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"

  • Following the ups and downs of an inner city girls soccer team to reveal the obstacles that low-income students confront in their quest for higher education More
  • In the Middle exposes the predicament that North African immigrants encounter as they look for opportunity in the recession-ravaged West. More
  • In the Tall Grass charts Rwanda’s post-genocide recovery through the implementation of community tribunals calls gacacas. More
  • A documentary about one influential generation who helped to create the multicultural fabric of Chicago. More
  • A group of forensic anthropology investigators from Latin America challenge the official story of repressive and violent regimes in countries across the globe More
  • A documentary film about a youth orchestra in Paraguay whose instruments are created from recycled trash More
  • Legacy tracks a multi-generation household’s struggle to move out of one of Chicago’s most dangerous housing projects, as narrated by a teenage grand-daughter. More
  • This dramatic documentary follows the parallel stories of America's relationship with the African republic of Liberia. More
  • Local News is a PBS series documenting the challenges and pressures facing a local news team and their potential for both positive and negative community impact. More
  • A network of citizen journalists in Liberia works to protect the country’s natural resources and public health More
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