I love sitting (laying :)) down and watching good documentaries.
There’s so much to learn watching documentaries and the majority of the them really open your eyes. They can give us a real, clear picture of what is happening around us and in the world. I don’t watch tv, or reading newspapers for 10 years already. If I want to know what is going on, I watch documentaries.
Of course, my favourite ones are those inspiring documentaries that can expand my consciousness and awareness. I like the power of an interesting documentary, it opens my mind to new perspectives and deepen my understanding of the world.
My personal recommendations are these 10 – my own favourites, in no particular order. (I will copy/paste summary from IMDB for every single one of them, so you can see if that movie may be of interest to you):
1. The Cove
Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.
Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.
A team of brave individuals risk their lives to protect the last mountain gorillas.
Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.
After watching this movie I have decided not to go to aqua parks. One of my biggest wishes is to swim with dolphins, but obviously it will be at the sea.
A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.
6. The Imposter
A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.
A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.
A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.
BC’s illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into a business giant, dubbed by some involved as ‘The Union’, Commanding upwards of $7 billion Canadian annually.
Documentary about Father Oliver O’Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children.
Of course, bonus: Earth, Icarus, Cartel Land, What Happened, Miss Simone?, Food, Inc., Waste Land, Samsara, Amy, Senna, Roger Waters: The Wall.
Also: Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, What the Health, The Ivory Game.
While I wait for your suggestions I am going to watch these ones:
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told, When We Were Kings.
So, beautifuls souls there’s a few to get you started!