The Grierson Award recognises films with integrity, originality, and social or cultural significance.
An evocative and frank exploration of the diversity and joys of the lives of reindeer herders in the frozen forests of the Arctic wilderness.
Award-winning documentarist Alex Gibney’s film, shooting as Lance Armstrong’s doping scandal broke, offers a complex picture of a sporting enigma.
Frederick Wiseman’s immersive institutional documentary boasts extraordinary access in its classy portrait of an iconic University in flux.
Art-scene egos and a decades-old love story collide in Zachary Heinzerling’s touching documentary framing an artist couple’s first joint exhibition.
Filmmaker and critic Mark Cousins turns explorer as his voyage to Albania takes him under the skin of the country’s fragile cinematic culture.
A humane, exhilarating portrait of Radio France from the inside, airing a dawn-to-dusk vision of the station with affection and philosophical depth.
After the drama of Zero Dark Thirty, Greg Barker’s investigative doc meets the real CIA operatives who tracked Osama Bin Laden for twenty years.
A visually astonishing, harrowing account of Pol Pot’s Cambodia using miniature clay figures and archive footage to explore memory and trauma.
Paul-Julien Robert’s quietly devastating documentary revisits the former residents of the experimental 1970s free-love commune in which he grew up.
Vitaly Mansky’s compelling documentary follows the course of the Trans-Siberian gas pipeline through perceptive scenes from everyday life.
Matt Wolf’s prehistory of the Teenager is a sharp, archive-rich take on youth from the early 20th century to its ‘official’ invention in the 1940s.
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