1985 documentaries


CrimeHistory Presenter Claude Lanzmann 1985 Unrated

Shoah, a 1985 documentary film by French writer and director Claude Lanzmann (November 27, 1925 in Paris, France) about one of the worst crimes against humanity ever; the holocaust. This documentary unlike many others about this subject does not rely on a single piece of archive footage, only i[...]


ArtNatureSociety Presenter Ron Fricke 1985 Unrated

  Chronos is an abstract documentary film created by award-winning American filmmaker Ron Fricke. This film preceded the famous films Baraka (1992)  and Samsara (2011) and like those films, it too has no actors or dialogue using only imagery with specially built time-laps[...]

A Class Divided

Society Presenter Charlie Cobb 1985 Unrated

A Class Divided is a 1985 episode of the PBS series Frontline. Directed by William Peters, the episode profiles the Iowa schoolteacher Jane Elliott and her class of third graders, who took part in a class exercise about discrimination and prejudice in 1970 and reun[...]

Royal Marines: Behind the Lines

Military & War Presenter Ian Wooldridge 1985 Unrated

Royal Marines: Behind the Lines, a 1985 documentary series following 25 prospective elite Royal Marines as they go through the tough training process that will push them to the edge.

The Day the Universe Changed

The Day the Universe Changed, a ten-part documentary presented by British Broadcaster and science historian James Burke exploring the effects of advances in science and technology from a philosophical aspect. The name of the documentary, which was first shown in 1985 comes from the idea that th[...]