There are various times when I have been highly impressed with the short documentary films. These are purposed to deliver one message or another to the viewers all over the world. The lessons we learn from these documentaries are either social or scientific, with a purpose to boost our creative skills. Below are given the top 10 famous short documentary films in 2014.
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10. The Lady in Number 6:
The Lady in Number 6 is an interesting short documentary. It has received an Oscar Award as well. This documentary highlights the story of holocaust survivors in the late Alice Herz-Summer (1903). The documentary teaches us various interesting lessons about that time so that we can improve our optimistic habits.
9. Song from the Forest:
The Song from the Forest is one of the most epic documentaries ever unveiled. It is presented by Michael Obert. The inspiration of the documentary has been taken from a book of Louis Sarno. The story is about African Rainforest and New York and how these two states become identified in the world in different aspects. The documentary has received various appreciations all over the world.
8. The Act of Killing:
The act of killing is a thrilled documentary of the year. It is the story of Indonesia, highlighting how its individuals take the squad leaders to be their heroes. The mass-killing is destroying the country but everything revealed in this documentary is highly impressive.
7. Facing Fear:
Facing Fear is about 20-minutes lengthy documentary. It is a production and direction of Jason Cohen. The story of the documentary highlights the life of a 13-years old gay who has faced various ups and downs in life due to his sexual orientations. How this boy deals with the life’s drawbacks is all the story of this documentary.
6. Dirty Wars:
The Dirty Wars is about USA’s active involvement in the civil wars. The documentary is basically of investigatory nature. The journalist, Jeremy Scahill, has embarked this documentary and has highlighted the real mission of USA and similar nations for getting involved in civil wars.
5. The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz:
The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz is a highly captivating documentary. Its screen writer, director and producer is Brian Knappenberger. The story of this interesting short documentary is about a young guy named Aaron Swartz. He is an American programmer and was found dead in his flat. How the investigation reveals the facts behind his death is all the theme of this documentary.
4. Cutie and the Boxer:
Cutie and the Boxer is one of the famous short documentary films in 2014. It was created in USA. The director and producer of the documentary is Zachary Heinzerling. Its story is about a forty years old boxing artist and his life. What kind of sacrifices he does for getting this repute and how he becomes the nominee for various rewards as an artist.
Jeffrey Karoff has presented Cavedigger. This is about 25-minutes lengthy documentary. It was released on 12th January, 2014. This documentary revealed the life of Ra Paulette and his caves. These caves are situated in the sandstone cliffs in New Mexico. This documentary has received Oscar Award as well.
2. Twenty Feet from Stardom:
Twenty Feet from Stardom is a great short documentary film of the year. It highlights the life of backup singers and how they deal with the life’s problems. The documentary was released on 17th January, 2014 and has been the nominee of best documentary in the Sundance Film Festival.
1. The Square:
The Square is an action documentary, great for those who love to watch something in action genre. This documentary’s story is about the revolutions of Egyptians during 2011. The director, writer and producer of this documentary is one and only Jehane Noujaim. The story is very interesting and is reflected in a highly impressive way.