General Docos

Under General Documentaries be all those diverse subjects that are not about Filmmaking, Sport, War, Natural History, Queer Doco's, New Zealand Doco's or Art on Film. This is a fascinating area to scroll....

Pecking Order (2017)

Director: Slavko Martinov

Pecking Order ventures behind the scenes at the Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club as it enters its 148th season and prepares for the Nation... Read more

Picasso - Magic, Sex and Death (2002)

Director: Waldemar Januszczak
Starring: Pablo Picasso, John Richardson

The definitive film biography of the 20th century's greatest artist, Pablo Picasso. Programme One: Magic (1881-1914). John Richardson, Picasso's frien... Read more

Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth (1988)

Starring: Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers

Renowned teacher and storyteller Joseph Campbell joins Bill Moyers in this acclaimed series exploring the meaning myths have in our daily lives. Each... Read more

Frank Lloyd Wright (1997)

Director: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick
Starring: Frank Lloyd Wright

An absorbing study of U.S. architect Frank Lloyd Wright's tumultuous life and career. Using all manner of original photographs, plans, home movies of... Read more

Waltz with Bashir (2008)

Director: Ari Folman

Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman employs a unique animated style in this innovative documentary that recalls his military service in the early 1980s. When... Read more

Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back (1967)

Director: D A Pennebaker
Starring: Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Donovan, Alan Price

One of the best portraits of an artist ever put on film, 'Don't Look Back' is about Bob Dylan and the Sixties. Director Pennebaker, known for 'Montere... Read more

Antonio Gaudi (1984)

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara

'Antonio Gaudi' is a spellbinding visual journey through the enchanted world of the great Spanish architect whose work influenced Picasso, Miro and Da... Read more

Children Underground (2000)

Director: Edet Belzberg

An Oscar-nominated documentary on the homeless children of post-Cold War Bucharest, Romania, focusing on a year in the lives of five kids living in su... Read more

The Act of Killing (2012)

Director: Joshua Oppenheimer

This chilling and inventive documentary tells the stories of members of the Indonesian death squads who tortured and killed over 500,000 people throug... Read more

I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

Director: Raoul Peck
Starring: Samuel L Jackson

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, "Remember This House." The book was to be a revolutionary, pe... Read more