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Top Ten Documentaries
1. Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman
An insightful look at the reclusive author and both her novels.
2. Somm
Journey into the mysterious Court of Master Sommeliers.
3. The Up Series
The acclaimed series chronicling a group of Brits from age seven in 1964.
4. Ballet Boys
Billy Elliot meets First Position in this portrait of three young dancers.
5. The New Rijksmuseum
The story of the ambitious renovation of one of the world's greatest museums.
6. Our Man in Tehran
The gripping true story behind the Oscar-winning film Argo.
7. I Dream of Wires
The rise, fall and rebirth of the modular synthesizer.
8. For the Bible Tells Me So
Homosexuality meets Biblical scripture in this eye-opening doc.
9. A Year in Champagne
A rare glimpse behind the scenes into the real Champagne.
10. Antarctic Edge: 70° South
A thrilling journey to one of the world's most perilous environments.

New and Notable

Making Rounds
We spend a trillion dollars a year on high-tech tests, yet almost 20% of patients are misdiagnosed. Making Rounds reintroduces the oldest diagnostic method - listening to the patient - by following two leading cardiologists.

In The News

The Island President
The Island President subject Mohamed Nasheed has been sentenced to thirteen years in prison after a highly politicized trial in the Maldives. Sign the petition for his release.

Film Activism

A Will for the Woods
If you're inspired by this film about green burial and want to learn more about environmentally-sustainable burial practices, visit

History Lessons

Through a Lens Darkly
The first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present.

From Around the World

Population Boom
Director Werner Boote (Plastic Planet) traverses the globe to examine the facts and myths about overpopulation - and comes to a surprising conclusion.

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