Operating at the intersection of fiction and documentary, Stranger in Paradise reflects on the power relations between Europeans and refugees.
from Gunpowder & Sky
CHECK IT follows a group of African-American gay and transgender youth in one of Washington D.C.’s most violent neighborhoods after they started a gang.
from First Pond
“A CHARMING and BEAUTIFULLY filmed story.” - Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter
from Jennifer Steinman
An intimate, character-driven story that follows a group of non-professional runners as they attempt to complete 4 Deserts, a series of ultramarathon races.
from Marcus Vetter (Filmperspektive)
Filmmaker Marcus Vetter travels to a small Turkish town to visit the father he has never known.
from Journeyman Pictures
A motley crew refuse to accept the demise of Norwegian sealing and set out on a hazardous journey through the polar ice.
from Petr Lom
On a Tightrope tells the story of four Uighur orphans in Xinjiang, China, dreaming of becoming professional tightrope walkers - an ancient Uighur tradition.
In Lakka, a picturesque village in post-conflict and post-epidemic Sierra Leone, five villagers reveal the deepest and most profound moments of their lives.
from 108 Media
Enea is 29 and is still a virgin. He hasn’t found the right one yet. Still he has never stopped looking for her. One more thing about Enea: he is autistic.
The moving story of one woman’s Herculean efforts to keep her family
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An ex-con faces up to his past, dragging two sisters back into their painful shared youth.
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from E2 Films
The daughters of two notorious female terrorists of the 1970s reflect on their mother's revolutions in this intriguing documentary.
Theo Jansen is a Dutch artist known for creating massive walking beasts out of plastic PVC pipe. Get to know the artist, his inspirations and his goals.
from Cinema Politica
One of the great modern documentaries, this 10th anniversary cut exploring the legal concept of the corporation as a human being is more relevant than ever.
from Digital Media Rights
An intimate and complex portrait of glamorous former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos.
Meet 5 of China's most influential musicians all of whom have managed to somehow transgress the country's harsh nationalist standards.
from EyeSteelFilm Distribution
The renegade writer Anas Aremeyaw Anas skirts the line between journalism, detective and police officer, ruffling feathers but getting results in corrupt Ghana.
from laterit productions
Before you throw away that car tire or tin can, consider the resourceful people of Madagascar in this charming musical doc, who happily repurpose our trash.
EL BULLI: COOKING IN PROGRESS is a revealing look inside the kitchen of renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adria.
An all-time classic compilation documentary, this collection of educational and propaganda films on nuclear weapons is a brilliant work of history and satire.
from Brainstorm Media
Listen to economic investment experts from developing nations tell you why charity is not quite as benign as you may think.
from De Productie
‘DEAD BODY WELCOME’ is based on a true story about the journey filmmaker Kees Brienen undertook to see the phenomenon of the total solar eclipse. Upon arrival in…
from SIMA STUDIOS + AWARDS
As tense, powerful and harrowing a war film as you’ll find, see what life is like in the Afghan Army the US left behind, with fighting still on to this day.
When a video game programmer learns that his young son has cancer, he and his wife begin documenting their emotional journey the only way they know how: a game.
from Virgil Films
This candid, moving documentary offers an intimate portrait of Robynn Murray and her horrific battle with PTSD after returning from combat in Iraq.
from Viewpoint Productions
A masterful, beautiful film that subtly explores the nuanced challenges of global tourism as seen through the eyes of two young men in a rural village in Laos.
from Good Company Pictures
Ten year old Salimah leaves Malaysia to join her father in Denmark. As she grows more confident and inquisitive, a new and exciting world opens up to her.
from Documentary Educational Resource
For those who think salt just comes out of a shaker, this vérité style documentary will come as a something of a surprise.
A group of survivors of sexual violence in Congo try to educate and spread awareness about the horrors of rape in this heartbreaking candid documentary.
from Met Film Production
The amazing story of the evolution of Greenpeace, told through candid interviews with its original founders, and footage of their early expeditions.
This documentary provides an extraordinarily candid expose of rape in war torn Congo, and attempts at rehabilitation, told by both perpetrators and victims.
A young man is imprisoned for rape in Congo. A brave human rights lawyer refuses to accept the corruption in the justice system and comes to his aid.
from Perut + Osnovikoff
Filled with striking images of a vast, barren landscape in the salt flats of Chile, Surire is a visual tone poem about desolation and dying culture.
from The Orchard
In this Oscar Nominated documentary, a filmmaker gains unprecedented access to two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy— the Mexican drug cartels.
from Oscilloscope Laboratories
Taking on Dole, one lawyer attempts to prove that despite knowledge of it's disturbing side effects the company went on to poison its Central Amer. workers.
from WG Film
When a filmmaker decides to make a film that questions the practices of Dole Fruit Corp., he is met with law suits and threats against his freedom of speech.
from Sonntag Pictures
This poignant film centers on the lives of several elementary-aged refugees seeking asylum in Denmark, and the struggles of growing up in a foreign land.
from Sideways Film
A Peruvian priest & small group of activists goes up against a large mining company only to find out that it will stop at nothing to destroy their lives.
from First Run Features
A harrowing and insightful documentary about the way human trafficking can be pervasive and devastating, resulting in a brutal cycle of suffering.
from Java Films
This documentary provides a fascinating analysis of Spain's economic and political landscape, long characterized by instability, corruption and conflict.
American ex-pat & Vietnam War hero, Victor Pearson, has created a harem for himself in his Philippines-based compound. But his partners are often his victims.
from Jan Diederen
Now in his 90's, Mr. Rakowski is still the ornery man his son remembered him as, but can the passage of time and insights into his dad's past heal their wounds?
from The Shore Break
Two cousins from a close-knit rural community have opposing plans to develop their homeland on South Africa's Wild Coast.
Three lives caught in the drug wars along the US-Mexico border. Bernardo Ruiz's searing documentary humanizes the ordeal & gives it drama and dimension.
“...A nuanced and powerful portrait of the scholar Norman Finkelstien, one of the nation's most courageous and embattled intellectuals.” – NY Times
This exposé reveals the complex and controversial story of how Haiti's elected president Jean Bertrand Aristide was removed from office, twice.
from Espresso Media International
A beautifully filmed behind-the-scenes look at one of distance running's emerging stars, 2015 NYC Marathon runner-up Geoffery Kamworor of Kenya.
from Mobile Lab
Politically charged and beautifully shot, Boundary tells the story of a once peaceful relationship between countries torn asunder by the interests of a few.
from Film and Tell
Felicia's been a victim of abuse her entire life. After years of struggling, and on the verge of adulthood, can she break the cycle of abuse and find happiness?
from Indie Film
An editing marvel, this film is gripping to the point you may feel bruised now and again. It is the story of a young woman with borderline personality disorder.
from Mika Ronkainen
Witness the modern state of and threats to masculinity in Northern Finland in this observant film following the bromantic relationships of rugby players.
from Rymer Childs
After being gang raped at gunpoint in her Kenyan home, Australian Charlotte Campbell-Stephen works with local women for justice and women's rights.
from MVD Entertainment Group
ALIVE INSIDE is a beautiful, emotional and inspiring exploration of how music reawakens our souls and connects those with dementia to their lost identity.
from Urban-Think Tank
Struggling to survive in the wake of Argentina's economic collapse, several citizens of Caracas take over Torre David, an unfinished, uninhabited high rise.
In 1958, war cameraman Erik Durschmied interviewed Fidel Castro, leader of the Cuban rebels, on the top of a mountain. 50 years later he re-traces his steps.
from DRAFTHOUSE FILMS
This darkly comic, genre-bending piece of gonzo journalism rips the corroded lid off the global scheme of political corruption and exploitation.
Big Finnish men screaming national anthems around the world: is it art or politics, sincere catharsis or ironic joke? Curiously, all of the above.
Photographer Kadir van Lohuizen travels the world in search of stories about people who left their place of birth.
A thorough overview of the career of FW de Klerk and his role transitioning South Africa out of Apartheid.
from Music Box Films
Nadav Schirman’s tense psychological thriller retraces the details of a highly unprecedented partnership that developed between sworn enemies.
"A film about a man who tried to make a film about me" is how renowned British graffiti artist Banksy describes this provocative feature.
Barre is his local village's prized fighting bull. Here in remote northern Iran, where the bulls gore each other with sharpened horns, the entire village follows…
from Dartmouth Films
A funny and often moving account of one of UK music's great lost treasures. Formed in 1974 by a group of school friends from Croydon, Johnny Moped were the band…
Black Gold, by Marc Francis and Nick Francis, exposes the truth behind each cappuccino and demands each and every one of us to wake up and smell the coffee.
from Annie Goldson
Nearly forty years after the disappearance and death of his older brother, Rob Hamil sets out to confront the war criminals that committed the heinous crime.
from Yoav Shamir Films
Intent on shaking up the ultimate ‘sacred cow’ for Jews, Israeli director Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative – and at times irreverent – quest to answer the question,…
Winner of the 2012 Sundance Jury Prize, this documentary follows the path of drug dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, and beyond.
In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times Magazine. Documented chronicles his…
Monty Python sang “every sperm is sacred,” as seen in this charming doc about a prolific (& somewhat loony) donor who spawned dozens of children.
from Revelation Film Festival
REVELATION PERTH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS
Dir: Johan Grimonprez
from Attraction Distribution
DRAGON GIRLS is the story of three girls and their life at the martial arts school Shaolin Tagou, China’s biggest Kung Fu School housing 26,000 students. Far from…
The film editor's main job is to remove themselves from the film. Learn the history and philosophy of film editing from those who are doing the cutting.
Hamid and Tarek are Canadian boys going to fight in the Libyan revolution. On the outbreak of fighting, they've decide to return to their homeland and join the brutal…
from DAS KOLLEKTIV
Their voices are suppressed, prohibited and censored. But world-famous bloggers Yoani Sánchez, Zeng Jinyan and Farnaz Seifi are not frightened of their dictatorial…
Directed by Linda Västrik
Peter Wintonick Special Jury Award for First Appearance - IDFA 2013
Göteborg Film Festival - Official Competition
Hot Docs - Official…
Directed by Tony Asimakopoulos
After overcoming a severe drug problem, Montréal filmmaker Tony Asimakopoulos (formerly of Ottawa) turns his documentary camera…
A film by Frank van den Engel
With his highly personal, grainy women’s portraits, Gerard Petrus Fieret (1924-2009) managed to antagonize the entire late sixties…
from Janson Media
Four Horsemen is a cinematic feature documentary which lifts the lid on how the global economy really works.
As a tropical storm slams the Philippine island of Cebu, two sisters leave work and never make it home. That same night, hundreds of miles away in Manila on a different…
￼Ron Mann's much-beloved documentary presents a humorous and surprisingly balanced history of recreational MARIJUANA use in the late 20th century. Narrated by Woody…
from B&B Film
The journey of a young Indian woman’s hair, donated to the Temple to be then converted into exquisite hair extensions in Italy. This same hair will then return to…
from Kathy Leichter
If you would like to buy this film for educational use, please click the link: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/hereondayuandc
SYNOPSIS: When filmmaker Kathy Leichter…
from wave-line Berlin
Officially Selected for 112 international film festivals thus far…
The ancient Maya believed this present world would end and a new cycle arise after 5125 years.…
Seven adolescents take on the mission of filming, for one week, their family´s housemaids and hand over the footage to the director to make a film. The images confront…
from Reality Film
A documentary by Renzo Aneröd and Bo Harringer.
A group of young people learn the hard way that the party drug GHB usually leads to misery.…
from 10Ft Films
Naoki 56, had it all in Japan's bubble economy days: he ran a business with 70 staff, drove a brand new BMW, and lived in a 6 bedroom house. But when Japan's economy…
from Miradouro Media
JUDGMENT IN HUNGARY- RECEIVED 16 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS!
TRIAL OF THE SERIAL KILLING AGAINST ROMA
In 2008 and 2009, a group of Hungarian…
'The Story of the Kakiemon Porcelain Dynasty'
How does one take over a company that is four centuries old and has been run by one’s father, his father’s father…
Seventeen years old, talented and beautiful, Karsu is a superstar in waiting. She’s a waitress and singer in her Dad's Turkish restaurant, while she negotiates her…
from Monoduo Films
"Last Days Here," the documentary from Don Argott and Demian Fenton ("The Art of the Steal," "Rock School"), is a raw yet unexpectedly touching portrait of cult…
Against a background of hurricane devastation and fear, Good People Go to Hell provides a thoroughly riveting portrayal of hard-right Christianity.
'God, give me a little more time’, sighs Marta Valdez-Rodriguez. Marta is sixty, is a little overweight, but still clearly shows the features of a woman who was…
from Fenris Film & Multimedia
A documentary-fantasy about a film director who falls for a new world and a new "woman". The future of social network intercourse is here!
Directed by Bente Milton…
Money For Nothing: Inside The Federal Reserve is a documentary film (made by a team of AFI, Sundance, and Academy Award winners) that seeks to unveil America’s central…
from Ronin Films
A personal story by filmmaker Britt Arthur about her estranged Uncle Bluey - a white man who found his home in a remote Aboriginal community.
In December 2005…
Agri-business stealing 3rd world small holdings to make huge corporate farms
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While America is ravaged by a severe recession and the global economic system wavers, some Americans are taking command of the situation by creating an independent…
A crafted examination into the enigma of Putin that leaves a bitter taste in the mouth
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In The Ghost Of Piramida director Andreas Koefoed follows the Danish band Efterklang on their 9 day audio expedition to the ghost town Piramida on Spitsbergen, located…
Travelling to Peru, a young woman finds out her family were the founders of the brutal Shining Path movement
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A beautiful landscape, idyllic atmosphere, romantic scenes, the scent of the past…
Documentary - tale of an elderly peasant widower who wants to try his luck at…
"Best film - First Appearance" - IDFA 2011
Busan Film Festival - Official Competition
“The Vanishing Spring Light” follows Grandma Jiang in her final days. On…
Brimming with majesty, this HD documentary offers a startling glimpse of one of the most remote corners of the planet. As the sun beats down and the wind whips dust…
from Ad Hoc Films
Four billionaires step in to save Britain's flailing Queens Park Rangers from demise, in this energetic & entertaining insiders look at the world of football.
A cinematic odyssey through nature and commerce, THE FRUIT HUNTERS travels across culture, history and geography to show how intertwined we are with the fruits we…
Chasseurs de fruits est une fascinante odyssée cinématographique dans l'univers exotique des fruits et dans celui du commerce, qui changera non seulement notre façon…
from Visit Films
This touching documentary illustrates the dramatic events before and after the 2009 presidential elections in Iran.
If you're outside North America or Canada, click here to watch the film: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/internetsownboymovie
Aaron Swartz's online presence and influence…
from SLOWBOAT FILMS
THE KINGDOM OF SURVIVAL
DOCUMENTARY / USA
92 MIN / ENGLISH / 2011
The Kingdom of Survival explores modern skepticism in America, challenges the status quo and…
from Costa Botes Lone Pine Films
A film about a passionate obsession. For more than 40 years, Brian Ladoon has struggled to maintain a breeding colony of the rarest dogs on earth, Inuit sled dogs,…
As waves of revolutions take the Arab world, filmmaker Sean McAllister went to Yemen, sensing it would be next.
The Reluctant Revolutionary is an intimate portrait…
from First Hand Films
The most typical and colorful of Dutch department stores tries to go international while struggling for growth at home – a humorous look at Holland conquering the…
from Peter Gerard
Alan Bissett recalls the intense experience of growing up next to one of Europe's largest petrochemical plants and the harrowing experience of an explosion that…
Grumpy, disillusioned geriatrics wind back the years and rediscover the talents and joie de vivre they once had. It's something German composer, Bernhard König has…
Nineteen-year-old Basset is the goalkeeper for the Syrian national soccer team. When revolution breaks out the charismatic young man becomes an iconic protest leader…
Explore the strange quirky world of Spike and Dick, two unusually loud-mouthed street cleaners. Spike is a dystopian figure with multiple addictions, who tries to…
The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.
Three people on a unique Pacific Island face the first devastating effects of climate change. As an enormous flood threatens to engulf their paradise, who will decide…
from Mona Friis Bertheussen
This award-winning documentary tells the remarkable story of twin Chinese sisters unknowingly separated at adoption and reunited 8 years later.
If you're outside North America or Canada, click here to watch the film: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/wearelegionfilm
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists,…
This documentary looks for an answer to the question of why the number of suicides among young American veterans and soldiers of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan…
from Sideshow Alley
5 old VW camper vans. 4 bands. 3 thousand miles. 2 weeks. 1 gloriously backwards tour. The adventure starts after a fire-fuelled final night at Austin's SXSW Music…
from Gravitas Ventures
Rock doc meets court drama in this well crafted film about Lamb of God, a rock band, when they're out on the road in 2012 and all hell breaks loose.
from Frederic Guillaume
"Un journal intime audacieux et sans concession" IDFA
After 81 days of solitary detention world famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is put under house arrest. He suffers from sleeping disorder and memory loss, 18 cameras…
Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was a band called Death. Punk before punk existed, three teenage brothers in the early '70s formed…
from INTEGRAL FILM
(With English subtitles)
When Norwegian-Turkish filmmaker Nefise was a child, she used to send balloon letters to Allah. Now she has decided to send…
Journalist Hark-joon Lee, previously best-known for reportage on refugees from North Korea, gained extraordinary access to the inner workings of K-pop agency Star…
"30 Years of Darkness" is a real gem, fusing interviews, analysis and some terrific animation into an intriguing whole that plays like an intelligent thriller. "…
*HOME USE ONLY* Every year, thousands of people slip through the net of social care provision into a dark, lonely and often dangerous underworld. Nigel is one of…