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Hybrid Documentaries

Ross Adrian Williams sent a query to the Visible Evidence listserv on 5/5/2020, asking the community for recommendations for hybrid documentaries. This list compiled by him provides the results of his query.


24 City (2009), Director: Jia Zhangke

499 (2020), Director: Rodrigo Reyes

The Act of Killing (2012), Director: Joshua Oppenheimer

Actress (2014), Director: Robert Greene

Agarrando Pueblo (Vampires of Poverty) (1977), Director: Luis Ospina

Alamar (2009), Director: Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio

The Apple (1998), Director: Samira Makhmalbaf

The Arbor (2010), Director: Clio Barnard

Bamako (The Court) (2006), Director: Abderrahmane Sissako

Between Dog and Wolf (Entre perro y lobo) (2020), Director: Irene Gutiérrez

Biquefarre (1983), Director: Georges Rouquier

Bisbee ’17 (2018), Director: Robert Greene

Bloody Beans (Loubia hamra) (2013), Director: Narimane Mari Benamer

Bombay Beach (2011), Director: Alma Har’el

Bontoc Eulogy (1995), Director: Marlon E. Fuentes

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006), Director: Larry Charles

Born in Flames (1983), Director: Lizzie Borden

Brincando El Charco: Portrait of a Puerto Rican (1994), Director: Frances Negron-Muntaner

Bye Bye Africa (1999), Director: Mahamat Saleh Haroun

Casting JonBenet (2017), Director: Kitty Green

The Class (2009), Director: Laurent Cantet

Close-Up (1990), Director: Abbas Kiarostami

The Connection (1961), Director: Shirley Clarke

Coup pour Coup (Blow for Blow) (1972), Director: Marin Karmitz

Daughter Rite (1980), Director: Michelle Citron

David Holzman’s Diary (1967), Director: James McBride

De Cierta Manera (One Way or Another) (1974), Director: Sara Gomez

El Dia Que Me Quieras (The Day You’ll Love Me) (1999), Director: Leandro Katz

A Dirty Story (Une sale histoire) (1977), Director: Jean Eustache

Donkeyote (2017), Director: Chico Pereira

The Embassy (L’ambassade) (1973), Director: Chris Marker

The Exiles (1961), Director: Kent MacKenzie

Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010), Director: Banksy

F for Fake (1973), Director: Orson Welles

Far from Poland (1984), Director: Jill Godmilow

Farrebique (1946), Director: Georges Rouquier

A Film Unfinished (2010), Director: Yael Hersonski

Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives (1992), Directors: Aerlyn Weissman and Lynne Fernie

Ford Transit (2002), Director: Hany Abu-Assad

Hell and Back Again (2011), Director: Danfung Dennis

I Want to Make a Film About Women (2019), Director: Karen Pearlman

In Vanda’s Room (2000), Director: Pedro Costa

The Infiltrators (2019), Directors: Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera

Jogo de Cena (2007), Director: Eduardo Coutinho

Journey to the Moon (Aya Seyahat) (2009), Director: Kutlug Ataman

Kate Plays Christine (2016), Director: Robert Greene

L’ambassade (1973), Director: Chris Marker

Lahoot (1998), Director: Shahin Parhami

Land Without Bread (1932), Director: Luis Bunuel

Li Wen at East Lake (2015), Director: Luo Li

Lightning Over Water (1980), Directors: Nicholas Ray and Wim Wenders

The Lips (Los Labios) (2010), Directors: Ivan Fund and Santiago Loza

A Man Vanishes (Ningen jôhatsu) (1967), Director: Shohei Imamura

Memories of a Machine (2016), Director: Shailaja Padindala

Moi, Un Noir (1958), Director: Jean Rouch

My Winnipeg (2007), Director: Guy Maddin

Nanook of the North (1922), Director: Robert Flaherty

Nawet nie wiesz, jak bardzo Cię kocham (You Have No Idea How Much I Love You) (2016), Director: Paweł Łoziński

The Night It Rained, or the Epic of the Gorgan Village Boy (1967), Director: Kamran Shirdel

No Lies (1973), Director: Mitchell Block

Not a Pretty Picture (1976), Director: Martha Coolidge

Nuts! (2016), Director: Penny Lane

Once I Entered a Garden (2012), Director: Avi Mograbi

One Table, Two Elephants (2018), Directors: Jacob von Heland and Henrik Ernstson

P Like Pelican (1972), Director: Parviz Kimiavi

The Passion of Remembrance (1986), Directors: Maureen Blackwood and Isaac Julien

Perfumed Nightmare (Mababangong Bangungot) (1978), Director: Kidlat Tahimik

Playing (2007), Director: Eduardo Coutinho

Privilege (1990), Director: Yvonne Rainer

The Real McCoy (1999), Director: Pekka Lehto

Reassemblage: From the Firelight to the Screen (1983), Director: Trinh T. Minh-ha

Ryan (2004), Director: Chris Landreth

Socrates of Kamchatka: Story of a Horse (2017), Director: Irina Patkanian

Some of These Stories Are True (1981), Director: Peter Adair

Song of Granite (2017), Director: Pat Collins

Stories We Tell (2012), Director: Sarah Polley

Summer of Goliath (2010), Director: Nicolás Pereda

Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989), Director: Trinh T. Minh-ha

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Two Takes (1968 | 2003), Director: William Greaves

Tchoupitoulas (2012), Directors: Turner Ross and Bill Ross IV

Ten Canoes (2006), Directors: Rolf de Heer and Peter Djigirr

Theatre of War (Teatro de guerra) (2018), Director: Lola Arias

This is Not a Film (2011), Directors: Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb

A Thousand Suns (Mille soleils) (2013), Director: Mati Diop

Watermelon Woman (1997), Director: Cheryl Dunye

What You Take for Granted (1984), Director: Michelle Citron

Who Will Write Our History (2018), Director: Roberta Grossman

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