Documentary Films

Since the mid-1980s, MacArthur has supported more than 300 films that combine exceptional storytelling with in-depth journalism. These films are often used in educational, community, and policymaking settings to spark conversations and activities that contribute to social and policy change.

Now showing "All Documentary Films"

  • This film illustrates South Africa’s post-Apartheid transition by taking viewers to the front row of 4 hearings at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. More
  • Long Story Short presents personal stories from hundreds of people living in poverty in the United States. More
  • An exploration of urban Indian life in New York, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay area. More
  • Maid in America takes a personal look at the immigrant women who come to the United States searching for a way to improve the lives of their families abroad. More
  • A documentary of Nelson Mandela's triumphant visit to the United States, including memorable public and private moments of his trip from Yankee Stadium to the White House More
  • Youth from around the world harness the power of technology and data to make real change in their own communities – and share their stories.  More
  • Marmato is a documentary feature about an artisan gold-mining village in rural Colombia on the precipice of opportunity and destruction. More
  • Matters of Race explores the implications of shifting demographics on American culture in this four-part series. More
  • In an increasingly developed world, Milking the Rhino takes a look at that shifting dynamic between animals and people living in ever closer quarters. More
  • Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World is a series by David Maybury-Lewis designed to inspire a new look at what the modern world can learn from tribal societies. More
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