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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"

Who Killed Tupac? (2017)

5.9/10
Starring: Tupac Shakur

Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump leads an investigation into the 1996 murder of influential rap artist Tupac Shakur. Read more

Who Laughs Last?: A Documentary About Roger Hall (2006)

8.5/10
Director: Shirley Horrocks
Starring: Peter Elliott, John Clarke, Ginette McDonald, Fiona Samuel, Roger Hall, Grant Ti...

One of New Zealand's best known playwrights, Roger Hall has been tickling the kiwi funnybone for 30 years. This documentary from Shirley Horrocks inv... Read more

Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock? (2006)

7.1/10
Director: Harry Moses

When salty long-haul trucker Teri Horton bought a $5 painting at a thrift store to cheer up a friend, she thought it looked more like a traffic accide... Read more

Who Wrote the New Testament? (2005)

7.8/10

It's the most popular book of all time yet we don't have a single page or the smallest scrap of the original to refer to. Filmed in Israel, Egypt, Tu... Read more

Wide Of The Mark (2021)

Wide of the Mark follows six riders with a hunger for motorcycle adventure in its purest form. Hand building their road bikes to tackle Tasmania's rug... Read more

Wigstock: The Movie (1995)

6.8/10
Director: Barry Shils
Starring: RuPaul , The Lady Bunny, Lypsinka, Deee-Lite

'A celebration of life, liberty and the pursuit of big hair', New York City's annual Wigstock drag festival is the focus of this wild and exuberant do... Read more

Wild About New Zealand (2013)

7.7/10

Gus Roxburgh is wild about New Zealand! He loves adventure, the outdoors and especially New Zealand's rugged wild lands - and what better place to enj... Read more

Wild Africa (2005)

7.8/10
Starring: Feargal Keane

Covering the breath-taking beauty and diversity of earth's mother continent from jungle to coast, mountain to desert, from the wide savannahs to river... Read more

Wild Brazil (2013)

7.9/10

From the BBC, this is an intimate tale of ingenuity, resilience and interpersonal intrigue, lived through a year in this beautiful yet dangerous world... Read more

Wild China (2008)

8.5/10
Starring: Narrated by, Bernard Hill

China is one of the oldest civilizations on Earth, and for the first time in almost a century, it is opening up to the world. This landmark series gai... Read more