I'll admit it. I'm kind of a geek in that I like to watch documentaries. My favorite so far this year has been Helvetica
, a documentary devoted to the famous font. It really was quite fascinating. Trust me.
I was searching for Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead based on the recommendation of a couple of friends who had seen in and within 2 minutes, I'd added 13 documentaries to my Netflix instant streaming queue. It is almost certain that I won't agree with the perspective of all of the film makers, but it will be interesting to compare all the different viewpoints and perspectives.
So, here is a list of the documentaries I've added. There is a definite theme here and you'll see that they all deal with food or water as it relates to our health or how we treat it as a resource.
- Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead
- Deconstructing Supper
- Broken Limbs
- The Future of Food
- Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution
- What's On Your Plate
- The Real Dirt on Farmer John
- The Garden
- Dirt! The Movie
- Flow: For The Love of Water
- Blue Gold: World Water Wars
It's probably going to take a few weeks for me to get through these 13 films, depending on Bruce's tolerance of the subject being repeated nightly. He bears with me in many things and loves documentaries, so that is on my side.
I'd love to read your thoughts about any of them. Have you seen any? What did you think? Would you recommend it? Why or why not?
Originally published at Family Musings. Comments are welcome and appreciated on the original post.