Eleven Documentary Films Worth Watching


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 Here is a list of documentaries that are both entertaining and enriching.  We would love to hear your opinions.  If you are inspired to write a review, please submit to ctm@cantheman.com and it might get posted on the site.  Enjoy!

 

1.   God Grew Tired of Us (2006)  A heartrending account of how a group of young men in war-torn Sudan find a new life in the United States.

 

2.  The Corporation (2003)  A thought provoking expose on corporations and how they are changing our lives.

 

3.  Jesus Camp (2006)  This documentary is a stunning account of a Christian summer camp for children who are encouraged to “take America back for Christ.”

 

4.  Fuel (2008)  An eleven year project by Josh Tickell, a man who is possessed by his desire to understand the U.S. dependence of foreign oil.

 

5.  Balseros (2002)  This documentary follows a group of Cuban refugees who travel on homemade rafts to the United States in hopes of finding a better life.

 

6.  Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids (2004)  A serious look into the lives of children who grow up in the some of the most difficult situations imaginable.

 

7.  The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002)  A look at the storied career of Henry Kissinger, which presents a unique view of a man who made some of the most controversial contributions to international relations.

 

8.  Why We Fight (2005)  A vital consideration of the U.S. military-industrial complex.

 

9.  The Fog of War (2003)  A telling retrospective account by a central architect of the U.S. military-industrial complex, Robert S. McNamara.

 

10.  Zeitgeist (2007)  The groundbreaking independent documentary on the status of a lost generation.

 

11.  Zeitgeist Addendum (2008)  An important adjunct to the original Zeitgeist, which breaks new ground.

 

 

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