Society Documentaries

Earthships

Self-Sustaining Homes for a Post-Apocalyptic US?

The State of New Mexico gave them two acres to do any kind of experimental architecture they wanted to, and so they started working on projects that wouldn’t normally be accepted by other counties.

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BUM: 7 Days on the Streets of Melbourne

More than 100,000 people in Australia live on the streets without any access to secure and adequate housing. Almost half of them are under the age of 25 and a little over 50% are male.

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DISOBEDIENCE

The Rise of the Global Fossil Fuel Resistance

The weather is increasingly going to extremes. It’s either the hottest it has ever been or the coldest. There’s either a devastating drought or sudden flooding.

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Café Sheroes: Life After an Acid Attack

Agra City, India is the location of a famous Café Sheroes hangout that is attracting national and international attention. Although each young woman who works there has her own story, they have one experience in common: every single one of them has had acid poured on her face and body.

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The Weight of the Nation

Confronting America's Obesity Epidemic

This four-part HBO Documentary Films series explores a situation that has now reached epidemic proportions in the United States. It seems like everywhere you turn some new weight-loss product is being advertised or some new fat-busting system is being promoted.

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The Potter’s Field

Somebody once said that you can tell a lot about how a society treats its living by the way it treats its dead.

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Albino Africa

Assaulted and Maimed for the Colour of Their Skin

This film, directed by Aleksandr Avilov, tells the story of those who have the misfortune of being born albino in Tanzania, Africa.

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Vice on HBO: Season 2

VICE is a documentary TV series that portrays the sometimes-absurd reality of what’s going on around the world. These are the controversial and intriguing stories that the mainstream media usually overlooks.

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SSEX BBOX: Sexuality Out of the Box

SSEX BBOX is a documentary series that explores sexuality in ALL of its flavors and colors. This is an indie film and was produced by a social justice film collective.

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Migingo: The Iron-Clad Island

One Thousand Men Living on Fish and Packed Like Sardines

Migingo is a small island in East Africa that’s part of a cluster of three islands. It rises out of the waters of Lake Victoria.

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Searching for Angela Shelton

In this thought-provoking documentary, filmmaker Angela Shelton travels across the United States looking for other women who have her same name.

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Mentor

Mentor, Ohio was listed as one of the Top 100 Places to Live in the United States in 2006 and then again in 2010.

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Tell Me and I Will Forget

South Africa is home to a unique blend of people of many different cultures. Its abundance of natural diversity and resources has fueled economic growth and modernization.

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You Are Here

Scott Kellermann left his medical practice in California to travel to Southwestern Uganda. His goal was to set up a clinic to offer health services and help the sick population of Batwa pygmies.

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Undrinkable: The Flint Water Emergency

The people who live in the city of Flint, Michigan have been through a lot in the last few the years; including extreme poverty and being labeled the most dangerous city in America.

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Trapped in Transition

Displaced People of the Middle East

This is a film that captures the lives of Syrian refugees as seen through the eyes of the workers of the Oasis Program.

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The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning

Antarctica is still the most undiscovered continent on Earth because freezing temperatures and deadly storms have defeated explorers and scientists in search for answers about this mysterious, uninhabited land.

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The Cross of the Moment

This feature-length documentary is a powerful source of information based on interviews done with some of the top academics, scientists and public intellectuals.

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Billions in Change

A Film About Inventions with a Purpose

Whether we want to admit it or not, our world is facing more than a few huge problems. All the experts seem to have an idea about how to solve them, but most of what they say is just talk and we all know that talk doesn’t reduce pollution, grow food, or heal the sick.

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HUMAN

What is it that makes us human? Is it the ability to love? Is it because we are able to show different emotions and express different feelings?

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HOME

A Stunning Visual Portrayal of Earth

In just a relatively short period of time, humans have managed to disrupt the balance that is essential to life. Earth is the perfect distance from the sun, so its atmosphere allows it to conserve water in liquid form.

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American Addict

This film, based on the book American Addict by Gregory A. Smith, explores the reasons why the United States can represent only 5% of the world’s population and still be the country that consumes the most legal drugs.

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Cobra Gypsies

Musician and filmmaker Raphael Treza journeys into the heart of Northern India to spend three months living among one of the country’s nomadic tribes: the gypsies of Rajasthan called Kalbelia.

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A Dream Preferred

Produced by Tribeca Digital Studios, in association with American Express, this film is a celebration of small businesses and entrepreneurship. It tells the story of the Taharka Brothers and their Original American Ice Cream Culture.

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