Docs/ology | Award Winning Documentary Films

Docs/ology promotes documentary films that authentically and thoughtfully explore the truth about the human condition with excellence, artistry, and substance.

With so many documentary films being released each year it is nearly impossible to dissect the merely good and the great ones. So we created Docs/ology to help moviegoers know which films are the most praise-worthy — whether on your TV or in movie theaters. Through concise film reviews, features and interviews plus our ‘Docs/ology Award,’ Docs/ology will help you discover the films most deserving of your time.

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Paris to Pittsburgh

Paris to Pittsburgh makes a powerful argument that the fight against climate change in the U.S. is as strong as ever thanks to hundreds of cities, states, universities and businesses who picked up the baton and continued the goals of the Paris agreement, despite the Trump administration’s position.

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Mars offers a unique, grounded look at space exploration and shows us how it relates to those of us whose feet will always be planted on earth.

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Social Animals

In Social Animals one thing becomes clear – for all the ways Instagram allows someone to filter and frame their life, it can’t help but also be truly revelatory. What we choose to show and not show discloses who we are and what we value.

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Intelligent Lives

When it comes to some of our most vulnerable men and women—people with disabilities that we might avoid or discount— ‘Intelligent Lives’ reminds us more progress needs to be made.

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Cielo creates space of the cinematic kind so that the viewer can create space inwardly to reckon with the vastness of outer space and all it contains, an immensity which we can only see with our naked eye in the night sky.

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Behold the Earth

A meditative and gorgeously filmed experience that asks the question, “Is the root cause of the environmental crisis we face spiritual in nature?”

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Science Fair

Science Fair makes you smile—not just a surface smile because it’s a fun, entertaining, well-made documentary (which it is), but a deeper smile. One that comes of being encouraged and inspired by these high schoolers, and what they can do in the coming years.

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Free Solo

Free Solo is the kind of documentary that makes you hold your breath, both because you don’t want Alex to slip off the granite face of El Capitan and because you can see how easy it would be for him to slip free of those who love him.

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Crime + Punishment

Crime + Punishment is riveting and persuasive. It’s not an instrument in tearing down a treasured institution as much as a potential tool to help rebuild it.

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Generation Wealth

The temptation in observing outlandish people is to “other” them. Generation Wealth wants to do the opposite — to see how we are like them, so that we may reconsider our own selfish pursuits.

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Minding the Gap

The past has its own gravity, pulling at us, keeping us in the same circular orbits we’ve always known. To break free requires tremendous resolve, not to mention a little outside help.

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The King

Eugene Jarecki’s brilliant The King may be the most surprisingly profound documentary film of the year.

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Three Identical Strangers

Three Identical Strangers hits every note of emotion and questions the very fabric of human nature in light of a story that is just as sad as it is joyful.

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RBG documents the legacy and marriage of the iconic supreme court justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

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American Jail

American Jail isn’t just brave filmmaking. It’s loving. It wants us all to be free, and it knows that it must act in love even now in the face of such injustice if love is to triumph over all.

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is a beautifully simple portrayal of a man who had the quiet audacity to challenge the status quo in everything he did.

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The Heart of Nuba

The Heart of Nuba chronicles the life of a community of Catholic aid workers and the Nuba peoples who surround, work, and are helped by the hospital.

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‘Hondros’ is not just an informative piece of nonfiction filmmaking; it is also a tribute to a man who was remarkable for reasons beyond his bravery and facility with a camera.

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Summer in the Forest

‘Summer in the Forest’ reminds us of the simplicity of life—how simple and beautiful it is to love someone, to work with our hands, to play with our friends, and to laugh, learn, and remember.

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Strangers on the Earth

Strangers on the Earth, which accompanies thousands of pilgrims as they traverse the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain, is expansive, making room for all to participate in this ancient, devotional act of faith.

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The Heretic

The Heretic tells Rob Bell’s story, focusing on his teachings – why it appeals to so many and also why his teaching has branded him a “heretic” among others.

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25 IN 24

Performing 25 shows in 24 hours, SWITCHFOOT frontman Jon Foreman dives headlong into the paradox of order and chaos that forms music.

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Cyclist and filmmaker Bryan Fogel set off to uncover the truth about doping in his sport, but the truth took him on a ride he never anticipated.

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A judge, a fire chief, and a local ministry leader are the three pillars of hope that this 2018 Oscar-nominated documentary Heroin(e) highlights.

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Quest follows its subjects over the course of nearly a decade, fostering with the audience a connection that comes only through dedicated consideration.

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One of Us

One of Us gives a raw and rare behind-the-scenes look into the Hasidic community in Brooklyn, New York.

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Human Flow

Directed by international art icon and activist Ai Weiwei. Attempts to correctly reckon the scope of the refugee crisis in the world today.

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Faces Places

Follows filmmaker Agnés Varda and photographer JR as they explore French cities & villages in order to capture and preserve the faces and places.

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Heroes of the Long Road Home

Heroes of the Long Road Home shows how soldiers involved in the Iraq battle ‘Black Sunday’ cope with their scars and the aftermath of those events.

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Follows primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall through the eyes of wildlife photographer Hugo van Lawick.

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Chasing Coral

How does climate change affect one of the world’s most diverse and important ecosystems, and what does it mean for future generations?

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Imba Means Sing

Each year 20 African children are hand-selected to join the African Children’s Choir and travel across North America, singing and dancing their way into audience’s hearts.

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Last Chance U

If you got a second chance but knew that second chance was also your last chance, what would you do with it?

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