A young man in a wheelchair has his passion for film and sport reignited after befriending homeless bottle pickers.
Top Documentaries Right Now
Robert Kenner (2008)Food, Inc. takes a behind the scenes look at the food industry and what really goes into our food.
Kevin Macdonald (2011)Kevin MacDonald condensed more than 4500 hours of video from 192 countries together to make a documentary that serves as a visual representation of human life.
Michael Madsen (2010)Into Eternity is a documentary that asks questions directed at an inevitable future filled with dangerous nuclear waste, and an uncertain human presence.
Kurt Kuenne ()Dear Zachary is a well documented love letter mixed with home videos, interviews and unedited opinions on losing a loved one through violent and unjust means.
Errol Morris (1988)The Thin Blue Line brings up a lot of interesting questions about the judicial and penal system as well as the bias of policemen when one of their own has been shot.
David Gelb (2011)Jiro Dreams Of Sushi focuses on the life and work of Jiro Ono, owner and head chef of the world's only three-star Michelin rated sushi restaurant.
John-Paul Davidson (2002)The Walt Disney Co. tried to keep you from watching The Sweatbox, and they tried hard.
Don Argott (2009)The Art of the Steal is an emotional tale of an art collection that is taken over by corporate and political means.
(2010)Exit Through the Gift Shop is a documentary about the unspoken rules of art and the ridiculousness role luck plays in life.
Seth Gordon (2007)The King Of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters is a documentary about classic arcade game culture, and the few people dedicated, or crazy enough to take these games them to their highest competitive level.
Dylan Williams (2010)Man Who Swim is not a documentary about male sync swimming, but a film about middle age crisis and being afraid of underachieving.
Mads Brügger (2010)The Red Chapel focuses on a filmmaker and two comedians that travel to North Korea to put on a very provoking comedy show.
Heidi Ewing (2006)Jesus Camp shows the underbelly of evangelical children at a summer camp where they are taught to be God-fearing Christians with a political agenda.
Barak Heymann (2010)Sophie Tzedaka is a singer from Israel living on a struggle with her family, who belongs to the sect of Samaritans. She decided to leave them and is paying a high price for it.
Yoav Shamir (2010)Defamation is an exploration of what anti-Semitism means and what it is today.
Alex Gibney (2005)Enron: Smartest Guys in the Room is an in depth analysis of the Enron scandal of 2001.
Charles Ferguson (2010)Inside Job is a well made documentary on the economic crisis of 2008 told in five parts beginning with how it happened and resulting in where we now stand.
Peter Davis (1974)Hearts and Minds looks at the opposing viewpoints of the Vietnam War. A documentary made in 1974 that captures bitterness towards the war that was still fresh in people’s minds.
Tim Hetherington (2010)Restrepo documents an Army troop and their fifteen month deployment in the Korengal Valley in 2007.
Michael Moore (1997)The Big One documentary is half self-promotional video and half social commentary on greedy corporations and apathetic government.
Dounia Bovet-Wolteche (2009)A distant shore. A boat arrives. In a few shots the film exposes its thesis: A trip from one mediterranean shore to the other side.
Werner Herzog (2007)Encounters at the End of the World is an endlessly fascinating collection of images, sounds, and interviews of Antarctica and its inhabitants.
Nicolas Philibert (2010)Nénette is a 40 year old orangutan that has lived the majority of her life in captivity. She has had three husbands, four children, and one major surgery.