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Biographical Documentaries

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10 Questions for the Dalai Lama

This fascinating documentary blends an interview with the Dalai Lama with a look back at the spiritual leader's history and exile.

2006

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1:1 Thierry Henry

Global soccer hero Thierry Henry stars in this up-close sports documentary that covers his 2010 move from Barcelona to the New York Red Bulls.

2011

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20 Feet from Stardom

Winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, this film takes a look at the world of backup vocalists and the legends they support.

2013

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21 Up

In the second follow-up to his film Seven Up, Michael Apted checks in with his original subjects, who are now 21 and dealing with life as adults.

1977

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28 Up

Just two years away from turning 30, participants in Michael Apted's documentary series are facing serious questions of identity and purpose.

1985

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49 Up

In 1964, a filmmaker interviewed a diverse group of 7-year-olds and vowed to track their lives every seven years. Now, those "kids" are 49 years old.

2005

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56 Up

Since 1964, director Michael Apted has documented the fates of a group of Britons, questioning them every seven years about their lives and beliefs.

2012

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7 Plus Seven

After a seven-year interval, the same group of British youngsters -- now age 14 -- is quizzed about the changes that have transpired in their lives.

1970

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After Porn Ends

This documentary explores the careers of some of porn's top stars and examines their adjustment to "normal" society after leaving adult entertainment.

2010

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American Promise

A detailed examination of race, education and opportunity in America, this documentary follows two African American boys for 12 years.

2013

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An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story

In 1986, Michael Morton was convicted of killing his wife in front of their young son. This documentary chronicles his quest to clear his name.

2013

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The Armstrong Lie

This documentary follows cyclist Lance Armstrong from his 2009 comeback effort through his shocking 2012 confession of performance-enhancing drug use.

2013

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Bananas!*

Nicaraguan laborers are paying a high price to get cheap bananas onto the world's tables, and lawyer Juan Dominguez wants to do something about it.

2009

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Beautiful Darling

This documentary profiles the fascinating yet tragically short life of Andy Warhol's charismatic muse, transsexual actress Candy Darling.

2010

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Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this documentary follows the career of puppeteer Kevin Clash, the soft-spoken man behind the furry red monster Elmo.

2011

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Bending Colours

Stunning photography captures surfer Jordy Smith displaying the kind of tradition-breaking skill that put him on the map as a teenager.

2012

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Best Kept Secret

A New Jersey high school teacher dedicates herself to helping a group of autistic students overcome obstacles and plan for life after graduation.

2013

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Bettie Page Reveals All

20th-century America's most famous pinup girl recounts her drama-filled life, both in front of the camera and facing Senate investigators.

2012

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Bidder 70

Activist Tim DeChristopher brazenly bid $1.7 million to win 12 land parcels at a federal oil lease auction -- with no intention of paying. A daring act of protest against drilling for oil. Put his money where his mouth is? Not exactly ...

2012

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Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

This documentary explores the history of Memphis rock band Big Star, which experienced commercial failure but influenced major artists such as REM.

2012

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