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    As we expand our online collection, we invite you to explore a selection of our most recent additions. The following documentary films and new media projects are now available to stream on Happy watching!

    Now available to watch online

    Happy Winter

    • Giovanni Totaro
    • 2017

    Italians on vacation at the seaside: sunbathing, dancing, singing, playing. Can they manage to put the financial crisis out of their minds?


    • Gaspard Kuentz
    • 2015

    A beautifully framed impression of an astonishing religious ritual that takes place each year in Matsuyama, Japan.

    The Circle

    • Lanre Malaolu
    • 2019

    Two tough teenage brothers from Hackney, East London reveal their vulnerable side in a sensitive portrait that integrates dance and social issues. A voice of dissent in a place where prejudice is the order of the day.

    The Weather Underground

    • Sam Green
    • 2003

    Survey of actions and notions of a radical American group that wanted to fight out the Vietnam War on US territory.

    Far Western

    • James Payne
    • 2016

    A group of elderly musicians form the heart of the remarkable Japanese country and bluegrass scene, which dates back to the U.S. occupation of Japan.


    • Huijing Xu
    • 2013

    Woman's Care, the birth control center in a small Chinese village, starts cracking down on women required to undergo sterilization.

    The Industry VR

    • Mirka Duijn
    • 2018

    As you explore their workspaces, marijuana growers and coke barons tell you about the kicks and the stress of their illegal work. On-site reservation required.

    This American Life

    • Ira Glass, Chris Wilcha, Adam Beckman
    • 2009

    Live in the cinema, Ira Glass presents a one-time showcase of the best of 12 years of his popular radio documentary series.

    69 Minutes of 86 Days

    • Egil Håskjold Larsen
    • 2017

    A three-year-old girl named Lean travels across the Middle East and Europe with her parents for 86 days. For her, it’s all just an exciting adventure.

    Letters from Baghdad

    • Sabine Krayenbühl, Zeva Oelbaum
    • 2016

    Voiced by Tilda Swinton, Letters From Baghdad, tells the extraordinary story of Gertrude Bell, the "female Lawrence of Arabia,” who shaped the modern Middle East in ways that reverberate today.


    • Daisy Asquith
    • 2017

    The recent history of attitudes to homosexuality in Britain, in a compelling montage of archive footage of sultry looks, worried parents, silent misery, beauty and struggle. 

    Love Child

    • Eva Mulvad
    • 2019

    A warmhearted portrait of an Iranian couple and their son who flee the country, filmed over a six-year period. As they struggle to build a new life, both their hardest and happiest moments are brought movingly close.

    Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

    • Michael Rapaport
    • 2011

    A fascinating look into the internal dynamics of A Tribe Called Quest, one of the most influential bands in hip hop history.

    The Panama Papers

    • Alex Winter
    • 2018

    Investigative journalism doesn’t get more exciting than this: a backstage look at the work that produced the sensational revelations from the Panama Papers.

    House in the Fields

    • Tala Hadid
    • 2017

    A loving portrait of a community in a Moroccan mountain village, where two sisters dream about their futures.

    The Cave

    • Feras Fayyad
    • 2019

    How do you run an underground hospital in a besieged area in Syria that’s under constant bombardment? As if that wasn’t challenging enough, the manager and her female colleagues also have to deal with deep-rooted sexism.

    Everything Must Fall

    • Rehad Desai
    • 2018

    In 2015, an initially peaceful student protest in South Africa escalated when the board of Wits University called in a large police force.

    The Ghosts in Our Machine

    • Liz Marshall
    • 2013

    A plea for animal rights seen through the lens of photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, whom we follow on her mission to raise animal awareness.

    Refugee Republic

    • Jan Rothuizen, Martijn van Tol, Dirk Jan Visser
    • 2014

    You think refugees are passive victims? Then spend some time in Domiz in northern Iraq and find out what everyday life in a camp is really like.

    A Short History of the Highrise

    • Katerina Cizek
    • 2013

    This latest episode in a multi-annual documentary project highlights the history of the vertical living, from the Tower of Babel to the skyscrapers in New York.

    Do Not Track

    • Brett Gaylor
    • 2015

    This personalized series on privacy shows who benefits from the online private data that we unthinkingly share every day with those out to make money off of us.

    Videograms of a Revolution

    • Harun Farocki, Andrei Ujica
    • 1992

    Amateur videos and official news footage meticulously distilled into a reconstruction of the Romanian revolution in 1989 that cost Ceausescu his life.

    Fat Front

    • Louise Unmack Kjeldsen, Louise Detlefsen
    • 2019

    An optimistic portrait of four young Scandinavian women who start a body positivity movement. They carry their fat bodies with pride, and bid farewell to the self-hatred and guilt they have lived with for so long.


    • Jérôme Clément-Wilz
    • 2015

    Karen is training with an American cowboy for her transformation into a horse. A poetic reflection on humanity, gender, life, love and nature.

    Anniversary of the Revolution

    • Dziga Vertov
    • 1918

    Recently rediscovered, the first full-length film by the godfather of creative documentary Dziga Vertov—previously, only a 12-minute version had survived.

    Time Trial

    • Finlay Pretsell
    • 2017

    An aesthetic and immersive portrait of road racing cyclist David Millar, attempting to be in the selection for the Tour de France once more.


    • Janus Metz, Sine Plambech
    • 2018

    A Danish Thai woman named Sommai is the pivotal figure in this long-term portrayal of Thai women traveling to Europe to marry.


    • Agostino Ferrente
    • 2019

    Director Agostino Ferrente gave underprivileged teenagers a phone to film their own lives in whatever way they liked. The result brings us movingly close to the grim reality of life in Naples.


    • Anne van Campenhout
    • 2019

    In this disarming documentary we see Dutch junior high school kids receiving their most memorable lesson yet: sexual education. Their faces are flushed with embarrassment and curiosity, but what’s going on in their minds?

    Chris the Swiss

    • Anja Kofmel
    • 2018

    A very personal investigation into an unsolved murder during the Yugoslav Wars highlights the dilemmas faced by war reporters.

    Lost in Memories

    • Ruud Lenssen
    • 2019

    A moving and tender portrait of the parents of filmmaker Ruud Lenssen. His father Jac has vascular dementia, and his mother Ria is struggling in her role as caregiver. As the disease progresses, an inevitable decision draws ever closer.