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 repercussions of the 2012 shooting death of unarmed African American teen Jordan Davis and the consequences of Florida’s Stand Your Ground laws More
  • The first trial in the Americas to judge the genocide of indigenous people polarizes a nation and has the potential to re-write history.  More
  • A Closer Walk was the first film to exhaustively document the global HIV/AIDS epidemic and the impact it has had around the world. More
  • A PBS documentary that vividly chronicles the life of Adlai E. Stevenson, the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the United States in 1952 and 1956. More
  • Africans in America examines how a history of co-existing freedom and slavery has shaped current views about race. More
  • Following the struggles and triumphs of two Syrian families living in a Jordanian refugee camp as they contemplate an uncertain future More
  • At California’s infamous Soledad prison, A Kind of Order profiles inmates and staff struggling to break from the stark reality of America’s “locked down” racial order. More
  • In the face of incredibly challenging odds for African-American boys and men, two boys from Chicago graduate high school and make it to college. More
  • American Arab seeks to illuminate the lives and challenges faced by Arab-Americans in a hyper-sensitive post-9/11 world. More
  • Exploring the underreported issue of the U.S. government's deportation of American veterans More