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essential DOCUMENTARIES

by Kenji
Changed from 100 favourites to include other notable and popular documentaries. I’m including some films which blur the line between reality and fiction (People on Sunday, Our Beloved Month of August, The War Game, My Winnipeg, F for Fake, The Naked Island..), drama (Close Up, Our Hitler, Story of the Weeping Camel..) or avant-garde (Aimless Walk, Organism, Video Letter..). Triumph of the Will? No thanks. My favourites: Man with a Movie Camera, Around the World in 80 Days (TV), Sans Soleil, Route One USA, Stealing a Nation, Planet Earth (TV), The Battle of Chile, Life on Earth (TV), The World at War (TV), The Sorrow and the Pity, Letter from… Read more

Changed from 100 favourites to include other notable and popular documentaries. I’m including some films which blur the line between reality and fiction (People on Sunday, Our Beloved Month of August, The War Game, My Winnipeg, F for Fake, The Naked Island..), drama (Close Up, Our Hitler, Story of the Weeping Camel..) or avant-garde (Aimless Walk, Organism, Video Letter..). Triumph of the Will? No thanks.

My favourites:

Man with a Movie Camera,
Around the World in 80 Days (TV),
Sans Soleil,
Route One USA,
Stealing a Nation,
Planet Earth (TV),
The Battle of Chile,
Life on Earth (TV),
The World at War (TV),
The Sorrow and the Pity,
Letter from a Film-maker to his Daughter,
The Saltmen of Tibet,
Hour of the Furnaces,
A Valparaiso,
The Eleventh Year,
Salt for Svanetia,
Great Canal Journeys (TV)
Michael Palin in North Korea (TV)

Not on Mubi: Hortobagy (Hollering)

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