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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 Year in Champagne (2014)

6.5/10
Director: David Kennard

With renowned wine importer Martine Saunier as our guide, we get a rare glimpse behind the scenes into the real Champagne through six houses, from sma... Read more

A Year in Tibet (2007)

7.9/10
Director: Sun Shuyun

Isolated in the midst of the world's highest mountains, the Himalayas, Tibet is one of the most remote and least accessible places on the planet. This... Read more

Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story (2006)

7.8/10
Director: Chris Sheridan, Patty Kim

Produced by Jane Campion and directed by Chris Sheridan and Patty Kim, this documentary examines the life of Megumi Yokota, a 13-year-old girl living... Read more

Abraham - The Secret Behind The Secret (2007)

Featuring in-depth interviews with Jerry and Esther Hicks and Abraham whom Esther calls 'infinite intelligence' and Jerry refers to as 'the purest fo... Read more

Abraham Lincoln: Preserving the Union (1996)

5.8/10

Honest, eloquent, and courageous, he risked everything to save a young America from self-destruction - and paid the ultimate price. "Abraham Lincoln:... Read more

Absolute Wilson (2006)

7/10
Director: Katharina Otto
Starring: Robert Wilson, Philip Glass, Tom Waits, David Byrne, Susan Sontag, Jessye Norman...

Innovative theatre icon Robert Wilson was a major player in the avant garde scene in the US and Europe from the 1960s to the 1980s. This stirring por... Read more

Ace In The Hole (2005)

8.2/10

Baghdad fell after just twenty-one days of combat, but the capture of Saddam Hussein took a further eight months and was played out amid a brutal guer... Read more

Act of Murder (1995)

7.5/10
Director: Shirley Horrocks
Starring: Miranda Harcourt

This intriguing documentary presents a performance of the play 'Verbatim', written by William Brandt and based on countless interviews with prison inm... Read more

Afghan Star (2008)

7.3/10
Director: Havana Marking

Can a reality TV series unite the war, and strife-ravaged nation of Afghanistan? Well, the "American Idol"- like show "Afghan Star" has helped do so s... Read more

Africa (2012)

6.2/10
Starring: David Attenborough, Narrated by

This is the world's wildest continent as you've never seen it before - an intense sensory adventure from the Atlas Mountains, through the Savannah lan... Read more