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1.
Dive! (2010 Documentary)
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Follow filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and his circle of friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and... (45 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Seifert
 
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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
 
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Zero Days (2016 Documentary)
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A documentary focused on Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target. (116 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
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Looking for Richard (1996 Documentary)
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Al Pacino's deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of "Richard III." (112 mins.)
Director: Al Pacino
 
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Human (2015 Documentary)
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A collection of stories about and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be human. (190 mins.)
 
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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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The Salt of the Earth (2014 Documentary)
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The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world. (110 mins.)
 
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Atheism: A Rough History of Disbelief (2004 Mini-Series)
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A mini-series which follows the history of atheism. (178 mins.)
 
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The Atheism Tapes (2004 TV Series)
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Jonathan Miller interviews five atheists and one theologian on the subject of atheism.
Director: Richard Denton
 
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Letting Go of God (2008 Documentary)
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Letting Go of God is a humorous monologue by Julia Sweeney chronicling her search for God. She begins in the Catholic church... (130 mins.)
Director: Julia Sweeney
 
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The Unbelievers (2013 Documentary)
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Renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss cross the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world. (77 mins.)
Director: Gus Holwerda
 
12.
Seymour: An Introduction (2014 Documentary)
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Meet Seymour Bernstein: a beloved pianist, teacher and true inspiration who shares eye-opening insights from an amazing life. Ethan Hawke helms this poignant guide to life. (84 mins.)
Director: Ethan Hawke
 
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Love Meetings (1964 Documentary)
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Microphone in hand, Pier Paolo Pasolini asks Italians to talk about sex: he asks children where babies come from... (92 mins.)
 
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The Walls of Sana'a (1971 Documentary)
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The capital of Yemen, the city of Sana'a, holds an important part of history within its walls filled with medieval architecture and culture... (13 mins.)
 
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This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006 Documentary)
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Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board. (98 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
 
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The Century of the Self (2002 Mini-Series)
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A documentary about the rise of psychoanalysis as a powerful means of persuasion for both governments and corporations. (235 mins.)
 
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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
 
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Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary depicting the life and work of the trappers of Bakhtia, a village in the heart of the Siberian Taiga, where daily life has changed little in over a century. (90 mins.)
 
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Isaac Newton: The Last Magician (2013 TV Movie)
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Newton's third law of motion
Director: Renny Bartlett
 
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National Geographic: Inside North Korea (2006 Documentary)
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Go undercover with National Geographic correspondent Lisa Ling as she journeys into mysterious and reclusive North Korea. (51 mins.)
 
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Future by Design (2006 Documentary)
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Future by Design shares the life and far-reaching vision of Jacque Fresco, considered by many to be a modern day Da Vinci... (86 mins.)
Director: William Gazecki
 
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Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011 Documentary)
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A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic... (161 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
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For the First Time (1969 Documentary)
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A traveling film projectionist brings the film Modern Times to a secluded village that has never seen a motion picture before. (9 mins.)
 
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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
 
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The Seafarers (1953 Documentary)
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Stanley Kubrick's first film made in color, lost for over forty years. The documentary extols the benefits of membership to the Seafarers International Union. (29 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
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Day of the Fight (1951 Documentary)
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After a short study of boxing's history, narrated by newscaster Douglas Edwards, we follow a day in the life of a middleweight Irish boxer named Walter Cartier. (16 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
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Flying Padre (1951 Documentary)
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Two days in the life of priest Father Fred Stadtmuller whose New Mexico parish is so large he can only... (9 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
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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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The Enemies of Reason (2007 Documentary)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Russell Barnes
 
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Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003 Documentary)
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Nick Broomfield's second documentary on Aileen Carol Wuornos, a highway prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing six men in the state of Florida. This second installment includes the filmmaker's testimony at Wournous's trial. (93 mins.)
 
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Murder on a Sunday Morning (2001 Documentary)
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Oscar-winning documentary that documents a murder trial in which a 15-year-old African-American is wrongfully accused of a 2000 murder in Jacksonville, Florida. (111 mins.)
 
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The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006 Documentary)
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Slavoj Zizek examines famous films in a philosophical and a psychoanalytic context. (150 mins.)
Director: Sophie Fiennes
 
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Deliver Us from Evil (2006 Documentary)
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Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children. (101 mins.)
Director: Amy Berg
 
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Root of All Evil? (2006 Documentary)
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Richard Dawkins' highly critical documentary attacks the pulsing heart of all mainstream religion- faith; with special focus on Islam... (90 mins.)
Director: Russell Barnes
 
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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
 
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The Thin Blue Line (1988 Documentary)
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A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas. (103 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
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My Kid Could Paint That (2007 Documentary)
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A look at the work and surprising success of a four-year-old girl whose paintings have been compared to the likes of Picasso and has raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars. (82 mins.)
Director: Amir Bar-Lev
 
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The Pixar Story (2007 Documentary)
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A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people... (87 mins.)
Director: Leslie Iwerks
 
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American Masters (1985 TV Series)
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A documentary on Woody Allen that trails him on his movie sets and follows him back to Brooklyn as he visits his childhood haunts. (90 mins.)
 
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Religulous (2008 Documentary)
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Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion. (101 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
 
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Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003 Documentary)
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Narrated by Sydney Pollack, film critic Richard Schickel's dazzling two-hour plus documentary to one of the towering figures in film: Charles Chaplin... (132 mins.)
 
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The Queen and I (2008 Documentary)
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Filmmaker and Iranian exile Nahid Persson Sarvestani talks with the widow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the late Shah of Iran, who was overthrown in 1979. (90 mins.)
Director: Nahid Persson
 
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Prostitution: Behind the Veil (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows two young women raising children and supporting drug habits through prostitution in a country ruled by fundamentalists. (58 mins.)
Director: Nahid Persson
 
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The Apple (1998)
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After twelve years of imprisonment by their own parents, two sisters are finally released by social workers to face the outside world for the first time. (86 mins.)
 
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The House Is Black (1963 Documentary)
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Set in a leper colony in the north of Iran, The House is Black juxtaposes "ugliness", of which there is much in the world as stated in the opening scenes, with religion and gratitude. (20 mins.)
 
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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
 
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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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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
 
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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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March of the Penguins (2005 Documentary)
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In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. (80 mins.)
Director: Luc Jacquet
 
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Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
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Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition. (533 mins.)
 
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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
Episode: The Hunt for the Higgs (2012)
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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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Faster Than the Speed of Light? (2011 Documentary)
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The mathematician Marcus du Sautoy discusses the recent discovery, the faster-than-light neutrino anomaly, that neutrinos may travel faster than light.
 
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Everything and Nothing (2011 TV Series)
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Two-part documentary which deals with two of the deepest questions there are - what is everything, and what is nothing...
 
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The End of God? A Horizon Guide to Science and Religion (2010 Documentary)
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From creationists of America to the physics working with the Large Hadron Collider, the movie traces expansion of scientific knowledge and asks a question - whether there was still a place for God in the modern world. (59 mins.)
Director: Naomi Law
 
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The Secret Life of Chaos (2010 Documentary)
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Chaos theory has a bad name, conjuring up images of unpredictable weather, economic crashes and science gone wrong... (60 mins.)
Director: Nic Stacey
 
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Chemistry: A Volatile History (2010 Mini-Series)
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Series in which Jim Al-Khalili traces the story of how the elements, the building blocks that make up our entire world, were discovered and mapped.
 
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Atom (2007 Mini-Series)
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The story of the discovery that everything is made from atoms, one of the greatest scientific breakthroughs in history, and the brilliant minds behind it. (180 mins.)
Director: Tim Usborne
 
59.
Absolute Zero (2008 Documentary)
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TV documentary about the scientific race to reach the temperature of absolute zero at -273.15°C and about the important discoveries made along the way. (96 mins.)
Director: David Dugan
 
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Science and Islam (2009 TV Series)
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Jim Al-Khalili travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia and Spain to tell the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the 8th and 14th centuries.
 
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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
Episode: What is Reality? (2011)
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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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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.)