The Best Documentaries of 2013

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The format of documentary filmmaking was redefined in 2013 with exceptional directors challenging the way stories are told. There has been a really good mix of traditional ‘talking head’ docos, incredible tales of investigative journalism and experimental films that highlight the importance of the medium to expose a hidden truth or examine the human condition. For this reason I’ve decided to give documentaries their own list this year. A few docos may be left over from 2012 but they only made their way to Australia and into my eyeballs in 2013 via a delayed release or film festival.

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10. The American Scream

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9. Sound City

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8. The Queen of Versailles

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7. Dirty Wars

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6. A Band Called Death

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5. Blackfish

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4. Rewind This!

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3. Stories We Tell

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2. Cutie and the Boxer

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1. The Act of Killing

Let me know what your top docos of 2013 were in the comments below.

Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie

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