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"

Wild South: Winter Special (2009)

Director: Michael Single

The Natural History film unit, based in Dunedin, has been making award-winning nature documentaries for three decades, now some of their most enthrall... Read more

Wild Women of the West (2003)

Starring: Narrated by, Maggie Scanlan

The women of the west were strong, willing and capable hardworking characters, who arrived in the vast west to fill many of the seemingly prepared rol... Read more

Wildest Thailand (2014)

Thailand is a land of incredible beauty with more than 50 protected national parks accounting for nearly 10% of the country's surface, but its stunnin... Read more

Wildlife Specials: Leopard (1997)

Starring: David Attenborough

The leopard is the least known of all Africa's big cats. Until now, the leopard, an animal of the night, has been virtually impossible to observe. Usi... Read more

Will It Fly? (2013)

Director: Wayne Johnson

New Zealand's greatest historical aviation mystery is that of Richard Pearse and his early 1900's flying machine. There were many eyewitness accounts... Read more

William Gibson - No Maps for these Territories (2001)

Director: Mark Neale
Starring: William Gibson

William Gibson - visionary writer, author of 'Neuromancer' and creator of the term 'cyberspace' - is the subject of this unusual and absorbing documen... Read more

William S Burroughs: A Man Within (2010)

Director: Yony Leyser
Starring: David Cronenberg, Laurie Anderson, William Burroughs, John Waters, Patti Smith

His groundbreaking writings have influenced beatniks, punk rockers, and other disaffected folk for decades. Follow the tempestuous personal life of au... Read more

Wim Wenders on Film: Lightning Over Water / The State of Things / A Trick of the Light (1995)

Director: Wim Wenders

Three overlooked gems from the iconic German filmmaker. 'Lightning Over Water (Nick's Movie)' is a heart-wrenching document of the last days of Wende... Read more

Wim Wenders' Documentaries: Tokyo-Ga / Notebook on Cities and Clothes / Room 666 (1982)

Director: Wim Wenders

This collection of three documentaries from the iconic German filmmaker includes: 'Tokyo-Ga' (1985) - Using the work of acclaimed Japanese director Ya... Read more

Winter Soldier (1972)


The film documents the "Winter Soldier Investigation" conducted by Vietnam Veterans Against the War in Detroit, Michigan in the Winter of 1971. The ev... Read more