Former Sheriff William "Dub" Lawrence, in a scene from the documentary Peace Officer. It's not his job to investigate old crimes and officer-involved shootings — but that hasn't stopped him from obsessing over them. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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An Ex-Lawman On A Lonely Mission: Bringing The Police To Justice

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Fred Armisen and Bill Hader send up the classic documentary Grey Gardens in the first episode of their new TV series, Documentary Now! Tyler Golden/IFC hide caption

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'SNL' Alumni Mine Humor From Serious Cinema In 'Documentary Now!'

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In The Look of Silence, Indonesian optician Adi Rukun, pictured here in a scene from the film with his mother, investigates the murder of his older brother in mass violence following a 1965 coup. Perpetrators and their relatives "would taunt us for being their victims," he says. Courtesy of Drafthouse Films and Participant Media hide caption

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Opening Indonesia's Eyes In 'The Look Of Silence'

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'Sunshine Superman': A Love Story Against The Backdrop of BASE Jumping

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In 'Rise Of Animals,' Sir David Attenborough Tells Story Of Vertebrates

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Kurt Cobain Speaks — Through Art And Audio Diaries — In 'Montage Of Heck'

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Too Scared To Talk To Police, Stalker's Victims Open Up In 'Grim Sleeper'

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The Nearly Lost Story Of Cambodian Rock 'N' Roll

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Co-director Bruce Sinofsky attends the Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory press day at HBO Studios on Jan. 6, 2012, in New York City. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images hide caption

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Over a span of six decades, Doris Payne has stolen some $2 million in jewels. She is the subject of a new documentary called The Life & Crimes of Doris Payne: A Tale of Carats, Cons and Creating Your Own American Dream. Courtesy of Treehouse Moving Images hide caption

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Inside The 'Life And Crimes' Of A Career Jewel Thief

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Raphael Lemkin is the Polish lawyer and linguist who coined the term "genocide" — and dedicated his life to making genocide recognized as a crime. Copyright by Arthur Leipzig /Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York hide caption

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The Man Who Coined 'Genocide' Spent His Life Trying To Stop It

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Jamira, 11, is an aboriginal girl in Australia. "I like being special," she says. "I like being — you know — different than everyone else." Henrik Nordstrom/I Am Eleven hide caption

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SeaWorld Hopes New Orca Habitats Will Stem A Tide Of Criticism

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A great white shark swims near Guadalupe Island off the coast of Mexico in a promotional image for Discovery Channel's Shark Week in 2013. The network special Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives opened Discovery's annual Shark Week programming in 2013. Andrew Brandy Casagrande/Discovery Channel/AP hide caption

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When Wildlife Documentaries Jump The Shark

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The cast and crew of Beyond the Edge re-enacted Sir Edmund Hillary's (Chad Moffitt) historic climb on site at Mount Everest, and at Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park in New Zealand's Southern Alps. Mark Whetu/Sundance Selects hide caption

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Jason DaSilva was on a family vacation in 2006 when he fell and couldn't get up. His multiple sclerosis symptoms have progressed to the point that he can't walk. Factory Release hide caption

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Fabien Cousteau sits inside Aquarius Reef Base in 2012. If he is able to remain under water for 31 days, he will have lasted one day longer than his grandfather, Jacques Cousteau. Mark Widick/AP hide caption

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Muslim Comics Tour America To Fight Stereotypes With Laughs

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