Documentaries on Race and Ethnicityby MrKaya | created - 08 Jan 2015 | updated - 5 months ago | Public
Documentaries on ethnicity, minorities, immigration, and other realms of race relations or identity.
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1. We Were Children (2012)
88 min | Drama
For over 130 years till 1996, more than 100,000 of Canada's First Nations children were legally required to attend government-funded schools run by various Christian faiths. There were 80 ... See full summary »
3. Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (2006 Video)
50 min | Documentary, History, War
This groundbreaking documentary dissects a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually unchallenged form the earliest days of silent film to today's biggest Hollywood ... See full summary »
4. Those Who Remain (2008)
96 min | Documentary
An intimate and discerning depiction of the impact of migration on families and villages left behind by loved ones who have traveled North for work.
5. The Naturalized (2010)
Weaving together the lives of different people from different countries who all share a quest for citizenship by choice, not birthright, this documentary travels from a citizenship class in... See full summary »
6. Rebuilding Hope (2009)
78 min | Documentary, War
Three 'Lost Boys' return home to South Sudan for the first time since they fled as small children, twenty years ago. 'Rebuilding Hope' is their journey of discovery; of what happened to ... See full summary »
7. Living Like a Common Man (2011 Video)
65 min | Documentary, Biography
Youngsters in developing countries all over the world dream of going to the West. They hope to earn money and get overseas experience to improve their positions at home. But once they ... See full summary »
96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Immigrant Nation is the story of the modern immigrant rights movement and the struggle of single mother, Elvira Arellano, who fought against her deportation. It tells how organizations, ... See full summary »
Director: Esau Melendez
10. AbUSed: The Postville Raid (2011)
96 min | Documentary, History, News
It is at once an epic story of survival, hope, and humble aspirations, of triumph, defeat, and rebirth. The face of immigration is revealed through the gripping personal stories of the ... See full summary »
Director: Luis Argueta
11. Which Way Home (2009)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
"Which Way Home" is a feature documentary film that follows unaccompanied child migrants, on their journey through Mexico, as they try to reach the United States. We follow children like ... See full summary »
Director: Rebecca Cammisa
12. I for India (2005)
70 min | Documentary
The myth of return. In 1966, Yash and Sheel Suri leave India for a temporary stay in England while he burnishes his resume as a doctor. He buys projectors, tape recorders, and movie cameras... See full summary »
13. Promises (2001)
106 min | Documentary
Several Jewish and Palestinian children are followed for three years and put in touch with each other, in this alternative look at the Jewish-Palestinian conflict. The three filmmakers ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,493 | Gross: $0.24M
14. Erasing Hate (2011 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary
In this hour, MSNBC goes inside the world of Bryon Widner, a former skinhead "pit bull", as he undergoes painful treatments to remove the physical representation of the hate he had exhibited to the world for more than half his life.
15. Lost Boys of Sudan (2003)
Unrated | 87 min | Documentary
Lost Boys of Sudan is a feature-length documentary that follows two Sudanese refugees on an extraordinary journey from Africa to America. Orphaned as young boys in one of Africa's cruelest ... See full summary »
Votes: 553 | Gross: $0.12M
16. Without Shepherds (2013)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary
Six bold people navigate the dangerous waters of Pakistan's current crisis to discover a new tomorrow: a cricket star starts a progressive political party, a female journalist goes behind ... See full summary »
17. The Muslims Are Coming! (2013)
Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Comedy
Comedians Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah lead an all-star Muslim comedy performing in big cities, small towns, liberal enclaves, conservative hotbeds, rural and everything in between to ... See full summary »
18. On the Way to School (2008)
81 min | Documentary, Drama
One year in the life of a Turkish teacher, teaching the Turkish language to Kurdish children in a remote village in Turkey. The children can't speak Turkish, the teacher can't speak Kurdish... See full summary »
19. Slavery and the Making of America (2005)
TV-PG | 240 min | History
A documentary of the history of American slavery from its beginnings in the British colonies through the years of post-Civil War Reconstruction, this series examines the integral role ... See full summary »
20. Documented (2013)
89 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times Magazine. 'Documented' chronicles his journey to America from... See full summary »
Votes: 130 | Gross: $0.01M
Frontline (1983– )
Separate and Unequal/Omarina's Story
TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary
From PBS and FRONTLINE: Sixty years after the Supreme Court declared separate schools for black and white children unconstitutional, FRONTLINE examines the comeback of segregation in ... See full summary »
22. The Loving Story (2011)
Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Drama, History
A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving, set during the turbulent Civil Rights era. Long Way Home: The... See full summary »
23. The Trials of Muhammad Ali (2013)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
The legal battles of the great American boxer against being conscripted into the US military during the Vietnam War.
Votes: 957 | Gross: $0.06M
24. The Act of Killing (2012)
Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Crime
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.
Votes: 30,487 | Gross: $0.49M
26. Welcome to Leith (2015)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
When a noted white supremacist moves into their town, the residents of Leith, North Dakota do what they can to prevent him from taking control of the municipality.
Votes: 3,405 | Gross: $0.04M
27. Salam Neighbor (2015)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
Two filmmakers fully embed themselves in a Syrian refugee camp, providing an intimate look at the world's most dire humanitarian crisis.
29. Sex: My British Job (2013)
Not Rated | 63 min | Documentary
Nick Broomfield met Hsiao Hung Pai, a journalist who was working for the Guardian, when making his feature film 'Ghosts' (about the Morecambe Bay Chinese Cockle Pickers ). As an experiment ... See full summary »
30. Meet the Patels (2014)
PG | 88 min | Documentary, Comedy, Romance
An Indian-American man who is about to turn 30 gets help from his parents and extended family to start looking for a wife in the traditional Indian way.
Votes: 2,808 | Gross: $1.69M
33. Hitler: A career (1977)
Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, History
This meticulously assembled film dissects the Third Reich with an analytical blade, charting Hitler's improbable rise, his mastery of crowd psychology and his consummate skill in exploiting others' weaknesses.
96 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Daryl Davis is an accomplished musician who was played all over the world. He also has an unusual hobby, particularly for a middle aged black man. When not displaying his musical chops, ... See full summary »
Votes: 895 | Gross: $0.00M
Not Rated | 39 min | Documentary, Short
An unprecedented look into the workings of one of the only health clinics that serves America's untouchable class: undocumented immigrants.
Director: Maxim Pozdorovkin
36. Les Bleus une autre histoire de France (2016 TV Movie)
104 min | Documentary, History, Sport
This documentary follows the French national team for 20 years, from 1996 to 2016. Successes and setbacks that mirrored the French Society.
37. Oklahoma City (2017)
Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Crime, History
The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in April 1995 is the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history; this documentary explores how a series of ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary
This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years.
Votes: 1,419 | Gross: $0.48M
39. Maya Angelou and Still I Rise (2016)
Not Rated | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The first feature documentary about the remarkable writer, poet, actress, activist Maya Angelou.
42. Dough (2015)
Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
An old Jewish baker struggles to keep his business afloat until his young Muslim apprentice drops cannabis in the dough and sends sales sky high.
Votes: 1,460 | Gross: $1.14M
43. Disturbing the Peace (2016)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary
In a world torn by conflict -in a place where the idea of peace has been abandoned-an energy of determined optimism emerges. When someone is willing to disturb the status quo and stand for ... See full summary »
Votes: 186 | Gross: $0.02M
44. Awake, a Dream from Standing Rock (2017)
89 min | Documentary
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota captures world attention through their peaceful resistance against the U.S. government's plan to construct an oil pipeline through their land.
46. Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 (2017)
TV-MA | 144 min | Documentary
An in-depth look at the culture of Los Angeles in the ten years leading up to the 1992 uprising that erupted after the verdict of police officers cleared of beating Rodney King.
47. East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem (2014)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Music
In Palestinian East Jerusalem, Singer-Songwriter David Broza records a new album with American, Palestinian and Israeli musicians in defiance of the Middle East's dark realities.
49. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary