Latest Documentaries

  • The Staircase

    In 2001, American Author Michael Peterson’s wife Kathleen was found dead in a pool of blood at the bottom of the staircase in their home. He tells 911 operators that his wife was injured in a fall but investigators are not convinced. Did Michael Peterson murder his wife by pushing her down a flight of stairs? The Staircase, is a gripping courtroom thriller that follows the high-profile murder trial against Michael Peterson, who is accused of killing his wife. According […]

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  • To Stand Above The Clouds

    At a height of 29,028 feet (8,848 meters), Mount Everest is the highest mountain on our planet. It is located in the Himalayas and sits on the border between China and Nepal. Climbing Everest is a feat for the brave with only around 3,000 people on record to have ever reached its summit. Mountaineers who decide to take on the challenge must endure the effects of the altitude sickness, as well as deal with extreme weather conditions, and other dangers […]

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  • This Is What Winning Looks Like

    This Is What Winning Looks Like

    This feature length documentary, “This Is What Winning Looks Like,” produced by VICE, is a disturbing look into the sexual misconduct, corruption, drug abuse, and overall incompetence of the Afghan security forces and the overall state of affairs in Afghanistan as US and British troops have began to withdraw. In February 2013, on General John R. Allen’s last day leading NATO forces in Afghanistan said, “Afghan forces defending Afghan people and enabling the government of this country to serve its […]

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  • Broke.

    Broke is a cinéma vérité masterpiece about an inner city pawnshop. In the documentary, we meet David Woolfson, a Jewish South African who has immigrated to Edmonton, Canada and owns a pawnshop in the city’s roughest neighborhood. He’s been running the shop for over 15 years and has become familiar with the regular characters that come in to the shop to sell whatever odds and ends they find in exchange for a few bucks. His shop, A1 Trading, is the […]

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  • Word Wars

    The classic board game, Scrabble, was invented over 75 years ago and since its inception has sold over 150 million sets worldwide. You may have fond memories of playing Scrabble with your grandmother but there are other people to whom scrabble has taken on a much more important significance. These hardcore Scrabble fanatics will play in clubs and the most passionate and skilled will enter extremely competitive tournaments. This documentary follows the lives of four competitive Scrabble players as they […]

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  • The Light Bulb Conspiracy

    The Light Bulb Conspiracy, also known as Pyramids of Waste, is a documentary about products that are designed to fail. The term planned obsolescence is the policy of designing or manufacturing a product with a the intent of limiting its lifespan. This film explores how different companies incorporate known failures into their products just to be able to sell more. While consumers spend money on replacing these defective products a heavy burden of waste is placed on the environment. Have […]

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  • Thai Boxing: A Fighting Chance

    Get acquainted with the fight sport known as Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand, in this hour-long documentary film. Thai Boxing: A Fighting Chance, originally filmed in 2002 and narrated by British actor Jason Statham, takes us on a voyage to Thailand, the Land of Smiles, to learn about Muay Thai and what it means to those that practice it. Originally used in battlefields and only then eventually developing into a ring sport, today Muay Thai is in the […]

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  • A Shining Light

    A Shining Light

    Journeyman Pictures presents, “A Shining Light,” a short film of only 11 minutes following Illac Diaz who began a project called “Liter of Light.” The film takes place in the slums of Manila, Philippines in August of 2012. Illac Diaz takes us on a tour of the slums of Manila. We follow him into homes, churches, and even a jail. Illac’s project is recycling plastic bottles which will outlive all future generations to come sitting in a landfill or end […]

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  • TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard

    Directed by Simon Klose TPB AFK (The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard) begins the day prior to the trial of the co-founders of the world’s largest file sharing site, The Pirate Bay. Fredrik, Gottfrid, and Peter face a $13 million damage claim in copyright infringement brought on by Hollywood.

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  • Mexican Vigilantes Stand Up Against Crime

    Mexican Vigilantes Stand Up Against Crime

    In this documentary created by VICE, we take a trip down to a small town in Mexico where a revolution is taking place. Fed up with ceaseless crime waves of murders, extortion, and kidnappings a series of societal movements has arisen in the state of Guerrero (Warrior), Mexico. Hundreds of civilians have taken up arms to confront organized crime gangs. Their arms are hunting weapons such as machetes, rifles, and shotguns owned by farmers. The absence of authorities and the […]

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  • The Gift of Diabetes

    The Gift of Diabetes

    Raised in the city, Brion Whitfold grew up without knowing much about his Ojibway culture or heritage. Then he was diagnosed with diabetes and the more Brion’s health deteriorated, the deeper his interest grew in connecting with his origins.

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  • Amateur Armstrongs

    Lance Armstrong is a cheater. When he came clean, he blew the lid, once and for all, on a dirty little secret: sports doping. However, there is a far larger problem. The general public also uses performance enhancing drugs.  It is becoming a health crisis. Amateur Armstrongs: enjoy!

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