November 25, 2013

15 Documentaries That Help You Understand the World Right Now

This year saw its share of incredible documentaries, but in 2013 the stand-outs are films that help flesh out the way we see the world. Below are fifteen docs we suggest seeing, from the grisly to uplifting. Click on the name of the film to read its review.



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Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer proves punk lives.
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer proves punk lives.
The Armstrong Lie is a brilliantly executed "myth-buster."
The Armstrong Lie is a brilliantly executed "myth-buster."
The Act of Killing is a masterpiece of murder and the movies.
The Act of Killing is a masterpiece of murder and the movies.
Blackfish is a vital look at orcas in captivity.
Blackfish is a vital look at orcas in captivity.
Twenty Feet from Stardom, like all powerful movies, sparks contemplation of our own lives.
Twenty Feet from Stardom, like all powerful movies, sparks contemplation of our own lives.
After Tiller visits three clinics performing late-term abortions.
After Tiller visits three clinics performing late-term abortions.
The Unknown Known is Errol Morris's fitfully illuminating exit interview with Donald Rumsfeld.
The Unknown Known is Errol Morris's fitfully illuminating exit interview with Donald Rumsfeld.
The Square's activists return to Tahrir
The Square's activists return to Tahrir
Frederick Wiseman's At Berkeley highlights the need for great public universities.
Frederick Wiseman's At Berkeley highlights the need for great public universities.
Links between American Evangelicals and Uganda's violent homophobia are explored in God Loves Uganda.
Links between American Evangelicals and Uganda's violent homophobia are explored in God Loves Uganda.