What are your favorite documentaries?
Mine is from the world renowned anthropologist Wade Davis on buddhism, definately takes me back to the essence of what I learned in Nepal.
My friends made me watch the history of the self, the history and rise of individualism, psychotherapy, marketing and capitalism.
What do you like you want to share with HE?
I watched a doco recently, inspires one to think how he/she can truly share his/her talents
Title: WASTELAND – about a Brazilian Photographer/ Artist, Vik Muniz, and his mission – it’s not about his work – it’s the people who inspire his work. Watch it!
Thanks for all these recommendations, it’s nice to know that my vegging out time will be at least mentally stimulating for the next few weeks.
One of my all-time favourites is The End Of Suburbia. Its focus is on peak oil from an urban planning perspective.
The Corporation and Food Inc. are also on my list. If you liked Food Inc., I’d also recommend looking for Fresh which also deals with sustainable food issues. You can watch the trailer on their website: http://www.freshthemovie.com/
The People Speak by Howard Zinn based on his book The Peoples History of the United States of America
Thanks everyone for contributing with very interesting watches. Most of my suggestions have already been mentioned but further mentioning can’t hurt, can it? ^^J
These three I did Greek subtitles for for an eco film festival in Athens last year, so they’re close to my heart.
Notice any similarities between the above two? There is not a single case of a country finding its way after the IMF took over… As a Greek, I can tell you how serious things are looking over this part of the world!
I have lost more to share but the others have spoken in my stead, mostly!
A few out of my must watch archives
1.”The power of 10″
Describing itself as “a film dealing with the relative size of things in the universe—and the effect of adding another zero,” 1977’s Powers of Ten is a short documentary with a massive scale. Originally developed by the husband and wife team of Charles and Ray Eames for IBM, the film is a visual representation of the vastness of both outer space and the molecular construction of the human body.Ever since its initial exhibition, Powers of Ten has earned a special reputation for the way it helps viewers “organize their thinking” about their environment.
2.”Too Ugly for love?”
3.”Glory at sea”
Glory at Sea was one of the first films to address—albeit quite abstractly—the aftermath and devastation of Hurricane Katrina. It tells the story of a town that has been decimated by a storm, leaving most of its residents trapped in the “underworld” of the ocean floor. When a man is spared and washed ashore, he and a few survivors build a ramshackle boat and head out to sea to rescue their loved ones in what the film’s website calls “a veritable prison break from death itself.” Director Benh Zeitlin shot Glory at Sea with largely unprofessional actors on location in the hurricane-ravaged sections of New Orleans, and the result is a lyrical and moving film that address
Noticed someone already mentioned “Spellbound”…good call!
I really enjoyed “Devil’s Playground” which focuses on the Amish rumspringa–a term that roughly translates to “running around.” When an Amish adolescent is 16 s/he is permitted to ditch Amish clothing, party, & experience other non-Amish activities before s/he chooses whether or not to follow the religion. Those Amish parties get crazy–for real!
“The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters” is extremely entertaining/hilarious. It chronicles an intense rivalry between two fierce gentlemen competing for the world’s highest Donkey Kong score. I just can’t get enough of it.
I’m an amateur Ripperologist and I like; Jack the Ripper in America. The detective seems to have credibility and experience in the field of cold cases and he has access to Scotland Yard files that have been sealed until recently.
It is virtually impossible to prove anything really but I have also explored Carl Feigenbaum. There is an unlikely but possible chance that it could have been H.H Holmes. It’s just a guilty bit of fun I have.