Awesome Documentaries

How To Sell A Banksy (Trailer)

How To Sell A Banksy (Trailer)

(NSFW: Language) A film that examines the tragic situation of the graffiti artist’s work – they’re put up for free and left in the open, but some people take his art down to make money off of it.

Minecraft: The Story of Mojang

Minecraft: The Story of Mojang

2 Player Productions is making a documentary of Minecraft, and they’ve shared the first 20 minutes of the video. You can donate to their Kickstarter fund to help them finish it. Bonuses await donors.

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North Korea: Cinema of Dreams

North Korea: Cinema of Dreams

Lynn Lee and James Leong spent two years in North Korea covering the University of Cinematic and Dramatic Arts in Pyongyang, and this is the result – a “tiny window into a closed-off world.”

Some Old Ford

Some Old Ford

A man shares his love for his beat up 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL. We’re not old car junkies, but seeing him share his passion reminded us of things that we do care about – the old Fords in our lives.

Shinya Kimura

Shinya Kimura

Directed by Henrik Hansen, this short film is a glimpse into the mind of legendary custom bike maker Shinya Kimura, who was one of the first proponents of the zero-style motorcycle.

Lemmy (Documentary)

Lemmy (Documentary)

A peek into the life of rock legend Lemmy Kilmister, bassist and vocalist of Motörhead. Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker, 51% Son Of A Bitch has tons of revealing interviews and footage.

Carbon Nation (Trailer)

Carbon Nation (Trailer)

Peter Byck’s non-partisan Carbon Nation movie presents the solutions and benefits of a low-carbon economy, e.g., strengthened business, national and energy security, and health improvement.

Strongman (Trailer)

Strongman (Trailer)

Zach Levy’s Strongman is the cinéma vérité story of Stanless Steel, a professional strongman, and his attempts to keep the things that truly matter from slipping through his mighty grasp.

The Last Text (AT&T PSA)

The Last Text (AT&T PSA)

Don’t text while driving. It’s so obvious that we shouldn’t even be told about it. But as the people in this documentary will attest, we still do it anyway. Don’t wait until one of these becomes your story.

Linotype: The Film

Linotype: The Film

Salute to the past: Linotype: The Film from Doug Wilson is a documentary about Ottmar Mergenthaler’s revolutionary typesetting machine and the people who own and love them today.

We All Want to Be Young

We All Want to Be Young

A short treatise on youth culture. Adventurous, spoiled, influential, gullible, imaginative, irreverent, plural, confused, powerful; whatever the case, being young is a hell of a privilege.

TimeScapes: Rapture

TimeScapes: Rapture

More jaw-dropping footage by cinematographer Tom Lowe for his feature film TimeScapes. Every shot is straight out of Canon and Red MX cameras, and no CGI was used. Watch in HD.

Influencers (Full Version)

Influencers (Full Version)

While it doesn’t have detailed information on how and why influencers come about, the film provides a peek into what’s happening in pop culture today and identifies events that cultivate inspiration.

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Influencers (Trailer)

Influencers (Trailer)

Directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, Influencers takes a look at how trends in music and fashion become contagious, and at the “influential creatives” who are shaping pop culture today.

The History of the Boombox

The History of the Boombox

It’s far from being comprehensive, but if you’re into music – especially hip hop – NPR’s short documentary about the origin and legacy of the attention-grabbing gadget is a fascinating watch.

Beyond Limits (Trailer)

Beyond Limits (Trailer)

Beyond Limits is the chronicle of Herbert Nitsch’s quest to dive to a depth of 1000ft in one breath. Yes, as in without an oxygen supply save for the one he gathers in his lungs.

Trailer: Freakonomics

Trailer: Freakonomics

Six of today’s greatest documentarians put their collective skills together to bring Levitt and Dubner’s thought-provoking bestseller about economics and human behavior to the big screen.

The Hax Life

The Hax Life

A documentary about professional gaming. Gaming may not be as physical as other jobs, but the skills that these guys need to develop in order to compete are at times jaw-dropping.

The Bowler

The Bowler

Meet Rocky Salemmo. Fast-talking, quick-witted and a bowling hustler. For him, bowling is “a way to make a living without making a living.” A quirky short film by Sean Dunne. (Language NSFW).

Trailer: Winnebago Man

Trailer: Winnebago Man

Ever wonder what happened to Jack Rebney, the hilarious NSFW Winnebago Man? Fortunately for us, the Winnebago Man documentary is due out next month, so we’ll be able to get an update.

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HBO: The Lazarus Effect

HBO: The Lazarus Effect

The Lazarus Effect is proof that HIV can be treated and prevented from being passed from mother to child. It only costs $0.40 to provide a person with the proper medicine. Help by donating at (RED).

Indie Game: The Movie

Indie Game: The Movie

Indie Game: The Movie, coming in Spring 2011, is a feature documentary about the human side of video games, video game developers and the connections between game and game-maker.

Documentary: Up There

Documentary: Up There

A short documentary on the dying trade of hand-painted billboard art, Up There is insightful and touching. Directed by Malcolm Murray, the film is part of Stella Artois’ The Ritual Project.

AFOL: A Blocumentary

AFOL: A Blocumentary

You could call ’em blockheads, but for Adult Fans of LEGO it’d be a compliment: AFOL: A Blocumentary takes apart LEGO fans and reveals a surprisingly witty and skilled group of hobbyists.

Movie Trailer: Severe Clear

Movie Trailer: Severe Clear

In select theaters 3/12/10: Severe Clear puts you on the front lines with Marines in the 2003 Iraq War; it’s real video footage shot and narrated by First Lieutenant Mike Scotti.

Trailer: Man on a Mission

Trailer: Man on a Mission

Lord British finally rules space as well as Britannia in Man on a Mission; follow Richard Garriott as he makes millions in gaming and then uses it to spend 12 days in space aboard the ISS.

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