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Ten Documentaries Everyone Should See (Slideshow + Videos)

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I’ve always loved documentaries, not just for their subject matter, but for their ability to completely open your eyes to something you may have never known before, generally in under 90 minutes. Any time I lecture, inevitably someone asks me if there are any films on environmental subjects that I would recommend. So I thought I’d post up a few trailers from my some of my favorites, in no particular order. Mind you, these are not all uplifting, but nonetheless, films that I think everyone should see for themselves. If nothing else, they will make you think.

The Real Dirt On Farmer John
A fantastic story about an idiosyncratic child of the sixties who inherits his fathers farm, almost destroys it, and then reinvents himself as an organic farmer–with flare!

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Dave Chameides

Dave Chameides is a filmmaker and environmental educator. His website and newsletter are designed to inspire thought and dialogue on environmental solutions and revolve around the idea that no one can do everything, but everyone can do something. "Give people the facts, and they'll choose to do the right thing."


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2:51PM PDT on Mar 26, 2014

Great info. You can find some of them on YouTube, but the rest you often have to either purchase, or there used to be many of them on NetFlix, when they were still shipping DVD's. I would imagine if you Googled each title, you could find them.

4:01AM PDT on Jul 16, 2013

thank you for the information 16/7

9:25AM PDT on Jul 2, 2013

Thanks 4 the suggestions!

10:22PM PDT on Apr 27, 2013

Thanks very informative

10:39AM PDT on Jun 24, 2012

Thanks. I would add the documentary Thrive. See info at

5:24AM PDT on May 9, 2012

thanks, looking forward to watching the longer versions. will share.

9:06PM PST on Feb 12, 2012

Thanks for sharing these - I have added them all to my must-watch list!

12:56PM PST on Feb 12, 2012

I'll look for them.

7:16PM PST on Jan 10, 2012


2:41PM PST on Dec 27, 2011

I would like to see all these full length documentaries, where can I see them at?

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