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Films documentaires disponibles aux Bibliothèques de la Ville de Lausanne. bavl.lausanne.ch
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Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary
The proceedings of a Paris courtroom are the grist for this documentary. Drawn from over 200 appearances before the same female judge, the director chooses a dozen or so varied misdemeanor ... See full summary »
2. A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
R | 138 min | Documentary
A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time.
Votes: 2,420 | Gross: $0.03M
3. ...And the Pursuit of Happiness (1986 TV Movie)
80 min | Documentary
After acknowledging his own immigrant background, Malle, tries to present the range of immigrant experiences in the US during the 1980's. In an attempt to be comprehensive, the film ... See full summary »
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American Masters (1985– )
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
Not Rated | 359 min | Documentary, Biography
A chronicle of Bob Dylan's strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 from folk singer to protest singer to "voice of a generation" to rock star.
5. Armadillo (2010)
Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, War
Danish soldiers are sent to Afghanistan in 2009 for 6 month, to help stabilize the country against Taliban. They're stationed on Armadillo military base in Helman province. Unlike other war movies, this is the real deal - no actors.
Director: Janus Metz
Votes: 8,961 | Gross: $0.01M
R | 96 min | Documentary
Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979) was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director.
Votes: 17,032 | Gross: $1.32M
,,,Sur le même DVD que le film Apocalypse Now
7. Terror's Advocate (2007)
Unrated | 135 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary on Jacques Vergès, the controversial lawyer and former Free French Forces guerrilla who has defending unpopular figures such as Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy.
Votes: 1,427 | Gross: $0.04M
9. Baraka (1992)
Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary
A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.
Director: Ron Fricke
Votes: 33,428 | Gross: $1.33M
12. Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
G | 105 min | Documentary, Music
Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers.
Votes: 15,475 | Gross: $7.00M
R | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, News
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.
Votes: 15,087 | Gross: $3.41M
14. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News
An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.
Votes: 39,790 | Gross: $14.36M
15. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography
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.
Votes: 22,558 | Gross: $3.12M
17. Cleveland vs. Wall Street (2010)
98 min | Documentary
On 11th January 2008, hired by the City of Cleveland, lawyer Josh Cohen and his team filed a lawsuit against 21 banks, which they held accountable for the wave of foreclosures that had left... See full summary »
Director: Jean-Stéphane Bron
18. The Cove (2009)
PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime
Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.
Votes: 45,478 | Gross: $0.87M
19. The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)
PG | 251 min | Documentary, History, War
An in-depth exploration of the various reactions by the French people to the Vichy government's acceptance of Nazi invasion.
20. This Is Not a Film (2011)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary
It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.
Votes: 4,355 | Gross: $0.08M
22. Connu de nos services (1997)
64 min | Documentary
Reading through the thick files which the police have built up over a period of 13 years, concerning his activities as an activist associated with a number of left-wing organizations, ... See full summary »
24. Voices of Transition (2012 Video)
65 min | Documentary, News
Voices of the Transition is an enthusiastic documentary on farmers- and community-led responses to food insecurity in a scenario of climate change and peak oil. How to create local ... See full summary »
160 min | Documentary
Using the reflections and analysis of many renowned intellectuals, this documentary draws a portrait of neoliberal ideology and examines the various mechanisms used to impose its dictates throughout the world.
31. The End of the Line (I) (2009)
Unrated | 85 min | Documentary
Documentary filmmaker Rupert Murray examines the devastating effect that overfishing has had on the world's fish populations and argues that drastic action must be taken to reverse these trends.
32. Inferno (2009)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary
Votes: 1,430 | Gross: $0.02M
33. To Be and to Have (2002)
Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Family
A documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students (ranging in age from 4 to 11) are educated by a single dedicated teacher.
Votes: 7,259 | Gross: $0.78M
34. Exit: The Right to Die (III) (2005)
76 min | Documentary
Putting an end to your life and sparing yourself, and your closest family, agony? Switzerland is the only country where associations quite legally provide suicide assistance to people at the end of their lives.
Director: Fernand Melgar
35. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War
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.
Votes: 122,808 | Gross: $119.19M
36. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime
The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »
Votes: 59,055 | Gross: $3.29M
37. The Woman with the 5 Elephants (2009)
93 min | Documentary
First her father ends up in one of Stalin's prison camps, then young Svetlana herself experiences the German invasion. In order to survive she learns German at home in Kiev. She is good and... See full summary »
Votes: 259 | Gross: $0.01M
38. A Grin Without A Cat (1977)
240 min | Documentary
French essay film focusing on global political turmoil in the 1960s and '70s, particularly the rise of the New Left in France and the development of socialist movements in Latin America.
40. Freakonomics (2010)
PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary
A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics.
Votes: 6,497 | Gross: $0.10M
41. Man on Wire (2008)
PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, History
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".
Votes: 49,708 | Gross: $2.96M
42. The Future of Food (2004)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade.
Votes: 1,367 | Gross: $0.08M
44. The Gatekeepers (2012)
PG-13 | 101 min | Documentary, History, War
A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets.
Votes: 5,244 | Gross: $2.42M
46. Gimme Shelter (1970)
GP | 91 min | Documentary, Music, Thriller
A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont.
Votes: 9,896 | Gross: $0.25M
47. The Gleaners & I (2000)
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary
Varda films and interviews gleaners in France in all forms, from those picking fields after the harvest to those scouring the dumpsters of Paris.
Votes: 5,212 | Gross: $0.15M