MEDIA LIBRARY

Links to the various films discussed in class are available for viewing below. Please refrain from sharing these links on social media as they are private and meant for educational purposes only.

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DON'T LOOK BACK (1967)

Dont Look Back is a 1967 American documentary film by D. A. Pennebaker that covers Bob Dylan's 1965 concert tour in England. Click the WATCH FILM button below to view.

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SAMSARA (2011)

Samsara is a 2011 American non-narrative documentary film of international imagery directed by Ron Fricke and produced by Mark Magidson. Click the WATCH FILM button below to view.

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TONGUES UNTIED (1989)

Tongues Untied is a 1989 experimental documentary film directed by Marlon Riggs that addresses matters of sexual and racial difference. Click the WATCH FILM button below to view.

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MAKING WAVES (2019)

Making Waves is a 2019 documentary examining how visionary directors work with sound designers to create the most exciting cinematic experiences. Click the WATCH FILM button below to view.

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EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP (2010)

Rhys Ifans narrates an overlapping documentary where the line between what is real and what might be fake blurs, as modern art and celebrity are put under the microscope. Click the WATCH FILM button below to view.

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SICKO (2007)

An American political documentary film by filmmaker Michael Moore. Investigating health care in the United States, it focuses on the country's health insurance and the pharmaceutical industry. Click the WATCH FILM button below to view.

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FAST, CHEAP & OUT OF CONTROL (1997)

Using a speciail camera called the Interrotron, Errol Morris interviews four men with unique vocations and juxtaposes them together to create a connection. Click the WATCH FILM button below to view.

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AMERICAN MOVIE (1999)

In this cult-favorite documentary, Mark Borchardt, an aspiring filmmaker from a working-class Wisconsin background, is set on finishing his low-budget horror movie, despite a barrage of difficulties. Click the WATCH FILM button below to view.

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THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD (2011)

Fascinated by the ubiquity of advertising, documentarian Morgan Spurlock decides to make a film solely financed by product placement. Click the WATCH FILM button below to view.

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THE THIN BLUE LINE (1988)

Thin Blue Line is a 1988 American documentary film by Errol Morris, about the trial and subsequent conviction of Randall Dale Adams for the murder of Texas police officer Robert Wood. Click the WATCH FILM button below to view.

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CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS (2010)

Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a 2010 documentary film by Werner Herzog about the Chauvet Cave in southern France, which contains some of the oldest human-painted images yet discovered. Click the WATCH FILM button below to view.

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CANNIBAL TOURS (1988)

This 1988 quasi-documentary film by Australian director and cinematographer Dennis O'Rourke borrows heavily from ethnographic modes of representation and serves as a biting commentary on the nature of modernity. Click the WATCH FILM button below to view.

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SUPER SIZE ME (2004)

Director Morgan Spurlock's social experiment in fast-food gastronomy sees him attempting to subsist uniquely on food from the McDonald's menu for an entire month. Click the WATCH FILM button below to view.

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BLACKFISH (2013)

The story of Tilikum, a captive killer whale that has taken the lives of several people, underscores problems within the sea-park industry, man's relationship to nature, and how little has been learned about these highly intelligent mammals. Click the WATCH FILM button below to view.

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SPIELBERG (2017)

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg and his colleagues discuss the classic movies that made him famous, including "Jaws," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," "Jurassic Park," "Schindler's List" and "Saving Private Ryan." Click the WATCH FILM button below to view.

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HEARTS OF DARKNESS (1991)

This 1991 American documentary film is about the production of Apocalypse Now, the 1979 Vietnam War epic directed by Francis Ford Coppola and the many challenges he faced throughout. Click the WATCH FILM button below to view.

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FREE SOLO (2018)

Professional rock climber Alex Honnold attempts to conquer the first free solo climb of famed El Capitan's 900-metre vertical rock face at Yosemite National Park. Click the WATCH FILM button below to view.

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GRIZZLY MAN (2005)

Pieced together from Timothy Treadwell's actual video footage, Werner Herzog's remarkable documentary examines the calling that drove Treadwell to live among a tribe of wild grizzly bears on an Alaskan reserve. Click the WATCH FILM button below to view.

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BURDEN OF DREAMS (1982)

German director Werner Herzog begins work on his 1982 epic "Fitzcarraldo" but soon runs into serious setbacks, from casting problems to his own stubborn refusal to use special effects. Yet, he is determined to complete the film even if it kills him.  Click the WATCH FILM button below to view.

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THE COVE (2009)

In Taiji, Japan, local fishermen hide a gruesome secret: the capture and slaughter of dolphins. Activist Ric O'Barry joins forces with the Ocean Preservation Society to expose the brutal practice, risking life and limb in the process. Click the WATCH FILM button below to view.

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HOOP DREAMS (1994)

This 1994 documentary follows the story of two African-American high school students, William Gates and Arthur Agee, in Chicago and their dream of becoming professional basketball players. Click the WATCH FILM button below to view.

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I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (2016)

Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, the film explores the history of racism in the United States through author James Baldwin's reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. Click the WATCH FILM button below to view.