documentaries

Watch Citizenfour For Free Right Now

Do you like spies? Do you like Academy Award-winning movies? Then you’ll love Citizenfour, the documentary about Edward Snowden that is now streaming online — legally — for free!


The Photography At CERN Is Helping Solve The Mysteries Of The Universe

Everyone’s favourite mega-machine, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, is meant to help humans some of the most basic questions about the nature of our world. How it goes about this is — in a word — complex. But part of it involves a bit of good old-fashioned (kind of) photography.


Coolest Couple Ever Blows Stuff Up For A Living

Meet Rich and Dee Gibson, founders of Rich’s Incredible Pyro, a spectacle of explosions that takes place at air shows around the country. In thisNew York Times documentary, the couple shares what they love about blowing s**t up.


How This Recluse Went From Bullied Kid To Internet Art Sensation

Elgin Park is miniature city created and photographed by artist Michael Paul Smith. In a short documentary directed by Danny Yourd, Smith explains how his miniature street scenes went from a nostalgic personal project, to a viral hit online.


Going On A Road Trip With A Large Format Camera And Glass Negatives

A fair number of artists disillusioned with digital are turning to various types of analogue photography these days. In this video produced by Element Skateboards, photographer Brian Gaberman explores the East Coast with some antiquated equipment that produce beautiful results.


This Documentary Explains The Crazy Reality Of Living On Mars

Do you want to go to space? Of course you do, and the fun thing is you (probably) can — if you have lots of money. The good news is that space tourism is getting cheaper and easier, so it’s entirely likely that you might be able to afford it one day. But you probably don’t want to say goodbye to Earth quite yet.


The Incredible Unseen Film Archives Of D.A. Pennebaker And Chris Hegedus

D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus are documentary filmmakers who have recorded 60 years’ worth of memorable folks in some of history’s most culturally significant moments. Reels upon reels of their footage, heaps of which hasn’t been seen in decades, is stored in a Cold War-era limestone mine.


A Short About The Challenge And Beauty Of Large Format Photography

It takes a special kind of masochist to carry around the behemoth that is a large format camera. One such person is Joseph Allen Freeman, a photographer working in the 8 x 10 format. In the short film Through the Ground Glass, by Nick Bolton and Taylor Hawkins, we hear Freeman ruminate about the trials and romanticism of the age-old process.


The Most Famous Drum Machine Ever Made Gets Its Own Documentary

If you’re a fan of hip hop or electronic music, you’ve heard that sick, signature beat of the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer. Heck, if you’re a fan of music in general you’ve probably heard it, because the 808 is the most famous drum machine ever made. And now it has its own documentary.


Watch A Man Direct Marble Quarry Excavators With Subtle Hand Gestures

At the Monte Bettolgi quarry in the northern Italian alps, industrial excavators crack massive blocks of marble out of the mountain. The sheer scale of the operation is impressive; even more so considering that one shirtless man orchestrates their movement with super simple hand gestures (minus a few fingertips).