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

by Jérémy Poirier
documentaries, ethnographic films, essays, documents, travelogues et al. by 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expository, reflexive, observational and experimental documentaries, I’ve included here ethnographic films, essays, historical documents, scientific films, travelogues, docufictions, mockumentaries, theses, manifestos and some performance films.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… Read more

- 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expository, reflexive, observational and experimental documentaries, I’ve included here ethnographic films, essays, historical documents, scientific films, travelogues, docufictions, mockumentaries, theses, manifestos and some performance films.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), 57 min.)

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

- “Lost, Lost, Lost”, Jonas Mekas (1976, United States, 173 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, Cap-Vert, 103 min.)

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

- “Nema-ye Nazdik”, Abbas Kiarostami (1990, Iran, 98 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, 159 min. – director’s cut)

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