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"

  • The Undocumented explores the lives and deaths that hang in the balance of mid-summer unauthorized border crossings in Arizona’s Sonora Desert. More
  • Four young people in the "Untouchables" caste in India are the first to be educated from pre-school through college. More
  • This Emmy Award-winning documentary from PBS explores the conflict that resulted in Mexico surrendering nearly half of its territory to the growing United States. More
  • Follow filmmakers behind the scenes into The Waiting Room, a documentary on the challenges facing hospitals that care for large groups of uninsured patients. More
  • War criminal and former Yugoslav leader Radovan Karadzic was indicted by the War Crimes Tribunal in 1995 but eluded capture. Most Wanted Man takes a look at the hunt. More
  • This character-driven documentary reveals how water is the catalyst for explosive community resistance to globalization. More
  • This Far by Faith examines the centuries-long connection between faith and the development of African-American cultural values. More
  • To Our Credit examines an emerging trend in finance: small loans made to low-income individuals to help generate self-employment. More
  • Exposing the criminal underground that allows American companies to profit from workers held as modern day slaves in the U.S. More
  • A look at the impact of Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws in the southern U.S., and their disproportionate effect on women living in poverty. More
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