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Director Wim Wenders spent a year working with 3-D experts in preparation for filming Pina. Donata Wenders hide caption

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Filmmakers Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin spent nine months in North Memphis, Tenn., with the Manassas Tigers. The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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Underdog Football Team Shines In 'Undefeated'

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Members of the Earth Liberation Front were charged with arson in the 2001 Superior Lumber Co. fire in Glendale, Ore. Roy Milburn hide caption

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Hell and Back Again focuses on Sgt. Nathan Harris' life on the battlefield in Afghanistan and at home in North Carolina. Courtesy Danfung Dennis hide caption

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Jason Baldwin was sentenced to life in prison when he was 16 years old. He was released in August 2011. Courtesy HBO hide caption

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Sparks Fly Over 'Gasland' Drilling Documentary

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Francisco, seen here with his mother, Maria, is one of the students Davis Guggenheim follows in Waiting for Superman. Paramount Vantage hide caption

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Paramount Vantage

Filmmaker Charles Ferguson places the blame for the 2008 financial crisis on the American financial industry. Representational Pictures/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Representational Pictures/Sony Pictures Classics

Central character Josh, a young documentarian, and his friends, primarily filmed with cameras concealed in bags. Click the photo to watch the trailer for Burma VJ. Oscilloscope Laboratories hide caption

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Oscilloscope Laboratories

'Burma VJ': Documenting The Saffron Revolution

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Kevin, 13, and Fito, 14, are both from Honduras. They hope to find work in the U.S. Click the image to watch the trailer for Which Way Home. Rebecca Cammisa hide caption

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Rebecca Cammisa

Kids Hop Trains To Border In 'Which Way Home'

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Dolphins Clandestinely Killed In 'The Cove'

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Polyface Farms' Joel Salatin is an organic farmer and an agribusiness critic featured in Food, Inc. Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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'Food, Inc.' Director Robert Kenner

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