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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"

World War II: Hiroshima/Nagasaki (1946)

7.9/10

The tragic story of the atomic bombing of two Japanese islands during World War II and the death of half a million people and two cities in a split se... Read more

World War II: Vol. 4 - War Comes to America/D-Day The Normandy Invasion (1945)

7.9/10
Director: Frank Capra

Aka "Why We Fight". "War Comes to America" - Documents the gradual shift of opinion from isolationism to support of the U.S. entry into World War II.... Read more

World's Greenest Homes: Season 1 and 2 (2010)

8.3/10

A visually stunning, all access tour of some of the most extraordinary houses ever built. From temples of glass and steel, to palaces made from presse... Read more

Years of Living Dangerously (2014)

8.6/10
Starring: Harrison Ford, Thomas Friedman, Mark Bittman, Chris Hayes, M. Sanjayan

How are humans contributing to climate change? This superb Showtime series breaks free of the usual news and documentary formats to share its stories... Read more

Yellow is Forbidden (2018)

Director: Pietra Brettkelly
Starring: Guo Pei

Chinese dressmaker Guo Pei dreams of her work being recognized as haute couture. Read more

Yellowstone (2009)

8.5/10
Starring: Narrated by, Peter Firth

Yellowstone is no ordinary wilderness, it is the world's first national park and one of the world's last and most spectacular wildernesses - a global... Read more

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