Interesting and well-produced documentary films, covering subjects from war to stray cats, are available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.

Last Men in AleppoLast Men in Aleppo (2017)
Boots-on-the-ground reportage follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets, a Syrian organization consisting of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards military strikes and attacks with the hope of saving lives.

Faces Places (2017)
A filmmaker and a photographer form an unlikely friendship when they set out on a trip through France to meet locals and produce epic-sized murals.

Fire at Sea (2016)
For twenty years, the Italian island of Lampedusa has been the most symbolic border of Europe, crossed by thousands of migrants in search of freedom.

Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive (2016)
Using evocative imagery and sharply drawn scenarios, the film tells the real story of the notorious author, exploring misrepresentations of Poe as an alcoholic madman.

The Eagle HuntressThe Eagle Huntress (2016)
A thirteen-year-old girl trains to become the first female in twenty generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, rising to the top of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries.

American Epic (2015)
At the height of the Roaring Twenties, music scouts with cutting-edge recording technology set out across America to capture the voices of everyday people singing gospel, protest songs, Delta blues and music from exotic cultures spanning the continent.

Born in China (2016)
Venturing into the wilds of China, the film captures intimate moments with a panda bear and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs.

Maya Angelou, and Still I Rise (2016)
The life and legacy of the African American poet, memoirist and civil rights worker is examined, from her upbringing in the Depression-era south to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to the recitation of her inaugural poem for President Clinton.

Vietnam War : A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick [10 Discs]The Vietnam War (2017)
Through revelatory testimony of nearly eighty witnesses, this eighteen-part series explores the war, with interviews from Americans who fought in the war, those who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam.

Kedi (2016)
Hundreds of thousands of cats who roam the metropolis of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame, bringing joy and purpose to those they choose to adopt.

Secret of the Six Wives (2016)
Historian travels to the Tudor Court of England’s Henry VIII to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of his six wives.

The Great War (2017)
In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into the war, the documentary explores how WWI changed America and the world, telling the story of the conflict through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators, and the troops.

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)
Accused of mortgage fraud by the Manhattan District Attorney, Abacus Federal Savings, owned by an immigrant family in Chinatown, NY, became the only bank prosecuted after the 2008 financial crisis.

Jim: The James Foley Story (2016)
Friends, family and professional colleagues share their recollections of the journalist who was kidnapped in Syria in 2012, and became the first American citizen to be killed by the terrorist group ISIS.

Codegirl (2016)
High school-aged girls from around the world try to improve their communities through technology and collaboration by developing apps for an international competition.

July 20, 2018