The 25 “Greatest” Documentaries of All Time
We asked fans of POV to help us find the "greatest" documentaries of all time, and this is what we found...
The Greatest Documentaries of All Time: Rajendra Roy on 'Kon-Tiki'
"Thor Heyerdahl's adventure was grander than anything my boyhood brain could have conceived."
The Greatest Documentaries of All Time: Doug Block on 'Sherman's March'
"[It] was, by turns, quirky and smart, comic and thematically serious, very personal yet highly entertaining, with an auteur's voice stamped indelibly on every frame. It was pure revelation."
The Greatest Documentaries of All Time: David France on 'Southern Comfort'
"In someone else’s hands, this story could have been a horror of exploitation. There were so many perils in this material. But Kate Davis shows us the power of film to humanize and radicalize."
The Greatest Documentaries of All Time: Tom Roston on 'Powers of Ten'
"Maybe it’s not a documentary, per se, without characters and human narrative, but it’s a bit of non-fiction filmmaking that provokes more thought than any other I’ve ever seen."
The Greatest Documentaries of All Time: Marshall Curry on 'Sherman's March'
"When I was first considering taking a leap into the professional abyss of filmmaking, there was one documentary, more than any other, that shouted out, 'Come on in, the water's great!'"
The Greatest Documentaries of All Time: Caveh Zahedi on 'Diaries'
"His film is the hidden source that feeds the river of personal documentary filmmaking."
The Greatest Documentaries of All Time: Rachel Grady on 'Burma VJ'
"I remember clearly thinking this was a 'game over' moment," says Detropia co-director Rachel Grady.
The Greatest Documentaries of All Time
Nanook of the North? Hoop Dreams? Fahrenheit 9/11? What's your pick? Vote by Thursday, November 29, 2012!