Films Featuring Media Burn Footage

From Academy Award-nominated documentaries to TV series to web videos, Media Burn’s collections are regularly used to provide historical context in new works. If you’re interested in licensing, the best place to start is our Licensing FAQ page!

Below, we’ve highlighted ten of our favorite recent productions that were enhanced by Media Burn footage:


The Saint of Second Chances (Morgan Neville and Jeff Malmberg, 2023, Netflix)

Playful documentary about Mike Veeck, son of legendary Major League Baseball owner Bill Veeck, by Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?).


The Disappearance of Shere Hite (Nicole Newnham, 2023, IFC Films)

Shere Hite rocked the establishment in the 1970s with her frank depiction of female sexuality and pleasure in this documentary by Oscar-nominated Nicole Newnham (Crip Camp).


Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World (Chuck D., 2023, PBS)

TV mini-series exploring how hip hop emerged from underground New York into a global force for change and empowerment, as told by icons Chuck D, Ice-T, Run DMC and more.


Time Bomb Y2K (Brian Becker and Marley Mcdonald, 2023, HBO)

An immersive, all-archival retelling of the “Y2K” millennium bug and the mass hysteria that changed the fabric of modern society.


All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (Laura Poitras, 2022, Neon)

Oscar-nominated documentary follows the life of artist Nan Goldin and the downfall of the Sackler family, the pharmaceutical dynasty who was greatly responsible for the opioid epidemic’s unfathomable death toll.


Pride (2021, FX)

In this six-part documentary series, seven renowned LGBTQ+ directors chronicle the struggle for LGBTQ+ civil rights in America from the 1950s through the 2000s. 


Takeover (Emma Francis Snyder, 2021, The New York Times Op Doc)

In 1970, a group of young Puerto Rican activists took over a decrepit hospital in New York City, launching a battle for their lives, their community, and health care for all.


The Last Dance (Jason Hehir, 2020, ESPN)

This ten-hour documentary series charts the rise of the 1990s Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, one of the most notable dynasties in sports history.


Spaceship Earth (Matt Wolf, 2020, Neon)

A look at the group of people who built the Biosphere 2, a giant replica of the earth’s ecosystem, by director Matt Wolf (Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project, Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell).


Hillary (Nanette Burstein, 2020, Hulu)

A look at the life and work of Hillary Rodham Clinton, interweaving biographical chapters of her life with behind-the-scenes footage from her 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, from Academy Award-nominated director Nanette Burstein.

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