Documented reality

I have been catching up on my documentary watching lately.  From my recently watched list below, you can see that I am a huge fan of social/cultural documentaries.

The waiting room – Go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients.

How to die in Oregon – In 1994 Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide

Marwencol – after a vicious attack leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in “Marwencol”, a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard.

First Circle –  A look at the Foster Care system in the United States.

Solar Mamas – Rafea is a Bedouin woman who lives with her four daughters in one of Jordan’s poorest desert villages on the Iraqi border. She is given a chance to travel to India to attend the Barefoot College, where illiterate grandmothers from around the world are trained in 6 months to be solar engineers.
Mr. Angel  – Chronicles the extraordinary life of transgender activist and porn pioneer, Buck Angel.

Of Two Minds – Explores the extraordinary lives, struggles and successes of three unique and compelling people living with bipolar disorder in America today.

Meet The Fokkens – A documentary on Louise and Martine Fokkens, 69-year-old twin sisters who have worked as prostitutes in the red-light district in Amsterdam for over 40 years.

Somewhere Between – A documentary on four teenage girls living in different parts of the US and united by one thing: all four were adopted from China due to family situations colliding with the country’s “One Child Policy”.

Lost Angels – Los Angeles’ Skid Row is home to one of the largest homeless populations in the United States.

A place at the table – A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.
The End – One of the most powerfully intimate films ever made about the final stages of life, The End is a profound and moving chronicle of five hospice patients whose stories are in turns honest, humorous, and heartbreaking.

Bronies – The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony

65_RedRoses – This personal and touching journey takes an unflinching look into the life of Eva Markvoort as she battles a fatal genetic disease called Cystic Fibrosis