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    Best documentaries (or movies based on realism)

    I am a big fan of documentaries, and movies based on realism.

    So I wanted to dedicate a sticky thread for this on PAF.

    Hope you guys find some good stuff here, and also introduce me to some good stuff.

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    Re: Best documentaries (or movies based on realism)

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    Jamal and Enayatullah are Afghan refugees in a camp in Peshawar, Pakistan. They travel to Quetta, and thence to Taftan on the Iranian border. They pay people smugglers to assist them over the border; on their first attempt they are stopped by Iranian police and returned to Pakistan, but their second attempt is successful. They travel to Tehran and then to Maku, in the Kurdish part of Iran, from where they cross a mountain range on foot to Turkey. In Istanbul they meet a group of other migrants, and they are taken to Italy inside a shipping container. The container is not ventilated, and most of the refugees, including Enayatullah, are suffocated to death. Jamal survives and lives in Italy for a time. He then steals a woman's purse and buys a rail ticket to Paris. From there, he goes to the Sangatte asylum seekers camp and with a new friend, Yusef, he crosses the channel by stowing away on a lorry.Finally, he arrives in London, where he calls his uncle to say he has arrived but that Enyatullah is "not in this world". The film ends with images of the Peshawar refugees.



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    Re: Best documentaries (or movies based on realism)

    Inside Job

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    From Academy Award® nominated filmmaker, Charles Ferguson ("No End In Sight"), comes INSIDE JOB, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, INSIDE JOB traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Matt Damon, INSIDE JOB was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.


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    Re: Best documentaries (or movies based on realism)

    Gimme Shelter

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    Rolling Stones concert.


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    8 mile

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    A young rapper in Detroit, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make the most of what could be his final opportunity but his problems around gives him doubts.


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    Traffik

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    The original British miniseries the Oscar winning Traffic was based of (and the former being much better than the Oscar winner!).












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    Re: Best documentaries (or movies based on realism)

    Woodstock

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    An intimate look at the Woodstock Music & Art Festival held in Bethel, NY in 1969, from preparation through cleanup, with historic access to insiders, blistering concert footage, and portraits of the concertgoers; negative and positive aspects are shown, from drug use by performers to naked fans sliding in the mud, from the collapse of the fences by the unexpected hordes to the surreal arrival of National Guard helicopters with food and medical assistance for the impromptu city of 500,000.


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    Fahrenheit 9/11

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    America braced itself for Michael Moore's rage—during a presidential election year, no less. But no one expected the emotional gut punch of interviewee Lila Lipscomb, a patriotic army mother turned disbeliever. Moore's defiant success (it's still the highest-grossing doc of all time) had a massive impact, if not quite the intended result.


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    Re: Best documentaries (or movies based on realism)

    Road to Guantanamo

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    Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years.


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    Re: Best documentaries (or movies based on realism)

    This is not a documentary, just as 8 mile and some other ones above weren't. Amazing movies nevertheless, as is Blow.

    Blow:

    http://www.youtube.com/movie?v=qe9eRs6uk-Y

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    Re: Best documentaries (or movies based on realism)

    2002 Gujarat Riots Full Documentary


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    Cuban Missile Crisis documentary

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    Re: Best documentaries (or movies based on realism)

    ^^^^^^^^^^ How close did it get to using nukes!? Incredible...

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    Re: Best documentaries (or movies based on realism)

    Quote Originally Posted by Amjad Hussain View Post
    ^^^^^^^^^^ How close did it get to using nukes!? Incredible...
    It was I reckon (from reading history books) the closest they ever came.

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    Re: Best documentaries (or movies based on realism)

    Occupation Nation "An Occupy Wall Street Documentary"

    An hour-long movie of remixed shorts that explore the philosophical roots of the recent movement of the 99%. As zombie banksters threaten to consume all that's left of our spectacular society, B Media's fifth video variety show showcases the mycelia network of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Deeply rooted in historical and international precedents that have the potential to turn toxic assets and discarded derivatives into new communities where shared vision and collective decision making empowers us all.

    The film calls on our collective conscience to remember the Oaxacan teacher strikes and the Bonus Army, and it explores this new technological globalrevolution by riffing on the work of video ninjas everywhere. Darryl Mitchell and David Graeber's dialectics break down the bricks of Wall Street, PeeWee Herman interviews Emma Goldman about the black bloc, Mr. Bean gets peppersprayed, and Obama is mic-checked in his Disney World as the police protect the smart ALEC's running the show.

    Special halftime appearance by Clint Eastwood, and Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction.


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