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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"

Whale Wars: Season 1 (2008)

6.2/10
Starring: Captain Paul Watson

Compelling, intense and frequently death-defying, this Animal Planet series captures the trials and tribulations of Captain Paul Watson, the founder o... Read more

Whaledreamers (2007)

6.8/10
Director: Kim Kindersley
Starring: Jack Thompson, (narrated by)

Encouraging mankind to nourish their connection to all living things, musician Julian Lennon co-produced this chronicle of primitive tribes from aroun... Read more

What Happened to Kerouac? (1986)

7.1/10
Director: Lewis MacAdams, Richard Lerner
Starring: Steve Allen, William Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg

A lively and revealing investigation into the personal history and creative process of Jack Kerouac - father of the Beat Generation, author of 'On the... Read more

What Lies Beneath (2006)

6.6/10
Starring: Simon Dallow

In this eight part series, Simon Dallow takes viewers on a journey back in time to the earliest stages of Maori and Pakeha occupation in New Zealand.... Read more

What the Bleep Do We Know!? (2004)

Director: Betsy Chasse, William Arntz
Starring: Marlee Matlin

Part narrative, part documentary, and wholly unique, this is an imaginative, New Age-themed foray into the uncertain realm of the quantum field - the... Read more

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