Documented: People

Documented: People

This collection of documentaries examines the lives of people, either from a biographical, observational or historical standpoint. These stories of musicians, artists, activists, and others, offer up portraits of individuals whose lives inspire, and provide audiences with an insight into how others navigate the world we live in, while facing challenges, both big and small.

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Documented: People
  • Mama Gloria

    "In her first feature, director Luchina Fisher lovingly captures the lived experience of a woman who deserves to go down in queer history." POV Magazine

    Chigago International Film Festival
    BFI Flare
    Inside Out Film Festival

    Meet Mama Gloria. Chicago’s Black transgender icon Gloria Allen blazed ...

  • Last Days At Sea

    "Venice Atienza’s wistful and evocative documentary is rooted in the liminal space between childhood and adolescence." The Guardian

    Berlin International Film Festival
    Hot Docs International Documentary Festival
    International Documentary Festival Amsterdam

    12-year-old Reyboy lives in Karihatag, ...

  • Your Mother's Comfort

    Inside Out LGBT Toronto Film Festival
    Sheffield Doc/Fest
    Outfest Los Angeles

    “We transgender are the revolution!” Indianara Siqueira, trans activist and politician, admonishes her political party for ousting her days before the 2018 Brazilian national elections. In the same election cycle extrem...

  • Manu

    "Emmanuelle Bonmariage delivers a multi-layered documentary about a filmmaker and extraordinary man’s road to remembrance." Cineuropa

    Munich Dok Fest

    The Belgian filmmaker Manu Bonmariage now has Alzheimer's at age 76. As his memory starts to fade, his daughter Emmanuelle goes bac...

  • Mighty Jerome

    Vancouver International Film Festival

    From acclaimed filmmaker Charles Officer comes the story of the rise, fall and redemption of Harry Jerome, Canada's most record-setting track and field star. Gorgeous monochrome imagery, impassioned interviews and astonishing archival footage are used in thi...

  • My Prairie Home

    "Director Chelsea McMullan captures Canadian transgender folk singer Rae Spoon's music and life story in sensitive detail." Variety

    Sundance Film Festival
    Cork International Film Festival
    Winner Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

    In this feature documentary-musical by Chelsea McM...

  • A Young Patriot

    Toronto International Film Festival
    CPH: DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival
    Sheffield Doc/Fest

    'A Young Patriot' explores the patriotism in China`s youths born after 1990. The film follows a 19-year-old Zhao and his flag-waving,slogan-shouting 'patriotic exhibitionist' for 3 ...

  • Jaha's Promise

    Sheffield Doc/Fest
    Mill Valley Film Festival

    Jaha's Promise tells the remarkable story of activist Jaha Dukureh, as she returns home to Gambia from the U.S. to campaign against the female genital mutilation practices that almost destroyed her life. Having endured the devastating impact o...

  • Elena

    "a mesmerizing, artful and emotional piece of filmmaking that consistently surprises and awes in its sensitivity." The Playlist

    SXSW Film Festival
    Hot Docs International Film Festival
    Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

    Dreamlike, lyrical and haunting, Petra Costa’s deeply personal film document...

  • Silence Is A Falling Body

    International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
    Filmfest Hamburg
    Brooklyn Film Festival

    Silence Is A Falling Body follows filmmaker Agustina Comedi as she explores hundreds of hours of footage from the videotapes that her father Jaime recorded throughout his life. Her search to learn more abou...

  • Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero

    “Compelling… ‘Transmissions After Zero’ chronicles Brainiac’s unlikely rise and subsequent fall with intelligence and humor.” -Variety

    SXSW Film Festival
    Cleveland Film Festival
    Cork Film Festival

    In the mid 90’s the Dayton, OH music scene became a hot spot generating worldwide buzz for the inf...

  • What Walaa Wants

    Hot Docs Film Festival
    Berlin International Film Festival
    Seattle International Film Festival

    What Walaa Wants follows Walaa from age 15 through 21 raised by her environment in a refugee camp. Separated from her mother due to an eight year prison sentence, Walaa is a determined young woman recog...

  • The Case Of The Three Sided Dream

    “By emphasizing live performance and audio recordings over interviews, Kahan lets Kirk's talent speak for itself.” - Chicago Reader

    Raindance Film Festival
    Leeds International Film Festival

    Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk spent his career and life defying conventional limitations. Born blind,...