Yes, I spend more time watching than doing. In the past month or so, I’ve appreciated these three documentaries:
God Grew Tired of Us (2006, PG) — War & Relocation
After raising themselves in the desert along with thousands of other “lost boys,” Sudanese refugees John, Daniel and Panther have found their way to America, where they experience electricity, running water and supermarkets for the first time.
Waiting for Superman (2010, PG) — Education
Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) weaves together the stories of students, families, educators and reformers to shed light on the failing public school system and its consequences on the future of the United States.
This Is What Democracy Looks Like (2000, NR) — Globalization & Protest
[T]his powerful documentary recounts the story of more than 100 activists who gathered to promote economic justice and turned cameras on police during the 1999 World Trade Organization summit in Seattle.