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Real Talkies

Every cut is a lie. It’s never that way. Those two shots were never next to each other in time that way. But you’re telling a lie in order to tell the truth. –Wolf Koenig.

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FILMS

Find below a list of documentary films that have blogged about. They are listed from the most recent to the oldest.

SOCIAL ISSUE DOCS

  1. INTO ETERNITY – A documentary about the word’s first permanent repository for nuclear waste that is radioactive for 100,000 years.
  2. MAKING THE BOYS – A documentary that explores the drama, struggle and enduring legacy of the first ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to successfully reach a mainstream audience.
  3. 8 MURDERERS A DAY – This documentary investigates the current situation in Juarez – the murder capital of the world.
  4. EGYPT WE ARE WATCHING YOU – Documentary about 2005 elections in Egypt
  5. THE DEVIL COMES ON HORSEBACK -First person narrative about Darfur Genocide.
  6. SHOAH – Claude Lanzmann’s 9.5 hrs documentary an epic on the holocaust features interview with survivors, bystanders and perpetarators in 14 countries.
  7. WASTELAND – This documentary follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys to Jardin Gramacho the world’s largest garbage dump and his collaborative art project with the catadores.
  8. MAVERICK MOTHER – personal documentary about single motherhood.
  9. IRON LADIES OF LIBERIA – documentary about the first female president of Liberia.
  10. HACKING DEMOCRACY – Problems with electronic voting in America.
  11. STEALING AMERICA: VOTE BY VOTE – Documentary about electoral misconduct in America.
  12. UNCOUNTED – Election fraud and its impact on 2004 elections.
  13. OUT IN THE SILENCE – A documentary about gay visibility in small town America
  14. TAQWACORE: THE BIRTH PLACE OF PUNK ISLAM – A film that follows the progression of Muslim punk scene in America
  15. HUNGRY IN AMERICA – A documentary about hunger in America, which is like an invisible and unacknowledged disease in America.
  16. AMERICAN FEUD – About the history of conservatives and liberals.
  17. FINAL SOLUTION – A documentary that examines states role in promoting hate or dislike in the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat, India
  18. FREAKONOMICS– a documentary based on the best selling book Freakonomics.
  19. INSIDE JOB – Expose of the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008.
  20. BUDRUS – Story of a Palestinian community uniting to save a village.
  21. THE KIDS GROW UP – A film that looks at parenting and what it means to let go.
  22. MASSACRE AT VIRGINIA TECH –  A documentary about the gunman responsible for the worst shooting in an American University.

DOCUMENTARIES ABOUT DISEASES, INJURIES and DISABILITIES

  1. THE EDGE OF THINGS – A documentary about Lucille, a woman living with an acquired traumatic brain injury.
  2. BRAIN INJURY DIALOGUESRick explores the impact that brain injury has had on himself and other survivors.
  3. MARWENCOL – A film about the fantasy and real world of a person with traumatic brain injury.
  4. BAD BLOOD – A documentary that chronicles how a “miracle” treatment for hemophilia became an agent of death for 10,000 Americans.
  5. MY RUN – After Terry – Hitchcock’s wife died of breast cancer, he set out on a journey to bring awareness and a voice to the struggles faced by sinfle parent families and their children.
  6. SOUND AND FURY – A documentary about an extended family with three generations of deafness and their struggle over whether or not to provide their children with cochlear implants.
  7. COOL IT – The film explores global warming through Lamborg a provocative contrarian.
  8. THE CHOSEN FAMILY – MY FLESH AND BLOOD – A filma bout a single mother with 11 adopted children and 10 of them have either physical disability or chronic debilitating illness that is Susan’s life on a daily basis.
  9. MONICA and DAVID – Two individuals with Down Syndrome fall in love and get married.
  10. UNFORGOTTEN – 25 YEARS AFTER WILLOWBROOK – a documentary about state institutionalization and abuse of people with mental retardation in the US.

AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL / BIOGRAPHICAL DOCS

  1. EL AMBULANTE – A story of a 67 year old man, Daniel Burmeister – a dreamer, story teller and a jack of all trades. His mission is to make a movie in 30 days casting the villagers as actors and then premiere the film in that village and move on to the next village.
  2. BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK – A delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.
  3. YES MADAM, SIR – A documentary about Kiran Bedi the first woman to join the Indian Police Service in 1972 and become the highest ranked female officer.
  4. BHUTTO – A two hour documentary about the first woman to lead a muslim nation – Benazir Bhutto.
  5. AND EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE FINE – A documentary about talented, fascinating and troubled, Spalding Gray – a story teller in many genres who committed suicide in 2004.
  6. SAINT MISBEHAVIN’: THE WAVY GRAVY MOVIE – A documentary about Wavy Gravy an entertainer and activist.
  7. CLIENT 9 – THE RISE AND FALL OF ELIOT SPENCER – A documentary that takes an in-depth look at the rapid rise and dramatic fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer.
  8. AMARGOSA – life and times of 74 year old Marta Becket, a dancer, painter and musician who abandoned the hustle and bustle of the dance world in New York  to settle in Death Valley Junction

HISTORICAL DOCS

  1. Invasion of Kuwait and first Gulf War – Class of 1990

COMPETITION BASED DOCS

  1. UNDER THE BOARDWALK – A documentary about monopoly

OBSERVATIONAL DOCS

  1. BABIES – First year in the life of four babies from Nigeria, Mongolia, Japan and San Francisco.
  2. BOXING GYM – Fredrick Wiseman’s documentary captures the sub culture of a boxing gym.

EDUCATION DOCS

  1. CAPTURING REALITY: THE ART OF DOCUMENTARY – The film is a journey into documentary film making with some of the world’ top directors.
  2. STORY TELLING – Realtalkies author’s take on story telling

ART BASED DOCS

  1. BETWEEN THE FOLDS – Documentary about Origami.

COMPILATION OF DOCS BASED ON TOPICS

  1. Traumatic Brain Injury Documentaries- BRAIN INJURY CAN LAST A LIFETIME
  2. Gulf oil Spill Documentaries – IN MEMORY OF APRIL 20 2010
  3. Documentaries about Libya – LIBYAN MOMENTS ON CELLULOID
  4. American Vote Counting – HOW DOES AMERICA COUNT ITS VOTES?
  5. Drinking Water Documentaries – THIRST QUENCHERS
  6. Transgender Issues Documentaries – HE SHE SPECTRUM
  7. Gay Marriage Documentaries – GOODBYE PROP 8
  8. Oscar nominated short documentaries 2011 – OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT DOCUMENTARIES ARE
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