenders on August 14, 1945 in Düsseldorf, which then was located in the British Occupation Zone of what became the Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Republic of Germany, known colloquially as West Germany until reunification)...
“ Pina (2011) ” - felix87
 
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Dziga Vertov
Born in Bialystok, Poland, studied music and enrolled in St. Petersburg Neurological Institute in 1916. Worked on first Soviet newsreel, Kinonedelia (1918-1919), then on subsequent newsreel series (inc. Kinopravda, 1922-1925).
“ Celovek's Kinoapparatom (1929) ” - felix87
 
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“ Le quattro volte (2010) ” - felix87
 
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“ La bocca del lupo (2009) ” - felix87
 
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“ Le monde selon Monsanto (2008) ” - felix87
 
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“ Man on Wire (2008) ” - felix87
 
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“ L'isola (2003)
Il mondo addosso (2006) ” - felix87
 
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“ Partigiani (1997)
Il mio paese (2006)
La nave dolce (2012) ” - felix87
 
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David Leaf
David Leaf is an award-winning writer/producer/director best known for his work on acclaimed pop culture programs, music specials and retrospectives. Perhaps most notably, his credits include being one of the Emmy-nominated writers on the landmark all-network telethon America: A Tribute To Heroes, five...
“ The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006) ” - felix87
 
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John Scheinfeld
From pop culture to politics, sports to world religions, Venice and Toronto film festivals to PBS, Emmy®, Grammy® and Writers Guild Award nominee John Scheinfeld is a critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker with a broad range of subjects and productions to his credit. Scheinfeld is in production on the first authorized feature documentary about jazz legend John Coltrane...
“ The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006) ” - felix87
 
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Errol Morris
His documentaries helped spur a rebirth of non-fiction film in the 80s & garnered wide critical success. But until 2003's "The Fog of War," Morris was shunned by the Academy Awards. Morris' first two films won much acclaim (Gates of Heaven and Vernon, Florida). In the second movie, Morris intended to explore "Nub City," the town known for residents trading limbs for insurance settlements...
“ The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003) ” - felix87
 
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“ Waste Land (2010) ” - felix87
 
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“ Waste Land (2010) ” - felix87
 
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“ Waste Land (2010) ” - felix87
 
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Eugene Jarecki
Eugene Jarecki is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning director of dramatic and documentary subjects who has twice won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, first in 2005 for Why We Fight and again in 2012 for The House I Live In A public intellectual on domestic and international affairs...
“ The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002)
Why We Fight (2005) ” - felix87
 
51.
“ Jesus Camp (2006) ” - felix87
 
52.
“ Jesus Camp (2006) ” - felix87
 
53.
“ The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1980)
The Filth and the Fury (2000)
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007)
Requiem for Detroit? (2010) ” - felix87
 
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Rob Epstein
Producer, Howl
“ The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) ” - felix87
 
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“ De la servitude moderne (2009) ” - felix87
 
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“ Ten Canoes (2006) ” - felix87
 
57.
“ Ten Canoes (2006) ” - felix87
 
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“ The Weather Underground (2002) ” - felix87
 
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“ The Weather Underground (2002) ” - felix87
 
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“ Kill Your Idols (2004) ” - felix87
 
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“ The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005) ” - felix87
 
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“ A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake (2002) ” - felix87