Category: Documentary

Fat Head (2009)

Fat Head is a funny and engaging documentary that is saying how we could have been told all the wrong things about eating by science and society. How can eating fast food make you lose weight? You might be wondering. Watch this and you will find out. Personally, I have been on a calorie counting diet for some time and […]

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This is Not a Film (2011)

Description from YouTube and Wikipedia: Director Jafar Panahi was put under house arrest in 2010 and banned from filmmaking for 20 years. This film was smuggled out of Iran on a USB stick hidden in a cake. It’s been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in […]

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A Day in the Life of John Lasseter

How can anyone who loves animation not watch this? This 25 minutes long documentary produced by Disney/Pixar itself shows you how the man behind all the legendary Pixar films spends his typical day.

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TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard

Note: The full film is free as above. An intriguing look at the prosecution of The Pirate Bay, the site responsible for most of the world’s peer-to-peer file sharing traffic. At any moment, there are estimated to be around 20 to 25 million users and it is still growing. The documentary film features exclusive interviews with the founders and a […]

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Undefeated

“Football does not build character. Football reveals character.” Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary for 2012, Undefeated is a close-up look at the trials and tribulations of a high school football team in Memphis. Apart from focusing on a few key players, the real star of the film is really their coach, Bill Courtney. An inspiring personality, Courtney […]

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Inside Job – 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary

Intriguing documentary feature which won 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary. If you are like me and did not fully understand how the financial crisis in 2008 came about or why so little are accounted for, this is for you. From Wikipedia: In five parts, the film explores how changes in the policy environment and banking practices helped create the […]

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Jiro Dreams of Sushi

This is one of the best documentaries I have watched for some time. It helps if you really like Japanese food. The last time a documentary film has stirred my emotions so deeply was probably Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 911” or “Sicko”. I had watched the documentary with two buddies and we were discussing about the message of the film after. […]

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Documentarian Ken Burns on Story and Manipulation

Famed documentarian says that all storytelling is manipulation, albeit sincere manipulation to make you feel moved. Manipulated. 24 times in a second.

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March of the Penguins (2005)

From Wikipedia: March of the Penguins (French: La Marche de l’empereur) is a 2005 French nature documentary film. It was directed and co-written by Luc Jacquet, and co-produced by Bonne Pioche and the National Geographic Society. The film depicts the yearly journey of the emperor penguins of Antarctica. In autumn, all the penguins of breeding age (five years old and […]

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The Cove (2009)

From Wikipedia: Winner of the 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, the film is a call to action to halt mass dolphin kills, change Japanese fishing practices, and to inform and educate the public about the risks, and increasing hazard, of mercury poisoning from dolphin meat. I have watched the documentary film and not being an activist of any […]

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