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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"

9/11: The Falling Man (2006)

7.4/10
Director: Henry Singer

In the wake of 9/11, one of the most haunting and unforgettable images of the tragedy was of a man falling from the World Trade Centre. The picture h... Read more

9/11: The Filmmakers Commemorative Edition (2001)

8.4/10
Director: Gedeon Naudet, Jules Naudet, James Hanlon

On the morning of September 11, 2001, French filmmaker brothers Jules and Gedeon Naudet were working on a documentary about a rookie New York City fir... Read more

90 Degrees South (1933)

8.6/10
Director: Herbert Ponting
Starring: Captain Robert Falcon Scott

A remarkable film that uses footage shot in 1913 of Captain Robert Scott's ill-fated voyage to the South Pole, the trek in which the British explorer... Read more

911: The Road To Tyranny (2003)

5.9/10
Director: Alex Jones

The Government needed a crisis to convince the people to willingly give up their liberty in exchange for safety. Now according to this documentary, th... Read more

A Band Called Death (2012)

7.5/10
Director: Jeff Howlett, Mark Covino

Punk before punk existed, three teenage brothers in the early '70s formed a band in their spare bedroom, began playing a few local gigs and even press... Read more

A Brief History of Time (1992)

6.8/10
Director: Errol Morris
Starring: Stephen Hawking

An outstanding portrait of cosmologist Stephen Hawking, who's afflicted with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and communicates verbally with a voice synt... Read more

A Child's World (2001)

Director: Rupert Barrington, Mary Crisp, Tim Lambert
Starring: Bill Paterson

"A Child's World" charts the key developments and achievements that mark the way to becoming a fully-fledged independent person. It's all about how ch... Read more

A Civilised Society (2007)

Director: Alister Barry

Kiwi filmmaker Alister Barry tells the epic story of the struggle between teachers and the radical right during the 1980s and '90s, as the free market... Read more

A Complete History of My Sexual Failures (2008)

6.3/10
Director: Chris Waitt

Freshly dumped and deeply despondent over an endless string of disastrous relationships, lovelorn filmmaker Chris Waitt picks up his camera and attemp... Read more

A Constant Forge: The Life and Art of John Cassavetes (2000)

7.4/10
Director: Charles Kiselyak
Starring: John Cassavetes

Charles Kiselyak's detailed journey through the career of one of film's greatest pioneers and iconoclasts. Assembled from candid interviews with Cassa... Read more