Biography Documentaries

A Powerful Noise

It was Margaret Meade who stated that it is a woman’s task throughout history to go on believing in life when there was almost no hope.

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TV Junkie

Making Real Life Isn't Easy

Rick Kirkham was born in Oklahoma City in 1958, into what seemed to be the perfect family. In fact, life was good right up until Rick’s dad went to do three tours in Vietnam.

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The Good Son

The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini

Straight from Youngstown, Ohio – one of the roughest neighborhood in the United States – emerged Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini who became the lightweight champion of the world and an unlikely ambassador for the sport.

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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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Nanook of the North

A Story Of Life and Love In the Actual Arctic

This silent documentary, Nanook of the North, was the result of a series of explorations that took place in the Canadian Arctic between 1910 and 1916 by the explorer Robert J.

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The Story of Chef Andy Ricker of Pok Pok Thai Empire

Andy Ricker is quick to point out that he comes from a family of people with addictive personality disorder. He himself has become addicted to a number of things throughout his life, including rock climbing.

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Act Normal

This documentary, filmed over a 10 year period, revolves around the life of Robert T. Edison, a Buddhist monk in Thailand, originally from Nottingham, England, that decides to revisit the “normal” world after practicing Buddhism and living in monasteries for over a decade.

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The Internet’s Own Boy

The Story of Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz was a programmer, writer, and involved in activism that helped shape the Internet. A few of his major contributions he’s made to the technology world are, but not limited to, the invention of RSS feeds, the conceptualization of the Creative Commons, and his involvement in the popular social news site Reddit.

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Take Me to Pitcairn

This film is about a man who had a dream. Even though he started out selling mini kites on the street, he dreamed of visiting one of the remotest places on Earth.

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The Last Gladiators

Some Fights Never End

In this documentary, Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney takes an extraordinary look at The National Hockey League’s Chris “Knuckles” Nilan. Born and raised in Boston, this aggressive enforcer had a simple task: to protect his teammates no matter the cost.

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Life: The Griot

What Can One Man Do?

The word griot is a noun that means a member of a class of traveling poets, musicians and storytellers who maintain a tradition of oral history in parts of West Africa.

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Minecraft: The Story of Mojang

This film tells the story of one of the most popular video games of all times, Minecraft. The documentary profiles the first year of Mojang, the studio that created the hugely successful computer game Minecraft.

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A Fighting Chance

A FIGHTING CHANCE, an ESPN Film, is the story of Kyle Maynard, a young man born without arms or legs who lives his life with no excuses.

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The Record Breaker

The Record Breaker is a short documentary that tells the life story of Ashrita Furman, an eccentric and charming middle-aged man who happens to be the person with the most Guinness World Records of all time.

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Google Me

This unusual documentary is about a man named Jim Killeen who Googled his name one day and was shocked to see other people that shared his name.

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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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Kings of Cannabis

Since 1995, Arjan Roskam and his head breeder, Franco Loja, have been producing some of the most well-known strains of marijuana out of their sophisticated lab in Amsterdam.

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The Buddha

The Story of Siddhartha

In this documentary, directed by filmmaker David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere, we learn the Buddha’s story. The story starts 2500 years ago in India where there lived a sage whose story inspired the world’s fourth largest religion.

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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.

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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.

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The Road Taken

Earl Brisco went to work on the road against his dad’s wishes. His father predicted that he wouldn’t like the job and would only last for three months, but Earl stayed for forty-one years and one month.

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