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Owned & Operated

2012 Unrated

Owned & Operated, a 2012 documentary directed by Relic looking at social interaction in the modern world and how this has allowed new methods of control to be unleashed on the human race.   Owned & Operated is a mosaic of the world through the lens of the internet. Sho[...]

Paradise or Oblivion

2012 Unrated

Paradise or Oblivion, a documentary created by the nonprofit organization The Venus Project describing detrimental symptoms caused by our current established system of economics and society.   The whole point of The Venus Project is to advocate and promote a new vision of the future in or[...]

Surviving Progress

2011 Unrated

In the 2011 documentary Surviving Progress by Mathieu Roy, Harold Crooks, theorists consider the evolution of human society and question the sustainability of the current paradigm.

(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies

2015 Unrated

(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies, a 2015 documentary exploring how and why people lie by Yael Melamede.   Not telling the truth seems to be a part of human nature but what really drives it? Behavioural economist Dan Ariely provides objective evidence in an overall lighthearted look into[...]

How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth?

2010 Unrated

How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth? This seemingly simple question is what British naturalist David Attenborough wanted to find out so he decided to make this documentary.   Reflecting on a time he can remember back in the 1950's when the world's population was around 2.5 bi[...]

Manakamana

2013 Unrated

Manakamana, a 2013 experimental documentary directed by Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez about pilgrims travelling on the Manakamana Cable Car between Cheres, Chitwan and the Manakamana Temple in Nepal.   Almost the entire documentary is shot from one static angle inside the cable car.

The Look of Silence

2014 Unrated

The Look of Silence, a documentary by British-American director Joshua Oppenheimer about the 1965 genocide in Indonesia.   The film is considered by many to be one of the most powerful documentaries ever made, capturing unique insights from the perpetrators of the mass-killing and th[...]

Do You Trust This Computer?

2018
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Do You Trust This Computer? This 2018 documentary by American filmmaker Chris Paine (known for Who Killed the Electric Car?) discusses the benefits and dangers of the technological revolution which is unfolding before our eyes on a daily basis.   We have all seen the movie "The Termi[...]

HyperNormalisation

2016 Unrated

  The 2016 film HyperNormalisation examines how we have arrived at our great equilibrium of uncertainty and confusion in our lives. Popularists have seized control, and there seems to be disruption all around the world from the Syrian War, the never-ending migrant crisis, even Brex[...]

I Am Bruce Lee

2012 Unrated

  When thinking of martial arts on film the first name that will come to mind is Bruce Lee, for he was a pioneer who turned his passion into an art form which is still enjoyed by people decades after his untimely death.   The I Am Bruce Lee documentary by Canadian author and filmm[...]

Dirt! The Movie

2009 Unrated

  Dirt! The Movie, "a story with heart and soil" is the brainchild of Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow which focuses on the idea that soil can bring us all together.   With narration by American actress Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies), the documentary brings to life the, econom[...]

First Face of America

2018 Unrated

  First Face of America, a 2018 Nova documentary film with narration by Jay O. Sanders (The Day After Tomorrow) about possibly the oldest human remains ever found in America.   More than 13,000-years-ago a teenage woman fell 100-foot into a cave in Mexico’s Yucatán an[...]

Earth's Natural Wonders: Series 2

2018 Unrated

  Earth's Natural Wonders: Series 2 is a 2018 nature documentary series which looks at surviving in some of the most famous and extreme natural wonders on planet Earth. This is a follow up to the 2015 two-part series "Living on the Edge".   In Episode 1 - Surviving t[...]

Coffer

2011 Unrated

  “Coffer” is the story of a man who abandoned his lavish lifestyle in Miami, FL to pursue his happiness and freedom.   Living now in upstate New York, Coffer spends his time with nature, taking care of his land and following his passion by producing plate photographs.[...]

Twin Sisters: A World Apart

2015
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  Twin Sisters: A World Apart, a 2015 documentary by Mona Friis Bertheussen which tells the amazing story of two twins who were born in China but now live with adoptive parents on opposite sides of the world.   In 2003 Mia and Alexandra were found abandoned in a cardboard box and[...]

180 Movie

2011
1

180 The Movie is a 2011 activism documentary film directed and based on the book by New Zealand-based Christian minister Ray Comfort about the pro-life movement.   The film is a strong proponent of anti-abortion, to the extreme extent of making comparisons between abortion and the holocau[...]

When the Levees Broke

2006 Unrated

  When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts is a critical examination of the US governments response to the 2005 tropical cyclone "Katrina" in New Orleans.   This Hurricane Katrina documentary by director Spike Lee (Malcome X) tells the story of the devastation which[...]

The Lie We Live

2015 Unrated

  The Lie We Live is a very short (8min) environmental documentary by Spencer Cathcart that calls the world to wake up and start existing. It’s a rarity that such a short documentary would find it’s way into this website but while the message is not great in length it d[...]

Powaqqatsi

1988
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  Powaqqatsi is the next documentary that award-winning filmmaker Godfrey Reggio made after the ground-breaking Koyaanisqatsi (1982).   This film explores how technology in developing, second-world countries is affecting people as they transition into first-world west-style m[...]

Life In A Day

2011
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  Life In A Day is a feature-length 2010 documentary film Executive produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald which captures one day in history.   The film is made from snippets of footage filmed by random people around the world in 194 different countries. Everythi[...]

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