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Documentaries: Ones Worth Watching

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OK so most are pretty boring/uninteresting for the most part. At least, that's the common opinion. However, I have found some that are pretty damn interesting. Usually stumbling over them via oddball routes. I don't watch out for them or subscribe to some documentary watchdog group for the next big one to come out, I just happen to hear about them somehow, think it could be interesting and then give them a try.

Here are some of the ones I've liked:

Devil's Playground: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293088/

About the Amish and the time where young teens go out into the world (the Devil's playground) to experience life outside of the Amish community. After some time (years in some cases) they decide to return or to leave forever. Who knew the Amish were hard core partiers (when was the last time you went to a teen party that drew a crowd from STATES away?)?

The War: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0996994/

OK so this is a miniseries and not just a 2 hourish one but hey, still a documentary (and any documentary about WW2 that is only 2ish hours long is a bit suspect imo!). Very well done. Been awhile since I've watched it (guess I should do so again) but remember it being an excellent series.

Food Inc: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1286537/

Very eye opening. Goes over how big business is dominating the US food industry. Touches on work place practices and how some companies are, in effect, taking over smaller farms via the court system (due to patent rights on genetically modified crops).

Born into Brothels: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388789/

About the kids of prostitutes in India. How the film makers ended up making the story about the kids. How they encouraged the kids to take pictures of their world/lives and then how those pictures could end up pulling those kids into a better life.

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1016268/

Never ever deregulate your utilities! lol Very disturbing show on how capitalism runs roughshod over, well, anything to make a dollar. Also, good insight on how these kinds of things can happen as a general rule.

Gah, there is another movie, not really a documentary but, I guess, a reenactment? of what brought down the US financial institutions via piss poor mortgage handlings. VERY informative as to how it all went down and why it did. If I remember, I'll add it to the list.

Anyway, are there any you've seen worth noting? I'm always on the look out for good stuff.

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Guest I'm not dead Cheryl

I saw Senna, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424432/ the other day and I loved it. I've been a fan of F1 always loved him and was watching the race with my family when he died. Needless to say, i got very emotional watching it

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I saw Senna, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424432/ the other day and I loved it. I've been a fan of F1 always loved him and was watching the race with my family when he died. Needless to say, i got very emotional watching it

I saw Ayrton Senna race a few times in F1, yes I was like you very very sad when he passed away, he was an exciting racer and always interesting to watch him race, I watched an interview with him where he could tell you every corner of a certain circuit, but it was more that he knew exactly where to enter the corner and where the bumps were etc.

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Currently watching Robert Kennedy for President. Netflix Original. Very good. 

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