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A documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record. Such films were originally shot on film stock—the only medium available—but now include video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video, made into a TV show or released for screening in cinemas. "Documentary" has been described as a "filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception" that is continually evolving and is without clear boundaries.

  • 48:59 Popular ITV - Perspective: Rick Wakeman on Vivaldi's Four Seasons (2015)

    ITV - Perspective: Rick Wakeman on Vivaldi's Four Seasons (2015)

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    Rock keyboardist Rick Wakeman reappraises Antonio Vivaldi's the Four Seasons - one of the most popular piece of classical music of all time but often denounced by the critics.

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  • 2:18:18 Popular Hitting the Apex (2015)

    Hitting the Apex (2015)

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    'Hitting the Apex' is the story of six fighters - six of the fastest motorcycle racers the world has ever seen - and of the fates that awaited them at the peak of the sport. It is the story of what is at stake for all of them: all that can be won and all

  • 1:20:52 Popular Monkey Kingdom (2015)

    Monkey Kingdom (2015)

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    A nature documentary that follows a newborn monkey and its mother as they struggle to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop, a dynamic group of monkeys who live in ancient ruins found deep in the storied jungles of South Asia

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  • 1:48:17 Popular CodeGirl (2015)

    CodeGirl (2015)

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    Join high school aged girls from around the world as they try to better their community through technology and collaboration in this thrilling, heartfelt documentary. By 2017, the app market will be valued at $77 Billion. Over 80% of these developers are

  • 1:29:24 Popular Lumière Le Cinématographe 1895-1905 (2015)

    Lumière Le Cinématographe 1895-1905 (2015)

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    A selection of 114 short films produced by Auguste and Louis Lumière (most were directed by Louis and his team of cinematographers), restored in 4K and assembled in a single montage. Including a lot of unknown rarities (like alternate versions of E

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  • 1:32:22 Popular The True Cost (2015)

    The True Cost (2015)

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    This is a story about clothing. It's about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramati

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  • 1:24:30 Popular Hafu: The Mixed-Race Experience in Japan (2013)

    Hafu: The Mixed-Race Experience in Japan (2013)

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    A journey into the intricacies of mixed-race Japanese and their multicultural experiences in modern day Japan. For some hafus, Japan is the only home they know, for some living in Japan is an entirely new experience, and the others are caught somewhere be

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  • 1:23:01 Popular Fresh Dressed (2015)

    Fresh Dressed (2015)

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    Fresh Dressed chronicles the history of Hip-Hop <> Urban fashion and its rise from southern cotton plantations to the gangs of 1970s in the South Bronx, to corporate America, and everywhere in-between. Supported by rich archival materials and in dep

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  • 23:19 Popular CH4 - Unreported World (2015), Vaccination Wars

    CH4 - Unreported World (2015), Vaccination Wars

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    Unreported World meets the health workers risking their lives to vaccinate children against polio in Pakistan, where the Taliban have issued a decree against vaccination

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  • 23:54 Popular CH4 - Unreported World (2015), The City That Beat ISIS

    CH4 - Unreported World (2015), The City That Beat ISIS

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    A unique, devastating insight into the last days in the battle between Kurdish fighters and Isis for the Syrian town of Kobani

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  • 23:44 Popular CH4 - Unreported World (2015), Standing Up to Mugabe

    CH4 - Unreported World (2015), Standing Up to Mugabe

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    Unreported World meets the brave - and very funny - comics risking their security by satirising Zimbabwe's politicians online

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  • 24:14 Popular CH4 - Unreported World (2014), Tripoli Burning

    CH4 - Unreported World (2014), Tripoli Burning

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    Libya is so dangerous most foreigners have left. Embedded in Tripoli's fire station, reporter Seyi Rhodes and director Laura Warner gained a vivid snapshot of life in a disintegrating country.

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