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 documentary introduces the nation's over 25,000 charitable foundations -- who they work with and how they decide to spend their money. More
  • This documentary presents a firsthand account of some of Rwanda’s darkest days of genocide. More
  • In Good Kurds, Bad Kurds journalist and filmmaker Kevin McKiernan exposes the secret war that was happening on the Turkish border. More
  • Growin’ Up Not a Child is a one hour documentary about the impact that abundant urban violence has on the children growing up in it.  More
  • An exposé on the plight of migrant sugar cane workers in the Florida glades. More
  • Half the Sky follows the Nicholas Kristof and six actresses around the world to meet women fighting for their future and their rights. More
  • Halsted Street, USA, takes a look at one of the most unique roads in America, spanning Chicago from its north to south sides and all of the neighborhoods in between. More
  • The film traces Washington's rise through the state legislature, his election as Chicago's first black mayor, and the power struggle that followed his death in 1987. More
  • This documentary encompasses a half-century of historic struggle for democracy and freedom in South Africa and the global movement that helped end Apartheid for good. More
  • Why does the practice of hazing continue to serve as a meaningful and legitimate rite of passage, despite serious injuries, arrests, and tragic deaths? More
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