Category: Documentary Recommendations

Documentary: Water & Power: A California Heist (2017)

Quote by Jeffrey Mount from PPIC Water Policy Center “We’ve been living off borrowed water.” Director: Marina Zenovich Writer: Mark Arax MMPA Rating: PG for thematic elements, some language and brief smoking Running Time: 1 hour and 27 minutes   ******* In addition to…

Netflix Documentary Recommendation: My Son the Jihadi (2015)

Quote from My Son the Jihadi by Michael Evans (brother of Thomas Evans): “It’s so weird, how someone who’s grown up as your own flesh and blood could do that to somebody.  It doesn’t make any sense, I don’t think it ever will make…

Netflix Documentary Recommendation: 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…

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