Category: Documentary Recommendations

Netflix Documentary: The Creative Brain (2019)

Quote from The Creative Brain by author Michael Chabon: “There never has been such a thing as true originality.” This was an interesting documentary in that it opened my eyes on that I thought creativity meant in terms of originality and failure.  It is…

Documentary Recommendation: Survivors Guide to Prison (2018)

Statistic from Survivors Guide to Prison: “80 percent of former prisoners end up right back in jail.” When I was in school learning all about the criminal justice system, I took the stance of prisons as a necessary evil.  I knew they were basically…

Netflix Recommendation: ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads (2019)

Partial lyrics from Robert Johnson’s song “I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom” I’m gonna write a letter Telephone every town I know I’m gonna write a letter Telephone every town I know If I can’t find her in West Helena She must be in…

Documentary Recommendation: The Untold History of the United States (2012-2013)

Quote from The Untold History of the United State by Oliver Stone: “Americans, like people everywhere, are in thrall to their visions of the past, rarely realizing the extent to which their understanding of history shapes behavior in the here and now.  Historical understanding…

Netflix Documentary Recommendation: Saving Capitalism (2017)

Executive Producers: Steven Firestone, Nick Morton, Rick Rosenthal, Justin Schein, Stephen M. Silberstein, and Ryan Smith Directors: Jacob Kornbluth and Sari Gilman Major Cast: Robert Reich Rating: TV-PG Running Time: One hour and 13 minutes ******* The one thing I got from this documentary…

Netflix TV Mini-series Recommendation: Bobby Kennedy for President (2018)

Quote from Bobby Kennedy for President by Robert F. Kennedy: “Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the…

Documentary Recommendation: Farewell Ferris Wheel (2016)

Quote from Farewell Ferris Wheel by Carnival Owner : “No one has to tell them what to do, how to do it, they start working.” Writers: Miguel ‘M.i.G’ Martinez and Jamie Sisley Directors: Miguel ‘M.i.G’ Martinez and Jamie Sisley MPAA Rating: Not Rated Running…

Documentary Recommendation: Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

Quote from Exit Through the Gift Shop by Thierry Guetta: “That’s why I call myself Mr. Brainwash. It’s because everything that I do… somewhere… it brainwash your face!” Producers: Zam Baring, Holly Cushing Jaime, D’Cruz, Robert Gastman, James Gay-Rees, Meldoy Howse, and Andrew Palmer…

Documentary Recommendation: Burt’s Buzz (2013)

Quote from Burt’s Bees by Burt Shavitz: “No one has ever accused me of being ambitious.” Producers: Jean Du Toit, Phyllis Laing, Isabella Rossellini, and Jody Shapiro Director: Jody Shapiro Cast: Burt Shavitz Rating: NA Running Time: 1 hour and 22 minutes Burt’s Buzz…

Documentary Recommendation: From the Kill Pen (2016)

Quote from From the Kill Pen:  “Horse slaughter is more than inhumane.  It’s big business.” Producers: Sharon Boeckle, Tony Cane-Honeysett, and Peter D. Roth Director: Sharon Boeckle Writer: Sharon Boeckle Major Cast: Paula Bacon, Milton Bagby, Dean Bolstad, Alex Brown, Phil Carter, Neda DeMayo,…

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