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Documentaries

Documentary Films, strictly speaking, are non-fictional, "slice of life" factual works of art, sometimes known as cinema verite. As films became more narrative-based, documentaries branched out and took many forms, some of which have been termed propagandistic or non-objective. One of Alice's favourite sections, and due to the sheer size of this collection, we have split ioto a number of sub-sections. See side bars on left for more options. By scrolling below are you will be exposed to whole darn caboodle - all of Alice's documentaries. Right: Werner Herzog directs "Burden of Dreams"

28 Up (1984)

8.3/10
Director: Michael Apted

Called 'the definitive documentary' produced and directed by Michael Apted. Beginning in 1963 a camera has followed a group of children from the age o... Read more

3 Degrees (2002)

Shot throughout Aoteoroa on 35mm, 16mm, Super 8 and digital video and featuring back country powder sessions, gnarly ghetto job fests, comps, events a... Read more

35 Up (1991)

8.3/10
Director: Michael Apted

Called 'the definitive documentary' produced and directed by Michael Apted. Beginning in 1963 a camera has followed a group of children from the age o... Read more

4 ( aka Vivaldi - The Four Seasons ) (2007)

6.7/10
Director: Tim Slade

This remarkable documentary combines various renditions of Antonio Vivaldi's masterpiece with a collection of visually stunning images as four outstan... Read more

4 Little Girls (1997)

7.9/10
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Bill Cosby, Walter Cronkite, Spike Lee, George Wallace, Coretta Scott King

Acclaimed director Spike Lee examines one of the most shocking crimes to occur in America... the 1963 bombing of a black church in Burmington, Alabama... Read more

42 Up (1998)

8.3/10
Director: Michael Apted
Starring: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

In 1964, director Michael Apted interviewed a group of seven year old children for the documentary '7 Up'. He's been back to film them every seven yea... Read more

49 Up (2005)

8.2/10
Director: Michael Apted

And now they are 49. Michael Apted's legendary social experiment continues with 10 of the original 12 participants taking part. With each entry seem... Read more

5 Sides of a Coin (2003)

8.2/10
Director: Paul Kell

Exploding the myth that Hip-Hop is merely 'Rap music' this is an in-depth look at the worldwide musical/cultural phenomenon. Today Hip-Hop is a multi-... Read more

51 Birch Street (2005)

7.4/10
Director: Doug Block

Initially conceived as a film about his parents' 54-year marriage, this stunning documentary from director Doug Block swiftly changed course after the... Read more

7 Up and 7 + 7 ( 14 Up ) (1963)

8/10
Director: Michael Apted

Dubbed 'the definitive documentary' produced and directed by Michael Apted. Beginning in 1963 a camera has followed a group of children from the age o... Read more