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

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UnrestUnrest (2017)
Dir. Jennifer Brea
A groundbreaking documentary about the mysterious condition known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Made a by Jennifer Brea, a woman who suffers from the condition herself and seeks to raise awareness of the stigma surrounding this debilitating disease, which many still believe is "all in the patient's…
KobiKobi (2017)
Dir. Andrea Bosshard, Shane Loader
A loving portrait of Swiss goldsmith Kobi Bosshard, widely regarded as the grandfather of contemporary NZ jewellery, made by his daughter, filmmaker Andrea Bosshard. Kobi is approaching 80 and maintains committed to his work, designing jewellery pieces of classic simplicity and elegance in his modest…
I Am Not a WitchI Am Not a Witch (2017)
Dir. Rungano Nyoni
Full of joy and tragedy in the equal measure, this assured debut from Zambian writer-director Rungano Nyoni follows the story of 9-year old girl who is accused of witchcraft after a banal incident in her Zambian village, and is sent to an absurd "witch camp" to be initiated into a life as a witch. The film…
Chicken PeopleChicken People (2016)
Dir. Nicole Lucas Haimes
An American alternative to our home-grown quirky chicken doco PECKING ORDER, this equally delightful real-life "Best in Show" follows three champion show-chicken breeders as they prepare for the prestigious 2015 Ohio National Poultry Show.
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood RebelCorman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
Dir. Alex Stapleton
A passionate portrait of prolific B-movie director and producer Roger Corman, exploring his extraordinary career in which he successfully rejected Hollywood in favour of creating his own studio and distribution company. A fascinating watch for fans of the movie biz, with other luminaries such as Martin…
Man of AranMan of Aran (1934)
Dir. Robert Flaherty
Feat. Colman 'Tiger' King, Maggie Dirrane, Michael Dillane
Powerful study of the daily struggle for survival on the Aran Islands off the western coast of Ireland, without even the benefit of soil to plant vegetables in. The islanders take their main sustenance from the sea (there is a classic, swiftly-edited shark-hunt sequence), but such is the immense swell of…
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and BamiGrace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017)
Dir. Sophie Fiennes
A journey through the private and public worlds of pop icon Grace Jones. Experienced documentarian Sophie Fiennes cares little for polish, or for the rigmarole of going through facts easily gleaned online, and opts instead for a vérité approach, mixing candid and personal behind-the-scenes insights with…