Catalogue

Theatrical Documentaries

Ariel

Ariel

This feature documentary follows 33-year-old Ariel after his legs are shredded by an industrial dough mixer in Mendoza, Argentina. Ariel embodies the ongoing duel between man and machine: he eventually ...

Bombay Calling

Bombay Calling

Kas Lalani's flight touches down in Bombay. His cell phone is ringing off the hook. The CEO of a small British outsourcing firm, he is working hard to cash ...

Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary

Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary

In this feature-length film on the art of the documentary, director Pepita Ferrari interviews 33 leading documentarians and shows clips from over 50 films. From cinéma-vérité pioneers like Albert Maysles ...

Examined Life

Examined Life

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” —Socrates

Examined Life pulls philosophy out of academia and classrooms and puts it back on the streets.

Philosophers have long done their best ...

Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action

Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action

Fueled by the belief that another world is possible, this feature documentary takes us on a global journey tracing spiritual activism's historical roots and capturing the powerful personalities that ...

Four Wings and a Prayer

Four Wings and a Prayer

Four Wings and a Prayer is a documentary about one of the world's most beautiful and mysterious creatures: the Monarch butterfly. Nowhere in nature is there a more powerful ...

The Fruit Hunters - Defenders of Diversity (Episode 2)

The Fruit Hunters - Defenders of Diversity (Episode 2)

Narrated by Nature of Things's David Suzuki, Defenders of Diversity is the second part of a journey through the exotic, endlessly fascinating world of fruit - a story of nature ...

The Fruit Hunters - The Evolution of Desire (Episode 1)

The Fruit Hunters - The Evolution of Desire (Episode 1)

Narrated by Nature of Things's David Suzuki, The Evolution of Desire is the first part of a journey through the exotic, endlessly fascinating world of fruit - a story of ...

Nollywood Babylon

Nollywood Babylon

A feature doc on Nigeria’s successful movie industry. The creative duo of Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal – the same team who made Discordia – profile the Lagos-based dream machine. Operating ...

Payback

Payback

This feature documentary based on Margaret Atwood’s bestselling book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth offers a fascinating look at debt as a mental construct and traces ...

Pink Ribbons Inc.

Pink Ribbons Inc.

Pink Ribbons, Inc. is a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a "dream cause," has been hijacked by a shiny ...

Reel Injun

Reel Injun

Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond takes an entertaining and insightful look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through a century of cinema.

Traveling through the heartland ...

RiP! A Remix Manifesto

RiP! A Remix Manifesto

Join filmmaker Brett Gaylor and mashup artist Girl Talk as they explore copyright and content creation in the digital age. In the process they dissect the media landscape of the ...

St-Henri, the 26th of August

St-Henri, the 26th of August

A collaborative work made in the spirit of cinéma-vérité, St-Henri, the 26th of August was directed by Shannon Walsh and16 fellow documentary filmmakers. Chronicling life in a former working-class Montreal ...

Stories We Tell

Stories We Tell

This feature documentary is an inspired, genre-twisting film directed by Oscar®-nominee Sarah Polley and produced by Anita Lee for the NFB. Polley's playful investigation into the elusive truth ...

Surviving Progress

Surviving Progress

This feature documentary connects the financial collapse, growing inequity and the Wall Street oligarchy with future technology, sustainability, and the fate of civilization itself. Inspired by Ronald Wright's bestseller ...

Up the Yangtze (Short Version)

Up the Yangtze (Short Version)

A luxury cruise boat motors up the Yangtze - navigating the mythic waterway known in China simply as 'the river.' See it while you can. The Yangtze is about to be ...