A list in progress because there are still so many films that I have yet to see, in alphabetical order.
Films from 1920s to now (and into the 2020s) that have shaped, helped to theorise, expanded, and above all challenged my understanding of documentary, the use of documentary codes and conventions, and the dynamic points where documentary and fiction meet.
An American Family (1973, Susan/Alan Raymond)
Babakiueria (1986, Don Featherstone)
Documentary Now! (2015-, various)
DV China (2003, Zheng Dasheng)
Far From Poland (1984, Jill Godmilow)
Ford Transit (2002, Hany Abu-Assad)
Histoire(s) du cinéma (1989-1999, Jean-Luc Godard)
Slingshot Hip Hop (2008, Jackie Salloum)
The Circle (2013, Bram Conjaerts)
Up series (1964-2012, Michael Apted)