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-Documentary Film EssaysIn the spirit of free speech and a healthy free flow of information.

Compiled 1- 2012

Due to the decrease over the last ten years of open and free investigative journalism in the main stream media, independent social, political and environmental documentary films have burst on to the scene to fill the missing void. This list of recent documentary films is an attempt to act as a counter weight to what main stream media finds either offensive or just not profitable enough to report on or cover. • •

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Main Documentary Sites:
http://documentaryheaven.com/ http://freedocumentaries.org/ http://thoughtmaybe.com/ http://www.documentarywire.com/ http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/ http://wardocumentaryfilms.com/ http://moviesfoundonline.com/documentaries.php#history http://www.hulu.com/documentaries?src=topnav http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=documentaries&aq=0 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/ http://billmoyers.com/video/

Specific Documentaries: The Media: Orwell Rolls in His Grave http://freedocumentaries.youtube.com/watch?v=JR1wv-HvoDA 3) Fox Spin http ://www.freedocumentaries.youtube.com/big-brother-big-business/ Hacking Democracy http://documentaryheaven.com/watch?v=gJEvXHPLM5o&feature=related Social Issues: The Century of the Self (In 4 parts) A must see documentary.com/spin/ Power.com/unprecedented-the-2000-presidential-election/ Voter Gate http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/watch?v=_sstDwKTCpM Manufacturing Consent .youtube. Big Business http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/hacking-democracy/ Unprecedented http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/video/the-century-of-the-self Daniel Ellsberg on “Occupy” movement http://www.com/video/history-of-human-experimentation The Secret Government – PBS – Bill Moyers http://www.php?filmID=43&lan=undefined&size=undefined Rupert Murdoch scandal http ://www.php?filmID=87&lan=en&size=big Spin http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/video/power-propaganda-and-the-silence-of-writers Out Foxed http://www.org/teatro.com/watch?v=pMn52LFmSWw 1) News Report http://www.youtube. Propaganda and the Silence of Writers (John Pilger) http://thoughtmaybe.youtube.org/teatro.com/votergate/ History of Human Experimentation (History Channel) http://thoughtmaybe. The PR work of Edward Bernays http://thoughtmaybe.youtube.com/watch?v=7dq56hm_aGk 2) News Report http://www.com/watch?v=2werPtMP2tI Big Brother.

youtube.http://documentaryheaven.com/watch?v=RjALf12PAWc Food: Scientist Under Attack (Trailer only) http://www.com/video/king-corn Big Sugar http://topdocumentaryfilms. http://thoughtmaybe.com/poison-fire/ .com/the-cost-of-a-coke/ The world according to Monsanto http://documentaryheaven.com/big-sugar/ The Cost of Coke http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-trap/ Naomi Wolf – The closing down of an open society.com/watch?v=K-NAUkyIg-M Poison Fire http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/manufacturing-consent/ Conspiracy of Silence (this is relevant to the current Penn State sex scandal) http://documentaryheaven.com/conspiracy-of-silence/ The Trap (Three parts) http://topdocumentaryfilms.dailymotion.com/patent-for-a-pig/ David Vs Monsanto http://thoughtmaybe.youtube.com/video/david-vs-monsanto The Slow Poisoning of India http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-slow-poisoning-of-india/ Environment: Silent Spring – Rachel Carson (6 parts) http://www.com/video/food-inc The Future of Food http://thoughtmaybe.com/video/the-future-of-food King Corn http://thoughtmaybe.com/video/xl17bh_scientists-under-attack-part-1_tech Food Inc.com/the-world-according-to-monsanto/ Patent for a Pig http://topdocumentaryfilms. http://www.

com/chernobyl-heart/ An Inconvenient Truth http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/toxic-sludge-is-good-for-you DDT is good for you.com/watch?v=Rz02bK237q8 Who Killed the Honey Bee http://thoughtmaybe. so they said.com/watch?v=6VQHAMWFkb8&feature=related http://www.com/the-battle-of-chernobyl/ Chernobyl Heart http://topdocumentaryfilms.youtube.com/video/who-killed-the-honey-bee Silence of the Bees .com/hot-planet/ Toxic Sludge is good for you! http://www.pbs.The Cove (Preview only) http://www.youtube.PBS http://www.com/blue-gold-world-water-wars/ Hot Planet http://topdocumentaryfilms.youtube.youtube.youtube.com/watch?v=dhkRXPd2AdA&feature=related http://www.documentarywire.com/watch?v=nP3ZLNSJu5g&feature=related .com/the-fight-for-water/ Flow – For Love of Water http://documentaryheaven.org/wnet/nature/episodes/silence-of-the-bees/video-full-episode/251/ A World With Out Water http://documentaryheaven. http://www.com/watch?v=DsOIwQmotf0 The Battle of Chernobyl http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/an-inconvenient-truth/ Science Under attack http://www.com/watch?v=iHsIjMPP2M8 Main feature: http://www...youtube.com/watch?v=gtcXXbuR244&feature=related http://www.com/watch?v=nQzx2ZyaSbw&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/flow-for-love-of-water/ Blue Gold http://topdocumentaryfilms.youtube.com/a-world-without-water-documentary/ The Fight For Water http://documentaryheaven.

com/the-secret-of-oz/ .com/big-bucks-big-pharma-marketing-disease-pushing-drugs/ Marketing of Madness – are we all insane http://topdocumentaryfilms. big Pharma http://documentaryheaven.documentarywire.youtube.Health: Sicko http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/making-a-killing-the-untold-story-of-psychotropicdrugging/ Prescription for Disaster http://topdocumentaryfilms.hulu.com/marketing-of-madness-are-we-all-insane/ Psychiatry: An Industry of Death http://freedocumentaries.com/enron-the-smartest-guys-in-the-room/ The fall of Lehman Brothers http://topdocumentaryfilms.php?filmID=363&lan=en&size=big Making a Killing – Psychotropic Drugs http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/fall-lehman-brothers/ The Secret of Oz http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/dead-wrong The tobacco conspiracy http://documentaryheaven.pbs.com/sicko/ Big bucks.youtube.com/prescription-for-disaster/ Dead Wrong http://www.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/triangle/player/ Who Killed The Electric Car? (1 of 10) http://www.org/teatro.com/watch?v=39K36Rw7LYc Enron: The smartest guys in the room http://documentaryheaven.com/watch/118169/the-corporation?c=News-andInformation/Documentary-and-Biography Triangle Fire 1911 http://www.com/the-tobacco-conspiracy/ The History of Asbestos http://www.com/watch?v=g2H2oixjNzU Economics: The Corporations http://www.

com/energy-war/ Crude Awakening http://thoughtmaybe.com/video/the-power-of-community-how-cuba-survived-peak-oil Fuel http://documentaryheaven.com/watch?v=t2mKZcCVIPI&feature=related Peak Oil Explained http://www.com/watch?v=2ig2hCHFxws&feature=related Oil Reserves – Dr Colin Campbell – Geologist http://www.Wal-Mart the high cost of low prices http://documentaryheaven.com/watch?v=rVI1ixYsGbg&feature=related Oil.com/frontline-the-diamond-empire/ The Money Masters http://topdocumentaryfilms.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xg8h9kPfaQ The Diamond Empire – Frontline .youtube.com/light-bulb-conspiracy/ General Motors History – “Taken for a ride” http://www.com/blind-spot/ The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil http://thoughtmaybe. Smoke and Mirrors http://topdocumentaryfilms.PBS http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/watch?v=gHKp5vF_VoE Oil Production Has Peaked http://www.com/oil-smoke-mirrors/ Energy War http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/fuel/ .youtube.com/video/crude-awakening Blind Spot http://documentaryheaven.youtube.com/the-money-masters/ Fossil fuel Issues – The Concept of “Peak Oil”: Peak Oil – Aron Wissner http://www.com/wal-mart-the-high-cost-of-low-price/ Santa’s Workshop http://documentaryheaven.com/santas-workshop-inside-chinas-slave-labor-toy-factories/ The Light Bulb Conspiracy – Planned Obsolescence http://topdocumentaryfilms.youtube.

http://www.com/video/gasland 2) Facts On Fracking – Dr Tony Ingraffea from Cornell (The best orientation to fracking) http://www.youtube.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/bushswar/view/ Hearts and Minds http://documentaryheaven.com/hearts-and-minds-1974/ Occupation: Dreamland . http://thoughtmaybe.cbsnews.disclose.youtube.com/watch?v=bGgOIsCbHbU War: Eisenhower Speech 1961 – Warns us of the “military industrial complex”.contentBody “Collapse” by Michael Rupert (His conclusions are very radical and controversial not to mention.com/watch?v=8y06NSBBRtY Why We Fight http://documentaryheaven.com/the-fog-of-war/ Bush’s War http://www.com/the-oil-factor-behind-the-war-on-terror/ Crude – Charges against Chevron for polluting Ecuador http://www. very disturbing – could things really get this bad? – the worst case?) http://www.pbs.youtube.com/inside-burmas-secret-war/ The Fog of War (Robert McNamara) -A Must Seehttp://documentaryheaven.pbs.tv/action/viewvideo/50078/Collapse__part_1_/ Gas Drilling – Hydro fracking or “Fracking” in Pennsylvania and the mid west: 1) Gasland – Deep gas extraction “Fracking” in Pennsylvania and the mid west.The Oil Factor http://documentaryheaven.com/watch?v=mSWmXpEkEPg 3) Faults With Fracking – James Northrup http://www.com/video/watch/?id=6795538n&tag=contentMain.com/watch?v=eSonToHe8i4 The Spill – Deepwater Horizon Explosion http://www.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/thespill/?utm_campaign=homepage&utm_medium=bigimage&utm_source=bigimage The Spill (Interview with Mark Williams) http://www.youtube.youtube.com/watch?v=M2Ozcl7lV_g&feature=related 4) Gas Fracking – James Northrup http://www.

http://wardocumentaryfilms.pbs.com/war-made-easy/ Control Room http://thoughtmaybe.com/browse/iraq/occupation-dreamland/ The Wounded Platoon http://www.com/uncovered-the-war-on-iraq/ The New American Century http://thoughtmaybe.com/cheneys_law.johnpilger.php The Dark Side http://www.com/video/the-new-american-century Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/iraq-for-sale-the-war-profiteers/ War Made Easy http://topdocumentaryfilms.democracynow.org/2009/9/16/the_most_dangerous_man_in_america .pbs.php?filmID=110 Daniel Ellsberg http://www.com/video/control-room Chaney’s Law http://moviesfoundonline.com/videos/the-war-on-democracy Year Zero – The Silent Death of Cambodia (John Pilger) http://topdocumentaryfilms.Venezuela (John Pilger) http://www.org/int.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/woundedplatoon/view/ Braking The Silence: Truth and lies in the war on terror (John Pilger) http://topdocumentaryfilms.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/darkside/ The Trials of Henry Kissinger http://documentaryheaven.com/trial-of-henry-kissinger/ Promo http://freedocumentaries.com/video/war-by-other-means The road to Guantanamo http://documentaryheaven.com/year-zero/ War by Other Means (John Pilger) http://thoughtmaybe.com/the-road-to-guantanamo/ Uncovered – The War on Iraq http://documentaryheaven.com/breaking-the-silence/ The War on Democracy .

com/watch?v=aOIPGRUL1CU Set 3 -The incident videohttp://www. He is one of the finest and one of the last in the line of free independent journalist.youtube. On his site click on the button “Watch all John Pilger’s films here” http://www. Now that big net work news very rarely engages in true open investigative journalism John Pilger’s documentaries are all the more important..youtube.com/watch?v=49nF7cdfNwA&feature=related John Pilger: Website A film journalist from AustraliaHe has been covering our wars from the 70’s in Vietnam to the present..johnpilger.Bradley Manning http://www.Set 1 .com/ JWL .com/video/the-war-you-dont-see Set 2 .The War You Don’t See (John Pilger) http://thoughtmaybe.