Best Documentary Movies of 1948
Seal Island is a 1948 American documentary film directed by James Algar. It won an Academy Award in 1949 for Best Short Subject (Two-Reel).
Strange Victory" is about racial bias in post World War II America. Folowing "Native Land" in Leo Hurwitz' filmography, it uses some of the same techniques: dramatized scenes interspersed with scenes of compilation news reel footage, and scenes of evocative imagery.
In the Street
Images of street life in New York's Spanish Harlem during the 1940s.
XIVth Olympiad: The Glory of Sport
A documentary covering the 1948 Olympic Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland, and London, England.
Toward Independence is a 1948 American short documentary film about the rehabilitation of individuals with spinal cord injuries.
Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today
How, in November 1945, after the end of the World War II and the fall of the Third Reich, the international prosecutors participating in the first Nuremberg trial —formally, the International Military Tribunal— built their case against the top Nazi war criminals using the films and records produced by the own regime, obsessed with documenting everything in its long path of infamy and crime.
Meet the Pioneers
Lindsay Anderson's first feature, a documentary about the origin and processes of the Richard Sutcliffe Limited underground-conveyor company.
Make Mine Freedom
This Cold War-era cartoon uses humor to tout the dangers of Communism and the benefits of capitalism.
The pageantry of Calgary's colorful celebration of its past, culminating with its world famous rodeo, is chronicled.
The Quiet One
A documentary account of the rehabilitation at the Wiltwyck School of an emotionally disturbed Black boy who is unwanted, misunderstood, and inwardly tortured.