Documentaries & Filmmaker
Documentaries are an excellent source of knowledge and insight that speak truth about the human condition. While you’re waiting for Die Willie Die’s screening, here is a list of eight great documentaries and award-winning filmmakers to watch.
Laura Poitras was one of the first journalists to meet Edward Snowden in Hong Kong. This documentary covers the window of time between 2013 when they met him and when he gained asylum in Russia that year. This documentary is an insightful look into a controversial figure and topic.
2. Free Solo
Considered by many to be one of the greatest athletic achievements of all time, free soloist climber Alex Honnold conquered El Capitan, a 3,000 foot mountain in Yosemite without using a rope. Captured by award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer Jimmy Chin, this documentary is just as impressive as Honnold’s feat itself.
3. When We Were Kings
“The Rumble In The Jungle,” as it is known, is perhaps the greatest boxing match of all time. George Foreman and Muhammad Ali stepped into the ring in 1974 to faceoff in a legendary match that is brought to life by director Leon Gast. The documentary also captures the time, place, and social climate during this era in a thrilling way.
Barack Goodman tackles the legendary music festival of Woodstock that happened in 1969. It features never-before-seen footage while examining the political and social ramifications at the time. This documentary makes the viewer feel as if they were there at that iconic moment in time.
Ava DuVernay’s 13th is an eye-opening documentary that dives into the 13th Amendment and its connection to mass incarceration in the United States. It’s a challenging watch that forces the viewer to think critically about our systems and how they need substantial change.
Even if you’re not a sports fan, Bryan Fogel’s Icarus is a captivating story. While setting out to investigate the effects of sports doping, he finds himself wrapped up in a geopolitical conspiracy involving a Russian scientist.
7. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
This documentary is a deep-dive into the legendary Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. It’s a great look into her lifelong journey and works. The film also features interviews with other legends including Angela Davis, Hilton Als, and more.
8. Encounters At The End Of The World
Director Werner Herzog brings viewers to Antarctica to view its mystery, chilling beauty, and people. It’s a truly unique experience with fascinating landscapes and individuals to meet along the way.
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