A new space for documentary film.

True Story is a new global streaming platform dedicated to documentary film. We present to you films that enlighten and inform; provoke an urgent call to action; enrich and entertain; inspire and lead to new discoveries.

Wherever you are in the world, films are available to watch with a monthly subscription, or you can rent individual films for 7 days. Sign up to our newsletter to be kept informed of all the latest news.

Open City Documentary Fest.

Celebrating the art of non-fiction, Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space in London to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers.

To mark our recent 10th anniversary edition, we are delighted to partner with True Story to present a selection of highlights from across the festival's past programmes.

SInce its inception in 2011, Open City has coincided with an extraordinarily vibrant and vital period in non-fiction filmmaking and this handpicked selection provides a snapshot of the expansive and innovative filmmaking that the festival has been fortunate to showcase during its first decade.

True Story - Selects

True Story brings together an eclectic selection of documentary films, from the musical rhythms of alpine shepherds and cow herds in RIAFN; the lies families tell to protect those they love in THE SWING; immersion into a Maroon community in STONES HAVE LAWS; a journey from a Bolivian city to the mountains in COMPANIA; a beautiful portrait of a rural Irish Cistercian monastery in LOVERS OF THE NIGHT; and a trip to the USSR in 1930 and the machine of Stalin's state terror in THE TRIAL.

Nikolaus Geyrhalter Collection

A selection of work from the celebrated Austrian filmmaker whose patient lens and cinematic vistas probe gently at the human condition.

Our collection includes the seminal 'Our Daily Bread' (2005), immersed into the world of industrial food production; a glimpse at one of Europe's largest military training grounds established by the German army in 1938 in 'Allensteig' (2011); and 'The Border Fence' (2018), observing populist responses to the movement of Syrian refugees across European frontiers.

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