Best Documentary Movies of 1928
This is a documentary about the famous tower which was built for the 1889 World Fair and should have been destroyed afterward but the people in Paris were wise enough to change their minds.
In the Shadow of the Pole
Documentary about a Pole expedition.
Under the tutelage of anthropologist Franz Boas (her former Columbia professor) and Harlem Renaissance arts patron Charlotte Osgood Mason, Zora Neale Hurston spent nearly two years, from 1927 to 1929, studying the folkloric customs, work songs, spirituals, and vernacular language of African American communities along the River Road and from New Orleans to Florida.
Entre los Hielos de las Islas Orcadas
Documentary by the Argentine meteorologist José Manuel Moneta, recorded in the base "Orcadas" (Islas Orcadas del Sur) in 1927. It is the first film recorded by a Latin American in Antarctica.
Hollywood actresses including Jeanette Loff and Raquel Torres modeling Spring fashions in color.
The Circus: Premiere
Footage from the premiere of Charlie Chaplin's 1928 film 'The Circus'.
The Sky: A Film Lesson in "Nature Study"
An early documentary about life above Earth, focusing on the planet's atmosphere and how what we do affects it. Also shown is a young boy learning how to to make a refractive telescope. In the last half of the film, an aircraft takes an imaginary trip to the moon.
El Corazón de una Nación
Documentary about the city of Santiago
Scenes of the Everglades
Businessman and adventurer Homer Augustus Brinkley produced this film in 1928 after living for several months among the Seminole Indians in the Everglades. He later used the film in a traveling show that featured a live, caged bear and himself dressed as a Seminole. Photographed by William B. Feeland, the film contains some of the earliest moving footage of the Seminole.