I love documentaries of all types from a young age. I love learning about history, whether it be contemporary and of the moment or far in the past. I love to learn about different cultures and beliefs, I want to be able to try and understand as many things as possible so I can talk to anyone I meet and then connect and learn and talk more. Documentaries are the visual representation of my personal philosophy of that everyone is a living archive, seen with people telling of their life experiences, events they witnessed or were a part of. Documentaries for me also are a way to try and understand the world we are living in, how we got here, WHY are here (politically speaking at least), and trying to discern some understanding from this knowledge.
Now, with all that being stated, I watch ALOT of documentaries. And yes, I do own some of favorites, and favorites mean watching multiple times and forcing my friends and partner to watch them.
In the last year I have started to keep better track of the documentaries I have been watching through Highlighted Stories on Instagram. Yet those highlights are just small fraction of the documentaries I have seen.
Some have been good, some great, some terrible, horrifying, disturbing, gut wrenching, hilarious, inspiring, sickening, informative, and of course entertaining.
This virtual space is place where I will *try* document all the documentaries I have ever watched (if I can remember them all!). I will be listing here:
Director (when possible)
The date I watched (when possible)
Occasionally I will write my thoughts or rating a documentary, but mostly not. This list is a place so you can maybe get some inspiration for the next film you watch on Netflix, and maybe get a little more insight into my art practice.
Also, please note, I am not including rating of the films. Please research any of these films before watching.
The lists are seen divided up, but that is for not particular rhyme or reason, other than the list is so long, I could think of no other way to make it interesting to scroll/not be so overwhelming.
Have fun looking through this ongoing list/project!
ALL THE OPINONS ANDSTATEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE IN THESE FILMS ARE NOT MINE
AND I DO NOT SUPPORT NOR ENDOSE ANY FILM (unless explicitly stated)
Icarus(2017) Director: Bryan Fogel
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
Bowling for Columbine (2002)
Man on Wire (2008)
Three Identical Strangers (2018)
Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)
.Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)
Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
The Invisible War (2012)
The War Tapes (2006)
Welcome to Leith
My Kid Could Paint That
Jim: The James Foley Story
Fire in the Blood
Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
Dark Money (2018)
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015)
Paris Is Burning (1990)
O.J.: Made in America (2016)
The Queen of Versailles (2012)
West of Memphis (2012)
Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)
Making a Murderer (2015)
The Keepers (2017)
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008) Director: Kurt Kuenne
Paradise Lost (1996), Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
The Seven Five (2014)
Dead Man's Line (2014)