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1.
Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality (2003 Documentary)
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Flight from Death is the first film to investigate the psychological The effects of death anxiety are embedded within everything we do across Flight from Death is the culmination of many years of research and (90 mins.)
Director: Patrick Shen
 
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Lost Boys of Sudan (2003 Documentary)
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Lost Boys of Sudan is a feature-length documentary that follows two Sudanese refugees on an extraordinary journey from Africa to America... (87 mins.)
 
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Surfwise (2007 Documentary)
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Doug Pray explores the life of surfer Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz. (93 mins.)
Director: Doug Pray
 
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Surviving Progress (2011 Documentary)
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Humanity's ascent is often measured by the speed of progress. But what if progress is actually spiraling us downwards... (86 mins.)
 
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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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Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004 Documentary)
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Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district. (85 mins.)
 
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Home (2009 Documentary)
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With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked. (120 mins.)
 
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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 powerfull mean of persuasion for both governments and corporations. (240 mins.)
 
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Why We Fight (2005 Documentary)
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Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions. (98 mins.)
Director: Eugene Jarecki
 
10.
We Live in Public (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary focusing on the life of dot-com entrepreneur Josh Harris, and his exploits over the last decade. (91 mins.)
Director: Ondi Timoner
 
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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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The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004 Mini-Series)
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A series of three documentaries about the use of fear for political gain. (157 mins.)
 
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The Corporation (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance. (145 mins.)
 
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Future of Food (2009 TV Series)
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George Alagiah investigates a future food crisis triggered by rising populations, changing diets, fuel and water shortages and climate change. (59 mins.)
Director: Gareth Williams
 
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Collapse (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary on Michael Ruppert, a police officer turned independent reporter who predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter, From the Wilderness. (82 mins.)
Director: Chris Smith
 
16.
Flow: For Love of Water (2008 Documentary)
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Water is the very essence of life, sustaining every being on the planet. 'Flow' confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause. (93 mins.)
Director: Irena Salina
 
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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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The Boys of Baraka (2005 Documentary)
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Twenty 12-year-old black boys from one of the most violent ghettos in Baltimore, Maryland, are taken... (84 mins.)
 
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The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003 Documentary)
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The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara. (107 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
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180° South (2010 Documentary)
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The film follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. (85 mins.)
Director: Chris Malloy
 
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American Movie (1999 Documentary)
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Documentary about an aspiring filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before. (107 mins.)
Director: Chris Smith
 
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Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
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Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, 5 years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition. (48 mins.)
 
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All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (2011 Mini-Series)
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A series of films about how humans have been colonized by the machines we have built. Although we don't realize it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers. (60 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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Paradise or Oblivion (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary to introduce the aims and proposals of the Venus Project. (45 mins.)
Director: Roxanne Meadows
 
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My Architect (2003 Documentary)
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Director Nathaniel Kahn searches to understand his father, noted architect Louis Kahn, who died bankrupt and alone in 1974. (116 mins.)
Director: Nathaniel Kahn
 
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Life and Debt (2001 Documentary)
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Documentary look at the effects of globalization on Jamaican industry and agriculture. (80 mins.)
Director: Stephanie Black
 
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Indie Game: The Movie (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world. (94 mins.)
 
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Status Anxiety (2004 Documentary)
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(120 mins.)
Director: Neil Crombie
 
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Searching for Sugar Man (2012 Documentary)
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Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez. (86 mins.)
 
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Dirty Hands: The Art and Crimes of David Choe (2008 Documentary)
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Dirty Hands delivers an intense portrait of David Choe, a young near-schizophrenic street artist that... (93 mins.)
Director: Harry Kim
 
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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
 
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The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007 Documentary)
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Die-hard gamers compete to break world records on classic arcade games. (79 mins.)
Director: Seth Gordon
 
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Waste Land (2010 Documentary)
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On the outskirts of Rio de Janiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives. (99 mins.)
Stars: Vik Muniz
 
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American Experience (1988 TV Series)
Episode: Silicon Valley (2013)
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SILICON VALLEY tells the story of the pioneering scientists who transformed rural Santa Clara County into the hub of technological ingenuity we now know as Silicon Valley. (60 mins.)
 
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Cutie and the Boxer (2013 Documentary)
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This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband's assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own. (82 mins.)
 
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Citizenfour (2014 Documentary)
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A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden. (114 mins.)
Director: Laura Poitras
 
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Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (2015 Documentary)
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A look at the personal and private life of the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs. (128 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
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Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008 Documentary)
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A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. (120 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
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Uncertain (2015 Documentary)
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(82 mins.)
 
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Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia (1979 Documentary)
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(50 mins.)
Director: David Munro
 
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Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu. (81 mins.)
Director: David Gelb
 
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The Act of Killing (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers. (115 mins.)
 
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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
 
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The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005 Documentary)
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Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love. (110 mins.)
Director: Jeff Feuerzeig
 
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The Unknown Known (2013 Documentary)
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Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003. (103 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
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Amy (2015 Documentary)
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The story of Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks. (128 mins.)
Director: Asif Kapadia
 
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TINY: A Story About Living Small (2013 Documentary)
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Two young people decide to downsize their lives by building a 'tiny home' on a flatbed trailer. (66 mins.)
 
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Wisdom (2008 Documentary)
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Inspired by the idea that one of the greatest gifts one generation can give to another is the wisdom gained from experience... (59 mins.)
 
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A Small Act (2010 Documentary)
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A young Kenyan's life changes drastically when his education is sponsored by a Swedish stranger. Years later, he founds his own scholarship program to replicate the kindness he once received. (88 mins.)
Director: Jennifer Arnold
 
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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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Russell Brand: End the Drugs War (2014 Documentary)
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In this personal journey for BBC Three, Russell Brand sets out to find out how other countries are tackling...
Director: Ross Wilson
 
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Babies (2010 Documentary)
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A look at one year in the life of four babies from around the world, from Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo. (79 mins.)
Director: Thomas Balmès
 
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Life 2.0 (2010 Documentary)
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This feature-length documentary follows a group of people whose lives are dramatically transformed by a virtual world -- reshaping relationships, identities, and ultimately the very notion of reality. (100 mins.)
 
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China's Sexual Revolution (2007 Documentary)
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Looks at how attitudes to sex have changed in China over the years.
Director: Josh Freed
 
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Cartel Land (2015 Documentary)
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A physician in Michoacán, Mexico leads a citizen uprising against the drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years... (100 mins.)
 
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Project Nim (2011 Documentary)
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Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s. (93 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
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Fed Up (2014 Documentary)
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An examination of America's obesity epidemic and the food industry's role in aggravating it. (92 mins.)
 
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Florida Man (2015 Documentary)
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(49 mins.)
Director: Sean Dunne
Stars: Boom Mic
 
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Twinsters (2015 Documentary)
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Adopted from South Korea, raised on different continents & connected through social media, Samantha & Anaïs believe that they are twin sisters separated at birth. (89 mins.)
 
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They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain (2012 Documentary)
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Shot clandestinely over a two year period, this film provides a rare look into the second most isolated... (84 mins.)
 
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American Experience (1988 TV Series)
Episode: Henry Ford (2013)
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HENRY FORD paints a fascinating portrait of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century. (60 mins.)