Edwyn Collins meets David Hockney here, a world of true human stories.
Art and madness, war and love are explored, with contributors drawn from either side of the camera. This selection shows the energy and variety of a genre that has been revitalised this century.
Documentary201682 minsDirector: Keith Maitland
An emotionally gripping and visually stunning account of the first American mass school shooting, in Texas in 1966, blending archive, animation and contemporary interviews.
Documentary201685 minsDirector: David Lachapelle
The rise, fall and rise again of the bad boy of ballet, Ukrainian prodigy Sergei Polunin is captured in this swirling doc with a rocking soundtrack.
Documentary201688 minsDirector: Marco Del Fiol
A bold and unsettling mystical voyage in the company of the fearless Serbian artist, as she travels Brazil in search of spiritual healing.
Documentary2015114 minsDirector: Stig Björkman
An illuminating portrait of the pioneering actress, crafted from her unique personal archive of home-movie footage, letters and diary extracts.
Documentary201698 minsDirector: Werner Herzog
Legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog explores the past, present and future of the Internet in this extraordinary documentary.
Documentary201582 minsDirector: Patricio Guzmán
Patricio Guzmán’s lyrical, illuminating follow-up to Nostalgia for the Light explores the fateful role played by water in Chile’s tragic history.
The story of Mark Duggan, who was shot and killed in Tottenham in 2011, is brought to the screen in this humane, thought-provoking and topical documentary.
Documentary2015101 minsDirector: Jon Spira
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, ten actors landed small roles in a mysterious project called Star Wars. This is the story of how their lives changed forever.
Documentary2014128 minsDirector: Sergei Loznitsa
An essential and explosive documentary about the Ukrainian civil riots and protest movement, from the acclaimed director of In the Fog.
Documentary2014181 minsDirector: Frederick Wiseman
The inner workings of London’s National Gallery are laid bare in this absorbing, forensic examination by revered filmmaker Frederick Wiseman.
Documentary2014108 minsDirector: Randall Wright
A portrait of the beloved British artist, drawing on his own home-movie footage and with revealing contributions from his friends and colleagues.
Documentary2011103 minsDirector: Werner Herzog
Werner Herzog’s documentary about an unrepentant young murderer on death row is a cool, compassionate study of the dark side of the human condition
Documentary2010101 minsDirector: Janus Metz
Balanced, insightful and compassionate documentary about troops and civilians in and around a Danish-British base in Helmand Province, Afghanistan