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Great Documentary Films for Kids
These documentaries are entertaining, educational and enlightening films will set excellent standards for the life-long movie watching habit that begins in childhood.
The 10 Best Documentaries Everyone Should See
Documentaries are a rich source of information and inspiration, and those on my ever evolving list of recommendations belong in a special treasury. My top ten list of documentaries is a constant work in progress, one that reflects how nonfiction film deals with the pressing issues of today. Also taken into consideration is the availability of wonderful new nonfiction films as they are released. Check back often for updates.
The Best Documentaries by and about Women
A List of documentaries by and about women.
31 Economic Crisis Documentaries You Shouldn't...
A list of documentaries that provide invaluable insights about how America, Americans and the rest of the world have reached the point of economic crisis, and are reacting to the situation. These films may suggest ways you can improve your own financial stability by changing your spending patterns and habits.
Love Animals? Here are Some Documentary Films...
A list of excellent documentary films about animals and human interaction with them.
20 Best Documentary Films on the Environment
These documentary films show you how global warming, pollution and mismanagement of Earth's resources are setting the stage for environmental disasters that will, if unabated, ultimately make out planet unlivable. The films may alarm you--but that's a good thing, if it leads you to resolve to preserve and restore the environment for the well being of future generations.
Very Young Girls Escape Prostitution For A...
A documentary about teenage girl prostitutes in New York City and the Girls Education and Mentoring Services that help them to find a new direction in life.
Like Being Inspired? See These 10 Incredible...
These inspiring documentaries show how personal commitment to a project or giving your all to a cause can make a difference.
About Teenagers - Documentary Films About...
As if raging hormones weren't enough! These documentaries present a very interesting, compelling picture of teens growing up in today's world.
Performative Mode
The emphasis of the filmmaker’s subjective attitude or personal engagement with a subject to evoke audience reaction.
Oscar Winning Documentaries
Oscar Winning Documentaries by year from 2006 to 1980
The Historical Development of Style in...
Documentary style has constantly evolved and redefined itself. Here's an overview of how styles have changed from the first films to the present day.
Great Documentaries About Dance
Great dance documentaries not only record brilliant choreography and performances, they stand as works of art in their own right.
Documentaries 101
A primer of basics about documentary film.
Expository Documentary
A nonfiction film that emphasizes verbal commentary and argumentative logic.
Top 10 Documentaries for Music Lovers
These superb music documentaries on DVD will bring you closer to the music and musicians you love and ideal for watching over and over again.
Observational Mode
Emphasizing the documentary filmmaker's engagement in observing the subject's daily life and circumstances and documentinf them with an unobtrusive camera.
The Importance of Documentary Trailers
Presenting a good documentary trailer is an integral part of the producing and marketing a nonfiction film. What makes a good documentary trailer? Read on...
Michael Moore Profile
Michael Moore, champion of liberal political and social causes, is arguably the best known and most influential documentary filmmaker in the world.
1990s
Oscar winning documentary films of the 1990s. Page 2.
'Why Poverty?' Documentary Series
'Why Poverty?' is a series of eight diverse one hour films, each of which investigates the causes of poverty around the world or suggests a path to diminish it.
Documentary Films about Animals
Animals are among the most popular subjects for documentary films. See how documentary filmmakers deal with animals from the Arctic to Antarctica in their films.
Oscars Documentaries Shortlist 2014
The shortlist of feature length documentaries contending for the 2014 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.
The Best Hybrid Documentaries
This is an annotated list of hybrid documentaries in which narrative filmmaking techniques -- reenactments, special effects, animation and other such elements -- are used effectively to deliver story elements essential to conveying the film's subject and theme.
Documentaries On TV
If your local movie theaters aren't programming enough documentary films, let them know you want more. And, until they respond positively, turn on your TV. Networks and cable channels program doumentaries regularly. Some are made for TV, and others are broadcast before being released on DVD. Keep tabs on program schedules for PBS, HBO, IFC and other channels that present documentaries on a regular basis. You'll find a great variety of wonderful films not playing at a theater near you.
A Curated List of Documentaries About Famous...
An A to Z List of Documentaries About Famous and Infamous People
Documentary Film Festival Calendar
A list of 26 top documentary festivals in the USA, Canada and Europe, with links to festival Websites, 2014 schedules, and overviews.
Zero Dark Thirty: Controversy Over Truth and...
A commentary about the controversy about the representation of truth in 'Zero Dark Thirty,' Kathryn Bigelow's truth=based narrative feature.
How to Pitch Your Documentary for Funding and...
The documentary establishment provides ways to pitch projects, get funding and distribution, But is it so different from the Hollywood studio system?
Oscars 2014 Final Five Documentaries, My...
My choice of five nominees for the 2014 Oscar for Best Feature-Length Documentary, picked from the Academy's fifteen-film shortlist.
Ken Burns
Ken Burns is best known for creating epic multi-episode documentary series in which he fully explores American history and culture.
The Grounded - Movie Review - 2014
Filmmaker Steve Kroschel uses his own experiences, anecdotes from others and experts' comments to show the healing powers of 'grounding' or 'earthing'
Documentaries about Food And Nutrition
A list of documentaries about food production and distribution, and healthy nutrition.
IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival...
IDFA, the acronym for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, is one of the the world's largest and arguably most prestigious film festivals featuring documentaries exclusively. It takes place in November of each year, in Amsterdam.
Documentaries About Sex, Sexuality, Love...
Just in time for Spring's awakening, an annotated list of documentaries about sex -- with a range of titles to interest everyone from viewers looking for
Movie Review of The Tillman Story
Pat Tillman turned in his multimillion dollar pro football contract, became an Army Ranger and set off to war in Afghanistan, where he was killed by friendly fire. Amir Bar Lev documents Tillman's life and shows his family's battle to get to the truth about his untimely death.
Documentaries About People with Unusual Jobs
A list of documentaries about people who have unusual professions, focusing on their work and lifestyle.
The 'Why Poverty?' Documentary Series
This series of excellent documentary films was produced to raise public awareness about poverty and what can be done about it. The series will be broadcast around the globe, reaching an estimated 250-million viewers, in November, 2012.
Documentaries About Sex and Romantic Relationsh...
Documentaries About Sex, Sexuality, Romantic Relationships and Human Reproduction
Documentaries That Inspire New Year's Resolutions
Looking for New Year's resolutions? Let the twelve documentaries on this list inspire you to make a difference during the new year.
Documentaries About The U.S. Presidency and...
History, it seems, repeats itself. So, hadn't we best take a good look at these documentaries about our past American presidents to see where our present-day politicking pundits may be leading us in the future.
Documentary Films About Genocide
A list of documentary films that chronicle the horrors of genocide and its aftermath around the world.
Voice of Authority
Someone whom we see and/or hear whose purpose it is to represent the point of view of the film.
The Stoning of Soraya M. - Movie Review
The Stoning of Soraya is the true story of the stoning to death of a women in rural Iran because her husband falsely accused her of adultry. The shocking story, smuggled out of Iran by an Iranian journalist who was living in France, became a best selling book that brought world wide attention to the stoning of women
Top Documentaries About Fine Art and Artists
An annotated list of documentaries about fine art and artists.
Documentaries For Watching With Your Family
These documentaries are great to watch with your family when you gather the clan for special occasions. Let this list of entertaining and inspirational documentaries be your guide to films that will delight loved ones of all ages.
Raising Red Flags About Documentaries Branding
A discussion about recent trends in the corporate underwriting of documentaries, and questions raised about the efficacy of branding sponsorships of nonfiction films.
I AM BREATHING - Movie Review - 2013
A an documentary chronicling the illness and untimely death of Edinburgh architect Neil Platt, who suffered from Motor Neurone Disease.
Must-See Documentaries About Breast Cancer
A list of documentaries recommended for watching during Breast Cancer Awareness Month,
Cinereach Foundation Funds Independent Films
Cinereach is a nonprofit foundation that supports independent filmmaking. Since its founding in 2006, Cinereach has given away more than $5-million in grants and awards.
Anti-War Documentaries
A list of anti-war documentaries.
1980s
Oscar winning documentary films of the 1980s. Page 3.
The Transmedia Approach to Documentary...
Transmedia is a new buzz word in the documentaries realm. Find out here what transmedia means and why it's the wave of the future.
Particle Fever - Movie Review - 2014
Particle Fever takes you inside the Large Hadron Collider to see what happens when subatomic particles collide at the speed of light. BANG on!
Alex Gibney on What Makes A Good Documentary Film
Filmmaker Alex Gibney's Taxi To The Dark Side is a shocking expose about the American military's torture of prisoners--many of whom have been shown to be innocent of any crime--in Afghanistan, Iraq and Cuba. In this interview, he discusses making this film, and his ideas about the aesthetics and responsibilities of making documentary films. Page 2.
Behold The Documentary Studio System!
Documentaries are considered to be independent films, made outside the Hollywood studio system. Relatively few documentaries wear the Warner Brothers,
Poetic Mode
The formal structural organization of a film that emphasizes visual associations and impressionistic descriptive passages, tonal and rhythmic qualities and de-emphasizes strictly linear or logical sequencing.
Mother's Day Documentaries - Movies for...
Mother's Day comes once a year, but we can celebrate motherhood every day by honoring the creativity, strength and perseverence of remarkable women. This is a list of documentaries about great women who have nurtured, inspired and enriched the lives of others.
Pressure Cooker - Movie Review
Pressure Cooker is a documentary about Philadelphia inner city high school students who find their way to a better life by dedicating themselves to Wilma Stephenson's culinary arts class.
Documentaries About The Movies
A List of Ten Documentaries About The Movies, Movie Makers and the Movie Business.
Miss You Can Do It - Movie Review - 2013
Behind the scenes at the Miss You Can Do It Beauty Pageant, here disabled girls compete for the title, but nobody goes home without a trophy.
24 City - Movie Review of 24 City - Er shi si...
Beijing-based director Jia Zhangke uses documentary and narrative storytelling to create 24 City, chronicling how the closure of an outdated factory in Sichuan Province effects the lives of 30,000 workers for whom the factory was not just a job, but a way of life.
The Lion of Judah - Movie Review
Filmmaker Matt Mindell follows holocaust survivor Leo Zisman as he guides a group of young Jews through the Nazi death camps in Poland, telling them of his personal experiences of Nazi cruelty and inhumanity.
Documentary Angels - How To Invest in...
Find out how you can participate in the making of a documentary film by becoming an investor in the project of your choice. You can support a film that's in its initial development phase, one that's in progress or one that needs funds for completion or distribution. Here's a ten step plan.
IFP Independent Film Week - Spotlight on...
IFP Independent Film Week's Spotlight on Documentaries is one of the world's most important showcases for new and emerging documentary filmmakers and their projects. The IFP Marketplace is held in New York City annually in September. The 2008 dates are September 14-22.
In The Footsteps of Marco Polo - Movie Review
In The Footsteps of Marco Polo documents the great travel adventure of Frances O'Donnell and Denis Belliveau, who left their homes in Queens, NY to trace the 25,000 mile route followed by Marco Polo, the great 13th Century Venetian explorer.
Film Noir - Definition of Film Noir
Film Noir is a term used to describe a particular genre of cinema.
Academy Awards Documentary Rules
Academy Awards Qualifying Requirements for Documentary Films
Picking Your Favorite Documentaries
Here's are reviews of documentaries listed in alphabetical order from A to C (with more letters soon to be added). Check out the titles. Let us know which are
The Act of Killing - Movie Review - 2013
Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer gets top thugs in the Indonesian genocide to reenact their murderous deeds in a Hollywood-style film of their own creation.
Academy Awards 2013 - The Nominees for Best...
Nominees for the 2013 Oscar for Best Documentary
'Point and Shoot' Wins Best Documentary Award...
Point and Shoot, filmmaker Marshall Curry's fascinating profile of 'freedom fighter' Matt VanDyke and his exploits in Libya, has one the juried award for Best
Documentaries for Veterans Day 2014
A list of films to watch for Veterans Day 2013
Documentaries About Religion
A list of dopcumentaries about religion, religious topics, ethics and social mores.
New York Times Offers New Ops For Documentary...
The New York Times is offering documentary filmmakers a new opporuntity to show their work in short form on line. Here are the details.
Compilation Film
A documentary film that is comprised entirely of archival footage.
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His...
Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne set out to make a memorial about his best friend, Dr. Andrew Bagby, with the intention of giving the tribute to Dr. Bagby‘s son, Zachary, so the boy--unborn at the time of Dr. Bagby‘s brutal murder, would know about the father whom he would never be able to meet.
To Kill or Not to Kill: Ten Documentaries About...
Top Ten List of Documentaries about Genocide cover the Holocaust, as well as mass killings in Rwanda, Darfur, Chile, Cambodia and elsewhere in the world. They also expose philosophies and organizations that could lead to genocide in the future -- even in the United States.
Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple...
Jonestown The Life and Death of Peoples Temple is a real life horror story of mass suicide ordered by cult leader Jim Jones.
POV's Documentary Appreciation and Filmmaking...
Two lesson plans from PBS' POV will help audiences evaluate the documentary films they're watching, and will encourage some to make documentaries themselves. Although targeted primarily for students in junior high and high school, these lesson plans provide good information and excellent guidance for all who are interested in nonfiction film.
Distracting Documentaries
A list of entertaining nonfiction films that offer some distraction from the stresses of your real life.
Movie Review: 'The E-Team' is a Real Life A Team!
In The E-Team, filmmakers Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman follow heroic Human Rights Watch activists as they covertly enter regional conflict zones in Syria
'Under The Electric Sky' is More Than Surround...
Under the Electric Sky, the 3D music documentary about the 2013 Electric Dance Carnival, promises you more than surround sound. Visual effects are designed
WE LOVE IMPUNITY - Nick Fraser on 'The Act of...
Noted documentaries expert and BBC Storyville Commissioning Editor Nick Fraser comments on 'The Act of Killing,' directed by Joshua Oppenheimer.
Cinema Eye Honors for Documentaries - 2014...
An annotated list of winners of the Cinema Eye Honors for 2014, presented January 8, 2014 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York.
'Art of The Real' - New Series @ Lincoln Center...
The Art of the Real, a new documentary series at Lincoln Center, runs April 11 to 25.
The Best Documentaries for Black History Month
This list of documentaries that reveal important aspects of black history and culture in America are a great way to celebrate Black History Month.
Filmmaker Laurent Cantet Discusses 'The Class'
French filmmaker Laurent Cantet deftly bridges the narrative and documentary genres in “The Class,” recently nominated for this year’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
Forging Vermeer to Prove a Point
Inventor Tim Jenison sets out to prove that Johannes Vermeer, the 17th century Dutch master, had more than skills. He had tools! Read on....
Oscars Qualifying Rules for Documentary...
How does a documentary qualify for Oscars consideration? Here's a wrap about the Academy of Morion Picture Arts and Sciences' rules and regulations.
Nick Fraser - Documentaries at About.com...
Bio for Nick Fraser - Documentaries at About.com Contributing Writer
POV's @docuqueen is NYC's new Movies Czarina
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has named Cynthia Lopez (@docuqueen) as the new commissioner to head the city's Office of Film, Theatre &
'Who Killed The Electric Car?' - Movie Review
In 'Who Killed the Electric Car?,' documentary filmmaker Chris Paine chronicles the recent conspiracy to prevent proliferation of a series of automobiles that ran quietly and efficiently on electricity.
Crips and Bloods: Made In America - Movie...
Crips and Bloods: Made In America is director Stacy Peralta's insider investigation of two infamous African-American gangs that rule South Central Los Angeles, the area where America's two bloodiest and most costly incidents of civil unrest occurred--27 years and three miles apart.
Soldiers of Conscience - Movie Review
<i>Soldiers of Conscience</i> is a documentary about the soldiers' dilemma of whether killing is an acceptable action in war. Statistics show that there are many soldiers who grapple with this issue of morality.
The Castle Project - Movie Review - 2013
A documentary about Denver, Colorado's Croke-Patterson Mansion, said to be one of the world's most haunted places. Genuinely spooky!
More Than Honey - Movie Review - 2013
More Than Honey is a thorough investigation of the rampant honeybee colony collapse disorder that signals the possible extinction of the critters that pollinate all the crops that feed us all.
Nati Baratz Interview - Unmistaken Child - Part...
Filmmaker Nati Baratz discusses his documentary, Unmistaken Child, about Tibetan Buddhist monk Tenzin Zopa's search for the reincarnation of the Geshe Lama Konghog, a recently deceased spiritual master.
ESPN's 'Nine For IX' Documentary Series
ESPN launches a Female-centric documentary series entitled 'Nine For IX' in honor of Title IX's 40th anniversary.
Documentary Director Interviews - Exclusives
A collection of exclusive and candid interviews with leading documentary filmmakers.
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga - Movie Review
A feature length documentary about the lives of subsistence hunter-fishermen in the remote Siberian Wilderness.
Red Bull Enters The Documentary Branding Arena!
The issue of corporate funding -- or branding -- of documentaries heats up as Red Bull Media House enters the arena, producing and distributing sports documentaries that fly the Red Bull banner.
The Cross - The Arthur Blessitt Story - Movie...
The Cross - The Arthur Blessitt Story is about the 40-year journey of Arthur, Blessitt, who walked around the world with a twelve-foot cross on his back.
Interrotron
A device that functions simultanously as a camera and TelePrompTer-like projector, to capture an interview subject's close up responses to questions posed during interviews.
Weekend Watching: On Library Shelves April...
Recommended documentaries to borrow from public libraries
Documentaries About U.S. Political Elections
A list of documentary films about political campaigns and elections in the U.S.
Celebrate Spring Things with Documentaries!
Spring break. Spring sports. Spring Gardening. Spring Fashion. Horse Racing. Anticipating the end of the school year. These springtime concerns are all the
Alex Gibney Discusses Taxi To The Dark Side
Filmmaker Alex Gibney's Taxi To The Dark Side is a shocking expose about the American military's torture of prisoners--many of whom have been shown to be innocent of any crime--in Afghanistan, Iraq and Cuba. In this interview, he discusses making this film, and his ideas about the aesthetics and responsibilities of making documentary films.
IDFA 2013 - Documentaries to Watch List
A list of my favorite films from IDFA 2013
Documentary Festivals: Themed
A list of documentary film festivals that focus on specific themes, notably human rights.
Perspective
In documentary filmmaking, perspective is the selection and arrangement of sounds and images to tacitly convey or imply the filmmaker’s point of view about a subject.
Winter Soldier (1972) - Movie Review
Winter Soldier on DVD. Documentaries.
Tribeca Film Institute Launches New Media Fund
Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and the Ford Foundation's JustFilms have partnered to launch the TFI New Media Fund, a six-year multi-million dollar initiative to find, fund and develop documentary projects that integrate the traditional documentary film format with newer media platforms, including video games and mobile apps, as well as social networking and micro-blogging.
50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs....
The true story of Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus, who risked their lives to rescue 50 Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Vienna.
Crowdfunding - A Definition of Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding refers to funding documentaries or other independent film projects by appealing to the public for donations.
Rainy Day Documentaries
When a rainy day keeps you indoors and makes you feel gloomy, turn to an inspiring and upbeat documentary for a little enlightenment. Here's a list of documentaries that may do the trick!
'My Neighbor, My Killer' Streams on MUBI to...
Monday, April 7, 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. On this day, memorials will be held in Kigali and elsewhere around the world to
Serious summertime entertainment in the form of...
A curated list of documentaries to watch for some serious entertainment during summer 2014.
Instructional Documentary Films
In essence, all nonfiction films are instructional. But some documentaries focus specifically on teaching you how to do the things you've always wanted to do. How can you find the doc that will help you reach your goals? Begin your search here.
Dance For Camera 1 and Dance for Camera 2...
Dance For Camera 1 and Dance for Camera 2 are two DVDs that present the wide range of possibilities for filmmakers documenting dance performances. In each, directors use their cameras to capture the fluidity of movement within the dancers' bodies, thereby drawing audiences into the dynamics and emotion of the choreography. These breathtaking films are pure pleasure for anyone who loves dance, and they are essential primers for anyone who wants to know more about it.
Golden Trailer Awards - 2013
The Golden Trailer Awards recognize the year's outstanding movie previews. Here's an overview and list of nominees for the 2013 Golden Trailer Awards.
Documentaries Watch: Releasing July 15 to 21,...
An annotated list of select documentaries releasing theatrically, on DVD and other platforms, or receiving broadcast premieres from July 15 to 21, 2013.
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S....
Alex Gibney's documentary about the drug-influenced career of iconic countercultural journalist Dr. Hunter S. Thompson is a fascinating account of the 1960s and 70s.
The End Of America - Movie Review
The End Of America presents the ten step blueprint that Hitler and other dictators used to subvert democratic process and put an end to personal freedoms. It compares, step by step, events leading up to establishment of the Third Reich with what has happened in the United States for the past eight years. Very convincing. Very scary. Should be required viewing for anyone old enough to vote or join the army.
Documentary Film Festivals in North America
A List of Important Documentary Film Festivals in the United States and Canada
Documentary Films About American History and...
These documentary films about American history and political leaders will help you to understand how the nation has arrived at where it is today.
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Award...
A list of xxxxx. Documentaries.
FTA - Movie Review
FTA, a 1972 documentary that followed Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland's cabaret show as it toured US military bases during the Vietnam War, is a powerful anti-war statement that was almost silenced when the film went missing shortly after it's theatrical release. It has been restored, and is now available on DVD--with extras.
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013 - Award Winners
An annotated list of juried awards presented at Sheffield Doc/Fest 20, at the awards ceremony on June 16, 2013
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work - Movie Review -...
A documentary on the life and career of Joan Rivers, made as the comedienne turns 75 years old.
We Are Together: The Children of Agape - Movie...
In We Are Together: The Children of Agape (2006) (also known as Thina Simunye), documentary director Paul Taylor follows children aged seven to 16 who live in the Agape Orphanage in the Natal, South Africa. Most of them have lost their parents to HIV, which is decimating the population. The very talented children form a choir in hope of making and marketing a CD that will help them to improve their circumstances. The kids' compelling stories and a brilliant soundtrack make this film a must see.
Hybridization, Documentary Hybrid
A Definition of Hybridization as Used to Describe Documentary Films
RFK Must Die: The Assassination of Bobby...
In RFK Must Die, now available on DVD, BBC reporter Shane O'Sullivan investigates the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, and comes to the conclusion that Sirhan Sirhan, now serving a life sentence for the murder, did not act alone.
Documentary Film Festivals Around the Globe
A List of important international documentary film festivals in Europe, Asia and New Zealand
Manhunt - Movie Review - 2013
A documentary about events leading up to the demise of Osama bin Laden
Rape of Europa Movie Review - Review of The...
The Rape of Europa is a gripping nonfiction thriller about the systematic plunder of Europe’s great and invaluable art treasures by the Nazis during the period of the Third Reich and World War II.
Oscar Winners - 1980s
Academy Award winning documentary films from the years 1980 to 1989
Documentaries About Cold Places
A list of thrilling documentaries about Antarctica and Earth's other cold places, ideal for watching to escape the sizzle of summer heat waves.
Your Documentaries Club - How To Form A...
Form a documentaries viewing club to share the work and pleasures of tracking down the docs you want to watch. It's a great way to avoid the frustrations of waiting to watch documentaries that may not make it to your local theaters.
Storm Surfers 3D - Movie Review - 2013
Filled with thrills and spills, this sports documentary chronicles legendary Australian surfers Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones as they seek the perfect wave in the stormy seas of the Southern Hemisphere.
Participatory Mode
Emphasis on the interaction between filmmaker and subject.
My Thoughts About The Cinema Eye Honors 2014...
This 2014 Cinema Eye Honor for Best Documentary was presented to 'The Act of Killing.' I think a better choice would have been 'Captain Phillips,' a truth-based narrative film that doesn't even lay claim authenticity or representation restricted to fact. Here's why...
8: The Mormon Proposition - Movie Review of 8:...
8: The Mormon Proposition is an eye-opening expose of how the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS), while masking their activities behind a conveniently convened coalition, campaigned against and defeated California law allowing and recognizing same sex marriage. Asserting beliefs that marriage should only be between a man and a women, Mormon leaders spent an estimated $25-million and mobilized an army of Mormons to canvas California, influencing voters throughout the state.
Documentary Offshoot Genres
Not all films based on true stories are truthful. Some documentary filmmakers use narrative techniques--such as dramatic editing--to sway their audiences, while narrative directors may use documentary elements--archival footage, for example--to convince audience of the credibility of their story. Read here about crossover styles.
GRANITO: How to Nail a Dictator's Exemplary...
An aritcle describing the exemplary social justice outreach campaign associated with 'GRANITO: How To Nail A Dictator.'
Religulous Review
Irreverent comedian Bill Maher travels around the world from the Wailing Wall to the Vatican to backwater America challenging religious pundits and just plain folk about their various religious beliefs.
Anthropomorphism
Anthropomophism, unusual in documentary films, attibutes human traits and characteristics to animals.
Top Ten Memorial Day Documentaries
Top ten list documentaries for Memorial Day viewing focus on individual stories about true heroes. Learn their lives and honor them!
'The Invisible War' Is Live Online on Sept. 17
Kirby Dick's compelling documentary is screening online on September 17, 2012, in a huge interactive viewing event.

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