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

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I Am Not Your NegroI Am Not Your Negro (2016)
Dir. Raoul Peck
A hit at the 2017 NZ Film Festival, this astonishing documentary examines the life and work of literary iconoclast James Baldwin. Based on his unfinished memoir "Remember This House", the film provides a unique and personalised history of 21st Century social and racial injustice, covering the Civil Rights…
My Year With HelenMy Year With Helen (2017)
Dir. Gaylene Preston
With unique access to high-ranking candidate Helen Clark, filmmaker Gaylene Preston casts a wry eye on proceedings as the United Nations turns itself inside-out choosing a new Secretary-General. Her cameras explore the cracks between the diplomats, the embedded press and feminist activists as they push for…
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to PowerAn Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)
Dir. Jon Shenk, Bonni Cohen
The heroic and haggard Al Gore continues his crusade to make the world stop destroying itself in this timely update of his seminal 2006 climate change blockbuster. Events up to and including the 2016 Paris Agreement are covered, along with President Trump's role as an antagonist in international attempts to…
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.
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…
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…