Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I've recently been trying to get my hands on "A State of Mind", a recommended film about North Korea. Haven't found it yet.

Top 10 Documentary picks

Planet Earth (television series BBC) A beautifully shot series of different environments around the world.

Spellbound An honest look into the dedication and luck required to win the coveted Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Born Rich Although this film may not be widely acclaimed by the masses, it's an interesting personal look into the world of trust fund babies by one of their own, Jamie Johnson one of the heirs to the Johnson & Johnson company. If you like it... try One Percent, his follow up film of America's disparity of wealth.

49 Up The latest installment of the incredible groundbreaking 7 up series. Beginning in 1964 Michael Apted explores the adage "Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man".

Fahrenheit 9/11 The controversial smash hit 2004 documentary by Michael Moore.

The Thin Blue Line A man convicted and sentenced to die for a murder he didn't commit, Randall Dale Adams's film in 1988 gives another look into the 1976 murder of Dallas police officer Robert W. Wood.

Super Size Me Gluttony is proven to be one of the deadly seven sins. Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock puts his own body on the line by personally putting himself on a 3 meals a day diet of the fast food chain menu. Talk about super-sizing your way to a new wardrobe. Yuck.

Born into Brothels Simply incredible and heartfelt. This journey follows the children of prostitutes in Sonagachi, Kolkata's red light district.

An Inconvenient Truth
Think 2012 is horrifying? Try this.
"Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb. If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced."

Grizzly Man A revealing look into the eccentric life and death of Timothy Treadwell's obsessive fascination with grizzly bears. With footage and interviews of people involved with Treadwell, it gives a glimpse into his motivations and passion for raising public awareness until is tragic end with his girlfriend.