Bully (2011)

Bully is a film that covers events during the 2009–2010 school year and follows students and their families from Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Iowa and Oklahoma. Bully also covers the stories of Tyler Long and Ty Smalley, who committed suicide after being bullied. Hirsch was a victim of bullying as a child and set out to create a film […]

Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

Searching for Sugar Man is a feature documentary film that tells the true story of Sixto Rodriguez, the greatest 70s rock icon who never was. In the late ’60s two producers who were in a Detroit bar were struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, so they got together with Rodriguez and recorded an album they believed would secure him as one […]

Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream – HBO (2013)

Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream is a 2013 autobiographical documentary film, directed and executively produced by American singer Beyoncé Knowles. The documentary film was released on February 16, 2013 on the HBO network, in conjunction with Parkwood Entertainment, Knowles’ management company. The documentary film uses a combination of professional camera footage, private video from Beyoncé Knowles’ laptop and from her […]

Make Me a Muslim – BBC (2013)

A growing number of young white British women are converting to Islam. This BBC documentary film reveals why so many young girls are giving up the life of partying, drinking and wearing whatever they want to join a religion some people associate with the oppression of women. In this BBC film, Shanna Bukhari unveils the highs and lows of five girls […]

Saving Face – HBO (2012)

Saving Face is a 2012 HBO documentary about acid attacks on women. The film was directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Daniel Junge. The movie has been awarded the 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject), making its director, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Pakistan’s first Oscar winner. The HBO movie follows London-based Pakistani plastic surgeon, Dr. Mohammad Jawad, as […]

Mental: A History of the Madhouse – BBC (2010)

Mental: A History of the Madhouse is a BBC documentary film released in 2010 that sheds light on the mental asylums of the United Kingdom. Earlier in the 20th century mental asylums were places for the morally and mentally deprived; madness was considered to be nothing more than an act of god on the unfortunate and that […]

Generation Iron (2013)

Generation Iron (2013)

Directed and written by Vlad Yudin, Generation Iron is produced by Yudin and Edwin Mejia. Jerome Gary, producer of the cult classic bodybuilding documentary film, Pumping Iron, which helped make Arnold Schwarzenegger a household name, was also tapped to executive produce. Generation Iron provides insight into the professional sport of bodybuilding today and follows these men as they compete […]

Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

Jodorowsky’s Dune (2013)

This fascinating documentary film explores the genesis of one of cinema’s greatest epics that never was: cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s (El Topo) adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune, whose cast would have included such icons as Salvador Dali, Orson Welles and Mick Jagger. In 1975, following the runaway success of his art-house freak-outs El […]

The Missing Picture (2013)

The Missing Picture (2013)

In Cambodia’s first OSCAR®-nominated documentary film, Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage and voice-over narration to tell a deeply personal story. For many years, I have been looking for the missing picture: a photograph taken between 1975 and 1979 by the Khmer Rouge when they ruled over Cambodia…On its own, of course, an image […]

Narco Cultura (2013)

Narco Cultura (2013)

Turn on CC for English Subtitles For Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, there is no music more popular today than narcocorridos. These bloodthirsty and explicit odes to the exploits of narco traffickers and drug lords of Mexico openly glorify violence, narcotics and money. Like gangsta rap in the nineties, “Narco” is a movement threatening […]

Free to Play (2014)

Free to Play (2014)

Free to Play is a feature-length documentary film that follows three professional gamers from around the world as they compete for a million dollar prize in the first Dota 2 International Tournament. In recent years, E Sports has surged in popularity to become one of the most widely-practiced forms of competitive sport today. A million dollar tournament […]

Last Stand of the 300 - History Channel (2007)

Last Stand of the 300 – History Channel (2007)

It is almost impossible to understand how 300 Spartans managed to hold off the million-man Persian army for even a moment, much less seven days. To a man they paid with their lives but their stunning Last Stand assured that their sacrifice would resonate throughout history. Relying on brilliant tactics, lifelong training, and unshakable allegiance, […]

Minecraft: The Story of Mojang (2012)

Minecraft: The Story of Mojang (2012)

In 2009, independent video game designer Markus “Notch” Persson released a work in progress that would go on to break every industry rule for achieving success. Part exploratory adventure, part creative building tool, Minecraft evolved from a cult classic into an unprecedented hit, raking daily sales in by the thousands. By the end of 2010, […]

Under the Sea 3D (2009)

Under the Sea 3D (2009)

For Anaglyph 3D version, click here. (Note: Red cyan 3D glasses is required to view this link) Experience up-close encounters with some of the most remarkable marine life ever captured on documentary film while examining the impact of global climate change on the ocean wilderness as award-winning director/cinematographer Howard Hall (Deep Sea 3D, Into the Deep) […]

Pandora's Promise (2013)

Pandora’s Promise (2013)

In the next few decades, humankind will need to double, or even triple energy production as billions of people in the developing world lift themselves out of poverty and begin to live modern lives. Unless the source of this new energy is clean and non-CO2 emitting, the risk of triggering a devastating global climate catastrophe […]

The Real Cancun (2003)

The Real Cancun (2003)

Following the style of the reality-based programming on the FOX network, The Real Cancun is a feature-length effort to capture R-rated footage of a group of upper middle-class college students on spring break in Cancun, Mexico. Made by the Bunim/Murray production team (responsible for MTV’s The Real World) and released in the vulgar wake of […]

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