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"By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality, as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform, prod our memories, even stir us to action. Such films do battle for our very soul."
Documentary film not only plays a major role in informing, educating, and raising awareness to issues that affect us all on a global level but, documentaries also have the ability to profoundly affect us on an emotional level. I believe this emotional connection is an essential component when viewed in conjunction with an objective analysis of all the facts and data that relate to a particular topic, subject, or event. A symbiotic & balanced relationship that can create, and propagate, the passion, empathy, and pragmatism essential to making a meaningful humanitarian contribution. It is in this regard that documentary films can prove invaluable in changing our world.
The purpose of this list is to try and inspire, raise awareness, document, and provide for a multilateral and progressive approach to it's subject-matter. Specifically from a global perspective. This is supported by various documentaries, related IMDb Watch Now Video Links (including relevant narrative-films & music-videos), Official Site Links, Amazon Book Links, and relevant external links that collectively address the universal connection between various facets of the human condition, man and nature, and the ongoing global issues that confront us all. This is supported by both; factual information and the views, statements or quotes from, among others; world leaders, philosophers, scientists, activists, artists, and the documentarians themselves.
*Please note: Though social and political issues are addressed, the content of this list is devoid of my personal opinion, and has neither a political nor religious agenda. Any conclusions regarding the issues or views expressed on this list (including those of the films and videos contained within) is left entirely to the individual's own analysis and interpretation.
Stephen R. Covey: "Every human has four endowments - self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change."
Quotes, videos and links, courtesy of: IMDb, and other topic-related sites.
IMDb Link: Genre: Documentaries.
External Links: Social Activism
Social Activism - how to articles from wikiHow: //www.wikihow.com/Category:Social-Activism.
How to Become an Activist (with pictures) - wikiHow: //www.wikihow.com/Become-an-Activist.
How to Become a 21st Century Social Activist - 11 Steps wikiHow: //www.wikihow.com/Become-a-21st-Century-Social-Activist.
Elie Wiesel: "The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference."
External Link: Global Issues
Social, Political, Economic and Environmental Issues That Affect Us All: //www.globalissues.org.
Ki-moon Ban: "Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth... these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women's empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all."
External Links: Historical Timelines
This Day in History - What Happened Today - History.com: //www.history.com/this-day-in-history.
Wikipedia Link: Timelines of World History - //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timelines_of_world_history.
TimeMaps History Atlas: World History Map - //www.timemaps.com/history.
Steven Spielberg: "I think documentaries are the greatest way to educate an entire generation that doesn't often look back to learn anything about the history that provided a safe haven for so many of us today."
External Viewing Link: Documentaries
Top Documentary Films - Watch Free Documentaries Online: //topdocumentaryfilms.com.
This List Topic Links:
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A choice of 305 feature-length documentaries, released between 2000 and 2017. In random order & purely subjective.
Other Documentary-Related Lists:
Film Life - Or, How Film Can Change Our World (Please note: IMDb instant viewing links appear scattered throughout this list and are predominantly documentaries, but also includes relevant narrative-films & music-videos).
Real Life Horror. _____________
IMDb-Editors: Action and Adventure Trailers.
IMDb-Editors: Action and Adventure Titles to Discover on Amazon Video.
Genre: Action: Most Popular Action Feature Films.
Action Movies in the IMDb "Top 1000": Most Popular IMDb "Top 1000", Action Feature Films Released 2000 to 2017.
Action Movies for 2016: Most Popular Action Feature Films Released In 2016.
Action Movies for 2017: Most Popular Action Feature Films Released In 2017.
Action Movies for 2018: Most Popular Action Feature Films Released In 2018.
Action Movies for 2019: Most Popular Action Feature Films Released In 2019.
Action Movies for 2020: Most Popular Action Feature Films Released In 2020.
Other Lists: See all lists by Dr-Faustus >> __________________________________
Links Per Year:
A dual-function, movie-poster & movie-search list, for feature-films released and scheduled for release in 2017.
For applicable list order, please use the 'Sort by:' function. For a specific genre & other functions; please use the 'Refine List' function. Also, please note; release dates are subject to change & listing is in random order.
All Feature Films: 2017
Countries of Origin & Release Calendars
United States: Most Popular Feature Films Released 2017 With Country of Origin United States. Release Calendar: Upcoming Releases for USA.
India: Most Popular Feature Films Released 2017 With Country of Origin India. Release Calendar: Upcoming Releases for India.
United Kingdom: Most Popular Feature Films Released 2017 With Country of Origin United Kingdom. Release Calendar: Upcoming Releases for United Kingdom.
Canada: Most Popular Feature Films Released 2017 With Country of Origin Canada. Release Calendar: Upcoming Releases for Canada.
Germany: Most Popular Feature Films Released 2017 With Country of Origin Germany. Release Calendar: Upcoming Releases for Germany.
People Who Died in 2017. _____________________
Please note: This list contains both child-friendly and adult-oriented movies. Please check the Motion Picture Rating & Parents Guide for details.
Other "Animation" List Links:
Watch Now - Free at IMDb: 162 Animation Titles (Short Films).
IMDb Trailers: Animated and Family Films - a list by IMDb-Editors.
Amazon.com: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
This list is in random order & purely subjective. ______________________________________
Existentialism is a 20th century termed philosophy concerned with human existence, finding self, and the meaning of life through free will, choice and personal responsibility. The belief is that people are searching to find out who and what they are throughout life as they make choices based on their experiences, beliefs, and outlook. And personal choices become unique without the necessity of an objective form of truth. An existentialist believes that a person should be forced to choose and be responsible without the help of laws, ethnic rules, or traditions.
Listed below are a number of existentially-themed films which I feel address the human condition in a profound, and ultimately, rewarding way. Gaining insight into ourselves and being able to express this with others through these films.
In reverse chronological order and purely subjective. __________________________________________
Links to other chronological horror lists:
1. Top Horror Movies: 1990-1999. 2. Top Horror Movies: 1980-1989. 3. Top Horror Movies: 1970-1979. 4. Top Horror Movies: 1960-1969. 5. Top Horror Movies: 1950-1959. 6. Top Horror Movies: 1940-1949. 7. Top Horror Movies: 1930-1939. 8. Top Horror Movies: 1911-1929.
Link: More HORROR Lists. ______________________
The intent and purpose of this list is to both highlight the number of ways cinema has addressed addiction throughout the years and, for the most part, the positive role it continues to play in raising awareness to this ever-increasing global issue.
*Please note: In keeping with the theme of this list; a number of drug-related documentaries have been included: Drug Related Documentaries.
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"Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls." Ingmar Bergman.
Titles With Country of Origin (Includes Co-Productions):
Afghanistan Albania Algeria Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Bangladesh Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Bulgaria Burkina Faso Cambodia Cameroon Canada Chile China Colombia Congo Côte d'Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Czechoslovakia Denmark East Germany Ecuador Egypt Estonia Ethiopia Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Finland France Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malaysia Mauritania Mexico Mongolia Morocco Netherlands New Zealand Nigeria Norway Pakistan Palestine Philippines Poland Portugal Romania Russia Senegal Singapore South Africa South Korea Soviet Union Spain Sweden Switzerland Syria Taiwan Thailand Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom United States Vietnam West Germany Yugoslavia
Related List: Film Directors List: A - Z.
For applicable list order, please use the 'Sort by:' function. For a specific genre, and other functions, please use the 'Refine List' function. Please note: This list includes feature films, short films, documentaries and series.
Notable Film Festivals and Film Awards from Around the World (in chronological order of inception date) / Or, alternatively, see: All Events (Alphabetically).
1920: National Board of Review, USA. 1929: Academy Awards / Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) (USA). 1932: Venice Film Festival (Italy). 1935: New York Film Critics Circle Awards (USA). 1935: Moscow International Film Festival (Russia). 1938: Directors Guild of America, USA. 1943: Argentinean Film Critics Association. 1944: Golden Globes, USA. 1946: Cannes Film Festival (France). 1946: Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland). 1947: BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards (England / United Kingdom). 1947: Edinburgh International Film Festival (Scotland). 1951: Berlin International Film Festival (Germany). 1954: Filmfare Awards (India). 1954: National Film Awards, India. 1957: London Film Festival (England / United Kingdom). 1957: San Francisco International Film Festival (USA). 1958: Australian Film Institute Awards - Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA Awards). 1960: Viennale / Vienna International Film Festival (Austria). 1962: Melbourne International Film Festival (Australia). 1965: Chicago International Film Festival (USA). 1967: National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA. 1972: International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands). 1973: American Film Institute, USA. 1976: TIFF. (Toronto International Film Festival) (Canada). 1976: Cairo International Film Festival (Egypt). 1977: São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil). 1978: Sundance Film Festival (USA). 1979: Havana Film Festival (Cuba). 1979: Göteborg Film Festival (Sweden). 1979: Telluride Mountainfilm Festival (USA). 1981: Nederlands Film Festival (Netherlands). 1981: Razzie Awards (Golden Raspberry Awards) (USA). 1982: Istanbul International Film Festival (Turkey). 1982: Hong Kong Film Awards (China). 1982: Vancouver International Film Festival (Canada). 1985: Tokyo International Film Festival (Japan). 1985: Ghent International Film Festival (Belgium). 1985: Warsaw International Film Festival (Poland). 1986: Independent Spirit Awards, USA. 1987: Goya Awards (Spain). 1988: European Film Awards. 1990: Stockholm International Film Festival (Sweden). 1992: Dhaka International Film Festival (Bangladesh). 1993: Shanghai International Film Festival (China). 1994: Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. 1995: Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia-Herzegovina). 1997: AFI Fest (USA). 1997: Online Film Critics Society Awards (USA). 1999: Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Brazil). 2002: Tribeca Film Festival (USA). 2004: Dubai International Film Festival (United Arab Emirates). 2007: Asian Film Awards (AFA). 2010: African Movie Academy Awards.
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