Category: Documentaries

Garbage documentary review

Garbage documentary review

While You Were Sleeping have organised another documentary screening at the Labia. This documentary looks at the issue of waste and is called Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home. It’s a simple and endearing...

The Nature of Life review

The Nature of Life review

I’ve seen many documentaries about climate change in my life and most of them have been quite depressing and leave one feeling a bit hopeless. Nature of Life is the first one I’ve seen...

Age of Stupid review

Age of Stupid review

I’ve thought long and hard why it is that we, as human beings, find it so difficult to take decisive action to combat the climate catastrophe we face. The answer is complicated and multi...

11th Hour review

11th Hour review

Few things annoy me more than product endorsements by celebrities or ‘models’. Some celebrity actress will tell you that she uses this wrinkle cream to help her look young, when in fact what helps...

Earthlings review

Earthlings review

This documentary has affected me. I am torn between telling people to watch Earthlings because it’s important for them to know this stuff, and telling people not to watch it because it is genuinely disturbing....

Escape from Suburbia review

Escape from Suburbia review

While You Were Sleeping has organised a screening of Escape from Suburbia at the Labia. I went to watch the documentary last night. Often one can watch these documentaries online or obtain the DVD to...

The world according to Monsanto review

The world according to Monsanto review

I have watched a lot of documentaries on GM foods and Monsanto and although they each have their own style and there is always some new information, they generally cover a lot of the...

The War on Democracy review

The War on Democracy review

This is the last of the documentaries I selected to watch at the Tricontinental Film Festival, and it was a great one to end on because it exposed the United States’ involvement in South America for...

1000 Days and a Dream review

1000 Days and a Dream review

With each passing day I become more and more anti big corporations. If you haven’t seen the documentary The Corporation, you need to make it a priority. It is available for online viewing here....

War Made Easy review

War Made Easy review

So,  thefirst documentary I watched at the Tri Continental Film Festival 2008 was War Made Easy. A documentary about America’s foreign policy and the complicity of the media in promoting the policies. I didn’t learn...