October 21, 2007 11:01 PM Subscribe
"Quiet" documentary recommendations.
posted by Salmonberry to Media & Arts (24 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
I saw the clip linked in this thread
and I really liked it. I've always enjoyed watching docs where there is little narration and you simply get to enjoy watching people on film in an everyday setting. I call them "quiet" documentaries. I don't like overly-narrated pieces, or docs where the documentarian feels s/he has to prattle on offering up all kinds of theories and opinions. I prefer a sense of observation.
Does anyone have any recommendations for documentaries where the narration and talking heads have to take a back seat? Super-duper-extra-bonus points for films that are available to the rental masses outside NYC/LA type metropolises and x2 that with a <3 if it can be viewed online.