May 4, 2012
Documentary Films, A Long List.

List By: osdeducation 

This is the best of times, this is the worst of times. Here is a list of documentaries available online. If the links sink, please consult your friendly neighborhood library. Have a bleak weekend ahead, when in agony, act like Tilo (pictured above).

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Capitalism - A Love Story: Michael Moore documentary centering on the financial crisis of 2007–2010 and the recovery stimulus, while putting forward an indictment of the current economic order in the United States and capitalism in general.

Chicago 10: At the 1968 Democratic Convention, protestors, denied permits for demonstrations, repeatedly clashed with the Chicago Police Department, who waged a week-long terror campaign that resulted in riots witnessed live by a television audience of over 50 million.

Enron - The Smartest Guys in the Room: A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.

Fuel: Director Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11 year journey around the world to find solutions to America’s addiction to oil.

Food Inc: The veil on our nation’s food industry is lifted, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that’s been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA.

The Future of Food: The Future Of Food offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade.

Home: This documentary shows the diversity of life on Earth and how humanity is threatening the ecological balance of the planet

Human Resources: A documentary about Social Control.

Occupation 101: Award-winning documentary film on the root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Workers Republic:  In December of 2008, laid-off Chicago factory workers occupied their vanishing workplace, Republic Windows & Doors, declaring they would not leave until the owners and creditors agreed to pay them the severance that they were owed. They held the factory for six days.

The Take: In suburban Buenos Aires, thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats, and refuse to leave.

The End of Poverty: A feature length documentary film that asks why poverty still exists.

Frontline - The Warning: Long before the meltdown, one woman tried to warn about a threat to the financial system

Noam Chomsky - Power and Terror, In Our Time: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

Noam Chomsky - Imperial Grand Strategy

Noam  Chomsky - Manufacturing Consent

Taxi To The Dark Side - BBC Full Length Documentary:Through the controversial death in custody of an Afghan taxi driver, beaten to death by American soldiers while being held in extrajudicial detention at the Bagram Air Base. This documentary also goes on to examine America’s policy on torture and interrogation in general, specifically the CIA’s use of torture and their research into sensory deprivation.

The Corporation: This documentary takes its audience on a graphic and engaging quest to reveal the corporation’s inner workings, curious history, controversial impacts and possible futures.

Weather Underground: The rise and fall of the American radical organization The Weathermen, a radical group committed to overthrow the government.

The World According to Monsanto

Wal Mart - The High Cost of Low Prices: A feature length documentary that uncovers the retail giant’s assault on families and American values.

Battle in Seattle:The directorial debut of actor Stuart Townsend. It is based on the protest activity at the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999.

This is What Democracy Looks Like: This film, shot by 100 amateur camera operators, tells the story of the enormous street protests in Seattle, Washington in November 1999, against the World Trade Organization summit being held there.

The Shock Doctrine: Naomi Klein explores the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically.

The American Dream: A 30 minute animated film that shows you how you’ve been scammed by the most basic elements of the government system. 

Right Here All Over: An amazing behind the scenes look at OWS community.

Inside Job: Documents the 2008 Financial crisis.

Bahrain - Shouting in the Dark: A television documentary produced by Qatar -based news channel Al Jazeera English about the 2011 Bahraini uprising.

Making a Killing - The Untold Story of Psychiatric Drugging

The Trials of Henry Kissinger - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8 - This riveting documentary depicts former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger as a warmonger responsible for military cover-ups in Vietnam, Cambodia and East Timor, as well as the assassination of a Chilean leader in 1970.

A Place Called Chiapas - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10 - First-hand accounts of the Zapatistas of Chiapas, and the lives of its soldiers and the people for whom they fight.

Why We Fight - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 , Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8 - An unflinching look at the military industrial complex and the rise of the American Empire.

Commanding Heights - The Battle for the World Economy: Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3 

Confessions of an Economic Hitman: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Zeitgeist - The Federal Reserve: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

Zeitgeist - Moving Forward: A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society. This subject matter will transcend the issues of cultural relativism and traditional ideology and move to relate the core, empirical “life ground” attributes of human and social survival, extrapolating those immutable natural laws into a new sustainable social paradigm called a “Resource-Based Economy”.

Zeitgeist - Addendum: The second documentary film, Zeitgeist: Addendum, attempts to locate the root causes of this pervasive social corruption, while offering a solution.

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Feel free to add your own, and let’s build a database of documentaries with streaming links to spread and educate ourselves. Share, spread, and contribute.

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