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speedysari--documentaries

I've been on a documentary kick, so here's some I've enjoyed recently:

The September Issue

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Cocaine Cowboys (this is what we watched this weekend)

God Grew Tired of Us

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  • Jumping in because I love documentaries, too. 

    I love God Grew Tired of Us--I show it in class, in fact.

    I'm also a big fan of:

    The Letter: An American Town and the Somali Invasion

    Middlesexes: Redefining He and She

    Food, Inc.

    King Corn

    The 30 Days tv series

    The Corporation

    People Like Us

    Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son about his Father (have the kleenex ready!)

    Whatever HBO's latest documentary on PTSD is called. DH and I watched it and were beyond pissed at the past (and, to some degree, present) military culture that mental heath issues aren't real issues

    Lizzy---Cocaine Cowboys is on my list of "much watch." I'll bump it to the top of my list with your recommendation.

     

  • I've had God Grew Tired of Us in my instant queue for a while.  Now I really want to actually get around to watching it!

    Middlesexes also sounds really interesting! 

  • Just looked up 'God Grew Tired of Us,' will definitely be watching that one soon, along with some others you've all mentioned.

    We've seen a few interesting ones lately, most recently 'Cropsy' and 'Bag It.' 'Cropsy' is sort of urban legend meets mental institution, 'Bag It' is a Michael Moore-style doc about the horrors of plastic. I would recommend both, depending on your mood.

    I've seen Cocaine Cowboys... actually stumbled upon it on Showtime or HBO a few months ago. Fascinating stuff! Loved 'Food Inc.' It definitely made me thankful for organic farmers like my dad. I haven't seen 'Dear Zachary,' but I'm a huge fan of Evan B. Harris, who designed the movie poster (random fact). 

    Love this thread... thanks for all the recs!

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    Just looked up 'God Grew Tired of Us,' will definitely be watching that one soon, along with some others you've all mentioned.

    We've seen a few interesting ones lately, most recently 'Cropsy' and 'Bag It.' 'Cropsy' is sort of urban legend meets mental institution, 'Bag It' is a Michael Moore-style doc about the horrors of plastic. I would recommend both, depending on your mood.

    I've seen Cocaine Cowboys... actually stumbled upon it on Showtime or HBO a few months ago. Fascinating stuff! Loved 'Food Inc.' It definitely made me thankful for organic farmers like my dad. I haven't seen 'Dear Zachary,' but I'm a huge fan of Evan B. Harris, who designed the movie poster (random fact). 

    Love this thread... thanks for all the recs!

    I watched Cropsy a couple of months ago. Really eye opening to see how mental institutions used to be years ago.

    I also watch "Forgiving Dr. Mengele" a while ago. It's about a woman who was part of twin experiments in Auchwitz and she ends up forgiving this doctor. Very interesting.

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    Lizzy---Cocaine Cowboys is on my list of "much watch." I'll bump it to the top of my list with your recommendation.

     

    I enjoyed it. One thing I do suggest is to research the main characters/interviewees after the documentary. Their history is not touched on much during the film, and it was interesting to see that perspective and then research their earlier years.

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    Just looked up 'God Grew Tired of Us,' will definitely be watching that one soon, along with some others you've all mentioned.

    We've seen a few interesting ones lately, most recently 'Cropsy' and 'Bag It.' 'Cropsy' is sort of urban legend meets mental institution, 'Bag It' is a Michael Moore-style doc about the horrors of plastic. I would recommend both, depending on your mood.

    I've seen Cocaine Cowboys... actually stumbled upon it on Showtime or HBO a few months ago. Fascinating stuff! Loved 'Food Inc.' It definitely made me thankful for organic farmers like my dad. I haven't seen 'Dear Zachary,' but I'm a huge fan of Evan B. Harris, who designed the movie poster (random fact). 

    Love this thread... thanks for all the recs!

    Food, Inc made me Ick! I don't want to become a vegetarian, but some of the scenes were enough to turn me that way. It was very educational!

    Thanks for your other suggestions!

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    I've had God Grew Tired of Us in my instant queue for a while.  Now I really want to actually get around to watching it!

    Middlesexes also sounds really interesting! 

    Yes, God Grew Tired of Us is a must-watch. Really made me think about how the US appears to those who didn't grow up here. 

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