Hey Folks, here are some interesting movies that can inspire and teach resistance, love, sustainability and living better lives (they are available on Netflix). Let us know which others you recommend. Take care!
Food Inc – l0oks at corporate our food supply and production system and is very critical of it.
Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance – beautiful stunning images of people in the world and our influence on nature.
Sicko – Michael Moore exposes the corporate greedy health care system.
Baraka – another movie of stunning images that documents our impact on the world.
Bowling for Columbine – a chronicle of violence and guns in the wholesome US.
Life and Debt – how the global economy has made life very difficult for people in Jamaica.
March of the Penguins – a great look at the tenacity and struggle to survive of the emperor penguins.
The Corporation – an expose.
The Celluloid Closet – celebrating the some times hidden history of LGBT folks in Hollywood.
An Inconvenient Truth – a tale of climate change.
The Trials of Henry Kissinger – exposing Mr. Secretary Agent Orange September 11, 1973.
Galápogos: The Islands That Changed the World – beautiful inspiring film of the place where Darwin came up with the theory of evolution.
Hotel Rwanda – the sad story of genocide in the former colony, Rwanda and hope for a better future.
Blood Diamond – greed and war in Sierra Leone.
Roots – near genocidal war on Africans and African Americans in the US, survival and celebration.
Whale Rider – great story of a Maori young woman and of her communities.
Once Were Warriors – a brutal inspiring story of violence in decolonizing Maori cultures in New Zealand.
Malcolm X – really well done movie about the brother’s life and learning.
The Fast Runner – really incredible look into Inuit life.
Get On the Bus – breaking down African American masculinities.
Bent – the inspiring life of two homosexuals in a Nazi death camp.
Gallipoli – the only good film Mel Gibson ever did, a powerful anti war one, with a great rendition and context for understanding the song, Dancing Matilda.
Man Facing Southeast – a great film about living lives after el proceso en Argentina.
The Official Story – exposing el proceso en Argentina.
Missing – a life-changing story about the CIA coup and Pinochet in Chile after September 11, 1973.
Glory Road – the triumph of the beginning of the end of racial segregation in college basketball.
Motorcycle Diaries – el Che touring South America.
At Play in the Fields of the Lord – an incredible complex film which looks at development, colonization, religion, indigenous cultures in stunning settings in the Amazon.
Piñero – really well done story of Miguel, one of the founders of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.
North Country – brutal story of misogyny and triumph in the mines in Minnesota.
Basquiat – beautiful tragic story of the artist.