Documentary

Prophet Healers of Northern Malawi (1989)

DocumentarySteven Friedson
This documentary focuses on the relationship between spirit possession and religious healing among tribes in northern Malawi.
#northern malawi #africa #1980s #religious #healers #tribal #spirit possession

Grave Robbing for Morons (2000)

Documentary
An unknown young man with a speech impediment explains how to properly rob a grave.
#2000s #home video #grave robbing #instructional video #weird #obscure #anonymous

Hate.com: Extremists on the Internet (2000)

America UndercoverDocumentaryVince DiPersio
Documentary from HBO's America Undercover series about hate groups on the internet.
#hbo #stormfront #2000s #racism #extremists #extremism #internet

Woubi Cheri (1998)

DocumentaryLaurent Bocahut
This documentary shows a few days in the life of various members of Abdijan, Ivory Coast's gay and transgendered community. We get to meet a variety of woubis, yossis, etc. The hero/heroine of the film is a statuesque young man named Barbara who is organizing the annual year-end party of the Ivor...
#abdijan #ivory coast #1990s #lgbtq+ #transgender #africa #gay straight relations #gay interest #woubi #yossi

A Jail in Colombia (2002)

DocumentaryPaul Comiti
A look inside the La Modelo prison in Bogota. Colombia. Called a "model" prison by Colombian officials the prison in reality is controlled more by the prisoners, than theguards. With 5000 prisoners for 2400 spots, and not more than 150 security guardsassigned to the prison. The prison is ...
#colombia #prison #bogota #la modelo #2000s

The Invisible Men (2012)

DocumentaryYariv Mozer
An untold side of the Israeli - Palestinian Conflict: gay Palestinians - Louie, Abdu and Fares - are hiding in Tel Aviv, and until they escape, they must remain 'the invisible men'.
#2010s #jewish #lgbtq+ #israel #israeli #palestine #palestinian #persecution #tel aviv

Affliction (1996)

DocumentaryMark Hejnar
This 45 minute documentary by Mark Hejnar is a sort of Whitman's Sampler of sickness, chronicling such wildly diverse and extreme personalities as G.G. Allin, Mike Diana, Full Force Frank, GLOD, Annie Sprinkle, and others. This collection of short clips and vile moments is certainly NOT for the s...
#1990s #blasphemy #body art #comic book #compilation #concert footage #coprophilia #death ejaculation #enema #foot fetish

Dead Asleep (2021)

DocumentarySkye Borgman
Follows and shares exclusive footage of the case of Randy Herman Jr., a man convicted of a murder he says he committed while sleepwalking in 2017.
#2020s #controversial #death #friend #friendship #homicide #male female relationship #murder #murder by stabbing #trial

Unforgiven: The Boys Who Murdered James Bulger (2001)

DispatchesDocumentaryGerry Troyna
The documentary covers the outcry from the population after hearing about the release of the two boys who killed 2 year-old James Bulger in 1993. Presenting the protests against their release from an institution, the film also gives a background about the killers, their terrible violent act and t...
#toddler #death #murder #cruelty #2000s #evil #child #sadism #shopping mall #evil boy

The Good Woman of Bangkok (1991)

DocumentaryDennis O'Rourke
Film maker Dennis O'Rourke documents the day to day life of Aoi, a Thai prostitute through interviews with her and her family as well as taking us through some of the tourist frequented bars and night clubs.
#prostitution #prostitute #prostitutes #thailand #bangkok #sex tourism #sex industry #pat pong #cinéma vérité

Hookers at the Point (2002)

DocumentaryBrent Owens
In this documentary, director and producer Brent Owens takes us to the streets of Hunts Point in South Bronx, for a candid documentary about the local sex workers. We learn about the past, present, and future of the people of the oldest profession on Earth.
#1990s #prostitute #prostitutes #prostitution #hunts point #south bronx #usa #hbo

Reindeerspotting - Escape from Santaland (2010)

DocumentaryJoonas Neuvonen
This documentary tells the story of Jani, a 19-year-old drug addict living on social welfare among with his friends. Tired of his life in a remote city in Rovaniemi, he decides to travel by train to various parts of Europe before being sent to imprisonment for several petty crimes.
#drug addict #drug addiction #subutex #finland #travel #friend #friendship #apathy #anxiety #small town

The Virgin Killer (2014)

DocumentaryTalya Tibbon
British-born Elliot Rodger murdered six students and injured 13 in nine locations across Santa Barbara, California. The rampage began when he stabbed three of his housemates to death. Leaving the scene in his car, the 22-year-old fired at people around the university town of Isla Vista. Just a da...
#women make films #female director #incel #incels #narration #revenge killing spree #revenge motive #talking to the camera #loneliness #loner

The Trial of Jeffrey Dahmer: Serial Killer (1992)

DocumentaryElkan Allan
This documentary uses clips of the trial of Jeffrey Dahmer to tell the individual stories of his murders.
#trial #serial killer #psychiatrist #psychotherapist #exploitation #cannibal #1990s

The Eternal Jew (1940)

DocumentaryFritz Hippler
Under the guise of a brutally honest documentary, this malevolent propaganda film aims to be an "indispensable tool in the hands of the Aryan race", designed to depict the "true" Jew when the masks of western civilisation fall off.
#nazi propaganda #ethnic hatred #nazism #hate monger #nazi ideology #anti semitic #jew #nazi occupied poland #national socialism #racism

Cruel and Unusual (2006)

DocumentaryJanet Baus
Five transgender women share their prison experiences. Interviews with attorneys, doctors, and other experts are also included.
#gender reassignment surgery #transgender woman #prison #inmates #transgender #doctor #attorney #hormones #repeat offender #reunion

Manson (1973)

DocumentaryRobert Hendrickson
Documentary on Charles Manson and his family. Has a number of insightful interviews with many family members most notably Squeaky and Sandy (Blue and Red). There is also a history of Manson from his birth to the family formation to the Tate/La Bianca murders. Plenty of footage of the family playi...
#interview #manson family #cult leader #racism #hippies #independent film #apocalypse #character name in title #commune #multiple murders

Out of State (2017)

DocumentaryCiara Lacy
OUT OF STATE is the story of outcasts, of native Hawaiian prisoners shipped 3,000 miles across the ocean to a for-profit prison in the desert of Arizona. In this unlikely setting, these men discover their fierce indigenous dances, inspiring two students to fight to turn their lives around upon re...
#prison #hawaii #dance #arizona #desert #culture #native hawaiian #women make films #female director

Rape in a Small Town: The Florence Holway Story (2004)

DocumentaryJeffrey Chapman
On Easter Eve, 1991, 75-year-old Florence Holway was brutally attacked, beaten and raped in her small rural New England home. Barely surviving the attack, she vowed that she would do everything in her power to see that her 25 year old attacker, John LaForest, who had a past criminal record no les...
#new england #criminal #violence #victim's rights #small town #senior citizen #rape #interview #2000s

Straight for the Money: Interviews with Queer Sex Workers (1994)

DocumentaryHima B
A Documentary offering a unique perspective on sex work from the lesbian point of view. Through interviews, erotica, and archival footage the videomaker explores the lives of lesbian strippers, prostitutes and exotic dancers, including author and activist Annie Sprinkle. The women share their per...
#lgbtq+ #lesbianism #lesbians #prostitutes #stripper #stripping #strip club

Stripped (2001)

DocumentaryJill Morley
Nonfiction filmmaker Jill Morley documents her exploration of the exotic dancer (stripper) experience. Through tactfully selected and edited sequences, you get an insider's view into the job itself, how clubs chauffeur dancers, protect them, what's required of them, how much money they can make, ...
#female nudity #single mother #strip club #self esteem #degradation #empowerment #dancing #stripping #interview #stripper

Ultramegalopolis (1995)

DocumentaryLarry Wessel
A two and a half hour Hell-Ride through the vast continuously urban sprawl known as Los Angeles. Explore the War-Zone from within it's riot-torn, graffiti-covered walls. Listen in horror to the terrifying true stories of Charles Manson's cell mate. Visit the McMartin Preschool, subject of the lon...
#reference to charles manson #graffiti art #los angeles #california #street art #graffiti #social documentary #1990s