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C. Hall says:
Re:R.L. Harrington,
I had never heard of "Standing In The Shadows Of Motown". I'm sure it will become a favorite as I was a teen in the 60's and this was MY music,thanks!

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C. Hall says:
Re: Brunoj28,
I am a Christian but from what I have seen just from the trailers,you are "Spot On" about Jesus Camp! You are not alone in your feelings about this creepy documentary. There are many who have posted similar misgivings on other forums about Jesus Camp,including the nets largest forum website "Christian Forums .com".

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Winnie says:
Haven't seen this one mentioned yet: Capturing the Friedmans.

I'll second Man on Wire. I also liked The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill and (as I mentioned in the other documentary post) The Chances of the World Changing.

Something the Lord Made is not a documentary (it's a "based on" movie with the inimitable Alan Rickman), but it was so interesting that I watched the documentary as well: American Experience - Partners Of The Heart.

Edited to add: How could I forget to mention Michael Apted's The Up Series (Seven Up / 7 Plus Seven / 21 Up / 28 Up / 35 Up / 42 Up / 49 Up)?? Excellent stuff.

Posted on Apr 13, 2010 10:32:51 PM PDT
Balok says:
The Thin Blue Line
The Atomic Cafe
The "7 Up" series (at least the ones I've seen)
Night and Fog
There was a documentary series on child development whose name I can't remember. I just remember that it was narrated by Bill Paterson. I have to admit that if the series had been "Bill Paterson reads the phone book" I probably would have that fascinating too.

Posted on Apr 13, 2010 10:54:55 PM PDT
clipper says:
Love The Beast (USA- Two Disc Special Edition)
The 7up series was great! Here's some more good ones. I think anyway...
Food Inc. (gulp)
Baraka (*****)
The Cove (not for the dolphin lovers out there)
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
Love The Beast (eric banna, muscle car crashing)
Dogtown and Z-Boys (classic, stacy peralta skateboarding)
Dark Days (homeless living in subway tunnels)

Posted on Apr 13, 2010 11:16:33 PM PDT
FLbeachbum says:
I've seen some of your choices, clipper - "Dark Days" is remarkable; highly recommended
"Food, Inc." - very topical
I wanted to see "The Cove", but then relented because I didn't want to upset myself horribly
Here's one I don't see listed here: "Praying with Lior" - A boy with Down's syndrome prepares for his Bar Mitzvah. It's wonderfully filmed; very moving and delightful!

Posted on Apr 14, 2010 8:19:55 AM PDT
bella7 says:
Sound and Fury (debate over cochlear implants for deaf children)

Thanks everyone for the excellent recommendations. I'm excited to check them out!!

Posted on Apr 14, 2010 10:48:03 AM PDT
bella7 says:
I dare anyone to watch Buena Vista Social Club and not get up and dance .... or at least tap your foot. : )

Posted on Apr 16, 2010 10:25:37 AM PDT
worthydocs says:
for those who liked Dark Days, I recommend Catching Out about present-day trainhoppers!

also, i was going to recommend Capturing the Friedmans because it's riveting. but sooooo dark.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2010 10:39:19 AM PDT
Hi, Bella7.

Gate of Heavenly Peace was shown on PBS at one point.

It is on YouTube in Mandarin Chinese without subtitles. But an English-language transcript can be found on the film's official website.

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"World War II -- Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West"
"Grey Wolves: U-Boats" -- Three disc series
"Churchill: The Wilderness Years"
"What the West Should Know About Islam"
"Who Killed Kennedy?"

Posted on Apr 17, 2010 4:23:21 AM PDT
Woody Thomas says:
Zoo. Although some of it was re-enactment.

Posted on Apr 17, 2010 6:15:49 AM PDT
bella7 says:
The Endurance - Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
Touching the Void
Good Hair by Chris Rock
Stranded (Docu of the survivors of the Uruguayan rugby team who's plane crashed in the Andes. The movie Alive was based on their story.)

Posted on Apr 17, 2010 7:04:51 AM PDT
bella7 says:
This movie was SO strange, yet SO interesting...

SOUTHERN COMFORT is a 90-minute feature-length documentary about the life of Robert Eads, a 52-year-old female to male transsexual who lives in the back hills of Georgia. "A hillbilly and proud of it," he cuts a striking figure: sharp-tongued, bearded, tobacco pipe in hand. Robert passes so well as a male that the local Klu Klux Klan tried to recruit him to become a member.

Posted on Apr 28, 2010 10:30:06 AM PDT
bella7 says:
Just watched Afghan Star (Afghanistan's version of American Idol). Very interesting culturally and politically. The Taliban had banned music, tv and dancing in Afghanistan until recent years. At the filming of this docu, it was still taboo for an Afghan woman to be on the show.

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