My Favourite Documentary Films

Poster for the movie "United Skates"

United Skates

When America’s last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, a community of thousands battle in a racially charged environment to save an underground subculture.

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Poster for the movie "Five Broken Cameras"

Five Broken Cameras

Five broken cameras – and each one has a powerful tale to tell. Embedded in the bullet-ridden remains of digital technology is the story of Emad Burnat, a farmer from the Palestinian village of Bil’in, which famously chose nonviolent resistance when the Israeli army encroached upon its land to make room for Jewish colonists. Emad buys his first camera in 2005 to document the birth of his fourth son, Gibreel. Over the course of the…

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Poster for the movie "Edith+Eddie"

Edith+Eddie Documentary

Edith and Eddie, ages 96 and 95, are America’s oldest interracial newlyweds. Their unusual and idyllic love story is threatened by a family feud that triggers a devastating abuse of the legal guardianship system.

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Poster for the movie "The Australian Dream"

The Australian Dream

The feature-length documentary based on the life of former AFL star and passionate advocate for Indigenous causes, Adam Goodes.

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Poster for the movie "The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975"

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in American society from 1967 to 1975. It features footage of the movement shot by Swedish journalists in America during that period and includes the appearances of Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Eldridge Cleaver, and other activists, artists, and leaders central to the movement.

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honeyland

When nomadic beekeepers break Honeyland’s basic rule (take half of the honey, but leave half to the bees), the last female beehunter in Europe must save the bees and restore natural balance.

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The Amazing Johnathan Documentary

What begins as a documentary following the final tour of a dying magician—”The Amazing Johnathan”—becomes an unexpected and increasingly bizarre journey as the filmmaker struggles to separate truth from illusion.

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The Kingmaker

Documentary centering on the controversial political career of Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines whose behind-the-scenes influence of her husband Ferdinand’s presidency rocketed her to the global political stage.

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Poster for the movie "Trump Rally"

Trump Rally

Sean Dunne’s observational documentary of a 2016 Donald Trump Rally.

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Poster for the movie "Diego Maradona"

Diego Maradona

Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Diego Maradona who played for SSC Napoli in the 1980s.

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