Expanding my documentary horizons


I tend to watch a lot of nature, deep sea and Egyptian related documentaries. That’s really where my passion lies, but I’ve learned to broaden my tastes in recent months.

5 Broken Cameras—An extraordinary cinematic work of political activism, this film is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements.

Unscarred: The Nick Mondo Story—If you’re a wrestling fan, I implore you to give this film a shot. This docu covers everything from early life and humble beginnings to uncertainty in the business and ultimately having to give up his dream. Low budget it is, but the passion he brings to the table more than makes up for it. You will witness the rebirth of Matt Burns aka “Sick” Nick Mondo.

Food, Inc.—This film really woke me up to exactly what we purchase in our local grocery store. After you see this film—and it is essential that you do—you will have a different outlook, not just on nutrition, but also on what you put in your shopping cart. This film helped me to establish a love/hate relationship with fast food. Also, it made me look at name brands like Tyson and Purdue differently, and the inhumane, unhealthy and unsanitary conditions in which chickens, cattle and pigs are raised and slaughtered. This film was an eye-opener, to say the very least.

The Fog of War—This is an amazing story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara. One of the most controversial and influential figures in world politics, he takes us on an insider’s view of the seminal events of the 20th Century. Political leaders worldwide could learn a lot from this compelling look at the welfare of mankind.

Now I’m about to watch the Jodi Arias Documentary, which you can find on Youtube.

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