List of The Best Documentaries

List of The Best Documentaries

5. Sans Soleil (1983)

Images and sounds from Japan, Guinea’s Bijago Islands, Capa Verde … The narrator, who traveled all over the world, tells us that the only thing that attracts his attention is the ordinary, by putting us into the most ordinary everyday lives in different places, and take a stunning view. It witnesses religious rituals, street demonstrations, celebrations. Marksiz’s masterpiece Güneşsiz is a unique production that is both an anthropological research, a philosophical experiment on the concept of time and a poetic cinema.

4. Hoop Dreams (1994)

The documentary, William Gates and Arthur Agee, tells about the adolescents of two African descent high school students who were admitted to St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, and their development process, through an elite basketball program. The two have to strive to adapt to this new and diverse social environment, as well as to cope with the busy, long and tiring work and program from the day they arrive at school.

While developing their athletic skills and learning the marketing tactics in the market in this heavy competitive environment, they are behind and support their proud families.

3. Man With A Movie Camera (1929)

Vertov’s Man With Camera is based on a full day of assembling images in Moscow, Riga and Kiev. The film by Soviet director and theorist Dziga Vertov describes the USSR at a crucial transition point – a portrait of a Soviet city from sunrise to sunset. Vertov’s enthusiastic and sometimes exhilarating interpretations of the relationship between cinema, reality and history were groundbreaking. “Camera Man” is a non-verbal beautification for the modern cities of the last century …

This film is a product of the empirical intelligence of a single person and the unrivaled struggle of a group to set an example for others, with each stage including its script. In addition to all the successes of cinema history in the production of the film, you can see the wonderful changes that a camera can make. As a film that changes or even destroys known techniques in the field of artistic drama, Camera Man should also be considered a kind of respect for the history of cinema and cinema.

2. The Cove (2009)

The documentary film directed by Louise Psihoyos, who returned with an award from Oscars as well as the festivals she attended all over the world, sheds light on a deadly secret as well as telling the bloody inner face of a distant and hidden sheep in Taiji, Japan.

1. Night And Fog (1955)

Documentation of human cruelty goes back to history as much as history itself. All these documents, however, could not prepare the world for the Holocaust’s (Jewish genocide) cruelties, that terrible series of events that still appalled human beings. The filmmaker Alain Resnais, who is aware of the fact that time erases memories no matter how strong they are (later on Hiroshima, mon amour-Hiroshima My Love and L’Année dernière Marienbad-Last year he gained an even greater reputation as a director with films such as Marienbad), Nazi decided to film his persecution; so that this persecution can be passed on to the next generations, as well as a permanent work that reminds us of what we can do to each other. The traces of World War II, especially in Europe, is the first film that can fully express the genocide while it is still fresh, Night and Fog, with black and white archive images of the concentration camps and their victims, with idyllic images showing the state of the buildings and venues ten years later. rows in a row. Revealing the underlying skepticism and denial that persists even ten years after the collapse of the Third Reich, Resnais does not use images from Germany remarkably, although it uses images from France, Belgium and Poland. It shows the audience that people who are connected to death camps do not know or do not want to know how to deal with the crimes they committed.

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