With Sundance Institute Documentary Fund (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, Thriller

8.1
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88 Metascore

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

Votes: 47,653 | Gross: $2.80M

2. Kinder des Kalifats (2017)

99 min | Documentary

7.3
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70 Metascore

Talal Derki returns to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years.

Director: Talal Derki | Stars: Abu Osama, Ayman Osama, Osama Osama

Votes: 1,289 | Gross: $0.01M

3. The Look of Silence (2014)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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92 Metascore

A family that survived the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.

Director: Joshua Oppenheimer | Stars: Adi Rukun, M.Y. Basrun, Amir Hasan, Inong

Votes: 10,016 | Gross: $0.11M

4. Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

6.8
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63 Metascore

With an older brother in jail and living with their single mother on Pine Ridge Reservation, Johnny and his sister Jashuan's lives develop new challenges when their absentee cowboy father ... See full summary »

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: John Reddy, Jashaun St. John, Taysha Fuller, Eleonore Hendricks

Votes: 629 | Gross: $0.03M

5. Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004)

R | 85 min | Documentary

7.3
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78 Metascore

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.

Directors: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman | Stars: Kochi, Avijit Halder, Shanti Das, Manik

Votes: 14,797 | Gross: $3.41M

6. United Skates (2018)

TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary

7.2
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81 Metascore

When America's last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, a community of thousands battle in a racially charged environment to save an underground subculture--one that has ... See full summary »

Directors: Tina Brown, Dyana Winkler | Stars: Salt-N-Pepa, Reggie Brown, Coolio, Vin Rock

Votes: 232

7. The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017)

TV-MA | 105 min | Documentary

7.1
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76 Metascore

Victoria Cruz investigates the mysterious 1992 death of black gay rights activist and Stonewall veteran, Marsha P. Johnson. Using archival interviews with Johnson, and new interviews with Johnson's family, friends and fellow activists.

Director: David France | Stars: Kurt Wolfe, Sue Yacka, Catherine Shugrue Dos Santos, Victoria Cruz

Votes: 1,049

8. Dirty Wars (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.5
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76 Metascore

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.

Director: Rick Rowley | Stars: Jeremy Scahill, Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi, Muqbal Al Kazemi

Votes: 8,650 | Gross: $0.38M

9. Bully (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

7.4
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74 Metascore

A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America.

Director: Lee Hirsch | Stars: Ja'Meya Jackson, Kelby Johnson, Lona Johnson, Bob Johnson

Votes: 9,566 | Gross: $4.04M

10. The Invisible War (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Crime

7.6
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75 Metascore

An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Amy Ziering, Kirby Dick, Kori Cioca, Jessica Hinves

Votes: 6,326 | Gross: $0.07M

11. Last Men in Aleppo (2017)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, War

7.4
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80 Metascore

Khaled, Mahmoud, and Subhi volunteered at the white helmets trying to save lives of hundreds of victims at besieged city during the Syrian civil war.

Directors: Feras Fayyad, Steen Johannessen | Stars: Khaled Umar Harah, Batul, Mahmoud, Abu Umar

Votes: 2,207 | Gross: $0.01M

12. Last Train Home (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

7.7
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86 Metascore

A couple embarks on a journey home for Chinese new year along with 130 million other migrant workers, to reunite with their children and struggle for a future. Their unseen story plays out as China soars towards being a world superpower.

Director: Lixin Fan | Stars: Changhua Zhang, Yang Zhang, Suqin Chen, Qin Zhang

Votes: 3,224 | Gross: $0.29M

13. Call Her Ganda (2018)

93 min | Documentary

5.7
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61 Metascore

When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transwoman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case--an activist attorney, a transgender journalist and Jennifer's... See full summary »

Director: PJ Raval | Stars: Naomi Fontanos, Julita Laude, Virginia Lacsa Suarez, Meredith Talusan

Votes: 76

14. Chicago Boys (2015)

85 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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The story of a group of Milton Friedman's disciples that, backed by a military dictatorship, turned Chile into the first and most extreme neoliberal country in the world.

Directors: Carola Fuentes, Rafael Valdeavellano | Stars: Sergio de Castro, Ernesto Fontaine, Ricardo French-Davis, Milton Friedman

Votes: 135

15. The Lovers & the Despot (2016)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary, Thriller

6.5
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65 Metascore

The story of the South Korean actor, Choi Eun-hee, and her ex-husband and film director, Shin Sang-ok, who were individually kidnapped and reunited by dictator and film fan Kim Jong-il to force them to develop North Korea's film industry.

Directors: Ross Adam, Robert Cannan | Stars: Eun-hie Choi, Paul Courtenay Hyu, Sang-ok Shin

Votes: 797 | Gross: $0.06M

16. Iraq in Fragments (2006)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, War

7.3
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84 Metascore

Stories from modern day Iraq as told by Iraqis living in a time of war, occupation and ethnic tension.

Director: James Longley | Stars: Mohammed Haithem, Suleiman Mahmoud, Muqtada al-Sadr, George W. Bush

Votes: 1,348 | Gross: $0.20M

17. When We Walk

120 min | Documentary | Completed

Award-winning documentary director, Jason DaSilva was found diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis years ago while filming his film in India. Since then, Jason have been ... See full summary »

Director: Jason DaSilva | Star: Jason DaSilva

18. American Promise (2013)

TV-PG | 135 min | Documentary

7.0
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67 Metascore

This intimate documentary follows the 12-year journey of two African-American families pursuing the promise of opportunity through the education of their sons.

Directors: Joe Brewster, Michele Stephenson

Votes: 259 | Gross: $0.09M

19. Garbage Dreams (2009)

79 min | Documentary

7.5
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67 Metascore

A look at the lives of Egyptian trash collectors.

Director: Mai Iskander

Votes: 137

20. Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait (2014)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, War

7.5
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A look at first-hand video accounts of violence in modern-day Syria as filmed by activists in the besieged city of Homs.

Directors: Wiam Bedirxan, Ossama Mohammed

Votes: 259

21. Before You Know It (2013)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.2
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68 Metascore

Three gay seniors navigate the adventures, challenges and surprises of life and love in their golden years.

Director: PJ Raval | Stars: Dennis Creamer, Ty Martin, Robert Mainor, Dixie Monroe

Votes: 225

22. Aleph

Filming

Structured as a labyrinth-like game, and inspired by a short story by Jorge Luis Borges, Aleph is a travelogue, a documentary journey exploring the lives of ten people in ten countries over five continents.

Director: Iva Radivojevic | Stars: Guillermina Pico, Bouamama BenFareh, Zarko Lausevic, Masa Dakic

23. Censored Voices (2015)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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72 Metascore

The 1967 'Six-Day' war ended with Israel's decisive victory; conquering Jerusalem, Gaza, Sinai and the West Bank. It is a war portrayed, to this day, as a righteous undertaking - a radiant ... See full summary »

Director: Mor Loushy | Star: Amos Oz

Votes: 271 | Gross: $0.03M

24. Milosevic on Trial (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, War

7.0
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An exclusive look into the trial against Slobodan Milosevic documenting the court proceedings and their background.

Director: Michael Christoffersen | Stars: Milan Babic, Wesley Clark, Carla Del Ponte, Vladimir Dzuro

Votes: 68

25. Girl, Adopted (2013)

78 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

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Girl, Adopted follows 13-year-old Weynsht from an orphanage in Ethiopia to an adoptive family in rural Arkansas.

Directors: Melanie Judd, Susan Motamed

26. In Rwanda We Say... The Family That Does Not Speak Dies (2009)

57 min | Documentary

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Director: Anne Aghion

Votes: 18

27. Persons of Interest (2004)

63 min | Documentary

7.5
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63 Metascore

A documentary concerning the detention of Muslim-Americans in the wake of 9/11.

Directors: Alison Maclean, Tobias Perse | Star: David Paterson

Votes: 70

28. Project Kashmir (2008)

88 min | Documentary

7.3
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From directors Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel comes PROJECT KASHMIR--a feature documentary in which the directors, two American friends from opposite sides of the divide, investigate the... See full synopsis »

Directors: Senain Kheshgi, Geeta Patel

Votes: 38

29. Marking Up the Dream (2010)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary

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Directors: Michael Camerini, Shari Robertson

30. Mountains and Clouds (2010)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

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Directors: Michael Camerini, Shari Robertson

31. The Senators' Bargain (2010 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Airing on HBO March 24, The Senators' Bargain is the concluding film of "How Democracy Works Now," a documentary series that brings the viewer behind the scenes of American democracy and ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Camerini, Shari Robertson

Votes: 16

32. This Is My Picture When I Was Dead (2010)

83 min | Documentary, Drama

7.0
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Athens, 1983. The world press reports that 4-year old Bashir is killed in the assassination of his father, Mamoun Mraish, a top PLO lieutenant. Father and son are declared dead but when ... See full summary »

Director: Mahmoud al Massad | Stars: Bashir Mammon Mraish, Ismael Abed, Saeb Abu Alragheb, Arafat Al Ashahab

Votes: 34

33. The Senate Speaks (2010)

Not Rated | Documentary

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Directors: Michael Camerini, Shari Robertson

34. Final Image (2008)

96 min | Documentary

6.6
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Director: Andrés Habegger | Stars: Ernesto Carmona, Carlos Coccio, Leonardo Henrichsen, Leticia Henrichsen

Votes: 21

35. The Kids Across the Hill (2010)

Not Rated | Documentary

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Directors: Michael Camerini, Shari Robertson

36. Sam in the Snow (2010)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

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Directors: Michael Camerini, Shari Robertson

37. The Game is On (2010)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

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Directors: Michael Camerini, Shari Robertson

38. P.O.V. (1988– )
Episode: The Fire Next Time (2005)

Documentary

5.3
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Director: Patrice O'Neill

Votes: 7


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