I teach ESL to new refugees and they have expressed a desire to see movies that tell them about or show America. They want to know about the different landscapes, accents, lifestyles, etc. I'm looking for suggestions for simple, visually descriptive films that feature a wide variety of geographical locations and Americans. Can you think of any? [more inside]
Can you suggest great, chronological, world history documentary series? [more inside]
National Eating Disorders Week is coming up, and we're looking to hold a film screening at my college. What are some good (positive!) movies/documentaries that deal with body image, body acceptance and beauty ideals? [more inside]
About a year or two ago, I saw this great website that provided a list of the top 50 influential documentaries ever made. (Including a video streaming of each documentary with a short written analysis of why it was so influential) Can you please help me find that site again? [more inside]
What are some great environmental documentary films and/or series? [more inside]
Who are the artistic heirs to documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman? Which contemporary individuals/groups are making similar films, filming similar things, or documenting life in the U.S. (with or without film) in similar ways? [more inside]
Looking for some good documentaries on advertising, marketing, public relations & consumerism to help teach an undergraduate class! We have a list of possible documentaries already (we will show selected excerpts - not the entire thing) but were wondering if we were missing anything out and what the Hive Mind might suggest! Good "teaching moment" video clip suggestions based on Mad Men and other fictional advertising/marketing/PR/consumerism-themed films and TV shows are also welcome. Or perhaps there are even good relevant scenes from documentaries which are primarily about some other topic. Thanks for any help... it's much appreciated! Full list that we already have compiled inside... [more inside]
What are some great, informative TV series? Carl Sagan's Cosmos, Ken Burns's Jazz, Matthew Colling's This Is Modern Art, Robert Winston's The Human Body--what else is in this vein? I'd much rather a recommendation of a series, as opposed to a single one-off documentary. What should I watch that is captivating and teaches me something?
Looking for free, short online film, or preferably documentaries I can watch during my lunch break (i.e. no more than 30 minutes in length). [more inside]
Do you know any sites with a wide variety of social documentaries that aren't overly partisan? [more inside]
Looking for more "average life" documentaries. [more inside]
In bed, need some good documentaries that're available on-line. Not that interested in politics or nature. Must be viewable in Canada. Suggestions? [more inside]
Louis Theroux's documentaries - both the sillier earlier ones and the recent more solemn ones - are perhaps my very favourite things to watch. What other documentaries / shows might I enjoy?
What are the best movies or documentaries about modern art??
Where can I watch quality video online without needing to register, share files or download special software or media players? [more inside]
Seeking documentary suggestions, slightly specific. Ideas? [more inside]
Movies featuring news or documentary footage. [more inside]
What are some good, informative, and accurate documentaries and/or podcasts covering the various American presidencies? [more inside]
Please recommend some uplifting, inspiring, happy, fun movies/documentaries that will restore one's faith in humanity. The tone of Pixar's UP is perfect, though it need not be animated.
Where can I find documentaries on the Nigerian Highlife musical movement? [more inside]
What are the best documentaries about b-movies, fandoms, and weird or niche interests which often involve a widespread community, such as zombies? [more inside]
What movies or documentaries about motorcycles would my boyfriend like? Details inside. [more inside]
Good books or documentaries about the middle east [more inside]
Documentaries on the Israel/Palestine conflict? [more inside]
Please recommend some documentaries about douchebags. [more inside]
I am working on a PhD in music theory and cognition. I hate wasting time, but sometimes my brain needs a break from reading/writing/listening/analyzing. Help me create a list of films and documentaries that relate in some way to my field so that I can stare at a screen sometimes and still feel like I'm feeding my unquenchable desire to learn about music and mind. [more inside]
While on my nice, safe treadmill at the pleasant, well-lit gym, I like to watch dramatic, character-driven documentaries like Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers, and Carrier. Any suggestions for other nonfiction TV shows like that, with women in the starring roles? [more inside]
Which documentaries to watch? [more inside]
Inspired by this thread, I am trying to remember the name of a tornado special that aired, I think, on HBO several years ago. [more inside]
Free, _downloadable_, science documentaries? [more inside]
Favourite psychedelic / drug / shaman / consciousness related books? My brother met a shaman in South American and has given me his credit card and asked me to order him a bunch of books. Think Terence McKenna, Alex Grey, Alexander Shulgin, Carlos Castaneda, DMT, Ayahuasca... *Documentary/DVD recommendations welcome as well. [more inside]
Where's best on the net to get information about new documentaries (in order to interview their makers)?
Where are the best places on the web for news, information — and, if available — streaming versions/trailers of new indie documentaries? (I'm interested in interviewing their directors on the radio and thus promote the films.) [more inside]
What are some of the best documentaries available to watch instantly on Netflix? [more inside]
Is there anything like Salt or Duke's Center for Doc Studies in the Mid-Atlantic region?
Looking for good documentaries that are truly informative (i.e. a kind of textbook in movie format). What are the best documentaries you've seen that left you much more informed about basic history and human knowledge? [more inside]
I often download documentaries, and generally love them, and frequently feel like I want to give back to the director. Monetarily-wise, that is, as perhaps I didn't pay for them. What do you think of a service that allowed for paypal or such donation to individual directors? Could it work? Alternately, directors of small films could set up a link on their websites, and one could spread the idea memetically. I'm not looking to cash in on this, just to get feedback on an idea of how to assuage my guilt and help support those who make films worthy of support.
ID this (Bill) Clinton campaign official in the documentary The War Room? [more inside]
Can anyone reccomend good books, or documentaries, about Australia (history, culture, politics) written by people from outside Australia? [more inside]
DocumentaryFilter: In search of BBC's "What is Religion?" [more inside]
In the spirit of this post, what have you read or seen lately (or not so lately) that has changed your mind? [more inside]
I just watched King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters and loved it. Any other pop culture type documentaries out there I might like? [more inside]
wanted: help with the source of and exact wording for a quote. [more inside]
I am looking for documentaries about line cooks or restaurant kitchens. [more inside]
How can a Indian software engineer join documentary/photography crew of National Geographic, Discovery, BBC, PBS or other similar production houses? What kind of jobs are available in these organizations? Are there similar jobs (outside of the documentary business) that can take me to such places and pay for it? Low salary not an issue. [more inside]
Help me find issue-oriented video "backgrounders." [more inside]
What is the best dolphin documentary you have seen? [more inside]
Help remember the name of this this film, please. A surrealistic mock-documentary about an ill-fated antarctic expedition. [more inside]
I'd like recommendations for Polish or Ukrainian historical documentaries or fact-based films. [more inside]
Help me find documentaries that aired 3-6 years ago... [more inside]