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documentaries, ethnographic films, essays, documents, travelogues et al.

par Jérémy Poirier
documentaries, ethnographic films, essays, documents, travelogues et al. par Jérémy Poirier
- non·fic·tion /ˌnänˈfikSH(ə)n/ Here is a list of pretty much every short, medium, series and feature length documentary from every corner of the world that I’ve seen. Everything ranging from Cinéma Vérité, direct cinéma, expository, reflexive, observational and experimental documentaries, I’ve included here ethnographic films, essays, historical documents, scientific films, travelogues, docufictions, mockumentaries, theses, avant-garde, manifestos and some performance films. They are listed here in order of release year. My personal favorites: - “Chelovek s kino-apparatom”, Dziga Vertov (1929, Soviet Union, 68 min.) - “Moi, un noir… Voir plus

- non·fic·tion
/ˌnänˈfikSH(ə)n/

Here is a list of pretty much every short, medium, series and feature length documentary from every corner of the world that I’ve seen. Everything ranging from Cinéma Vérité, direct cinéma, expository, reflexive, observational and experimental documentaries, I’ve included here ethnographic films, essays, historical documents, scientific films, travelogues, docufictions, mockumentaries, theses, avant-garde, manifestos and some performance films.
They are listed here in order of release year.

My personal favorites:

- “Chelovek s kino-apparatom”, Dziga Vertov (1929, Soviet Union, 68 min.)

- “Moi, un noir (Treichville)”, Jean Rouch (1958, Côte d’Ivoire, France, 74 min.)

- “Wikwas timanikan César”, Bernard Gosselin (1971, Canada (Québec), 58 min.)

- “Spend it all”, Les Blank (1972, United States, 43 min.)

- “Gates of Heaven”, Errol Morris (1978, United States, 83 min.)

- “La Bête lumineuse”, Pierre Perrault (1982, Canada (Québec), 127 min.)

- “Sans Soleil”, Chris Marker (1983, France, Japan, 103 min.)

- “Shoah”, Claude Lanzmann (1985, France, Germany, Poland, Israel, 541 min.)

- “Nema-ye Nazdik”, Abbas Kiarostami (1990, Iran, 98 min.)

- “As I Was Moving Ahead, Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty”, Jonas Mekas (2000, United States, 288
min.)

- “Encounters at the end of the world”, Werner Herzog (2007, United States, Antarctica, Germany, 100 min.)

- “The Act of Killing”, Joshua Oppenheimer (2012, Indonesia, United States, 166 min. – director’s cut)

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