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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"

What the Bleep!? Down the Rabbit Hole (2006)

Director: Betsy Chasse
Starring: Marlee Matlin

The concepts of quantum theory and spiritual well-being originally put forth in 'What the "bleep!?" Down the Rabbit Hole' are expanded upon in this ex... Read more

Wheel Of Time (2003)

7.2/10
Director: Werner Herzog
Starring: H H Dalai Lama

Legendary German filmmaker Werner Herzog's mesmerising documentary is a beautifully photographed look at the largest Buddhist ritual in Bodh Gaya, Ind... Read more

When a City Falls (2012)

8.7/10
Director: Gerald Smyth

The Canterbury earthquakes, shot in the streets of Christchurch. What happens to half a million New Zealanders the year their lives change forever. Read more

When Borat Came to Town (2008)

6.5/10
Director: Mercedes Stalenhoef

The thousand or so residents of the small Romanian village of Glod were horrified when the 'documentary' being made about them turned out to be Sacha... Read more

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Parts (2006)

8.6/10
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Spike Lee

In August 2005, the city of New Orleans was struck by the devastating Hurricane Katrina. Director Spike Lee chronicles both the physical and emotiona... Read more

When the Lights Go On Again - Britain's Home Front 1943-1947 (2002)

The story of wartime Britain from 1941 to the final Allied victory. This programme looks at the contribution made by women during these years and how... Read more

When the Mountains Tremble (1983)

8/10
Director: Pamela Yates, Newton Thomas Sigel

Shot at the height of a largely unreported war between a heavily armed Guatamalan Military and a virtually defenceless Mayan population, this powerful... Read more

When the Road Bends: Tales of a Gypsy Caravan (2006)

7.7/10
Director: Jasmine Dellal

In 2001, American promoters persuaded five noted bands of gypsy musicians to join forces for what was billed as 'The Gypsy Caravan Tour'. The line-up... Read more

When the War Came to Australia (2000)

This four part series tells the story of Australians on the Home Front during World War II. Personal recollections, rare archival footage and the musi... Read more

When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (2008)

8.8/10
Starring: Gary Sinise, Narrated by

One of the most extraordinary productions from the Discovery Channel, this series details the history of the National Aeronautics and Space Administra... Read more