Documentary

Роман Костомаров: Рожденный дважды | Russia
Genre
An ideal sports career is an Olympic champion, two-time world champion, three-time champion of Russia and Europe in ice dancing. But in January last year, a sudden illness almost took Roman Kostomarov's life. He was in a coma, doctors performed several operations on him and had to amputate his limbs. Forecasts for recovery were less than a percent. But he survived. Thanks to the love and support of his family and loved ones, he did not lose faith and embarked on the path of recovery. And 11 months later, Roman went back on the ice with his partner Tatyana Navka to perform their famous program "Carmen", which brought them an Olympic gold medal. He, like his hero bullfighter, was able to tame the disease and regain a full life.

The Only Doctor | United States of America
Genre
IMDB
8 (8 votes)
After working years without pay, Dr. Karen Kinsell, the only doctor in Georgia's poorest county for 15 years, now faces the imminent closure of her clinic. Join her on this uplifting story of never giving up or giving in.

В Арктику | Russia
Genre
The documentary film “To the Arctic,” filmed by director and ethnographer Leonid Kruglov, is dedicated to the discoveries and research of the largest icy desert in the world. For the first time, the film captures all the most remote and inaccessible Arctic archipelagos of the Russian high-latitude Arctic, which are scattered over an area of more than 10,000 km. Among them are Franz Josef Land, Novaya Zemlya, Severnaya Zemlya, Ushakov Island and the New Siberian Islands archipelago, Wrangel Island and the De Long archipelago, as well as many other hidden corners of the North.

Mad Props
Genre
A handsome nerd journeys the globe to turn the conventional art world on its head, set to prove to historians and critics alike that movie props are as important an art form as the greatest paintings and sculptures in history.

Sanya
Genre
A Pakistani woman stares into the camera, drinks coffee, laughs, and twirls her hair. A Muslim family is behind her. The footage is slowed down to showcase human motion and body language, as well as capture and preserve the beauty of an individual person.

Sacred Soil: The Piney Woods School Story | United States of America
Genre
Budget
2,000,000.00$
Focuses on today's students at an historic Black boarding school in Mississippi founded by a Black educator in 1909.

Fear and Love: The Story of The Exorcist
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Budget
30,000.00$
A look back at the making of and cultural phenomenon of one of the most popular and profitable horror films ever made, The Exorcist (1973).

God & Country: The Rise of Christian Nationalism | United States of America
Genre
‘”God & Country’ looks at the implications of Christian Nationalism and how it distorts not only our constitutional republic, but Christianity itself…[it also] asks this question: What happens when a faith built on love, sacrifice, and forgiveness grows political tentacles, conflating power, money, and belief into hyper-nationalism?”

Dead Neon: The Many Faces of Lenny Bruce on Film
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Lenny Bruce's depiction on film did not start or end with Bob Fosse's Lenny (1974). Through these other often offbeat cinematic incarnations, this essay piece considers how Lenny Bruce was the perfect Bob Fosse subject, and how Fosse's focus on the lives of performers invigorated his portrait of the controversial, trail-blazing comic.

Gerçek Olaylardan Esinlenmiş Bir Film | Turkey
Genre
Through the footage from his family's Handycam, the director creates a portrait of his family that is falling apart.

Une belle course | France| United States of America
Genre
IMDB
7 (1794 votes)
Budget
2,900,000.00$
A seemingly simple taxi ride across Paris evolves into a profound meditation on the realities of the driver, whose personal life is in shambles, and his fare, an elderly woman whose warmth belies her shocking past.

Velda: A Mom's Story of Suicide | United States of America
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Budget
22,000.00$
In the poignant and thought-provoking short film, a distressed mother, Velda, takes center stage as she recounts the tragic tale of her son, Michael, who battles inner demons after being sent to war. As she navigates through the gut-wrenching chronology of his enlistment on the eve of 9/11, his traumatizing experiences in combat, and his futile attempts at readjustment after returning home, the narrative unravels to reveal the silent and insidious toll of war on the mental health of soldiers. Compelled by her son's devastating suicide, Velda transforms her grief into a call for action, articulating her concerns about the military's approach to mental health issues in a letter to the president. This heart-rending short film underscores the often overlooked consequences of war, giving voice to those left in its devastating wake.

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