Ray weaves together Tibetan and Chinese history, the Dalai Lama's biography, rare archival footage, and a great interview with His Highness to create an uplifting film despite the gravity of some of the topics. I dare you not to smile.
Movie Genre: Documentary
Who knew typeface could be so interesting? You may think twice before going with the default on the next Word doc you create.
One glance at the cover and you're not sure you want to watch this - the Lost Boys of Sudan - depressing! Stick it out. This is an inspirational documentary that will make you laugh at the absurdity of the American lifestyle, think about the plight of those affected by the genocide in Africa,...
This is a heart wrenching and fascinating documentary about the Fearless Freaks, a gang of young punks, becoming The Flaming Lips, a band who went from imitating and opening for the Butthole Surfers to creating whimsical and ethereal music that transcends genre.
Overshadowed by global warming in the news, net neutrality needs as much public discourse and action. You owe it to yourself and our society to watch this informative piece. It is no exaggeration to say that what is at risk today is the future of what is left of our democratic process.
This should be classified as a horror film. Wake up, people - here is the inside scoop on what's behind our right wing government and right wing governments to come... Be sure to watch the extras, especially the Ted Haggard goods.
This documentary about the MPAA system and its raters is a MUST SEE if you give a $&*# about intellectual freedom. Entertaining to boot.
Did YOU know General Motors put out an electric car years ago? This documentary is a fascinating and dismaying look at the auto and oil industries. You didn't know they were this crooked.
Just who is Craig? And why are so many people using his list? This fun film documents a day in the life of Craigslist.
Just try not to weep over this one - a documentary about kids in rural Tennessee who collect 29 million paper clips initially just to understand what 6 million looks like as part of a study about the Jews killed in the Holocaust. Eventually, they create a memorial with 11 million paper clips for...
Why we fight? Let's see - economic colonialism, oil, to promote our imperial agenda? Don't see it that way? Freedom, patriotism, to protect our way of life? It's all covered here in a well-crafted documentary tackling the issue of war in the U.S. from various angles.
Civics, Economics, Life 101. Every American needs to see this film. It will make you angry but you need to know. And it's not just about Enron. Oh, and the music selections are perfect, the visuals dramatic, so it's entertaining, too.
This documentary about the author and parrots of The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill is beautiful and mesmerizing. It made me want to hop a flight to San Francisco.
Just try to watch this without smiling. If you liked Spellbound, you're bound to love this. And you'll likely want to get up and dance! What a treat to watch these charming young people learn to...
This Academy Award winning documentary is uplifting and horrifying, bound to move you to tears of joy and sorrow. The film documents the lives of children of prostitutes in Calcutta and their intersection with a photographer who helps them find a way of expressing themselves and believing in...
This fast-paced voyeuristic look into the director's entire life is fascinating, horrifying, and somehow uplifting. Using software available to anyone, he pieces together home movies, photographs, music, commercial video clips and more to tell the story of his life. The soundtrack is terrific....
Poignant and bittersweet may be overused in reviews but how else to describe this documentary about Irja and Lucille, two old ladies living in a retired radicals home? These strong women will make you laugh and inspire you to make a stand for what you believe in.
A great companion piece to The Corporation. Make a night of it. You'll wish you had this much chutzpah.
Alarming, silly, educational, and inspirational, this documentary explores the corporation's oversized role in this world and its effect on individuals and society.
The other side of the War on Iraq...This documentary provides a glimpse into Al Jazeera, the Arab news agency, to see how the Arab (and much of the rest of the world) views America's foreign policy.
You have never seen anything like this, or perhaps you have if you've ever noticed how beautiful the sky is through the pattern of the leaves or sat staring into a stream mesmerized by the mosaic of stones at the bottom. This documentary explores the interaction between art and nature as helped...
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