Top 10 Documentaries
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Alphonse Gabriel “Al Capone” is one of the most notorious gangsters of all times.
He was born on January 17 and died on 1899 – January 25, 1947. He led a Prohibition-Era crime syndicate.
The Chicago Outfit, which subsequently became known as the “Capones”, was focused on smuggling and bootlegging liquor, and several other unlawful activities such as prostitution, in Chicago from the early 1920s to 1931.
The Pyramid Code. The Pyramid Code is a documentary series of 5 episodes that explores the pyramid fields and ancient temples in Egypt as well as ancient megalithic sites around the world looking for clues to matriarchal consciousness, ancient knowledge and sophisticated technology in a Golden Age.
The series is based on the extensive research done in 23 trips to Egypt and 50 other countries around the world by Dr. Carmen Boulter in the Graduate Division of Educational Research at the University of Calgary.
The Google Boys. Google has become one of the largest and most successful search engines on the web, a real phenomena that has been able to clear up the clutter and organize all the information in the Internet arena so that everyone can easily access it.
At the moment, Google runs over one million servers worldwide in various data centers and processes over one billion search requests and about 24 peta-bytes of user-generated information every single day.
The founders of Google are Larry Page and Sergey Brin – two intelligent Stanford University grad students who established their business and built the largest search engine “Google”, when they were still in college – they say that their main goal was to make the entire information on the web easily searchable and instantly accessible – all in one place.
Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of The Manic-Depressive. Stephen Fry, a manic depressive patient presents this documentary exploring the disease thoroughly; Manic depression also known as Bipolar Disorder is very often neglected and not fully understood by the average population, however it’s a potentially devastating and life-long condition that affects roughly two to three percent of the population.
Stephen decides to go on an emotional journey to meet with fellow patients. He discusses many aspects of the disorder, including the severe mood swings that many bipolar patients go through – “the highs and lows of being bipolar”.
How TV Ruined Your Life. Comedy series in which Charlie Brooker uses a mix of sketches and jaw-dropping archive footage to explore the gulf between real life and television.
Ever wondered why life doesn’t measure up to those youthful lofty expectations? From love and money to fear and progress, Charlie Brooker explores a different universal theme each week as this six-part series attempts to explain where it all went wrong and just how wildly the TV and movie ideal differs from life’s grim reality.
Under Our Skin. In the 1970s, a mysterious and deadly illness began infecting children in a small town in Connecticut. Today it’s a global epidemic. A real-life thriller, this shocking festival hit exposes the controversy surrounding chronic Lyme disease.
Following the stories of individuals fighting for their lives, director Andy Abrahams Wilson reveals with beauty and horror a natural world out of balance and a human nature all too willing to put profits before patients.
Zeitgeist: The Movie. Zeitgeist, the Movie is a 2007 documentary film, produced by Peter Joseph about the Jesus myth, the attacks of 9/11, and the Federal Reserve Bank as well as a number of conspiracy theories related to those three main topics.
It was released free online via Google Video in June 2007.
A remastered version was presented as a global premiere on November 10, 2007 at the 4th Annual Artivist Film Festival & Artivist Awards. The film has attracted significant public interest.
Mark Zuckerberg: Inside Facebook. In just seven years, Mark Zuckerberg has gone from his Harvard college dorm to running a business with 800 million users, and a possible value of $100 billion.
His idea to make the world more open and connected has sparked a revolution in communication, and now looks set to have a huge impact on business too.
Emily Maitlis reports on life inside Facebook. Featuring a rare interview with Zuckerberg himself, the film tells the story of Facebook’s creation, looks at the accuracy of The Social Network movie, and examines Facebook’s plans to use the personal information it has collected to power a new kind of online advertising.
Documentaries represent an extensive category of fictional non-fictional motion pictures intended to document a few aspects of reality, generally with the main aim of education and keeping a historical record.
A documentary film was first shot on film stock, the only medium available but now includes video and digital productions that can be either direct to video, made as a television program or aired for screening in many cinemas.
Documentary has been described as a “film making practice”, a cinematic tradition and nonetheless, a method of “audience reception” that is constantly changing and is without very clear boundaries.