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Documentary Movies

Many Rivers to Cross: The Black Atlantic

Many Rivers to Cross: The Black Atlantic is the first episode of the documentary series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. Directed by Henry Louis Gates, the series explores the global experiences which shaped the African American people. The Black Atlantic focuses on the historical period beginning 1500. It...

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Who Killed Vincent Chin?

The 1987 documentary, Who Killed Vincent Chin?, tells the tragic story of the murder of 27 year old Vincent Chin in Detroit, Michigan. Chin’s alleged murderers, Ronald Eber, and his stepson, Michael Nitz, were two white, unemployed auto plant workers who had both recently been laid off from their jobs...

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How The Beatles Changed The World

Introduction The pop group the Beatles changed the face of music around the world. Bursting onto the music scene in the 1960’s, the Beatles did things differently than most bands. Described by Mike Paytress as giving a shot in the arm to Britain’s pop music scene the Beatles were one...

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A Review of Aging Out by Roger Weisberg

Section 1: Summary Aging Out is a film about children in a foster care system, who experiences difficult hurdles as they transition to an independent living and adulthood. It is apparent that the change is one of the major challenges even for the mature and privileged youths. Roger Weisberg, the...

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“13th” Netflix Documentary

The documentary “13th” directed by Ava DuVernay and distributed by Netflix was released in 2016. It sheds light on the way the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States changed America and turned into a state with “the highest rate of incarceration in the world” (Thirteenth Amendment Documentary)....

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The Good News in American Medicine

The American healthcare system is the only one in the industrialized world that does not cover everyone in the country. It is also one of the most expensive in the world, partly because when everyone is covered people are healthier and healthier people cost less. The documentary The Good News...

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The Last Truck Critique

The Last Truck shows the audience the struggle of the employees of the General Motors Moraine Assembly Plant in Ohio. This giant facility was opened in 1981, and several generations worked there, earning money and providing for their families. The plant won 11 national awards for the quality of its...

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Digital Documentary

Our understanding of history and archive has changed over time as acknowledged by Jaimie Baron. History is currently understood in two perspectives; as a reference to past events and as a record and writings of the past. The understanding of history in these two aspects has encouraged knowledge of remix...

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Documentary: Blackfish (2013)

1. I expect from a documentary to tell the truth about the issue presented, and to present an honest, objective and informative account on the topic. As compared to a work of fiction, documentaries promise to avoid the narrative line, and do not offer a happy end, but rather, they...

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Movie Review: 500 Nations

After careful consideration the documentary that was chosen for the completion of this assignment is 500 Nations narrated by Kevin Costner. As stated by Costner in the opening sequence of the film’s first part, he has had a deep, genuine interest in the history of North America for a major...

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A Documentary Sicko by Michael Moore

A brilliant documentary Sicko, directed by Michael Moore, provides a harsh critic of the American healthcare. Being based on personal stories, told by ordinary Americans, the film demonstrates how many people do not have an access to medical care at all. The services are so expensive that people do not...

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Declassified: The Mao Zedong Years

According to the documentary Declassified: The Mao Zedong Years the outlook of General Secretary Mao Zedong was fundamentally different with the rest of the leadership in the Chinese Communist Party. Mao struggled against people who were much more pragmatic than him, but who did not have such an extreme vision...

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Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery

In Russell Brand’s documentary From Addiction to Recovery, Brand speaks to a host of people from addicts, to counselors, to law enforcement to unravel the mystery of how to best help addicts. Along the way, he takes the viewer on a journey of the seedier side of life. For most...

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Cowspiracy: A Documentary Film

Cowspiracy is an expository documentary released in 2014 that raises an environmental dimension of the food consumption. It investigates the leading cause of environmental degradation in our society today, animal agriculture through the lens of the food consumption. In addition to that, the documentary reviews the global warming, water use,...

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