Many documentaries, including not only recent releases but also classics from previous decades, are now available for purchase through online vendors, such as Amazon and PBS Video. A growing number are also available for rental through online companies, such as Netflix and Intelliflix, which have their counterparts worldwide.
Through the web, viewers may also be able to find information about specific films, including official press kits, teachers' guides, and outreach plans. Transcripts and other material are available online for many documentaries that have been shown on PBS, including American Experience (a historical series, www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex), Nova (science, www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova), and Frontline (current affairs, www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline).
Balseros: Produced by Loris Omedes; directed by Josep Ma Domenech and Carles Bosch;
scripts by David Trueba and Carles Bosch; edited by Ernest Blasi. Betty Tells Her Story: Produced, directed, and edited by Liane Brandon. Blue Vinyl: Produced by Daniel B. Gold, Judith Helfand, and Julia D. Parker; directed by
Judith Helfand and Daniel B. Gold; edited by Sari Gilman. Born into Brothels: Produced and directed by Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski; edited by
Nancy Baker and Ross Kauffman. Bowling for Columbine: Produced, directed, and written by Michael Moore; additional producers Kathleen Glynn, Jim Czarnecki, Charles Bishop and Michael Donovan; edited by Kurt Engfehr.
The Boys of Baraka: Produced and directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady; edited by Enat Sidi.
A Brief History of Time: Produced by David Hickman, Gordon Freedman, and Kory Johnston;
directed by Errol Morris; edited by Brad Fuller. Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin: Produced and directed by Bennett Singer and
Nancy Kates; edited by Veronica Selver and Rhonda Collins. Cadillac Desert (series): Episodes 1-3 produced, directed, and written by Jon Else; based on Marc Reisner's book, Cadillac Desert; Episode 4 produced and directed by Linda Harrar; based on Sandra Postel's book, Last Oasis. Capturing the Friedmans. Produced by Andrew Jarecki and Marc Smerling; directed by
Andrew Jarecki; edited by Richard Hankin. The Civil War (series): Produced by Ken Burns and Ric Burns; directed by Ken Burns; written by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ric Burns with Ken Burns; edited by Paul Barnes, Bruce Shaw, and Tricia Reidy.
Control Room: Produced by Hani Salama and Rosadel Varela; directed by Jehane Noujaim; edited by Julia Bacha, Lilah Bankier, and Charles Marquardt.
Culloden: Produced, written, and directed by Peter Watkins; edited by Michael Bradsell.
Darwin's Nightmare: Produced by Edouard Maruiat, Antonin Svoboda, Martin Gschlacht, Barbara Albert, Hubert Toint, and Hubert Sauper; directed and written by Hubert Sauper; edited by Denise Vindevogel.
Daughter from Danang: Produced by Gail Dolgin; directed by Gail Dolgin and Vicente Franco; edited by Kim Roberts.
The Day after Trinity: J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb: Produced and directed by Jon Else; written by David Peoples, Janet Peoples, and Jon Else; edited by David Peoples and Ralph Wikk.
A Decent Factory: Produced by Thomas Balmes and Kaarle Aho; directed and written by Thomas Balmes.
The Donner Party: Produced by Lisa Ades and Ric Burns; directed and written by Ric Burns; edited by Bruce Shaw.
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room: Produced by Alex Gibney, Jason Kliot, and Susan Motamed; directed and written by Alex Gibney; edited and coproduced by Alison Ellwood.
Eugene O'Neill: Produced by Marilyn Ness and Steve Rivo with Robin Espinola and Mary Recine; directed by Ric Burns; written by Arthur Gelb & Barbara Gelb and Ric Burns; edited by Li-Shin Yu.
The Execution of Wanda Jean: Produced by Liz Garbus and Rory Kennedy; directed by Liz Garbus.
Eyes on the Prize (series): Episodes 1-6 produced by Orlando Bagwell, Callie Crossley, James A. DeVinney, and Judith Vecchione; edited by Daniel Eisenberg, Jeanne Jordan, and Charles Scott; series writer, Steve Fayer; executive producer, Henry Hampton. Episodes 7-14) produced by Sheila Bernard, Carroll Blue, James A. DeVinney, Madison Davis Lacy, Jr., Louis J. Massiah, Thomas Ott, Samuel Pollard, Terry Kay Rockefeller, Jacqueline Shearer, and Paul Stekler; edited by Lillian Benson, Betty Ciccarelli, Thomas Ott, and Charles Scott; series writer, Steve Fayer; executive producer, Henry Hampton.
Fahrenheit 9/11: Produced by Jim Czarnecki, Kathleen Glynn, and Michael Moore; directed and written by Michael Moore; edited by Kurt Engfehr, Christopher Seward, and T. Woody Richman.
The Fog of War: Produced by Errol Morris, Michael Williams, and Julie Ahlberg; directed by Errol Morris; edited by Karen Schmeer, Doug Abel, and Chyld King.
4 Little Girls: Produced by Spike Lee and Sam Pollard; directed by Spike Lee; edited by Sam Pollard.
Gefilte Fish: Produced and directed by Karen Silverstein.
Gimme Shelter: Directed by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin; edited by Ellen Giffard, Robert Farren, Joanne Burke, and Kent McKinney.
Good Night, and Good Luck (dramatic feature): Produced and co-written by Grant Heslov; directed and co-written by George Clooney; edited by Stephen Mirrione.
Grey Gardens: Produced by Albert Maysles and David Maysles; directed by David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, and Muffie Meyer; edited by Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer, and Susan Froemke.
Grizzly Man: Produced by Erik Nelson; directed and narrated by Werner Herzog; edited by Joe Bini.
Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst: Produced and directed by Robert Stone; edited by Don Kleszy.
Harlan County, U.S.A.: Produced and directed by Barbara Kopple; edited by Nancy Baker, Mirra Bank, Lora Hays, and Mary Lampson.
A History of Britain by Simon Schama (series): Dynasty episode produced and directed by Clare Beavan; written by Simon Schama; edited by Michael Duly.
Hoop Dreams: Produced by Frederick Marx, Steve James, and Peter Gilbert; directed by Steve James; edited by Frederick Marx, Steve James, and Bill Haugse.
Human Remains. Produced, directed, written, and edited by Jay Rosenblatt.
I'll Make Me a World (series): Produced by Betty Ciccarelli, Denise Greene, Sam Pollard, and Tracy Heather Strain; edited by Betty Ciccarelli, David Carnochan, and Eric Handley;
series writer, Sheila Curran Bernard; series producer, Terry Kay Rockefeller; co-executive producer, Sam Pollard; executive producer, Henry Hampton.
An Inconvenient Truth: Produced by Lawrence Bender, Scott A. Burns, and Laurie David; directed by Davis Guggenheim; edited by Jay Lash Cassidy and Dan Swietlik.
Journeys with George: Produced, directed, and written by Alexandra Pelosi; co-directed and edited by Aaron Lubarsky.
The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt: Produced and directed by Victoria Bruce and Karin Hayes; edited by Geof Bartz, Karin Hayes, and Victoria Bruce.
Kurt & Courtney: Produced by Nick Broomfield, Michele d'Acosta, and Tine van den Brande; directed by Nick Broomfield; edited by Mark Atkins.
Lalee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton: Produced by Susan Froemke; directed by Susan Froemke and Deborah Dickson with Albert Maysles; edited by Deborah Dickson.
The Liberace of Baghdad: Produced and directed by Sean McAllister; edited by Ollie Huddle-ston.
Liberty! The American Revolution (series): Produced and directed by Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer; written by Ronald Blumer; edited by Molly Bernstein, Alison Ellwood, Sharon Sachs, and Joshua Waletzky.
March of the Penguins: Produced by Yves Darondeau, Christophe Lioud, and Emmanuel Priou; directed by Luc Jacquet; narration written by Jordan Roberts; based on the story by Luc Jacquet; based on the screenplay by Luq Jacquet & Michel Fessler; edited by Sabine Emiliani.
A Midwife's Tale: Produced and written by Laurie Kahn-Leavitt; based on a book by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich; directed by Richard P. Rogers; edited by William A. Anderson and Susan Korda.
The Multiple Personality Puzzle: Produced by Holly Barden Stadtler and Eleanor Grant; directed by Holly Barden Stadtler; written by Eleanor Grant; edited by Barr Weissman.
Murder at Harvard: Produced by Eric Stange and Melissa Banta; directed by Eric Stange; written by Eric Stange, Melissa Banta, and Simon Schama; edited by Peter Rhodes.
Murderball: Produced by Jeffrey Mandel and Dana Adam Shapiro; directed by Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro; edited by Geoffrey Richman.
My Architect: Produced by Susan Rose Behr and Nathaniel Kahn; directed, written, and narrated by Nathaniel Kahn; edited by Sabine Krayenbuhl.
New York: A Documentary Film (series): Episodes 1-7 produced by Lisa Ades, Ric Burns, and Steve Rivo; directed by Ric Burns; written by Ric Burns and James Sanders (episode 5 with Ronald Blumer); edited by Li-Shin Yu, Edward Barteski, David Hanser, Nina Schulman, and Juliana Parroni; Episode 8 produced by Marilyn Ness and Ric Burns; directed by Ric Burns; written by James Sanders and Ric Burns; edited by Li-Shin Yu.
Nobody's Business: Produced, directed, and edited by Alan Berliner.
Recording The Producers: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks: Produced by Susan Froemke and Peter Gelb; directed by Susan Froemke; co-directed and edited by Kathy Dougherty.
Roger & Me: Produced, directed, and written by Michael Moore; edited by Wendy Stanzler and Jennifer Beman.
Shelter Dogs: Produced by Heidi Reinberg and Cynthia Wade; directed by Cynthia Wade; edited by Geof Bartz.
Sing Faster: The Stagehands' Ring Cycle: Produced, directed, and written by Jon Else; edited by Deborah Hoffman and Jay Boekelheide.
So Much So Fast: Produced, written, and directed by Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan; edited by Jeanne Jordan.
Sound and Fury: Produced by Roger Weisberg; directed by Josh Aronson; edited by Ann Collins.
Southern Comfort: Produced, directed, written, and edited by Kate Davis.
Spellbound: Produced by Sean Welch and Jeffrey Blitz; directed by Jeffrey Blitz; edited by Yana Gorskaya.
Super Size Me: Produced by Morgan Spurlock and The Con; directed and written by Morgan Spurlock; edited by Stela Georgieva and Julie "Bob" Lombardi.
The Sweetest Sound: Produced, directed, and edited by Alan Berliner.
The Thin Blue Line: Produced by Mark Lipson; directed and written by Errol Morris; edited by Paul Barnes.
Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern: Produced, written, and directed by Jeanne Jordan and Steven Ascher; edited by Jeanne Jordan.
Vietnam: A Television History (series): Produced by Judith Vecchione, Elizabeth Deane, Andrew Pearson, Austin Hoyt, Martin Smith, and Bruce Palling; edited by Eric W. Handley, Carol Hayward, Ruth Schell, Eric Neudel, Glen Cardno, Paul Cleary, Mavis Lyons Smull, and Daniel Eisenberg; chief correspondent, Stanley Karnow; executive producer, Richard Ellison.
When the Levees Broke: Produced by Spike Lee and Sam Pollard; directed by Spike Lee; supervising editor Sam Pollard; edited by Sam Pollard, Geeta Gandbhir, and Nancy Novack.
Where Did You Get that Woman?: Directed by Loretta Smith.
Why He Skied: Produced, directed, and edited by Per Saari.
Winged Migration: Produced by Christophe Barratier and Jacques Perrin; directed by Jacques Perrin; written by Stéphane Durand and Jacques Perrin; edited by Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte.
Yosemite: The Fate of Heaven: Produced and directed by Jon Else; written by Michael Chandler and Jon Else; edited by Michael Chandler; executive produced and narrated by Robert Redford.
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