Latest Documentaries

  • Bangkok Girl

    Filmed in 2002, this documentary provides an inside look at Thailand’s notorious nightlife through the eyes of one of the thousands of young women who work the scene. This girl, named Plah, has been working at a bar since the age of 13. Now 19, she shares her story. But only the parts she wants to make known. Maybe she’s afraid of saying too much. Maybe it’s because she’s convinced nobody cares about her. At first she seems immature and […]

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  • The Record Breaker

    The Record Breaker is a short documentary that tells the life story of Ashrita Furman, an eccentric and charming middle-aged man who happens to be the person with the most Guinness World Records of all time. Since 1979, he has set over 400 Guinness World Records. From a young age, Ashrita would admire people who were able to do unusual things. But he never thought that he could become one of them. He describes himself as a nerd when he […]

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  • Spirits of the Rainforest

    This amazing 90-minute Discovery Channel feature documentary was written, co-edited and associate-produced by Kim MacQuarrie and narrated by Linda Hunt. SPIRITS OF THE RAINFOREST won two Emmy Awards, a Cine Golden Eagle, and awards at three Film Festivals. The film takes you on a breath-taking journey into the heart of Peru’s remotest park called Manu National Park and Biosphere Reserve. This massive park is about the size of the State of Massachusetts. The film explores the work of three biologists […]

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  • A Summer in the Cage

    A SUMMER IN THE CAGE is a feature-length documentary produced, written, and directed by filmmaker Ben Selkow. The film chronicles his friend Sam Murchinson’s battle with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder causes drastic changes in mood, energy, and activity levels. This affects the person’s ability to carry out simple day-to-day tasks. The symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe and are quite different from the normal mood swings that almost everyone experiences from time to time. Bipolar disorder can lead to damaged […]

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  • The Secret World of Plants

    This film is about the only living beings that can replenish our atmosphere with oxygen. All other living beings depend on them. Plants are the first link in a long chain of life, but this silent green army’s job has not been easy. They have had to develop shrewd survival strategies which contain surprising secrets to ensure their own continuance. These secrets have turned some of them into terrifying traps, magnificent giants, or hidden assassins. One would erroneously think that […]

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  • Google Me

    This unusual documentary is about a man named Jim Killeen who Googled his name one day and was shocked to see other people that shared his name. And so, he was struck with a strange idea; he decided to take it a step further and embark on a year-long journey to meet and interview as many Jim Killeens as possible. Jim was interested in finding out what they have in common, their views about life, and what moves them. Of […]

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  • Beyond Gravity

    This adrenaline-inducing film is about rock climbing and the people who are passionate about it. Narrated by renowned mountaineer and author Greg Child, the film is packed with breathtaking footage of majestic mountains and gorgeous valleys. Whether you’re climbing up, down or across rock formations, it’s all about discovering the natural world around you. Although some movies have made it out to be all glamorous, small injuries do occur regularly. For instance, it’s common to cut up your hands and […]

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  • Has God Forsaken Africa?

    In this thought-provoking 2008 documentary, Senegal-born director Musa Dieng Kala returns to the working-class town where he grew up in the capital city of Dakar. As he analyzes the conditions and situations that young people face, he dares to ask this painful question: has God forsaken Africa? Meet the “bench” where young people sit for hours at a time. Not because they’re lazy or lack ambition. The young men on the bench are willing to work, but there are no […]

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  • The Heart Is a Drum Machine

    What is music? Is it a feeling, an emotion, or a vibration? And where does a musical idea start? Join today’s top artists, actors, and scholars as they tackle these questions and others in this cinematic look at what might just be a uniquely human obsession. This documentary is about the meaning and power of music. In 1976, when the Science Mission of NASA’s Voyager was being designed, a group of specialists were asked to create an interstellar message project. […]

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  • Yuck!

    Zachary Maxwell is a 4th grade student that goes undercover to expose the failed school lunch program in New York public schools. This hard hitting documentary is a story rife with corruption, bribery, pizza and cheese sticks.  OK, no corruption or bribery, and maybe the program hasn’t actually failed, but this young filmmaker has struck a chord and his film has been making headlines. Zachary’s revealing investigation began as an effort to prove to his parents that the school lunches […]

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  • I Am

    An unexpected film by Tom Shadyac, this documentary takes us into deep water exploring what it means to be truly human.  Best known for directing comedy, Shadyac was living what he thought was the Amercian dream after hits like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Liar Liar and Bruce Almighty.  A bicycle accident would leave him with Post-Concussion Syndrome, a condition that resulted in mental and physical instability, and lead him to question not only the reality of the world, but also […]

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  • Buy Buy Europe

    This documentary is made up of five episodes that analyze the ongoing Euro crisis. When the Euro was launched there were high hopes for all but today we can see that the plan failed miserably. Never before has there been such an imbalance between the rich and the poor. Buy Buy Europe examines how the situation got out of hand and who exactly the winners and losers are the Euro crisis. In the first episode, “A Bank Crisis a Week,” […]

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