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Rize

“Rize” by the famous photographer and director David LaChapelle, is an amazing documentary that showcases the dancing culture of South Central LA. This culture is portrayed as the salvation for a community that is riddled with crime, drugs, and oppression.  … Continue reading

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Super High Me

Super High Me (2007) is a documentary that follows Doug Benson -a comedian whose stand up revolves around marijuana use- as he spends 30 days without using marijuana and 30 days consuming the marijuana non-stop. The goal of his experiment … Continue reading

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Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising’s Image of Women

Many people hold the belief that advertising does not affect them, stating that they are the exception to its influence.  However, Jean Kibourne challenges this assumption in her shocking 1999 documentary called Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising’s Image of Women. … Continue reading

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Grass

Grass is a documentary narrated by Woody Harrelson that came out in 1999.  This documentary chronicles the history of the social perceptions of Marijuana and Marijuana laws in the United States. The most fascinating aspect of this documentary is how … Continue reading

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