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

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Blue Planet II (TV Series)Blue Planet II (TV Series) (2017)
Technically advanced sequel to the 2001 BBC nature documentary series narrated and presented by Sir David Attenborough. Filming took place over a course of more than four years; involving 125 expeditions across 39 countries and produced more than 6,000 hours of underwater dive footage.
Bright LightsBright Lights (2016)
Feat. Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds
A touchingly intimate portrait of an eccentric Hollywood royal family - actress Debbie Reynolds and her beloved children, Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher. Both women would pass away within days of each other soon after this film was completed.
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…
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.