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Top Ten Documentaries
1. Through a Lens Darkly
Explores the role of photography in shaping African American identity.
2. Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird
A look at the TKAM phenomenon and its reclusive author.
3. Somm
Journey into the mysterious Court of Master Sommeliers.
4. Tricked
A shocking look inside America's $3-billion-a-year sex trafficking industry.
5. The Up Series
The acclaimed series chronicling a group of Brits from age seven in 1964.
6. Monseñor: The Last Journey of Óscar Romero
"A finely shaded portrait of a man of great courage."
7. A Will for the Woods
What if our last act could be a gift to the planet — a force for regeneration?
8. For the Bible Tells Me So
Homosexuality meets Biblical scripture in this eye-opening doc.
9. Anita: Speaking Truth to Power
A comprehensive look at the legacy of Anita Hill.
10. Orchestra of Exiles
The story of how one man saved nearly 1,000 Jews from the Nazis.

New and Notable

Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman
In this update of her 2011 documentary, filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy sifts through the facts and speculation surrounding Lee and both her novels.

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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