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"

  • A look at the life and U.S. aid worker Fred Cuny, who mysteriously disappeared while working to negotiate peace in Chechnya. More
  • The New Americans weaves together the stories of immigrants to the United States from all over the world as they make new lives in America. More
  • In this two part series, filmmakers look at the expanding influence of money and media on American politics…and what that means for the American public. More
  • The Reckoning follows International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo around the world on a quest for justice. More
  • The Sixth Section tells the story of Mexican-American immigrants and their organization, Grupo Unión, which aims to rebuild the towns in Mexico that they left behind. More
  • Spectre of Hope revisits Sebastião Salgado's photographic work from around the world in consultation with the photographer himself and art critic John Berger. More
  • The State of Arizona chronicles the state’s most turbulent year in recent memory, 2010, which saw the passage of strict immigration legislation and a tragic shooting. More
  • The Supreme Price shares Hafsat Abiola’s story as she works to foster the pro-democracy legacy her parents died for in Nigeria.  More
  • This three-part PBS documentary shares the natural history of trees and the challenges they will face as climate change progresses. More
  • Four friends seek a college education, after the state of Georgia bans undocumented students from its top universities More
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