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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"

Yes Madam, Sir (2008)

8.6/10
Director: Megan Doneman

Filmed in India over six years and narrated by Academy Award winning actor, Helen Mirren, "Yes Madam, Sir" is an epic story profiling Asia Nobel Prize... Read more

Yield (2006)

Director: Josh Landan

A high impact half hour of surfing action set to a funky soundtrack, and filmed in locations around the world including Australia, Hawaii, California... Read more

Yoga General Class (1992)

Director: James Bradstock, Nikolas Jeanes
Starring: Louisa Sear, Rachel Zinman

A 90 minute yoga workout for those people who have had some experience with yoga. Hosted by Louisa Sear and Rachel Zinman and filmed in the Australian... Read more

You've Been Trumped (2011)

7.5/10
Director: Anthony Baxter
Starring: Donald Trump

In this David and Goliath tale for the 21st Century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on Donald Trump, as the tycoon prepares to destroy one... Read more

Young at Heart (2007)

6.9/10
Director: Stephen Walker

Aka "Young@Heart". An international film festival favourite, spending time with the Young@Heart Chorus as they rehearse for their annual Northampton c... Read more

Your Immortal Brain: Mastering The Art Of Observation (2005)

Dr Joe Dispenza was one of the researchers and teachers interviewed for 'What The "bleep" Do We Know?'. Here he introduces the viewer to cutting-edge... Read more

Youssou N'Dour: Return to Goree (2010)

6.7/10
Director: Pierre-Yves Borgeaud
Starring: Youssou N'Dour

Reversing the trajectory of the slave trade, African superstar Youssou N'Dour brings jazz back to Africa in this documentary. Along with his pianist M... Read more

Yves Saint Laurent: His Life and Times (2003)

6.6/10
Director: David Teboul
Starring: Yves Saint Laurent

One of the 20th century's most influential figures in the world of fashion is the focus of this documentary double feature from filmmaker David Teboul... Read more

Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004)

7.7/10
Director: Xan Cassavetes

One of America's first pay cable stations, the Los Angeles-based Z Channel featured an offbeat lineup of indie films, international classics and Holly... Read more

Zapatista (1998)

6.8/10
Director: Benjamin Eichert, Rick Rowley
Starring: Noam Chomsky, Narrated by, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Daryl Hannah, Edward James Olmos

On January 1st 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into effect. A few minutes after midnight Mayan troops took over the South... Read more