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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"

A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil (2007)

7.8/10

An informative, inspirational documentary aimed at sharing ideas to provoke environment-friendly and cost-effective changes in cities worldwide. The d... Read more

A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (2006)

7.9/10
Director: Basil Gelpke, Ray McCormack

An astoundingly sobering and unashamedly apocalyptic documentary about the world's obsession with oil, when it's going to run out, and what will happe... Read more

A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

7.6/10
Director: Richard LaGravenese, Ted Demme

"The 70's Films That Changed Everything." A love letter to an amazing period in film, "A Decade Under the Influence" enlists a cast of pioneering dire... Read more

A Film About Jimi Hendrix (1973)

Director: Joe Boyd
Starring: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Little Richard, Mick Jagger, Pete Townshend

The first authorized documentary to try and capture the Hendrix legacy, it has a new Dolby soundtrack, remastered by Hendrix's original engineer, Eddi... Read more

A Film Unfinished (2010)

7.3/10
Director: Yael Hersonski

In 1942, more than two years after Nazi troops herded Poland's Jews into a ghetto in Warsaw, where they were to be held until they were sent to exterm... Read more

A Flying Visit: Series 1 and 2 (2002)

Starring: Jim Hickey

Former TVNZ weatherman and pilot Jim Hickey flies his plane to some of the country's more unique and remote areas, in search of colourful characters a... Read more

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon (2001)

5.3/10

One of the more curious conspiracy theories: man never landed on the moon! Produced in 2001, this 47-minute documentary claims Apollo 11 went into spa... Read more

A Hero's Journey (2006)

6.2/10

President Xanana Gusmao of East Timor takes us on a very personal journey through his country, meeting men, women and children who share moving and sh... Read more

A History of Flight (2005)

Starring: Narrated by, Tom Baker

Tom Baker narrates the story of aviation from its pioneering days at the start of the 20th century through to a celebration of its achievement 100 yea... Read more

A History of Scotland (2008)

8.3/10
Starring: Neil Oliver

In ten thought-provoking episodes, Neil Oliver brings a fresh perspective to Scotland's past and challenges many of the perceived notions of Scottish... Read more