Art Documentaries

The Revelation of the Pyramids

The Discovery That Changed the World

This documentary by Jacques Grimault and Patrice Pooyard posts some disturbing questions and their unbelievable answers. The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the only one that is still standing today.

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Star Wars Begins

This final chapter of filmmaker Jamie Benning’s trilogy focuses on the first Star Wars film that was released in 1977. Star Wars Begins is an unofficial behind-the–scenes analysis of the creation of this classic movie from its conception until it hit movie theaters.

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Queen: Inside the Rhapsody

What makes a song great is when the listener can relate it to his or her own experience and feel it in his or her own life.

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That Damn Samba

Samba is the essence of Brazilian culture. It is the oldest and most important genre of music created in this South American country.

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The Story of Technoviking

If we could understand scientifically what it is that causes certain content to go viral, companies could deliberately design viral content that would result in billions of dollars in revenue.

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The Big Picture

This short film takes a look at an artist’s journey to turn an aging warehouse that was about to be demolished into possibly the world’s largest disposable camera.

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Tupac: So Many Years, So Many Tears

Tupac Shakur was undoubtedly one of the greatest rappers ever. His hardcore lyrics and the way in which he spoke the harsh truth made him larger than life.

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Adele: The Only Way is Up

When an ordinary teenaged girl from North London goes on to become an overnight sensation, the world sits up and pays attention.

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Young at Heart

When you’re in your eighties, you get to do a lot of things you wouldn’t dare to do at a younger age.

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Ballou

This inspirational documentary is about an amazing group of young people and their mentor. In many neighborhoods in Washington D.C. kids are suffering because they are surrounded by negative energy and negative opinions that constantly try to convince them that they’re not good enough and that they won’t amount to much in life.

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In a Dream

Every year tens of thousands of people visit South Philadelphia to take a look at Isaiah Zagar’s art and to witness his life commemorated on the walls.

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John Mayer: Someday I’ll Fly

The best music transcends your playlist and moves into a place in your life where it becomes your companion. This film by Eastwood Allen chronicles the evolution of John Mayer: singer/songwriter, guitar player, touring musician, and recording artist.

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Punk Jews

From Hasidic punk rockers, Yiddish street performers, African-American Jewish activists, this film covers politics, art, fashion, and religion like you have never seen before.

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Good Copy Bad Copy

Good Copy Bad Copy vividly displays the global dilemmas of copyright law. It brings to light many important issues regarding copyright and culture that most people don’t even think about.

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Circus Rosaire

For nine generations the Rosaire family has brought laughter and joy to the world through their work as circus performers. Torn between tradition and the changing world of entertainment, the film documents the family at a crossroads.

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Oasis: Definitely Maybe

Celebrating it’s 20th anniversary release in August 2014, the story of Oasis’ debut album Definitely Maybe is worth revisiting in documentary form.

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What Difference Does It Make?

“What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music” is a documentary that was created by Red Bull Music Academy in order to celebrate its 15th anniversary.

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American Juggalo

The Insane Clown Posse are an American Hip-Hop duo from Detroit, Michigan, and perform as their alter egos known as Wicked Clowns.

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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.

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Favela Rising

Of Rio de Janeiro’s over 300 favelas, or slums, the Vigario Geral favela is considered to be one of the most dangerous of them all.

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Who’s Afraid of Ai Weiwei?

This is the story of Ai Weiwei, one of the most intriguing people in China. This man has emerged in recent years as China’s first global art star.

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Bob Marley – Freedom Road

Robert Nesta Marley, best known simply as Bob Marley, was an extraordinary man. Long after his death, his songs continue to inspire and motivate change in people of all races, all over the world.

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Parkour: People in Motion

How do you find inner peace and happiness? What most people do is follow a certain set of rules or participate in a few rituals in the hope that in the end, they will be satisfied.

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Getting into Cirque Du Soleil

If you have ever wondered where Cirque du Soleil finds such incredible performers, now you can take a behind the scenes look at the work of the talent scouts, the auditions, the annual training camp, as well as what it means to be a performer in one of the most famous circus shows in the world.

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