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City of GhostsCity of Ghosts (2017)
The director of CARTEL LAND lands on Syrian soil for another risk–taking venture that documents the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered…
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Gospel According to Andre, TheGospel According to Andre, The (2017)
Intimate portrait of legendary fashion editor André Leon Talley, who began his life in the segregated American South and rose to become one of the…
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Have You Seen the Listers?Have You Seen the Listers? (2017)
Masterful documentary on the life of world–renowned Brisbane artist Anthony Lister, exploring his origins as a street artist and his…
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Chasing AsylumChasing Asylum (2016)
A hotly topical documentary exposing the real impact of Australia's offshore detention policies and explores how 'The Lucky Country' became one where…
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GleasonGleason (2016)
Sundance hit documentary exploring the world of football hero Steve Gleason, whose career as defensive back in The New Orleans Saints was tragically…
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RiskRisk (2016)
The director of CITIZENFOUR focuses on another political dissident, Julian Assange, whom she followed for six years through controversies and…
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Best of EnemiesBest of Enemies (2015)
Riveting account of the frequently explosive televised debates between the liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley that transfixed…
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Cartel LandCartel Land (2015)
Unnerving documentary follows a group of citizens as they attempt to counter drug related crime on the Mexican–American border.
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Free to RunFree to Run (2015)
The social history of running is chronicled with extraordinary passion and depth in this examination of the trajectory of running from an elitist,…
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Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of BeliefGoing Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015)
A lacerating expose of the inner–workings of the Church of Scientology from prolific truth–seeker Alex Gibney. Drawing heavily on…
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Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt MeBig Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (2014)
The definitive story of the "greatest band that never made it", this long overdue documentary tells the story of legendary Memphis band "Big Star",…
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Do I Sound Gay?Do I Sound Gay? (2014)
Amusing documentary about the stereotype of the gay voice as director David Thorpe, recently heartbroken and anxious over the sound of his own voice,…
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Green Prince, TheGreen Prince, The (2014)
Absorbing account of how a son of a founding leader in the Palestinian organization, Hamas, became a spy for the Israelis.
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Broadway IdiotBroadway Idiot (2013)
Flashy, upbeat doco charts the journey of Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong from pop–punk rocker to Broadway lead in the stage version of…
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In Bob We TrustIn Bob We Trust (2013)
Father Bob Maguire, an irreverent Catholic priest with a broad following, fights to stay part of his South Melbourne parish against the wishes of a…
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Harry Dean Stanton: Partly FictionHarry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2012)
An appropriately enigmatic portrait of cult character actor Harry Dean Stanton through his own words and the recollections of David Lynch, Wim…
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House I Live In, TheHouse I Live In, The (2012)
The definitive documentary on the 'war on drugs' to date, this canvases the people and the stories on both sides of the law to reveal the profound…
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How to Make Money Selling DrugsHow to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012)
This brash expose of drug world mores frames itself knowingly as a 'how to' guide comprised of interviews with dealers, suppliers, law enforcers, and…
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Ian Thorpe: The SwimmerIan Thorpe: The Swimmer (2012)
A fascinating plunge into the mindset of Australia’s greatest and most polarizing Olympian, whose record five gold medal haul is challenged as he…
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London: The Modern BabylonLondon: The Modern Babylon (2012)
Julien Temple directs this vast, illuminating portrait of London, charting the story of its immigrants and bohemians from the beginning of the 20th…
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DragonslayerDragonslayer (2011)
Languidly shot documentary aims to capture the aimlessness and indolence of youth in its portrait of one Josh Sandoval, a 19–year–old pro…
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Dreams of a LifeDreams of a Life (2011)
The unknown life of Joyce Vincent is sensitively reconstructed and explored in this troubling documentary about the death of a woman whose body lay…
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El Bulli - Cooking in ProgressEl Bulli - Cooking in Progress (2011)
A treat for culinary aficionados, this rigorous but appetizing fly–on–the–wall doco takes diners behind the scenes of (the now…
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Magic TripMagic Trip (2011)
Recovering 16mm footage shot during the maiden voyage of the psychedelic 'Magic Bus', this documentary reassembles a visual snapshot of the legendary…
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Mrs. Carey's ConcertMrs. Carey's Concert (2011)
Invigorating doco on the power of music. At a Sydney girl's school, Mrs Carey butts head with her obstinate students as they prepare for a…
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Page One: Inside the New York TimesPage One: Inside the New York Times (2011)
Resonating well beyond the parameters of the news industry, this doco sends out a warning shot on behalf of its beleaguered iconic subject –…
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POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever SoldPOM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)
SUPER SIZE ME's Morgan Spurlock takes us behind the scenes of product placement and strategic branding while pitching his film's naming rights to a…
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Primeval New Zealand (TV Series)Primeval New Zealand (TV Series) (2011)
Excellent Kiwi–spun series adopts the WALKING WITH DINOSAURS model of prehistoric life reanimated with CGI effects to illuminate us on New…
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Asylum PiecesAsylum Pieces (2010)
Local filmmaker Kathy Dudding charts New Zealand's cultural and medical attitudes towards mental health and institutionalization, with a movingly…
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BabiesBabies (2010)
The first year ahead of four newly born infants from different parts of the world (Namibia, Mongolia, Japan and California) forms the irresistible…
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CatfishCatfish (2010)
Astonishing documentary follows the interactions between a New York–based photographer and a young woman from rural Michigan who make contact…
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Fire in BabylonFire in Babylon (2010)
The West Indies’ late rise from happy–go–lucky ‘calypso cricketers’ to world beaters in the late 70s is the subject of this…
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Joan Rivers: A Piece of WorkJoan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010)
A ripely entertaining piece of work portraying the famously foul–mouthed, nip–tucked, seventy–something stand–up…
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Just a BeginningJust a Beginning (2010)
An interesting, if unsurprising outcome follows this classroom experiment where a group of French pre–schoolers are educated in the basics of…
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Last ParadiseLast Paradise (2010)
Cinematographer Clive Neeson's poignant, free–spirited documentary on his pioneering adventures in extreme sports.
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Murundak - Songs of FreedomMurundak - Songs of Freedom (2010)
The music of the the Black Arm Band rallies this on–the–road concert film, as they gather some of Australia’s finest Indigenous…
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Waste LandWaste Land (2010)
Brazilian photographer Vik Muniz visits the world's largest rubbish dump, located outside Rio de Janeiro, to develop a unique artistic collaboration…
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Good HairGood Hair (2009)
Comedian Chris Rock explores cultural identity by way of black America's obsession with hair in this warm and witty social documentary. More…
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His & HersHis & Hers (His and Hers) (2009)
A collection of straight–talking vignettes informs this sweet, affecting, often witty documentary in which Irish women of all ages talk about…
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September Issue, TheSeptember Issue, The (2009)
An unprecedented peek into the world of Anna Wintour, legendary editor–in–chief of fashion magazine "Vogue", as she and her team put…
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Soundtrack for a RevolutionSoundtrack for a Revolution (2009)
Joss Stone, John Legend, Wyclef Jean, and The Roots, among others, perform tribute covers of freedom songs from the American Civil Rights movement in…
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Who Killed Nancy?Who Killed Nancy? (2009)
Under Sid Vicious' mother's posthumous request, rock author Alan Parker directs this intensive documentary in order to re–examine the supposed…
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Burning Season, TheBurning Season, The (2008)
Ever–urgent documentary on the climate–change problem tracks “environmental entrepreneur” Dorjee Sun’s efforts to seal a major…
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I Am Because We AreI Am Because We Are (2008)
Madonna wields her global celebrity in fronting this concerned documentary about the millions of children orphaned by HIV and AIDS in Malawi. A…
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Man On WireMan On Wire (2008)
Oscar–winning doco about a truly remarkable, one–of–a–kind subject; a cavalier French daredevil called Phillipe Petit who in…
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Powerful Noise, APowerful Noise, A (2008)
AIDS, peacekeeping, and the rights of the disenfranchised are front and centre of this inspirational portrait of three women making a difference in…
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Youssou N’Dour - I Bring What I LoveYoussou N’Dour - I Bring What I Love (2008)
Gifted Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour performs a series of concerts in this excellent documentary, which also gets to heart of the musician’s…
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A Very British Gangster A Very British Gangster (2007)
Gay Manchester mob kingpin/community lynchpin Dominic Noonan is the main subject of this fly–on–the–wall look at his criminal…
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Amazing Journey - The Story of The WhoAmazing Journey - The Story of The Who (2007)
An ‘authorized and definitive’ anthology of The Who, this covers all the bases in the band’s legend–making, four–decade music…
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Glass: A Portrait Of Philip In Twelve PartsGlass: A Portrait Of Philip In Twelve Parts (2007)
Epic doco of seminal composer Glass covers his life, influences, and his working process. Filmed over 3 continents in 18 months, this is hugely…
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Joy DivisionJoy Division (2007)
Dynamic, satisfyingly comprehensive music doco chronologically tracks the career of influential British post–punk band Joy Division. All…
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Send A BulletSend A Bullet (Manda Bala) (2007)
Unsettling doco exposing the corrupted underbelly of Sao Paulo, Brazil, where abduction, political fraud and torture runs rife. A protege of…
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Taxi to the Dark Side Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
Academy Award–winning documentary from the dir. of ENRON exposing the darker impulses of the US forces through the true story of an Afghani…
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TrumboTrumbo (2007)
Prominent blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo – the most famed of the alleged Communist sympathising ‘Hollywood 10’ – is the honoree of…
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Up The YangtzeUp The Yangtze (2007)
The large–scale transformation of the Yangtze River through the construction of the Three Gorges Dam is examined intimately through the eyes of…
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Walk Into The Sea, A Walk Into The Sea, A (Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory) (2007)
Peripheral Factory filmmaker and one–time Warhol lover Danny Williams is the subject of this intriguing doco directed by his niece, which…
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Black GoldBlack Gold (2006)
Urgent, surprisingly constructive expose of world coffee trade, tackling the exploitation of third world bean farmers by corporations, middlemen, and…
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Cocaine CowboysCocaine Cowboys (2006)
True story of Miami's heady drug trade in the late 70s / early 80s, chronicling at an Amphetamine pace the highs and lows of smugglers and…
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Crude Awakening, ACrude Awakening, A (Oil Crash) (2006)
Impending doom in the form of ‘peak oil’ is the subject of this bleak environmental documentary, designed to scare industry and consumers alike…
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Hero's Journey, AHero's Journey, A (2006)
President Xanana Gusmao presides over this documentary portrait of East Timor, its Resistance war against Indonesian occupation, and its current…
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Kurt Cobain - About a SonKurt Cobain - About a Son (2006)
Elegiac, moving documentary on Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain takes an appositely nonconformist approach to his unusual life and times. Based on…
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WavesWaves (2006)
Shot with empathy and an open heart, this fine documentary on the arrival of four Chinese high school students to New Zealand offers rare insight…
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Anatomy for BeginnersAnatomy for Beginners (2005)
Grotesque but rather fascinating documentary series in which anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens and pathologist Prof. John Lee systematically dissect…
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BrasileirinhoBrasileirinho (2005)
Choro is often seen as the Brazilian equivalent of improvisatory jazz, and serves as the foundation for such unique styles like samba and bossa nova…
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Elvis by the PresleysElvis by the Presleys (2005)
A comprehensive biographical portrait of 'The King', compiled by family and friends, that features special home movies, interviews and live footage…
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Shakespeare Behind BarsShakespeare Behind Bars (2005)
Issues of redemption and reform underlie this strangely moving account of a troupe of male convicts in a Kentucky correctional facility who, over the…
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Townes Van Zandt - Be Here to Love MeTownes Van Zandt - Be Here to Love Me (2005)
Evenhanded, tenderly–puzzled documentary about the country songwriter Townes Van Zandt (1944–1997), creator of a canon of forlorn, quirky…
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Wal-Mart - The High Cost of Low PriceWal-Mart - The High Cost of Low Price (2005)
Although rough around the edges, this documentary expose of the business, employment and environmental practices of giant American retail corporation…
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Boy Who Plays On The Buddhas of Bamiyan, TheBoy Who Plays On The Buddhas of Bamiyan, The (2004)
A picturesque and moving documentary which follows in the footsteps of an impoverished family living in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, where a gigantic stone…
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Control RoomControl Room (2004)
An important documentary that tunes in to the other side of the Iraq War through the "Control Rooms" of both the leading Arab TV station, 'Al…
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Last Trapper, TheLast Trapper, The (2004)
Doco–drama covers a year in the life of real, live fur trapper Norman Winter who lives at one with nature, his Native American partner…
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Seven Wonders of the Industrial WorldSeven Wonders of the Industrial World (2004)
Using the propulsive docu–drama style of the BEYOND IMAGINATION series, this illuminates the stories behind seven great achievements of the…
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Shake Hands With the DevilShake Hands With the Devil (The Journey of Roméo Dallaire) (2004)
Arresting account of the deplorable Rwandan genocide, told through the eyes of one of the most controversial figures surrounding the 1994 massacre,…
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Take, TheTake, The (2004)
A feisty documentary about the aftermath of Argentina's disastrous economic 'crash' in 2001 and how a group of unemployed workers attempt to occupy…
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Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, TheWild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, The (2004)
The unlikely tale of a homeless street musician in San Francisco, Mark Bittner, and his longtime attachment to a flock of wild parrots…
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Super Size MeSuper Size Me (2003)
Entertaining expose of the evils of 'fast food', in which the filmmaker uses himself as a human guinea–pig by embarking on a 30–day,…
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Amandla!Amandla! (A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony) (2002)
A moving tribute to the role of protest music in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa from 1948 to 1994 – slowly put together by dir.…
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Biggie and TupacBiggie and Tupac (2002)
Plucky British journalist and one–man controversy machine Nick Broomfield embarks on his most dangerous documentary enquiry yet – the…
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Bus 174Bus 174 (2002)
A riveting analysis of an incident in Rio de Janeiro in June 2000 in which a lone, desperate gunman held hostage the passengers of a bus, while the…
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Kid Stays in the Picture, TheKid Stays in the Picture, The (2002)
Unique auto–documentary about Hollywood 'super–producer' Robert Evans who put together pictures like THE GODFATHER and…
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Live ForeverLive Forever (2002)
A self–congratulatory, and often hilarious, documentary on the 1990s rock–pop 'movement' Britpop, which encompassed acts such as Oasis,…
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Noam Chomsky: Power and Terror In Our TimesNoam Chomsky: Power and Terror In Our Times (2002)
A no–frills TV documentary (made in Japan) in which arch–media critic and philosopher Noam Chomsky, examines the post–9’11 world,…
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Life and DebtLife and Debt (2001)
A scathingly political look at the "new world order" from the point of view of Jamaican workers and farmers, as well as government and policy…
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Startup.comStartup.com (2001)
A supremely timely, as–it–happens recording of the boom–and–bust story of two naively ambitious internet entrepreneurs –…
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New Zealand Wars, TheNew Zealand Wars, The (1999)
Praised, yet inevitably controversial documentary series on New Zealand's 19th century history, in particular the various land–wars between…
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Kurt and CourtneyKurt and Courtney (1997)
Not even an unofficial biography of 'Nirvana', Kurt Cobain or Courtney Love, but instead a wickedly amusing slice of pop–cultural…
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Fast, Cheap and Out of ControlFast, Cheap and Out of Control (1996)
Further pushing out a signature style that impresses technique as much as subject, dir. Errol Morris here takes real life as a mere starting point…
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War Room, TheWar Room, The (1993)
Going behind the scenes with the men behind Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign reveals there to be an exact science beneath the media…
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