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 Hero's Journey (2006)


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)

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

A Jihad For Love (2007)

Director: Parvez Sharma

The world's first feature documentary to explore the complex global intersections between Islam and homosexuality. Director Parvez Sharma enters the m... Read more

A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012)

Director: Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson, Ben Timlett
Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Graham Chapman, probably best remembered as 'the dead one from Monty Python', writes and stars in the story, 'A Liar's Autobiography'. He was born, he... Read more

A Life for Ballet (2011)

Director: Marlene Ionesco
Starring: Rudolf Nureyev, Pierre Lacotte, Ghislaine Thesmar

Through the central romance between talented choreographer Pierre Lacotte and his muse Ghislaine Thesmar, filmmaker Marlene Ionesco paints a portrait... Read more

A Lion Called Christian (2009)

In 2008, a YouTube clip featuring an emotional reunion between a lion and his former owners became an internet sensation... Now, in this remarkable do... Read more

A Lion in the House (2006)

Director: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert

How does a family with a cancer-stricken child persevere in the face of the heart-wrenching challenges that emerge every day? Five such families are p... Read more

A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt (2011)

Director: Sally Rowe
Starring: Paul Liebrandt

Paul Liebrandt is one of the most talented and controversial chefs in the food world. So prodigious is his talent that New York Times food critic Will... Read more

A Newsreel History of the Third Reich: European Domination 1940 (2007)

This educational and thought provoking series comprises German newsreel recordings and includes unique footage plundered by Russian troops. Directed a... Read more