Have you seen a really inspiring documentary or movie lately?
I have been trying to add some informative and enlightening movies to watch in between the usual blockbusters.
This has been kind of hard because sometimes I just don't feel up to a deep or difficult subject.
Sometimes I don't want to face the content in the movie.
Sometimes it is much easier to just get a relaxing, fun mainstream movie.
Don't get me wrong. I love documentaries. Really I do.
But it is often easier to sit back and be entertained, rather than be inspired or informed about the truth that is going on in the world. Past and present.
On the other hand, I feel strongly that hard topics should be faced and as we face them, we can see our lives clearer, avoid mistakes, help those in need and appreciate our life and our world so much more.
So I am persevering in my goal and I have a long list of documentaries that I plan to see.
I feel that these two movies we recently watched have really enriched our family's lives.Highly Recommended:Emmanuel's Gift narrated by Oprah Winfrey
In case you can't read it well it says: "I think every parent should go take their children to see this movie because it will change the way your children think about what they can do and can be"....this is the story of a disabled orphan whose father abandoned him, whose village dismissed him and whose country thought him better off dead. This is the story of Emmanuel Ofesu Yeboah, who had nothing, but gave everything- and changed a nation forever
andGod Grew Tired of Us narrated by Nicole Kidman
about the Lost Boys of Sudan.
This movie was made by National Geographic. It will make you experience every emotion. At some parts it was so funny we couldn't stop laughing. Both movies are excellent to show elementary age children and up. It will open their eyes to the world.
Other recommended DVDs:
Everythings Cool, Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price, Brians Song, Rudy, Lorenzo's Oil, Remember the Titans, Votes for Women, Miracle, Gracie, The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio, Hotel Rwanda, The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, Is Walmart Good For America? Frontline, The Day After Tomorrow, Dead Poets Society, Its A Wonderful Life, Ghandi, Super Size Me, Who Killed The Electric Car, The Fog of WarMy list TO SEE:
A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash
Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral
The End of Suburbia
A Man For All Seasons
The 11th Hour
Too Hot Not to Handle
Inside North Korea
Planet in Peril
The Devil Came on Horseback
Seoul Train: Independent Lens
Deepak Chopra: Seven Spiritual Laws
America: Freedom to Fascism
The Nazis: A Warning from History: Disc 1
The Nazis: A Warning from History: Disc 2
Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion
This Is What Democracy Looks Like
Commanding Heights: Disc 1
Commanding Heights: Disc 2
Commanding Heights: Disc 3
Lost Boys of Sudan
My Flesh and Blood
Resurrecting the Champ
The Great Debaters
What Would Jesus Buy?
4 Little Girls
Out of Balance
We Are Together
Flow: For Love of Water
Fields of Fuel
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox
Hear and Now
Shake Hands with the Devil
Have any of you seen any of these films? Yea or Nay? Or do you have any to recommend? I am always looking for more to add to my list.
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