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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"

For My Father's Kingdom (2019)

8/10
Director: Vea Mafile'o

Director Vea Mafile'o creates a portrait of her father to better understand why he still tithes every cent possible back to his home church on the isl... Read more

Hillary: Ocean to Sky (2019)

8/10
Director: Michael Dillon
Starring: Edmund Hillary

For this feature-length documentary Michael Dillon revisits his award-winner From the Ocean to the Sky, about Edmund Hillary's Ganges jet boat expedit... Read more

Collingwood: From the Inside Out (2019)

8.3/10
Director: Marcus Cobbledick

An intimate look at Collingwood Football Club. The Pies ended 2017 near the bottom of the ladder, and with coach Nathan Buckley's career on thin ic... Read more

Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)

6.7/10
Director: Alexandre O Philippe
Starring: Veronica Cartwright, Roger Corman

Memory: The Origins of Alien explores the origins of director Ridley Scott's works on the Alien franchise. The film includes original story notes, rej... Read more

Herbs - Songs of Freedom (2019)

7.5/10
Director: Tearepa Kahi

Five men from different islands throughout the South Pacific join forces in 1978 and find the words and the music within each other to give New Zealan... Read more

Armstrong (2019)

6.9/10
Director: David Fairhead
Starring: Harrison Ford

Interviews and never-before-seen footage highlight the incredible life of astronaut Neil Armstrong -- from his near-death experiences as a fighter pil... Read more

Apollo 11 (2019)

8.3/10
Director: Todd Douglas Miller

Never-before-seen footage and audio recordings take you straight into the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission as astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz A... Read more

Apollo 11 (Blu-Ray) (2019)

8.3/10
Director: Todd Douglas Miller

Never-before-seen footage and audio recordings take you straight into the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission as astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz A... Read more

Apollo: Missions to the Moon (2019)

7.7/10

In the late 1960s, the United States space program neared its goal of landing a man on the Moon, but it was a journey that began years before. This is... Read more

Pavarotti (2019)

7.6/10
Director: Ron Howard

Featuring never-before-seen footage, concert performances and intimate interviews, filmmaker Ron Howard examines the life and career of famed opera te... Read more