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Our favorite documentaries this month, handpicked by the Docuvist staff.

These are also the titles we discuss on our weekly podcast, DocuCast.
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February

2024

Nǎi Nai and Wài Pó movie poster is a drawing of 2 grandmas looking at each other, while two hand hold each other above their headsNǎi Nai and Wài Pó movie poster is a drawing of 2 grandmas looking at each other, while two hand hold each other above their heads

Nǎi Nai and Wài Pó

Short
17 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

The Barber of Little Rock movie posterThe Barber of Little Rock movie poster

The Barber of Little Rock

Short
35 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

Movie poster for The Last Repair Shop A variety of musicians overlapped on the right side of the screen. On the left side of the screen it says The Last Repair ShopMovie poster for The Last Repair Shop A variety of musicians overlapped on the right side of the screen. On the left side of the screen it says The Last Repair Shop

The Last Repair Shop

Short
39 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

January

2024

Ramini movie poster with a woman hugging a water buffaloRamini movie poster with a woman hugging a water buffalo

Ramini

Short
12 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

Plant Heist movie poster with a photo of hands holding a succulentPlant Heist movie poster with a photo of hands holding a succulent

Plant Heist

Short
17 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

For the Bees Movie Poster with a beekeeper in a bee suit looking at a frame from a bee box.For the Bees Movie Poster with a beekeeper in a bee suit looking at a frame from a bee box.

For the Bees

Short
16 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

December

2023

Dinner plate with pink body painted on it with the words Carne at to of posterDinner plate with pink body painted on it with the words Carne at to of poster

Carne

Short
11 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

Movie poster for Diagnosis: From the New York TimesMovie poster for Diagnosis: From the New York Times

Diagnosis: From the New York Times

Series
7 episodes, 5 hr 45 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

Movie poster with man looking off into the distance at the island or KurilsMovie poster with man looking off into the distance at the island or Kurils

From Kurils with Love

Short
24 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

November

2023

Movie poster for Maries Dictionary with a photo of Marie readingMovie poster for Maries Dictionary with a photo of Marie reading

Marie's Dictionary

Short
10 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

Movie poster for City So RealMovie poster for City So Real

City So Real

Series
5 episodes, 6 hrs

+ Synopsis

+ Review

Movie poster for Treeline film with photo of skierMovie poster for Treeline film with photo of skier

Treeline

Short
40 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

Movie poster for Learning to Drown with black and white image of a woman floating in waterMovie poster for Learning to Drown with black and white image of a woman floating in water

Learning to Drown

Short
40 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

October

2023

Movie thumbnail for A Love Song for LatashaMovie thumbnail for A Love Song for Latasha

A Love Song for Latasha

Short
19 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

Movie poster for Ode to Desolation with photo of fire lookoutMovie poster for Ode to Desolation with photo of fire lookout

Ode to Desolation

Short
13 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

Movie poster for Aware with an image of an asleep person and a jellyfishMovie poster for Aware with an image of an asleep person and a jellyfish

Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness

Feature
1 hr 42 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

Movie poster for Honeyland with photo of woman beekeeperMovie poster for Honeyland with photo of woman beekeeper

Honeyland

Feature
1 hr 25 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

September

2023

Movie poster for Gather documentary of grandmother and child gathering togetherMovie poster for Gather documentary of grandmother and child gathering together

Gather

Feature
1 hr 14 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

Movie poster for Lowland Kids with photo of sunset and silhouette of two childrenMovie poster for Lowland Kids with photo of sunset and silhouette of two children

Lowland Kids

Short
22 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

Movie poster for The Story of PlasticMovie poster for The Story of Plastic

The Story of Plastic

Feature
1 hr 35 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

Movie poster for The Paint WizardMovie poster for The Paint Wizard

The Paint Wizzard

Short
17 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

August

2023

Movie poster for Lead Me home with photo of cityscapeMovie poster for Lead Me home with photo of cityscape

Lead Me Home

Short
39 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

Blue watercolor paints outlining a small white body with Mizuko written out on the bottom of the posterBlue watercolor paints outlining a small white body with Mizuko written out on the bottom of the poster

Mizuko

Short
15 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

Movie poster for Scarlet Medusa with photo of man gazing into an aquariumMovie poster for Scarlet Medusa with photo of man gazing into an aquarium

Scarlet Medusa

Short
18 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

Movie thumbnail for John Lewis: Good TroubleMovie thumbnail for John Lewis: Good Trouble

John Lewis: Good Trouble

Feature
1 hr 36 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

July

2023

Movie poster for Summer of SoulMovie poster for Summer of Soul

Summer of Soul

Feature
1 hr 58 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

Movie poster for FleeMovie poster for Flee

Flee

Feature
1 hr 30 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

Movie poster for Abortion Helpline This is Lisa with girl on a phone call looking at a computer screenMovie poster for Abortion Helpline This is Lisa with girl on a phone call looking at a computer screen

Abortion Helpline, This is Lisa

Short
11 minutes

+ Synopsis

+ Review

Young Luisa Harris grabbing a basketball with "The Queen of Basketball" text overlaidYoung Luisa Harris grabbing a basketball with "The Queen of Basketball" text overlaid

The Queen of Basketball

Short
22 min

+ Synopsis

+ Review

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