Tag Archives: Documentary

Unrest (2017)

This poignant, feature-length documentary shines a light on the hidden epidemic that is Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Filmed partly on her cell phone and almost entirely from her sickbed, director Jen Brea breaks the mould and proves that anyone can be a filmmaker! In a truly human story, she documents the lives of forgotten patients, who after decades of maltreatment due to stigma and medical ignorance are rising up in a global movement for change.

 

 

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Grizzly Man (2005)

The legendary Werner Herzog explores the extraordinary life of Timothy Treadwell, who lived among Grizzly bears in the Alaskan wilderness for over a decade. Herzog painstakingly pieces together footage filmed by Treadwell to try to comprehend what attracted him to this extreme choice of lifestyle. His childlike wonder and passion for the bears is infectious, and the viewer is left wondering whether the joy he gets from these animals justifies his inevitable tragic end.