(Closed) Favorite documentaries?

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Post # 32
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

The Bridge. I wished I never watched that. It depressed me for a week, possibly more.

Post # 33
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I love anything by Louis theroux


Dawn porter’s selection

Deborah 13, servant of God

Last train home

Virgin daughters


And I’m gonna stand alone – I really don’t like waiting for superman 🙂 


Eta: great post!

Post # 34
3666 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

I watch a lot of documentaries.

I liked Grey Gardens and waited forever for it to come out on dvd. For years it wasn’t available.

I am watching Babies now. For anyone TTC they shouldn’t watch it it will make them cry I suppose. Me, I just think the babies are cute and while I might want to give one a squeeze, I don’t want any more contact.

The ones that moved me the most:

Dear Zachary is a stunner, really awful. It’s common to not talk about details of this film so that the full impact is reveal while someone watches it.

March of the Penguins. It is astonishing what those parental birds do to raise a baby penguins in the Anarctic.

Story of the Weeping Camel about a MOngolian family’s life and the special situaiton of a baby camel rejected by it’s mother.

The wild PArrots of Telegraph Hill – about a guy in San Francisco who feeds and takes care of a flock of tropical birds, brids that somehow live through the winters there.

These were pretty good:

Bowling for Columbine: I thought this was Moore’s best although Roger and Me was pretty good.

Spellbound: about kids at a national spelling bee

Born Into Brothels about woemn in Calcutta, India’s sex trade world

Deliver Us From Evil about a Cahtolic preist who asbused hcildren and was shuttled all over in many parishes. IF you aren’t completely sick and tired of the preist scandal story, you might lke this one. Otherwise, don’t bother, there’s nothign really revealatory in it except the sheer cheeks of the Cathloic Church in dealing with this man.

Daughter from Danang. About a Vietnamese girl who was sent to the US as a child. She goes back to find her Vietnamese family. Interesting and uncomfortable issues come up.

Some old ones:

Errorl Morris’ Gates of Heaven. Roger Ebert called it the best film ever made. It’s not that good, but it is fairly interesting. It’s about  a pet cemetery, the people who own it, the people who use those services.

Capturing the Friedmans about a teacher, a family man, and his alleged sexual abuse of students. Guilty or innocent? His son was also accused of participating. What the the extent of their invovlement?

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