Best Documentary Movies of 1911

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Banks of the Nile

2.4
6.3/10 IMDB

With a dual motion a cruise ship and a fishing boat pass one another on the Nile and butlers in turbans set up a wooden gangway. Thanks to a rope and pulley system cows climb skywards then disappear into the hold of the sailing vessel. On the bank, black-haired women rock back and forth, bursting out laughing and showing the first signs of going into a state of trance. Never-before filmed gestures and faces of the people of the Nile succeed one another, uprooted to an unknown, magical world. The Banks of the Nile is one of the first experiments of film in colour that uses the Kinemacolor process.

Directed by: Charles Urban
Release date: 1911-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1911 : Burgos
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Burgos

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

One of the best looking of the hand-stenciled films: a documentary showing some of the sites around Burgos.

Directed by: Segundo de Chomón
Release date: 1911-09-09
Best Documentary Movies of 1911 : Aboard the World's Northernmost Railway
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Aboard the World's Northernmost Railway

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A train ride from Narvik to the national border.

Release date: 1911-03-02
4.

Austin Flood

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

This film incorporates scenes taken by a Thanhouser film crew rushed to Austin, Pennsylvania, following news of a flood. On Saturday, September 30, 1911, the Bayless Dam broke, and a huge wall of water, followed by a fire, devastated the town and killed over 100 of its citizens.

Release date: 1911-10-06
5.

The Life of the Honey Bee

0.0
5.3/10 IMDB

A documentary on honey bees.

Directed by: J.C. Bee-Mason
Release date: 1911-09-09
6.

Lovely Devon

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A trip down the Devon coast.

Release date: 1911-04-24

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