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zod wrote

Earthlings (2005) uses hidden cameras to bring to you shocking footage of what goes on behind the closed walls of the meat industry.

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Enkara wrote

Oh gods... Earthlings....

ppl should just go vegan and pretend they watched Earthlings but not actually watch it.

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squirrels wrote

Agreed. I can't bring myself to recommend it, because it is outright traumatizing to watch. But that's the point. Sigh.

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000 wrote

This should be the top of the list. No other documentary is as hard hitting and life changing as Earthlings.

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goof_goat wrote

the one percent (2006) shot by a member of the johnson & johnson family about inherited wealth.

the spirit of 45 - ken loach documentary about labor's policies implemented under attlee

Iran A Cinematographic Revolution - a history of a iranian film

cameraperson - a professional cameraperson reflects on her lifetime of footage

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goof_goat wrote

2 more i thought of while working:

finally got the news - about the league of revolutionary black workers in 1960s detroit

harlan county usa - about coal mine unionization in 60s & 70s kentucky

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squirrels wrote

Born Rich is a good complement to one percent, even if it is slow and quietly infuriating. While the director could easily be said to be a hypocrite, I appreciate that he's turned the lens inward and provided an inside view into their lives.

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Daddybatko wrote

Hypernormalisation was a good one though not exactly that eye-opening. everyone knows this shit goes on.

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tnstaec wrote

I haven't managed to sit thru the whole thing. I found Adam Curtis' earlier three-part series more watchable.

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tacticalturtleneck wrote

Food Chain. Underrated documentary about worker exploitation in US agriculture industries.

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Thanks wrote

Definitely some of the best documentary filmmaking I have ever seen.

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Thanks wrote

Yes, it's really painful to watch this violent absurdity unfold. It also reached the point where I could no longer fathom what was happening, where the sheer craziness of the situation made me laugh out loud because I had no other way to process it.

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dele_ted wrote

I just finished watching this one about five minutes ago, and i have to say it is one of the most powerful documentaries on anarchism. Really lit a flame in me, thanks for sharing.

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ziq wrote

You're considering being an anarchist now?

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dele_ted wrote

Fuck yes i am, that documentary really felt like an eye-opener. Seems like a society without leaders and hierarchy is after all not some silly daydream.

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TheNewKing wrote

If you think you have NOTHING TO HIDE, this may be worth watching. I think the surveillance state is very worrying and also complex. It's a combination of government agencies and corporations tracking you and trading/selling information around. It's not limited to just one country and it's especially worrying if you're an activist, but I think it concerns everyone.

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mcv137 wrote

  • Let the Fire Burn
  • The Pruitt-Igoe Myth
  • The Brainwashing of My Dad
  • Alive Inside
  • Anything by Errol Morris
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MoeShinola1 wrote (edited )

Ancient Aliens Debunked, by Chris White. His explanation of Baalbek took all the mystery out of it, in a good way.