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Non-fiction features and programs, often stranger than fiction, and just as dramatic or comical…

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Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History (TV Series)Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History (TV Series) (2017)
An eight-part CNN series that incisively explores the music tied to iconic moments in history. Includes interviews with Pat Benatar, Melissa Etheridge, Billy Joel and many others. Episode 1: The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jnr. Episode 2: September 11 Episode 3: Kent State and the Vietnam…
What Happened, Miss Simone?What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)
Dir. Liz Garbus
Essential biographical documentary about the extraordinary Nina Simone, filled with previously unseen archival footage of the singer, and produced by her daughter Lisa Simone Kelly.
All Governments LieAll Governments Lie (2016)
Dir. Fred Peabody
Documentary about independent journalism inspired by iconoclastic rebel journalist I. F. Stone, offering a timely critique of American mainstream media whilst exploring the legacy of this little known but hugely influential reporter.
Story of China with Michael Wood, The (TV Series)Story of China with Michael Wood, The (TV Series) (2015)
Feat. Michael Wood
Veteran historian and broadcaster Michael Wood follows his celebrated Story of India with this in-depth portrait of the most populous country of Earth. Exploring the landscapes, peoples, stories and cultures that have helped create China’s distinctive character and genius for more than four thousand…
Welcome to LeithWelcome to Leith (2015)
Dir. Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker
A living nightmare unfolds for the townsfolk of the North Dakota town of Leith (pop. 24) when a notorious white supremacist moves in with a nefarious motive to buy up cheap real estate on behalf of his racist colleagues in order to take legal governance. A gripping and ever-topical portrait that pits…
SpookersSpookers (2017)
Dir. Florian Habicht
A delightfully surprising documentary feature about an Auckland "scream park" called Spookers that provides brave hordes of paying customers with the fearsome thrills of freaks, zombies and chainsaw-wielding clowns, played by a close-knit community of ordinary Kiwis. The material is a perfect match for…
Last Days in VietnamLast Days in Vietnam (2014)
Dir. Rory Kennedy
An exhaustive, Oscar-nominated documentary directed by the daughter of Robert Kennedy about the final panicked days of the Vietnam War as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon and the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled.