Video Librarian Best Documentaries List

Video Librarian Best Documentaries List

We are highlighting a selection of award-winning independent documentaries that have been included in several of Video Librarian's Best Documentaries List. These films are available through GOOD DOCS in a variety of streaming and purchase options for schools, non-profits, community organizations, libraries, and corporations. We hope you will utilize these important educational resources year-round to spark critical dialogue in your community or organization!

Best Documentaries List 2022

Who Will Write Our History
Days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, they vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda with pen and paper.

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The Silence of Others
Victims of Spain’s dictator General Franco organize a groundbreaking international lawsuit and fight a “pact of forgetting” around the crimes they suffered.

Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America
After 20 years in foster care, Noel Anaya investigates why he was never adopted. His search to understand what happened to him and other unadopted youth uncovers the social welfare system’s bias against families of color and teenagers.

Los Hermanos/The Brothers 
A nuanced view of estranged nations - Cuba and the U.S. - through the lens of music and family. Virtuoso Afro-Cuban-born brothers—violinist Ilmar and pianist Aldo—live on opposite sides of a geopolitical chasm a half-century wide.

No Más Bebés
The story of Mexican immigrant mothers who sued doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were sterilized against their will while giving birth at Los Angeles County General Hospital during the 1970s.