I've just finished watching a great documentary called Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. Check it out if you haven't seen it....
Nino and Dudu lead the narrative of the film. They met in 2002 in a street fight. They fought on opposing sides. On that day, Dudu and Nino almost killed each other, but something clicked, and they became friends. In fact, soon they became blood brothers. Their friendship helped them overcome many difficulties: Nino is a Palestinian kid who escaped the Palestinian jail after being sentenced to death for collaborating with Israel. And Dudu follows Nino loyally, even at the price of getting caught during a robbery and dealing drugs during Nino's three months prison term. Dudu stands by his friend all along his attempts to run away and during the latter's disheartening court trial.
Nino and Dudu take us through a journey of survival and close friendship on the streets of Tel-Aviv. As they try to keep sane, we watch them develop insight into their situation. They try to accept who they are while trying to improve their lot in life, all the while fighting the police, getting beaten, being thrown to jail, dealing with the clients and trying to maneuver the Israeli "system".
Havent got links yet but heres some good ones
-escape from suburbia
-the green:all in this tea// its about the competitve tea trade game in china
-the garbage warrior//its about a pioneer in green building..really good
-the greening of southie..
-born into brothels
-the run up
Ben you seen...
i liked cocaine cowboys and this documentary who killed the electric car is brilliant ... considering the current state of world oil prices and the environment etc...
a really good one i saw on crime investigation was about a small town in america where everyone was a user of methamphetamine and their supplier was the local sheriff who would sell it, arrest people, confiscate the goods and sell it again ... it showed families and how meth junkies don't look after themselves and this young baby has shit in it's nappy like 2 days ago and it hasn't been changed and the whole house is a dirty mess and the dog is shitting and pissing in the house and the daughter is like 14 and a mad junkie ... don't remember what it was called though
Teens Hooked on Porn
"This film examines the disturbing reality of teenagers who have become hooked on internet pornography. One 16 year old from Bristol has looked at porn online since the age of 13 and it has almost overtaken his life. We follow his progress as he seeks therapy and tries to overcome his addiction. We also meet other younger children who look at porn, some brazenly and others for whom it's a secret obsession."
Tragedy The Story of Queensbridge: An in-depth look at the life of the hip-hop MC known as Tragedy Khadafi, aka Intelligent Hoodlum, who hails from the Queensbridge housing project in New York City.
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Bruce Lee: The Legend Lives On (2002)
"This program provides a detailed and unique look into the qualities, both physical and philosophical, that drove Bruce Lee to international stardom. This film pieces together rare early footage of Bruce practising and teaching his own form of martial arts, Jeet Kun Do, and explains the power held within the 'one inch' punch, together with in-depth interviews with the people that knew and worked with Lee."
Tupac Shakur: Before I Wake... (2001)
"Before I Wake is unique in that it is the only known documentary that chronicles the last year of Tupac Shakur's life as seen through the eyes of the one person that was closest to him, his bodyguard, Frank Alexander. For the first time see intimate details, including behind the scenes studio footage of Tupac creating some of his most innovative music. Then you actually go to the place where Tupac was shot in Las Vegas and speak with investigators still trying to solve his murder. It has actual interview footage and never seen before studio footage of Tupac Shakur. Also interview footage of Eric 'Eazy E' Wright, Russell Simmon, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr, Cathy Scott, the Las Vegas Reporter, and the main Las Vegas Detective on the cast, Detective Becker."
I don't know if this has been posted, but this is a personal fav:
Style Wars (1983)
"When director Tony Silver and co-producer Henry Chalfant delivered the broadcast version of their prize-winning film to PBS in 1983, the world received its first full immersion in the phenomenon that had taken over New York City. The urban landscape was physically transformed by graffiti artists who invented a new visual language to express both their individuality, and the voice of their community. In STYLE WARS, New York's ramshackle subway system is their public playground, battleground, and spectacular artistic canvas. As MC's, DJ's and B-boys rock the city with new sounds and new moves, we see street corner breakdance battles turn into performance art."
Graffiti in New York City in the 80's
Im removing this thread as a sticky due to lack of activity.
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