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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"

After Braveheart ( aka After Bannockburn ) (2015)

Starring: Narrated by, Brian Cox

In 1314, the Scots finally defeated their English oppressors at the Battle of Bannockburn. This monumental victory should have ensured Scottish freedo... Read more

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)

7.6/10
Director: Alison Klayman
Starring: Ai Weiwei

One of the most famous and successful artists in the world, Ai Weiwei has earned international acclaim as much for his provocative art work as for his... Read more

Aileen Wuornos: The Selling Of A Serial Killer (1992)

7/10
Director: Nick Broomfield
Starring: Aileen Wuornos

A twisted tale of murder, alleged police corruption and conniving opportunists that tracks the sensational trial and conviction of America's First Fem... Read more

Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)

7.1/10
Director: Joan Churchill, Nick Broomfield
Starring: Aileen Wuornos

Returning to the subject of his 1992 documentary, "Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer", co-director Nick Broomfield delves into Wuornos' t... Read more

Aim High in Creation! (2013)

7/10
Director: Anna Broinowski

A revolutionary documentary comedy about the cinematic genius of North Korea's late Dear Leader Kim Jong-Il, with a groundbreaking experiment at its h... Read more

Air Guitar Nation (2007)

7.2/10
Director: Alexandra Lipsitz

We've all done it - strummed a tender ballad on a hairbrush, or plucked madly at air when a favourite rock anthem is on the radio - but some people ta... Read more

Al Qaeda - 3 Documentaries (2005)

'Al Qaeda Family' tells the story of an Afghan family devastated by war and with differing views on bin Laden and the American presence in their count... Read more

Alchemy of Building (2006)

Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron were awarded the 2001 Pritzker Prize, their profession's highest honour, for combining "the artis... Read more

Alexander Graham Bell: The Voice of Invention (1996)

7.8/10

His drive to help his deaf mother communicate led to one of the most important inventions of the 20th century. But the telephone was only one of many... Read more

Alias Nick and Nora (2005)

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Narrated by, Kevin Kline, Kathleen Turner

Features two documentary tributes to the couple who portrayed the ultimate 1930s dandies in the Thin Man film series. 'William Powell: A True Gentlem... Read more