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Documentaries are one of the absolute best ways to spread awareness about any subject. Long, short, biased or not, an entertaining visual representation that goes well with popcorn always hits the spot in terms of semi-conscious information-absorption (assuming the information is… well-informed).

I pose the question: What are some really good documentaries? Mainstream, independent, just list any here you happen to think of that made an impact on you.

This is just a thread to encourage people to start watching some of this stuff. Film can be useful and interesting as well as Transformers.

I’ll start it off with "The Union: The Business Behind Getting High" (2007). This is a documentary on marijuana. It proves a topic all too often glossed over to be a real-world issue. I’m sure I’m preaching to the choir here, but for those of you who haven’t watched it, do that, watch it. Now.


March 4, 2011 at 7:48 am
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Martijn Schirp (112,743)A (@martijn) 6 years, 9 months ago ago

Hey Mongo,

Great idea for a docu topic, there is a longer running one already on HE:

Please use the search function to prevent double topics! Thank you!

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maggie w (0) (@malgosiakw) 6 years, 8 months ago ago

how about – FUEL…
young people… must CHANGE the world if they want to survive in it!
let me know what you think?….

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Amanda (9) (@lilone) 6 years, 8 months ago ago

The Wild Wonderful Whites of West Virginia 2009. It’s a documentary about the White family in West Virginia. They’re a big family who live in a coal mining town. It’s about more than just that, and my description isn’t that good so here’s the site

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Obviously, you’re not a golfer (604) (@donjaime23) 5 years, 4 months ago ago

This thread was created (as of right now – 7/27/2012) 512 days ago, and is now (as far as I can tell) the oldest thread I have posted on.

*As I post this, I am watching the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics in London.

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Zykanthos (4,758)M (@chodebalm) 5 years, 4 months ago ago

Well….that link to the other thread for this topic doesn’t work. So, might as well start listing them off here:

– Food, Inc.
– Zeitgeist (all or any of the 3)
– Inside Job (it’s not about 9/11, it’s about the economic crisis of 2008 and what started it)

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Thomas (238) (@funfsinn14) 5 years, 4 months ago ago

You could spend days on this site.

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