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100 Streaming Documentaries to see before you graduate

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TITLE

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Distributor

3 Rooms of Melancholia 

D2

Affluenza

D2

Afrique, Je Te Plumerai 

CN

Baboon Tales

D2

Battle of Chile, Part 1

D2

Battle of Chile, Part 2

D2

Battleship Potemkin

ASP

Berlin 1885

D2

Better This World

D2

Blood in the Face

ASP

Blood in the Mobile

ASP

Blue Vinyl

D2

Body Beautiful

WMM

Central Park Five (Ken Burns), The

FMG

Chain of Love

D2

China Blue

D2

Civil War (Ken Burns)

FMG

Classic Studies in Psychology

FMG

Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter

MEF

Detropia

D2

Ethnic Notions

FMG

Eyes on the Prize

FMG

Faces of the Enemy

CN

Family Album, The

ASP

Family Business

D2

Fishing in the Sea of Greed

D2

Frank Lloyd Wright (Ken Burns)

FMG

Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask 

CN

Gangster's Paradise, A

ASP

Goin' to Chicago 

CN

Gringo Trails

D2

Hip Hop: Beyond Beats And Rhymes 

MEF

Huey Long

FMG

If a Tree Falls

D2

In Search of the Edge

D2

Intimate Stranger

ASP

Intolerable Burden, The

D2

Jaguar (Jean Rouch)

D2

Jazz: A film (Ken Burns)

FMG

Jimi Plays Monterey 

ASP

Journey of Man, The

FMG

Killing Us Softly 4 

MEF

King Corn

D2

Life and Debt

NYF

Life and Times of Sara Baartman 

D2

Loving Story, The

D2

Lumumba: La Mort Du Prophaete 

CN

Maitres Fous

D2

Malls R Us 

D2

Man With the Movie Camera

ASP

Maquilapolis 

CN

Mobutu, King of Zaire

D2

Monterey Pop

ASP

Mr Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court

FMG

Mythology of Star Wars with George Lucas and Bill Moyers, The

FMG

Nanook of the North

ASP

National Parks (Ken Burns), The

FMG

Night Watchman, The

D2

No Logo 

MEF

Nobody's Business 

ASP

Not for Ourselves Alone (Ken Burns)

FMG

One Bright Shining Moment

ASP

Our Daily Bread

D2

Our House

D2

Pièces D’Identités

CN

Plastic Paradise

D2

Price of Aid, The

D2

Prohibition (Ken Burns)

FMG

Quattro Volte, Le 

ASP

Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

ASP

Reel Bad Arabs 

MEF

Road to Mecca, A

D2

Selling Sickness

D2

Semper Fi

D2

Seventeen

D2

Sociology is a Martial Art

D2

Street Fight

D2

Style Wars

FMG

Sweetest Sound, The

ASP

Tapped

D2

The Price of Aid 

D2

This Is Nollywood

CN

To Tell the Truth, A History of Documentary Film

D2

Tongues Untied

FMG

Tough Guise

MEF

Town Bloody Hall 

ASP

Trinkets and Beads

D2

Unfinished Spaces

D2

Unforgivable Blackness (Ken Burns)

FMG

Up Series, The

(49 Up - here)

FMG / ASP

Waiting Room, The

D2

War (Ken Burns), The

FMG

Watermelon Woman, The

ASP

Way West, The 

ASP

West (Ken Burns), The

FMG

Which Way Home

D2

Who Killed Vincent Chin? 

ASP

Worlds Apart

D2

Yes Men Fix The World, The

D2
Distributors:

ASP: Alexander Street Press

D2: Docuseek 2

CN: California Newsreel

FMG: Films Media Group

MEF: Media Education Foundation

NYF: New Yorker Films









 

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