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Watch the best documentaries FOR FREE. Collected together on one site, these documentaries represent a broad cross-section of styles and concerns. Each in its own way tells a dramatic story and provides vigorous evidence that is sure to stay with you long after the film has ended.
Film theorist, Richard Barsam has written: “The best nonfiction film is a creative film, not a literal record of some happening or a straightforward piece of argument or a twisted piece of propaganda ... as with all art, the question is one of degree: the degree of creativity ... The best nonfiction films are best not because they are the most informative or the most persuasive or the most useful, but because they are the most creative, effective, and valuable human documents that can be made from the circumstances represented in them ...”
Whilst the films collected here are not an exhaustive collection of the best or even the most creative docos (in Barsam's sense of the word), they do provide a comprehensive selection of styles, issues, obsessions and characters that most viewers will find both dramatic and stimulating. Indeed, many of the these films are among the most groundbreaking documentaries made in the past fifty years.