Top 10 New Documentary DVDs - April 24, 2007
About.com Documentaries, April 24, 2007
New documentaries on DVD for late April include...
|The comedian, Air America
personality, and U.S. Senate candidate from Minnesota reveals his political passions and unique humor in this 2006 film festival favorite from Chris Hegedus and
|Narrated by David
Attenborough, this mammoth undertaking from the makers of Blue Planet: Seas of Life is the culmination of 5 years of filming in over 200 locations. The
result is a stunning portrait of our planet's diverse wildlife and ecosystems.|
Late in life, holocaust survivor Eva Moses Kor began a crusade unthinkable to many:
forgiving Nazis. Eva was held at Auschwitz and subjected to torturous biological experiments along with her twin sister Miriam. After meeting a former Nazi SS
doctor, Miriam becomes convinced that holding on to her anger is unhealthy. Her position finds her plenty of critics. Reviewed at the Cleveland Film Festival by Anne Price
The Lost Tomb of Jesus
, produced for the Discovery
Channel by James Cameron (Titanic
) captured plenty of headlines and controversy in the days before its airing in March, 2007. The film presents recent
archaeological research surrounding what may be the Jerusalem tomb of Jesus and his family - including Mary Magdalene.
Fewer than 100,000 Jewish children survived the Holocaust (of an estimated 1.6 million). Many survived as
"hidden children" in the attics, basements, remote farms, and other places far from view. The Hidden Child
is the story of Maud Dahme, who was protected as a
child by a family in the Netherlands.
This box set from Criterion's new Eclipse label compiles the rare nonfiction works of Louis Malle (My Dinner With Andre, Elevator to the
). Documentaries in this six disc set include: Vive le Tour, Humain, Trop Humain, Place de la Republic, Phantom India, Calcutta, God's Country,
and ...and the Pursuit of Happiness
In 1936 nearly 80 American women are known to have defied U.S. policy to join the fight against fascism in Spain serving in roles as
nurses, journalists, writers and others. Director Julia Newman tells the stories of some of these remarkable women.
This documentary (not to be confused with the
acclaimed 2006 film Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man
), looks at the Canadian poet
and musician through rare performace footage and insight from musicians who were close to him and biographer Ira Nadel.
A well-timed companion to the recent theatrical documentary Maxed
, Danny Schechter's documentary examines how a "small cabal of credit card companies, media conglomerates, and the Bush administration" have developed a
loosely-regulated culture of credit dependency or "21st-century serfdom." Based on Robert Manning's book "Credit Card Nation."
This PBS American Experience documentary examines the
social upheaval that happened when over-farming and drought combined to create an ecological disaster. Produced by Chana Gazit.
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