By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 19 August 2009
FourDocs is part of the Channel 4 website and is a library of full length documentaries put together to represent some of the best filmmaking of the past century. The extensive archive of films available on the site includes examples of classic 1920s and ’30s British documentary and Free Cinema of the 1950s, alongside more recent documentary filmmaking. Films include Mike Figgis & Jeremy Deller’s Battle of Orgreave, John Grierson’s The Drifters, London by Patrick Keiller, films by Humphrey Jennings, Lindsay Anderson, John Schlesinger, Nick Broomfield and many more.
The site also features an Archive Timeline of documentary filmmaking.