Category: Feature Docs

Reviews of feature-length documentaries

(Photo Credit: "Paris Tower 13")

Review: ‘Paris Tower 13’

Directed by Thomas Lallier, “Paris Tower 13” is an engrossing look at artistic expression and passion in the face of impending destruction. In the words of Vincent van Gogh, “Great things are done by a series

(Photo Credit: "A Reason to Stay")

Review: ‘A Reason to Stay’

Making its New Zealand premiere Oct. 28th at the Arohanui Film Festival, “A Reason to Stay” tells the story of how one group of friends experienced Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.

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Review: ‘Warehoused’

To coincide with World Refugee Day, we look at “Warehoused” directed by Asher Emmanuel and Vincent Vittorio premiering globally with free screenings around the world today (June 20th). “Warehoused” takes audiences to Dadaab, Kenya–home to

"Five Days on Lesvos"
(Photo Credit: Richard Wyllie)

Review: ‘Five Days on Lesvos’

Documentaries on humanitarian crises have the ability to focus attention, influence hearts, and one hopes—help increase support and aid for the regions and lives of those personally affected by tragedy and conflict around the world.

"The Art of Recovery"
Street artist Wongi Wilson at work in "The Art of Recovery" (Photo Credit: Fisheye Films)

Review: ‘The Art of Recovery’

The rebuilding of a city begins first with the reviving of its spirit. Directed by Peter Young and produced by Tracy Roe, “The Art of Recovery” chronicles the period following the 2011 Christchurch earthquake when

Mind Landscape
On left: Photographer Yang Yankang in "Mind Landscape"

Review: ‘Mind Landscape’

Directed by Niu Zi, “Mind Landscape” takes viewers on a reflective journey through remote areas of Tibet following photographer Yang Yankang as he captures the heart and beauty of a people and region few will ever have

Review: ‘Atlantic’

“There’s nothing as bad as seeing your community dying,” says Charlie Kane, a Newfoundland fisherman featured in the award-winning documentary “Atlantic” by Irish filmmaker Risteard Ó Domhnaill (Richie O’Donnell). The film, which makes its New

Spirit of the Ancestors

Review: ‘Spirit of the Ancestors’

“Spirit of the Ancestors” is the eye-opening personal journey of one family’s attempt to restore ‘Mana’ (welfare) to their Easter Island village by finding and bringing home the spirit of the Moai Hoa Haka Nanaʻia,

"Sustainable"

Review: ‘Sustainable’

Let’s be real, documentaries on farming can sometimes be polarizing. You know the types of films I mean. The ones that are heavy on shock value and show horrific scenes of animals at mass production

Review: ‘The Coffee Man’

Billed as an “intensely personal observational documentary,” director Jeff Hann’s “The Coffee Man” follows Canberra resident and ONA Coffee founder Sasa Sestic on his quest to become the 2015 World Barista Champion. The first feature