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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"

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

When We Were Kings (1996)

8/10
Director: Leon Gast
Starring: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King, James Brown

Muhammad Ali and George Foreman's Rumble in the Jungle, the 1974 heavyweight championship fight that suddenly turned Zaire into the temporary sports a... Read more

When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors (2010)

7.7/10
Director: Tom DiCillo
Starring: Jim Morrison, Johnny Depp, The Doors, (narrated by)

Written and directed by Tom DiCillo ("Living in Oblivion"), this acclaimed documentary presents a gripping overview of the musical and cultural impact... Read more

Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? (2008)

6.5/10
Director: Morgan Spurlock
Starring: Morgan Spurlock

Documentary-maker Morgan Spurlock ('Super Size Me') learns his wife is pregnant and decides to hunt down the world's most dangerous man in this entert... Read more

Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington (2013)

7.8/10
Director: Sebastian Junger

Shortly after the release of his documentary "Restrepo", photographer Tim Hetherington was killed in Libya. Colleague and filmmaker Sebastian Junger t... Read more

Whicker's World (1969)

7.5/10
Director: David Greene, Michael Blakstad, Peter Robinson, Michael Deakin, Nigel Turner
Starring: Alan Whicker

For some forty years, British television pioneer Alan Whicker has roamed far and wide in search of the eccentric, the ludicrous and the socially-revea... Read more