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Documentaries are non-fiction films that in some way document or capture reality. With a wealth of artists and filmmakers in Tompkins County, in addition to three campuses offering degrees in Communication & Media, our region has a rich diversity of documentaries exploring different aspects of our local history and culture.

The list below is being added to*, if you know of a documentary exploring Tompkins County life, or about a notable figure who lived in Tompkins County please reach out to us at to add them to the list. 

*The History Center archives do not currently include copies of the films below. We are hoping to create a digital collections archive in the coming years. 

Scroll up or down to explore the list, use the tab at the bottom to move horizontally. 

Tompkins County film producers who regularly collaborate with The History Center in Tompkins County

Logo for "Close to Home Productions"

Logo for "Pegasys it's your voice"

Logo for "psp Photosynthesis Productions"

Logo for "WSKG - connect inform discover"

Logo for "Uplifted Ithaca"

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