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For All Those Requesting More Documentaries, Here Are 5 That Will Capture Your Short Attention Span

January 4, 2013 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Movies

breaking the taboo

Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this groundbreaking new documentary uncovers the UN sanctioned war on drugs, charting its origins and its devastating impact on countries like the USA, Colombia and Russia. Featuring prominent statesmen including Presidents Clinton and Carter, the film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo and expose the biggest failure of global policy in the last 50 years.

 

king of kong

In the early 1980s, legendary Billy Mitchell set a Donkey Kong record that stood for almost 25 years. This documentary follows the assault on the record by Steve Wiebe, an earnest teacher from Washington who took up the game while unemployed. The top scores are monitored by a cadre of players and fans associated with Walter Day, an Iowan who runs Funspot, an annual tournament. Wiebe breaks Mitchell’s record in public at Funspot, and Mitchell promptly mails a controversial video tape of himself setting a new record. So Wiebe travels to Florida hoping Mitchell will face him for the 2007 Guinness World Records. Will the mind-game-playing Mitchell engage; who will end up holding the record?

 

jiro dreams of sushi

You might be wondering why I’m posting a documentary about a sushi chef and your concern is a valid point of contention, as I was wondering why I was even watching a documentary about a sushi chef in the first place. 10 minutes in, I knew exactly why I would spend the next hour and a half totally immersed in the world of Jiro Ono, arguably the world’s greatest sushi chef. Yes, you read right, THE greatest sushi chef in the world. This documentary is about more than sushi. At the core, its about being a master craftsmen. It is about the passion, the hard work, the meticulous attention to detail and it is about the patience required to attain the level of ‘Shokunin’. This documentary will inspire you to not settle with being great, but rather to be the greatest. Enjoy!

 

fog of war

Powerful documentary about Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations, who subsequently became president of the World Bank. The documentary combines an interview with Mr. McNamara discussing some of the tragedies and glories of the 20th Century, archival footage, documents, and an original score by Philip Glass.

 

the corporation

Since the late 18th century American legal decision that the business corporation organizational model is legally a person, it has become a dominant economic, political and social force around the globe. This film takes an in-depth psychological examination of the organization model through various case studies. What the study illustrates is that in the its behaviour, this type of "person" typically acts like a dangerously destructive psychopath without conscience. Furthermore, we see the profound threat this psychopath has for our world and our future, but also how the people with courage, intelligence and determination can do to stop it.



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One Response to “For All Those Requesting More Documentaries, Here Are 5 That Will Capture Your Short Attention Span”

  1. Will Says:
    January 6th, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Great article !

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