- May 26 & 27 - All libraries CLOSED for Memorial Day
I'm talking about documentaries of course! During the semester break I always make great use of the library's DVD collection and IMHO there is nothing better than a great true story summed and decorated up for the silver screen. I call it the enjoyable, yet lazy woman's way to study history and culture! All of the below recommendations are award winners and most are also available in print, just click on the link to check location and availability of all formats. Here are a few must see docs that I've watched recently:
God Grew Tired of Us - Chronicles the unyielding spirit of three "Lost Boys" forced to leave their Sudanese homeland because of civil war. It is endearing and humorous to watch as they adapt to life in the United States, but never forget about the family and friends that were left behind.
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room - Examines the 2001 collapse of the Enron Corporation and the demise of the company's top executives. An inside look into one of the biggest business scandals in history, this one keeps you on your toes! Based on the book, The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron, by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind.
Crazy Love - A true love story about two crazy kids who engage in a roller coaster relationship and end up in headlines across the nation. This one starts off a little slow, but the hanger is definitely worth the wait, believe me!
Next one on my list to see is Food Inc. The print copy written by Karl Weber can be found under the longer title of Food, Inc.: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-- and What You Can Do About It. No doubt it will have an effect on my eating behaviors, so I'm busy chowing down on cheeseburgers before I watch this one! If you need one more reason why Docs Rock, consider the ability to REQUEST them :)