Documentaries (en)

Becoming Cousteau
A look at the life, passions, achievements and tragedies surrounding the famous explorer and environmentalist Jacques Cousteau, featuring an archive of his newly restored footage.

Cat Nation
A film about cats. And Japan. And a bewildered British guy. But mostly cats.

Chichinette - The Accidental Spy
Marthe Cohn, an elderly French-Jewish lady, tells the story of how she became a spy in Nazi Germany. She never used to speak about this experience after the war had ended, but now she travels the globe to share her story.

Cuba and the Cameraman
Life in Cuba over the course of 45 years, from the cautious optimism of the early 1970s to the harrowing 1990s after the fall of the Soviet Union and the 2016 death of Fidel Castro. The focus is on three families and their growth and struggle.

Diego Maradona
Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centres on the personal life and career of the controversial football player Diego Maradona who played for SSC Napoli and Argentina in the 1980s.

The Dissident
An investigation into the assassination of Saudi Arabian writer and Washington Post  columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018. 

Finding Vivian Maier
This intriguing documentary shuttles from New York to France to Chicago as it traces the life story of the late Vivian Maier, a career nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers.

Flee
Amin Nawabi grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, one that threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon to be husband. Recounted mostly through animation to director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, he tells for the first time the story of his extraordinary journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan.

For Sama
A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.

Girl Rising
10x10 is a social action organisation seeking educational equality for underprivileged girls across the globe. Director Richard Robbins tells the moving stories of several of these girls, with help from some of the most recognisable female voices of today.

The House of Suh
A chilling exploration of the tragic history of the Suh family and the murder that shocked America - when the picture perfect son, Andrew, shot and killed his sister's ffiancé at her bidding.

I Am Greta
Greta Thunberg started a school strike for the climate as her question was, if you don’t care about my future on earth, why should I care about my future in school? Within months, her strike evolved into a global movement as the quiet teenage girl on the autism spectrum becomes a world-famous activist.

Killing for Love
A scholarship student and her boyfriend, the son of a German diplomat, are at the centre of a media frenzy as they are tried and convicted of double homicide.

The Last Days
This Oscar-winning documentary recounts the harrowing stories of five Hungarian Jews who endured the horrors of the Holocaust and Hitler's reign.

Living on One Dollar
How do 1.1 billion people around the world live on less than one dollar a day? Four young friends set out to research and live this reality. Armed with only a video camera and a desire to understand, they spend just 56 dollars each for 56 days in rural Pena Blanca, Guatemala.

Liyana
Liyana is a 2017 Swazi documentary film directed and produced by Aaron Kopp and Amanda Kopp, following a group of Swazi orphans as they construct a narrative based on their own experiences.

Marked
'Marked' explores the reasons behind scarification in Nigeria as well as how the practice intertwines with beauty, identity and spirituality.

The Most Beautiful Boy in the World
In 1971, due to the world premiere of Death in Venice, Italian director Luchino Visconti proclaimed his Tadzio as the world's most beautiful boy. 50 years later, that shadow still weighs upon Björn Andresen's life.

Navalny
In August 2020, a plane travelling from Siberia to Moscow made an emergency landing. One of its passengers, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, was deathly ill. Taken to a local Siberian hospital and eventually evacuated to Berlin, doctors there confirmed that he had been poisoned with Novichok, a nerve agent implicated in attacks on other opponents of the Russian government.

ReMastered: Massacre at the Stadium
The shocking murder of Victor Jara at the beginning of Pinochet's regime turned him into a powerful symbol of Chile's struggle. Decades later, a quest for justice unfolds.

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