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51. In the Wake of Ghost Ship (2017)

Short

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Following the deadly Ghost Ship fire in Oakland, California, DIY and live/work spaces across the country came under immense scrutiny. In nearby Richmond, members of the punk collective ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Blalock

52. Convention (2009)

95 min | Documentary

4.3
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A group of documentary filmmakers chronicle the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

Director: AJ Schnack | Stars: Katherine Archuleta, Chantal Unfug, Guillermo Vidal, John Hickenlooper

Votes: 55

53. The Program (2012)

9 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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Filmmaker Laura Poitras profiles William Binney, a 32-year veteran of the National Security Agency who helped design a top-secret program he says is broadly collecting Americans' personal data.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: William Binney, Daniel Ellsberg, Jameel Jaffer, James Bamford

Votes: 31

54. The Town I Live In (2017)

Documentary, Short

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In the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights, local activists and members of the art community clash over the fate of a beloved neighborhood.

Directors: Guadalupe Rosales, Matt Wolf | Star: Guadalupe Rosales

55. Scenes from a Dry City (2018)

13 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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Gripped by a fear of drought, 'SCENES FROM A DRY CITY' uses the lens of water to reveal cracks in Cape Town's complex social fabric.

Directors: Francois Verster, Simon Wood

Votes: 28

56. The List (II) (2012)

84 min | Documentary

7.3
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A modern day Oskar Schindler story that focuses on Kirk Johnson, a young American fighting to save thousands of Iraqis whose lives are in danger because they worked for the U.S. to help ... See full summary »

Director: Beth Murphy

Votes: 20

57. The World Tomorrow (2012)

28 min | Talk-Show

8.2
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Stars: Julian Assange, Jacob Appelbaum, Andy Müller-Maguhn, Jérémie Zimmermann

Votes: 46

58. Clowns (2017)

Documentary, Short

5.8
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The Great Clown Panic of 2016 wasn't about clowns. It was about you.

Directors: Alex Kliment, Dana O'Keefe, Michael Tucker

Votes: 5

59. National Disintegrations (2017)

11 min | Short

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In his latest film, Braden King ponders the Geneva Freeport, a warehouse complex in Switzerland that is said to house over 1 million works of art. A high-security tax haven for ... See full summary »

Director: Braden King

60. The Alternative Christmas Message 2013 (2013 TV Short)

2 min | Short

7.2
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Star: Edward Snowden

Votes: 8

61. Zapp (2002– )

30 min | News

6.4
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The Zapp magazine observes, questions, explains and evaluates the current media coverage.

Stars: Anja Reschke, Inka Schneider, Constantin Schreiber, Philipp Walulis

Votes: 43

62. Sisters in Cinema (2003)

57 min | Documentary

6.3
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Director: Yvonne Welbon | Stars: Stephanie Allain, Madeline Anderson, Maya Angelou, Neema Barnette

Votes: 25

63. Nuuca (2017)

12 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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This evocative meditation draws a disturbing link between the industrial exploitation of Canadian land and violence inflicted on Indigenous women.

Director: Michelle Latimer

Votes: 10

64. Moving Pictures Live! (2009–2010)

22 min | Talk-Show

2.6
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Stars: Elliot V. Kotek, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Erika Alexander, Sasha Alpert

Votes: 17

65. O'Say Can You See (2011)

18 min | Short

4.4
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Composed of images filmed at Ground Zero in September 2001, two weeks after the 9/11 attacks. The soundtrack is composed of the National Anthem recorded in October 2001 at the Yankees' World Series Game 4 in New York. The solo vocal recording has been looped and sampled to form a deconstructed version of the national anthem.

Director: Laura Poitras

Votes: 17

66. Death of a Prisoner (2013)

9 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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The filmmaker Laura Poitras follows the tragic return home to Yemen of a Guantánamo Bay prison detainee, Adnan Latif.

Director: Laura Poitras

Votes: 31

67. The Trial (2018)

Documentary, Short

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Alka Pradhan, James Connell and Sterling Thomas are lawyers for Ammar al-Baluchi, one of the five men facing the death penalty for plotting the 9/11 terrorist attacks. THE TRIAL provides a ... See full summary »

Director: Johanna Hamilton

68. The Surrender (2015)

23 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

7.1
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In August 2010, Stephen Kim, a highly-regarded State Department intelligence analyst, was indicted under the Espionage Act for jeopardizing national security by allegedly divulging ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen T. Maing | Star: Stephen Kim

Votes: 14

69. Speaking Is Difficult (2016)

12 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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This film always begins in the present day. A scene of tragedy unfolds, accompanied by fear, chaos, and disbelief. As it rewinds into the past, retracing our memories, it tells a cumulative history that is both unbearable and inevitable.

Director: AJ Schnack

Votes: 38

70. Lasting Marks (2018)

14 min | Documentary, Short, History

6.9
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The story of a group of men with shared sexual desires, lucky to have found each other yet unfortunate to be considered criminal for expressing them.

Director: Charlie Lyne | Star: Roland Jaggard

Votes: 25

71. Doc Talk (2006– )

Talk-Show

5.2
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Stars: Deena Dill, Lucy Walker, Gabriela Fresquez, Davis Guggenheim

Votes: 19

72. 24th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards (2014 TV Special)

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Uma Thurman hosts this award show honoring the best in independent film.

Stars: Patricia Arquette, Steve Carell, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jon Hamm

73. Concerned Student 1950 (2016)

Documentary, Short

6.1
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A series of racist acts prompts three Mizzou students to pick up cameras and take us inside the student movement that brought down their college president. From the hunger strike, to ... See full summary »

Directors: Varun Bajaj, Adam Dietrich

Votes: 8

74. #ThisIsACoup (2015)

Documentary

5.9
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With extraordinary access to key politicians, journalist Paul Mason presents the story of Greece's 2015 confrontation with the EU.

Director: Theopi Skarlatos

Votes: 8

75. An Uncertain Future (2017)

11 min | Short

5.6
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In Austin, Texas, two expectant mothers-one undocumented and one US citizen-must contend with increased ICE raids and mounting hostility towards immigrants under President Trump.

Directors: Chelsea Hernandez, Iliana Sosa

Votes: 8

76. American Carnage (II) (2017)

9 min | Short

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See how alt-right icon Steve Bannon's years as a documentary filmmaker catapulted him to Breitbart News and the Trump White House.

Directors: Jeff Reichert, Farihah Zaman

77. Gavin Grimm vs. (2017)

Short

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Director: Nadia Hallgren | Stars: Laverne Cox, Gavin Grimm

78. The Journey (VII) (2016)

Documentary, Short

7.5
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The camera follows a group of Syrians in their trip to Western Europe.

Director: Matthew Cassel

Votes: 8

79. An Act of Worship (2017)

9 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Nausheen Dadabhoy, Sofian Khan

80. Chokepoint (2014)

6 min | Documentary, Short

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Journalist Marcel Rosenbach visits the German satellite communications company Stellar PCS and presents shocking classified documents.

Director: Katy Scoggin | Stars: Marcel Rosenbach, Ali Fares, Stefan Schedletzki, Christoph Sommer

81. The Disclosure President (2016)

Documentary, Short

6.8
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Stephen Bassett, the only American lobbyist of his kind, hopes for a seismic shift with the 2016 US Presidential Elections. Bassett is on a mission to end the "truth embargo."

Director: Elizabeth Lo | Star: Stephen Bassett

Votes: 5

82. The Earth is Humming (2018)

13 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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In Japan, earthquake preparedness is a way of life and a full-blown industry.

Director: Garrett Bradley

Votes: 7

83. Homeland Is Not a Series (2015)

Documentary, Short

5.8
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In what has become known as "The Homeland Incident," The Arabian Street Artists engineered a graffiti hack on the show Homeland by placing subversive messages written in Arabic on set. ... See full summary »

Director: The Arabian Street Artists

Votes: 6

84. Field of Vision (2015– )

Documentary

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Stars: Rob Bernie, Anderson Bernardes Carneiro, Doug Baker, Sintex

85. Karollyne (2015)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Heloísa Passos

86. Our New President (2017)

12 min | Documentary, Short

4.5
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Our New President (2018) is an archival documentary that explores the cult of Donald Trump through fake news and other methods of destabilized perception. Compiled from state-controlled ... See full summary »

Director: Maxim Pozdorovkin | Stars: Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump

Votes: 10

87. God Is an Artist (2015)

11 min | Documentary, Short

4.5
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Director: Dustin Guy Defa

Votes: 6

88. Graven Image (2017)

10 min | Documentary, Short

8.0
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Using over 100 years of archival footage, director Sierra Pettengill explores the history of the largest Confederate monument, Georgia's Stone Mountain.

Director: Sierra Pettengill

Votes: 11

89. Picket Line (2017)

Short

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Director: Cecilia Aldarondo

90. Birdie (II) (2015)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Heloísa Passos

91. Cablestreet (2019)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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A cable system designed by Huawei Technologies enables communication between an expert and a machine. Time succumbs to space in a new cold war, played out in technological materials.

Director: Meredith Lackey | Stars: Yiting Gao, Qinyingge Luo

92. CamperForce (2017)

Short

7.0
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Director: Brett Story

Votes: 5

93. The Black Belt (2016)

10 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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In September 2015, the State of Alabama closed 31 DMVs, which largely impacted voters in Alabama's Black Belt. To combat these closures, the Secretary of State issued a Mobile Voter ... See full summary »

Directors: Margaret Brown, Jeff Peixoto

Votes: 8

94. Untitled R Kelly Documentary

Documentary | Announced

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Director: Lyric R. Cabral

95. Eric & Anna (2015)

15 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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Directors: Kelly Duane, Katie Galloway | Stars: Zachary Jenson, Eric McDavid, Lauren Weiner

Votes: 7

96. Concussion Protocol (2018)

6 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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A violent ballet, made with footage of every reported concussion during the 2017-2018 NFL season.

Director: Josh Begley

Votes: 11

97. Like (II) (2016)

9 min | Documentary, Short

5.7
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Director: Garrett Bradley

Votes: 7

98. Adversary (2017)

16 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Scott Cummings | Star: Carl Paladino

99. Peace in the Valley (2016)

Not Rated | 15 min | Documentary, Short

6.1
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Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is home to both the largest outdoor Passion Play in the United States and an important vote on LGBT rights. This film follows the town's inhabitants as they prepare for the historic vote.

Directors: Donal Mosher, Michael Palmieri | Stars: Butch Berry, Jayme Brandt, Kent Butler, Randall Christy

Votes: 12

100. They Took Them Alive (2017)

19 min | Documentary

7.9
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A community reels as the Mexican government obstructs an investigation into one of the most notorious state crimes in recent memory.

Director: Emily Pederson

Votes: 7



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