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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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35 Up

Now in their mid-thirties, Suzi, Andrew, Paul, Bruce and Neil grapple with family issues, career fluctuations, emotional distress and more.

1991

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42 Up

When documentarian Michael Apted catches up with a group he's been tracking since 1964, they offer fascinating insights on the course of their lives.

1998

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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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After Tiller

This documentary paints a complex, compassionate portrait of the physicians who have become the new prime targets of the anti-abortion movement.

2013

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Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei uses social media and art to inspire protests and suffers government persecution for his actions.

2012

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Alias Ruby Blade

Cast against East Timor's bloody revolution, this true-life love story traces Kirsty Sword's dedication to a Timorese rebel group and its leader.

2012

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American Masters: LENNONYC

This tribute to music legend John Lennon charts the highlights of his solo career post-Beatles and examines his relationship with Yoko Ono.

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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The American Scream

Each year, in the sleepy town of Fairhaven, the creative minds behind three local homemade haunts valiantly try to ignite the town's Halloween spirit.

2012

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Anna Wintour: Bloomberg Game Changers

"Bloomberg Game Changers" profiles Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, one of the most powerful voices in the world of fashion.

2011

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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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