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What movies/ documentaries will expand my husbands societal perspectives?

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1 month ago - Sunday 9/8/19 - 4:30:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
My husband is sheltered. He's a very, shut himself in a room and work with numbers and equations person.
But he teaches counseling/psychology (research and stats), so he wants to be a bit more familiar with others lived experiences.

I'm trying to find some good movies and documentaries for us to watch, since i too am very homebody, and watching stuff like that is one way i try to get some perspective on others experiences and cultures. But i like that stuff i like expanding my whatnot, he's never really thought about it before.

I watch a lot of stuff on HIV/AIDS, so i got that covered with a few docs and movies (though do suggest good ones i may have missed.

But what are some good ones for stuff like, different cultures, disabilities, deaf, black, Hispanic, time period stuff, history etc.

Uplifting too please, we'd rather not fall into a pit of depression

1 month ago - Sunday 9/8/19 - 4:36:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
I mean, uplifting ones as well, not just sad ones, learning that stuff is important but man it can really affect you if you watch too many in a row.
1 month ago - Sunday 9/8/19 - 4:47:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
American Hollow LOL
1 month ago - Sunday 9/8/19 - 5:14:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
One of my absolute favorite documentaries of all time is Dark Days. It's a portrait of a community of people in New York who've taken shelter in an abandoned Amtrak tunnel. The director became friends with some of the people, and he really takes care to treat them (and the subject generally) with respect. He lived there with them for several months, and decided to make the film as a way to help them financially.
Here's the trailer
1 month ago - Sunday 9/8/19 - 5:17:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
I've not seen American Hollow. But two that are in that same vein that I can recommend highly are Harlan County, USA (about a coal mine strike in Kentucky in the '70s), and Blood on the Mountain (about the environmental and economic justice issues relating to the coal industry, specifically in West Virginia).

Neither of those two are very uplifting. But I do think they are important stories worth hearing.
1 month ago - Sunday 9/8/19 - 8:48:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
Watching Philadelpia at the moment.

One reason husband doesn't watch these types of movies is because he gets soooo angry at the injustice
1 month ago - Sunday 9/8/19 - 9:13:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
I watch a lot of true crime ones so I won’t include those, but here are some that I’ve watched on Netflix

-The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
-one of us
-audrie and daisie
-the white helmets
-dogs
-babies
1 month ago - Sunday 9/8/19 - 9:19:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
Have you seen Jon Richardson's A Little Bit OCD?
1 month ago - Sunday 9/8/19 - 9:46:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
This one is a book, but it aptly describes the effects of grinding poverty and how you can be so poor you must choose between food or soap.

IT IS ENTERTAINING even though the subject matter is grim.

"Twopence to cross the Mersey" by Helen Forrester.
1 month ago - Sunday 9/8/19 - 10:05:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 9/8/19 - 9:19:07 PM hamletsghost wrote:
Have you seen Jon Richardson's A Little Bit OCD?



Oh! That's a good one! I've seen it but he hasn't. And he really liked stephen frys one on bipolar
1 month ago - Monday 9/9/19 - 5:17:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hiphop evolution on Netflix is a cool look into the culture and history of urban NYC.

It kinda mirrors what was happening in san Fransisco as a relatively small music scene inadvertently being a looking glass for larger societal issues at the time. And, as a bonus ita not depressing and has a great soundtrack!
1 month ago - Monday 9/9/19 - 5:22:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Also, losers on netflix. 10 part series on famous sports losers in history. Particularly fascinating is the story of Surya Bonaly and Michael Bentt but all the stories are very enchanting and really show off how individuals handle various styles of defeat.



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