Tag Archives: Documentaries You Should See

Documentaries You Should See: Grizzly Man

No discussion of documentaries would be complete without Werner Herzog.  I saw this documentary for the first time in college.  The Discovery Channel played it pretty frequently. the film documents Timothy Treadwell, who spent a number of summers living with … Continue reading

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Documentaries You Should See: One Child Nation

One Child Nation is a film about the effects of the One Child Policy in China.  The film does not shy away from the drastic, pervasive, and often brutal actions taken by the Chinese government to control family size, as … Continue reading

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Documentaries You Should See: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? was practically a religious experience when I first saw it.  I had tears in my eyes for much of the film, not because of sadness, but because I was watching pure goodness. The film delves … Continue reading

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Documentaries You Should See: Three Identical Strangers

This is a documentary that starts as a feel good story and turns into a thriller. I don’t want to say too much about it, because it takes unbelievable twists and turns.  The music is also very unsettling.  It reminds … Continue reading

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Documentaries You Should See: RBG

RBG is a love letter to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsberg. RBG is an portrayed as an elderly woman, whose age and seeming frailty belie tremendous wisdom, personal strength, and an unbelievable work ethic. It shows how RBG used her … Continue reading

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Documentaries You Should See: Amy

I knew almost nothing about Amy Winehouse before I saw this documentary.  I remembered Graham Norton joking that she “had a dead pet on her head,” and I remembered hearing a snippet of the song Rehab.  Of course I remember … Continue reading

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Documentaries You Should See: An Introduction

I love documentary films. Cleveland loves documentary films.  At the Cleveland International Film Festival, documentaries frequently win the Roxanne T Mueller Audience Choice Award for best film. I’ve seen a lot of documentaries over the year. So, I am going … Continue reading

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