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Hubble
Hubble (2010)
, 43minutes
Origin Canada
Genres Documentary
Themes Transport films, Documentary films about historical events, Documentary films about technology
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio

Mai 2009 : La navette Atlantis, avec à son bord sept astronautes part pour une mission de réparation et de mise à niveau du télescope spatial Hubble. D'une durée de 13 jours, cette mission permet l'installation d'une caméra à grand champ (WFC-3) et d'un spectrographe des origines cosmiques (COS) ; la réparation des instruments ACS et de l'instrument STIS ; ainsi que le remplacement des batteries, gyroscopes et de l'instrument FGS . À bord de l'appareil, une caméra IMAX 3D a permis à l'équipe de filmer la mission.
Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets, 34minutes
Directed by Kieth Merrill
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about historical events

The film features the human history of the Grand Canyon area, being from the home of first Native American inhabitants to a major tourist destination. It portrays reenactments of the Anasazi people, European explorers, and the first expedition led by Major John Wesley Powell. The ending of the film features flight with a bird's-eye view following a lone, orange ultralight aircraft piloted by someone in a white helmet.
Capitalism: A Love Story, 2h7
Directed by Michael Moore
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Films about religion, Films about the labor movement, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about historical events, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about politics, Documentary films about religion, Documentaire sur le monde du travail, Political films
Actors Thora Birch, Michael Moore, Robert Powell, Wallace Shawn, Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger

The film begins with a series of security footages of armed bank robberies (one of the robbers was on a crutch) accompanied by the song Louie, Louie. Moore then uses an Encyclopædia Britannica archive video to compare and view modern-day America with the Roman Empire, by juxtaposing depictions of the fall of the Roman Empire with similar modern-day American issues. The film then depicts home videos of families being evicted from their homes, as well as the "Condo Vultures," a Florida real estate agency whose business flourished with the increasing number of foreclosures.
Ghosts of the Abyss, 1h1
Directed by James Cameron
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, RMS Titanic in fiction, Documentary films about historical events, Documentary films about technology, Children's films, Disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Bill Paxton, James Cameron

Après le tournage du film Titanic qui l'avait poussé à faire plusieurs plongées sur le site de l'épave du paquebot reposant à près de 4 000 mètres de profondeur dans l'océan Atlantique, James Cameron revient sur les lieux du drame accompagné d'une équipe scientifique et de l'acteur Bill Paxton. À l'aide des submersibles Mir et de robots guidés à distance, l'équipe parvient à filmer des lieux inédits du navire, notamment certains de ses intérieurs comme sa salle de réception des premières classes.
Mrs. Miniver, 2h14
Directed by William Wyler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Films about families, Politique, Transport films, Aviation films, Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Political films, Documentary films about World War II
Actors Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, Richard Ney, May Whitty, Reginald Owen

Kay Miniver (Greer Garson) and her family live a comfortable life at a house called 'Starlings' in Belham, a fictional village outside London. The house has a large garden, with a private landing stage on the River Thames at which is moored a motorboat belonging to her devoted husband Clem (Walter Pidgeon), a successful architect. They have three children: the youngsters Toby (Christopher Severn) and Judy (Clare Sandars) and an older son Vin (Richard Ney) a student at a university. They have live-in staff: Gladys (Brenda Forbes) the housemaid and Ada (Marie De Becker) the cook.
Inside Job
Inside Job (2010)
, 1h48
Directed by Charles H. Ferguson
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes La mondialisation, Films about the labor movement, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about historical events, Documentary films about politics, Documentaire sur le monde du travail, Political films
Actors Matt Damon

The documentary is split into five parts. It begins by examining how Iceland was highly deregulated in 2000 and the privatization of its banks. When Lehman Brothers went bankrupt and AIG collapsed, Iceland and the rest of the world went into a global recession.
Waiting for "Superman", 1h42
Directed by Davis Guggenheim
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Documentary films about historical events, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about politics, Political films
Actors George Reeves

Geoffrey Canada describes his journey as an educator and his surprise when he realizes upon entering adulthood that Superman is a fictional character and that no one is powerful enough to save us all.
49th Parallel, 2h3
Directed by Michael Powell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Prison films, Transport films, Aviation films, La bataille de l'Atlantique, Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Political films, Documentary films about World War II
Actors Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey, Raymond Lovell, Niall MacGinnis, Anton Walbrook

Early in the Second World War, U-37, a German U-boat, makes its way to Canadian waters and participates in the Battle of the St. Lawrence. It succeeds in evading an RCAF patrol and moves north. While a raiding party of six Nazi sailors is put ashore in an attempt to obtain supplies, the U-boat is sunk in Hudson Bay. The six attempt to evade capture by traveling across Canada to the still-neutral United States.
Song of Russia, 1h47
Directed by Gregory Ratoff, László Benedek
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films, Political films, Documentary films about World War II
Actors Robert Taylor, Susan Peters, Robert Benchley, John Hodiak, Felix Bressart, Michael Chekhov

American conductor John Meredith (Robert Taylor) and his manager, Hank Higgins (Robert Benchley), go to Russia shortly before the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. Meredith falls in love with beautiful Soviet pianist Nadya Stepanova (Susan Peters) while they travel throughout the country on a 40-city tour. Their bliss is destroyed by the German invasion.
Wake Island, 1h27
Directed by John Farrow, Hal Walker, Harve Foster
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Political films, Documentary films about World War II, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, William Bendix, Macdonald Carey, Albert Dekker, Walter Abel

The film's opening credits state that the screenplay was written by W.R. Burnett and Frank Butler "From the Records of The United States Marine Corps", and includes many Marine Corps and military advisers. It also states that "In this picture, the action at Wake Island has been recorded as accurately as possible. However, the names of the characters are fictional and any similarity to the personal characteristics of the officers and men of the detachment is not intended." This is likely because the actual events were unfolding during the production of the film, and names were being protected.
Hitler's Children, 1h22
Directed by Edward Dmytryk, Irving Reis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Politique, Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Political films, Documentary films about World War II
Actors Tim Holt, Bonita Granville, Kent Smith, Otto Kruger, H. B. Warner, Lloyd Corrigan

In 1933 Berlin, Professor Nichols (Smith) runs the American Colony School. It is next to the Horst Wessel School, where young Germans are indoctrinated into Nazism. During a brawl between the student bodies, Karl Bruner (Holt), a German youth born in the United States, objects when Anna Muller (Granville), a US citizen born in Germany, smacks him with her baseball bat. The students are attracted to each other despite this beginning. Anna's parents had sent her to Germany to be educated, although they allowed her to go to the American school. Soon, the professor, Anna, and Karl become good friends, though they do not agree politically. After a while though, they lose touch with each other.