Theater of the New—
a collection of 100
progressive DVD
theme projects.
grouped in 10 sets
of 10.

Change is the second most
difficult thing;
Understanding, the first.

THEATER OF THE NEW—Changing our perception of the world,
one new idea, one documentary, at a time

This is a collection of some 400 films and documentary
DVDs clustered around 100 progressive and topical theme
projects. The theme projects are grouped in 10 sets of 10.
Working together with many friends, I’ve brought these
films together over the past four years. Still very much
a work-in-progress, it is designed both for individuals—
young and old—to start their own viewing and discussion
groups, or for self-study, or weekend theme workshops.
This might happen at schools or universities, or in communities,
both large and small. These film-viewing / discussion
gatherings might be entirely casual, simply watching
films now and then that for whatever reason strike
one’s fancy; Or they might constitute a more sustained
and serious kind of enquiry, adding additional materials to
selected films, discussing themes intensively in dialogue
groups, and going through the list from beginning to end.
Indeed, the basic intention is to scatter the themes and
films like seeds in the wind. How and where and why they
take root and perhaps flower will very much depend on
the situation, and the needs, skills and experience of those
involved. I can easily imagine a gifted yet isolated young
artist with nothing but access to a laptop and the internet
devoting his- or herself—entirely alone perhaps—to a
kind of solo journey through the whole of the project. At
the other extreme, I can also see before me a dialogue
group—either virtual or working physically together—using
the content of each film as a means to focus discussion
and dialogue in a very much more general way.

Most of the films brought together, as a kind of Umberto
Eco-styled infinite list, are happily now readily available,
sometimes streamed on-line for free or for a reasonable
price, or at your Public Library, or as old-fashioned neighborhood
rental DVDs.

The why of the THEATER OF THE NEW is very simple.
Despite all the advances of communications technology, in
my view, citizens of Western democracies, even though they
enjoy the tremendous privilege of freedom of speech and
expression—not one of the project’s films would be possible
without it—are tragically asleep at the wheel. It is as if all
the violence and all the injustice of the world is taking place,
so to speak, off stage, out of view. There are many reasons
for this, some of which are explored in the featured films.
The basic idea is to shift our focus to these “dark areas”
which are to my way of thinking of great relevance for the
future of humanity and the planet. My guiding principle is
this: if the most basic crisis of our time is the crisis of perception,
which I think it is, then what I demand of a film—
regardless of when or where or by whom it was made—that
it should make a difference in this regard.

I would say to one and all: Have at it! Clean out your garage,
borrow a beamer and hang up an old bed sheet! And
get going! Like Bertolt Brecht said: “Change the world; it
needs it.”

Cliff Crego
Wallowa | The Alps | Amsterdam

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| last update XI.5.2014 The webpage list below is still from the 2nd, not the 3rd, Edition

(1) Why We Fight (Eugene Jarecki; 2005);
War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us To Death
(Norman Solomon / Media Education Foundation 2007);
Scarred Lands & Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War (Alice and Licoln Day 2008);
Aftermath: The Remnants of War (Daniel Sekulich 2001);
Battle's Poison Cloud: The 2,4-T/ 2,4,5-T dioxin legacy of the American/Vietnam conflict (Cecile Trijssenaar 2004) Disarm: Jody Williams & BAN (Mary Wareham, Brian Liu 2005)

(2) Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water (Sam Bozzo 2009);
Flow: For Love of Water (Irena Salina 2008);
Climate Change: Coral Reefs on the Edge (Hoegh-Guldberg 2009);
Extreme Ice (James Balog / PBS 2009):

(3) Food, Inc. (Eric Schlosser / Robert Kenner 2008);
The Future of Food (Deborah Koons Garcia 2004);
Fed Up! (Angelo Sacerdote 2002);
King Corn (Michael Pollan / Ian Cheney 2007);

(4) The End of America (2008 Naomi Wolf);
Der Untergang (Downfall: Hitler and the End of the Third Reich) (Oliver Hirschbiegel 2004);
Sophie Scholl: Die letzen Tage (Sophie Scholl: The Final Days) (Marc Rothermund 2005)

(5) The End of Suburbia (Gregory Greene 2004);
The Power of Community: How Cuba survived Peak Oil (Faith Morgan 2006);
Powerdown: (Richard Heinberg / Global Public Media 2005);
Escape from Suburbia (Gregory Greene 2007)
Home (Ursula Meiers 2010)

(6) Burning the Future: Coal in America (David Novack 2008);
Energy Crossroads: A Burning need to change course (Christophe Fauchere 2008);
Coal Country (Phylis Geller 2009);
Harlan County, U.S.A. (Barbara Kopple 1976)
Six Degrees Could Change the World (National Geographic / Ron Bowman 2007);

(7) An Inconvenient Truth (Al Gore / Davis Guggenheim 2006);
The 11th Hour: Turn Mankind's Darkest Hour into its Finest (Leonardo DiCaprio 2007)
Crude Impact (James Jandak Wood 2007);
A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (Basil Gelpke & Ray McCormack 2006);

(8) Melting of the High Mountain Glaciers of the World: Abrupt Climate Change and our Future
(Dr. Lonnie Thompson 2007);
Oil On Ice (Bo Boudart / Dale Djerassi 2004);
Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action (Katahdin Foundation 2007):
Heat: Frontline (Martin Smith 2008)

(9) Who Killed the Electric Car (Chris Paine 2006);
Powershift: energy + sustainability (Kirk Bergstrom 2004);
Life With Principle: Thoreau's Voice in Our Time;
E2 Design: Season 3 (Tad Fettig 2009);

(10) The Sketches of Frank Gehry (Sydney Pollack 2005);
Aboriginal Architecture Living Architecture (Paul M. Richard 2005)
Transforning Energy (Chuck Davis 2006);
Learn Sun Power (2005)

(11) The Giant Buddhas (Christian Frei 2005);
Obama's War: Frontline ( Martin Smith / Marcela Gaviria 2009);
Hearts and Minds (Peter Davis 1974)

(12) Ancient Futures: Learning from the Lahdak (John Page / Helena Norberg-Hodge 1993);
Paradise, with Side Effects (Claus Schenk 2004);
Design e2 Second Season (Tad Fettig 2008);
Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (Tom Peosay 2003);

(13) Lewis & ClarkGreat Journey West (National Geographic: Karen Goodman / Kirk Simon 1997);
Lewis & Clark: The Story of the Journey of Discovery (PBS Ken Burns 1997);
Surviving Lewis & Clark: The Nimiipuu Story (Dan Kane, with Lewis & Clark College and the Nez Perce Tribe);
The Story of the Bitteroot: A Cross-cultural Odyssey of Discovery (1997);

(14) Manufactured Landscapes (Photographs of Edward Burtynsky / Jennifer Baichwal 2006);
Chased by the Light: A Photographic Journey with James Brandenburg (Bob Foucault / Steve Kahlenbeck 2003);
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye (2003)

(15) War Photographer (Christian Frei / James Nachtwey 2001);
Pictures from a Revolution (Susan Meiselas / Alfred Guzzetti / Richard P. Rogers 1991);
Hollands Licht (Dutch Light) (Pieter-Rim and Maarten Kroon 2003);
Triage: Dr James Orbinski's Humanitarian Dilemma (Patrick Reed 2008)

(16) Who's Counting: Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics (Terre Nash / The National Film Board of Canada 1996);
Guns, Germs and Steel (National Geographic / Jared Diamond 2005);
Conquistadors (Michael Wood 2000);
CUBA MIA: Portrait of an All-Woman Orchestra (Zenaida Romeu/Camerata Romeu / Cecilia Domeyko 2003)

(17) Bad Seed: The Truth About Our Food (Jeffery Smith / Timo Nadudvari / Adam Curry 2006)
The Hidden Dangers in Kids' Meals: Genetically Engineered Foods (Jerremy M. Smith 2005);
Mad Cowboy Lecture (Howard Lyman 2005);
Nature: Silence of the Bees (2008)

(18) Thelonius Monk: Straight, No Chaser (Charlotte Zwerin 1989);
Jazz Casual: Gerry Mulligan / Art Farmer (Ralph J. Gleason 2003);
The Miles Davis Story (Mike Dibb 2001);
Duke Ellington: Love You Madly / A Concert of Sacred Music at Grace Cathedral (1965)

(19) Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land (Media Education Foundation 2004);
Israel: Birth of a Nation (Martin Gilbert 1997);
Reel Bad Arabs (Dr. Jack Shaheen / Sut Jhally Media Education Foundation 2006);
No End in Sight (Charles Ferguson 2007)

(20) Viva Vivaldi! Cecilia Bartoli & Il Giardino Armonico: Arias and Concertos (Paris 2000);
Roots: Béla Bartók 1881-1945 (Istvan Gaal 2002);
In Rehearsal with Mariss Jansons (Béla Barók's Miraculous Mandarin Suite with the Oslo Philharmonic 1997);
The Ramallah Concert: Daniel Barenboim & the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (2005)

(21) The Future of Humanity I & II: David Bohm & Jiddu Krishnamurti (Mystic Fire Video 1985);
Light at the Edge of the World (Wade Davis 2008)

(22) The Corporation (Mark Achbar / Jennifer Abbot 2004);
No Logo (Naomi Klein / Media Education Foundation 2003);
Let's Make Money (Erwin Wagenhofer 2009);
Gomorrah (Roberto Saviano / Matteo Garrone 2008);

(23) Cases in Controversy: The 14th Amendment (Jumby Bay Studios 2003);
With all Deliberate Speed: 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education ( Peter Gilbert 2004);
Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election (Richard Ray Perez / Joan Sekler 2002);
United States Constitution (Goldhil Video 2004);
Invisible Ballots (William Gazecki 2005)

(24) Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (Robert Greenwald 2005);
Trashed: "Trashing the earth . . .one day at a time" (OXI productions 2007);
Story of Stuff (Annie Leonard 2007)

(25) ENRON: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Alex Gibney 2005);
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime (Phillipe Mora 1975);
Money as Debt: Animation by Paul Grignon (2007);
The Money Masters: (John Train 2008);
Where Is the World Going, Mr. Stiglitz? (Joseph Stiglitz / Jacques Sarasin 2007)

(26) Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in our Times;
Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause (Will Pascoe 2003);
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media;
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (Robert Greenwald 2004);

(27) Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004);
Bowling for Columbine (2002);
Sicko (Michael Moore 2006);
This Divided State (Steven Greenstreet 2005);
Capitalism: A Love Story (Michael Moore 2009)

(28) Tous les matin du monde (All the Mornings of the World) (Alain Corneau 1991);
Jordi Savall documentary: Jordi Savall: In Search of the Perfect Sound;
Fados (Carlos Saura 2007):
Paco de Lucia: Light and Shade (1994)

(29) Luciano Berio: Voyage to Cythera (Frank Scheffer 2005);
Elliott Carter: A Labyrinth of Time (Frank Scheffer 2006);
Philip Glass: Looking Glass (Éric Darmon 2005)
John Cage: From Zero (Andrew Culver / Frank Scheffer 1995);
Pierre Boulez: Sur Incises (Helene Jarry / Andy Sommer / Ensemble Intercontemporain 2006)

(30) Between Two Worlds: Ravi Shankar: In Portrait (2002);
Amjad Ali Kahn: Raga of the Kings (Sing Through my Sarod) (1988):
Rhythms of Nirvana: An Introduction to Indian Classical Music (Rajesh Murthy 1999)

Maestro Ali Akbar Khan: The Summer Solstice (1988)

(31) Fire on the Mountain (Beth & George Gage / First Run / Icarus Films 1995);
Monumental: David Brower's Fight for Wild America (Kelly Duane 2005);
Troubled Waters: The Dilema of Dams (Beth & George Gage 2003);
Discover Hetch Hetchy (Environmental Defense 2006);
Arctic Dance: The Mardy Murie Story (Sierra Club: Bonnie Kreps & Charlie Craighead 2001);

(32) Rethinking the Forests (Oregon Public Broadcasting 2003);
The Greatest Good: A Forest Service Centennial Film (2005):
A Silent Forest: narrated by David Suzuki (2007);
Civilian Conservation Corps (American Experience / 2009)

(33) Fire Wars (NOVA 2002);
Methuselah Tree (Story of the Bristlecone Pine) (NOVA 2001);
This Land is Your Land (Sierra Club documentary);
Butterfly: a film (Julia Butterfly Hill 2000);

(34) Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog 2005);
Staying Safe in Bear Country (International Association for Bear Research and Management 2001);
The Naturalist (Kent Bonar/ Doug Hawes-Davis 2001);

(35) Anne Frank Remembered (Jon Blair 1995);
Im Toten Winkel: Hilters Sekretärin (Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary)
(Traudl Junge /André Heller & Othmar Schmiderer 2002);
Undergängens Arkitektur (The Architecture of Doom) (1991)

(36) Ecological Design: Inventing the Future (Brian Danitz 1994);
Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Outloud (Karen Goodman & Kirk Simon 1996);
Buckminster Fuller: The Lost Interviews (2005)

(37) Aquaculture: Synergy of Land and Water (Sepp Holzer / Permaculture in the Alps);
Farming with Nature (Sepp Holzer / Permaculture in the Alps);
Global Gardner: Permaculture with Bill Mollison (Julian Russell & Tony Galley 1997);
The Close to Nature Garden (Masanobu Fukuoka / Margie Kamine 1982)

(38) Natural Connections (Bullfrog Films 2000);
Building Social Business Ventures /
Banker for the Poor /
Creating a Poverty-free World (Muhammed Yunus 2006);
China Blue (2008)

(39) Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear, & the Selling of American Empire (Jeremy Earp / Sut Jhally 2004);
Uncovered: The War in Iraq (Robert Greenwald / David O. Russell 2004);
Orwell Rolls in his Grave (Robert Kane Pappas 2004);
WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception (Danny Schechter 2004)

(40) Gustav Mahler: Attrazione d'Amore (Ricardo Chailly / Frank Scheffer 2005);
Gustav Mahler: Conducting Mahler / I Have Lost Touch With the World (Frank Scheffer 2005); Mahler:
Symphony No. 5: Barenboim, Chicago Symphony (2001);
Mahler Symphony No. 5: Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra (2005)

(41) Triumph of the Will (Leni Riefenstahl 1934);
The Nazis: A Warning from History (BBC 1997);
Into the Fire: American Women in the Spanish Civil War (Julia Newman 2002);
Olympia I + II (Leni Riefenstahl 1936):
Great Conductors of the Third Reich: Art in the Service of Evil (1997);
The Great Dictator (Charlie Chaplin 1940)

(42) Path to War (John Frankenheimer 2002);
Winter Soldier (Winterfilm in association with Vietnam Veterans Against the War 1972);
Vietnam's Unseen War: Pictures from the Other Side (NGV 2002 War Photographer Time Page);

(43) The Trials of Henry Kissinger (Eugene Jarecki; 2002);
America: Freedom to Fascism (Aaron Russo 2006);
The Battle of Chile (Patricio Guzman 1975-76)

(44) All the President's Men (Alan J. Pakula 1975);
Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties (Nonny de la Pena 2004);
After Innocence (Jessica Sanders 2005)

(45) Berkeley in the Sixties (Mark Kitchell 1990);
Vietnam: The War at Home (Glenn Gilber & Barry Alexander Brown 1979);
One Bright Shining Moment (George McGovern / Stephen Vittoria 2005)

(46) La Meglio Gioventú (The Best of Youth 2003);
Heimat: Chronicle of Germany (Edgar Reitz 1984);
Heimat II: Chronicle of Germany (Edgar Reitz 1992)

(47) Jesus Camp (Heidi Ewing / Rachel Grady 2006);
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (Ben Stein / Nathan Frankowski 2008)
The Fire Next Time (Patrice O'Neil 2005);
What Would Jesus Buy? (Rev. Billy / Rob VanAlkemade 2007)

(48) J.S. Bach—Johannes Passion: three performances—Suzuki, Richter & Cloeberry;
Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach (Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach) (Jean-Marie Straub 1968);
Guitarra!: A Musical Journey Through Spain (Julian Bream 2000);
Olivier Messiaen: The Crystal Liturgy (Olivier Mille 2007)

(49) Bonhoeffer (Martin Doblmeier 2003);
A. Einstein: How I see the world (PBS: Richard Kroehling 1991);
Interview with David Bohm (Mystic Fire Video 1994);
The Peace (Gabriele Zamparini / Lorenzo Meccoli 2003)

(50) Gandhi (Richard Attenborough 1982);
Mahatma Gandhi: Pilgrim of Peace (Biography 1997);
The Making of the Mahatma (Shyam Benegal 1996)

(51) Rachel Carson's Silent Spring (PBS 1993);
Heavy Metal (Northern Idaho's Silver Valley: Hans Rosenwinkel 2004);
Downwind Downstream: Threats to the Mountains and Waters of the American West (Christopher McLeod 1987);
The World According to Monsanto (2008);
Unser Täglich Brot (Our Daily Bread) (Nikolaus Geyrhalter 2005);
Historic Crop Dusting Films DVD: 1947 - 1969 Agricultural Pesticides,
Insecticides, & Herbicides Films
Classic Pollution Films DVD: 1930's - 1970's Water, Land & Air Pollution Films

(52) The Miracle Worker (Arthur Penn 1964);
Unconquered: Helen Keller in Her Story (Nancy Hamilton 1955);
Blindsight (Lucy Walker 2006)

(53) For All Mankind (Natioinal Geographic Society 1989);
Apollo 13: To the Edge and Back (Noel Buckner / Rob Whittlesey 1994);
Apollo 13: (Ron Howard 1995);
To the Moon: NOVA (1999);
In The Shadow of the Moon (2006)

(54) Trinity and Beyond: Atomic Bomb Movie (1995);
The Atomic Cafe (1982);
Nukes in Space: The Rainbow Bombs (Peter Kuran 1999);
Arming the Heavens: The Push for Weapons in Space (Glenn Baker 2004);
Building Bombs (The Savannah River Plant / Mark Mori / Susan Robinson / Jane Alexander 1990);
White Light, Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Steven Okazaki 2007)

(55) Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick 1964);
Thirteen Days (Roger Donaldson 2000);
Modern Marvels: The Manhattan Project (The HistoryChannel 2002);
American Experience: The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer (David Grubin 2009);
Helen's War (Anna Broinowski 2004);

(56) Slavery and the Making of America: 1. The Downward Spiral; 2. Liberty In the Air;
3. Seeds of Destruction; 4. The Challenge of Freedom
(WNET Dante J. James 2004);
Darwin's Nightmare (Hubert Sauper 2004);
The Devil Came on Horseback (Brian Steide 2007);
I Am Because We Are (Nathan Rissman 2008)

(57) Killing Us Softly 3 (Jill Kilbourne 2000);
Born Into Brothels (Ross Kauffman / Zana Briski 2004);
Stolen Childhoods (Len Morris 2005);
Stealing a Nation (John Pilger 2004)

(58) Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (Deb Ellis 2004);
The War on Democracy (John Pilger 2007);
The People Speak: (Howard Zinn / Chris Moore 2009);
Instant Mix: Imperial Democracy and Come September (Arundati Roy 2008)

(59) Ansel Adams: American Experience (Ric Burns 2002);
Unmistaken Child (Nati Baratz 2008);
Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk (Robert Redford 2008);
Drowned Out (Franny Armstrong / The River Narmada Dams Projects 2004);
River Ways (The Snake River / Colin Stryker 2007)

(60) Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo (BBC Opus Arte / Savall / La Capella Reial de Catalunya 2003);
Trudell: Independent Lens (Heather Rae 2006);
The Jack Quartet: Xenakis String Quartets (2008)
Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme 1984)

(61) March of the Penguins (Luc Jacquet 2005);
Encounters at the End of the World (Werner Herzog 2006);
The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antartic Expedition (George Butler 2000);
Shackleton: The Greatest Survival Story of All Time (Charles Sturridge 2002);
The Last Place on Earth (1994);
90 Degrees South: With Scott to the Antartic (Alan Ravenscroft 1933)

(62) Djabote: DouDou N'Diaye Rose: Drummers of West Africa (1991);
Baraka (Ron Fricke 1992);
Nagoyqatsi: Life as War (Godfrey Reggio / Philp Glass 2002);
Xenakis: Electronic Music, Vol. 1—La Legende d'Eer (Harry Halbreich 2005);
Arvo Pärt: 24 Preludes for a Fugue (Supin 2005)

(63) The Plow that broke the Plains (Pare Lorentz 1937);
The River (Pare Lorentz);
The City (Van Dyke, Copland 1939);
Surviving the Dust Bowl (PBS The American Experience; Chana Gazit 1998);
America's Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie (David O'Shields 2005);
Climate Refugees (Michael P. Nash 2009)

(64) Crapshoot: The Gamble with our Wastes (Bullfrog Films 2003);
Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage (Heather Rogers);
The Digital Dump: Exporting High-Tech Re-use and Abuse to Africa (BAN: Basel Action Network 2006);
Exporting Harm: The High-Tech Trashing of Asia (BAN 2003);
Poisoned Waters (FRONTLINE 2009);

(65) The Big Energy Gamble (Arnold Schwarzenegger / NOVA 2009);
Building with Awareness: The Construction of a Hybrid Home (Ted Owens of Syncros Design 2004);
Human Footprint (National Geographic / Clive Maltby 2008);
The Future We Will Create: Inside the World of TED (Daphne Zuniga / Steven Latham 2007);

(66) Le Mystère Picasso (The Mystery of Picasso) (Henri-Geroges Clouzot 1957);
Picasso: The Man and His Work I & 2 (Edwin Quinn 2002);
Igor Stravinsky: The Final Chorale (Stravinsky's Symphonies of Winds: Frank Scheffer 2005)

(67) Stravinsky (CBC 1965);
Stravinsky (Tony Palmer 1982);
The Rite of Spring (2-piano version 1990);
Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps (Pierre Boulez and the London Symphony Orchestra 1993);
Keeping Score: Revolutions in MusicStravinky's Rite of Spring (Joan Saffa / Michael Tilson Thomas 2006)

(68) Our Brand is Crisis (Rachel Boynton 2005);
Cocalero (Evo Morales / Alejandro Landes 2007);
The Devil's Miner (Kief Davidson & Richard Ladkani 2005);
The Take: Occupy, Resist, Produce (Naomi Klein / Avi Lewis 2004);
The Charcoal People (Nigel Noble 1999)

(69) The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons From the Life of Robert S. McNamara (Errol Morris 2003);
Live Concert from the Church of St. Nicolai, Leipzig: Viktoria Mullova: J.S, Bach Chaconne +
Wir Sind das Volk (Protest of Silence) (Commemoration Concert of the Peaceful Fevolution
& Fall of the Berlin Wall
Bach: Cantatas BWV 179, 199 and 113 (John Eliot Gardiner / Montteverdi Choir 2001)

(70) La Battaglia di Algeri (The Battle of Algiers) (Gillo Pontecorvo 1965);
Edward Said Commentary;
Diarios de motocicleta (The Motorcycle Diaries) (Walter Salles 2004);
Che Guevara: Where You'd Never Imagine Him (Manuel Perez 2004)

(71) Black Gold: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (Tadesse Meskela / Nick & Marck Francis 2006);
Black Coffee: A Glimpse into the Dark Side of the Brew (Irene Angelico 2006);
The Coffee-Go-Round (Joost de Haas 2005);
Life and Debt (Stephanie Black 2001);
A Walk to Beautiful: (Mary Olive Smith / Amy Bucher / NOVA 2007)

(72) Control Room (Jehane Noujaim 2004);
Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (Robert Greenwald 2006);
The Goebbels Experiment (Lutz Hachmeister 2005)

(73) We Shall Remain (American Experience 5-part series 2009);
500 Nations (1995);
Toubat: A Journey of the Native American Flute;
I Will Fight No More Forever (Richard T. Heffron 1975);
Breaking the Maya Code (Michael Coe / David Lebrun 2008)

(74) Le Peuple Migrateur (Winged Migration) (Jacques Perin, Jacues Perrin & Michel Debats 2001);
On the Wings of the Monarch (Leslie Ortabasi / Oktay Ortabasi (2001);
Strange Days on Planet Earth (National Geographic 2005);
Global Warming: The Signs and the Science (Alanis Morissette / 2005)

(75) Source to Sea: The Columbia River Swim (Christopher Swain);
Jane Goodall: Reason for Hope (PBS 1999);
Celilo Falls and the Remaking of the Columbia River (Joseph Cone);
Unconquering the Last Frontier (Robert Lundahl 2002);
Building the Alaska Highway (2005)

(76) Grappelli: A Life in the Century of Jazz (BBC 2003);
Chet Baker: Let's Get Lost (Bruce Weber 1988);

(77) Glenn Gould: The Russian Journey (1957);
Glenn Gould: On And Off the Record (2003);
Glenn Gould: J.S. Bach—The Goldberg Variations;
Gidon Kremer: Back to Bach (Daniel Finkernagel & Alexander Lück 2006)

(78) Aristide and the Endless Revolution (Nicolas Rossier 2005);
The Argonomist (Johnathan Demme 2004);
Haiti: Killing a Dream (Jonathan Demme / PBS 1992)
The Ascent of Money: The Financial History of the World (Adrian Pennik 2008);

(79) Chartres Cathedral: A Sacred Geometry (Keith Critchlow 2002):
Equal Temperament (1999);
J.S. Bach: The Well Tempered Clavier (BBC 2000);
Frank Lloyd Wright (Ken Burns 1998)

(80) Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet (Nils Tavernier 2001);
Stravinsky: Les Noces (Nijinska/The Royal Ballet 1996);
Picasso and Dance: Le Train Bleu / Le Tricorne (Yvon Gerault 1994):
Ballets Russes (Daniel Geller & Dayne Goldfine 2005)

(81) Broken Rainbow (Maria Florio / Victoria Mudd 1985);
Rabbit-Proof Fence (Phillip Noyce 2002);
Bilby Brothers: The Men Who Killed the Easter Bunny (Jim Stevens 2002);
Echo Of Water Against Rocks: Remembering Celilo Falls

(82) Vincent: The Life & Death of Vincent van Gogh (John Hurt 1988);
Helvetica (Gary Hustwit 2007)

(83) Djembefola: Mamady Keita;
Mogobalu (The Masters): Mamady Keita (Laurent Chevalier);
War Dance (Sean Fine / Andrea Nix 2006);
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars (Zach Niles / Banker White 2005)

(84) Touch the Sound (Thomas Riedelsheimer 2004):
The Drums of Tokyo (Oedo Sukeroku Taiko 2005);
Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) (Jason Kohn 2007);
Amandala! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (Lee Hirsch 2002)

(85) Nanook of the North (Robert Flaherty 1922);
Berlin: Die Symfonie der Großstadt (Walter Ruttman, 1927);
Metropolis (Fritz Lang 1927);
All Quiet on the Western Front (Lewis Milestone 1930);
La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc (The Passion of Joan of Arc) (Carl Theodor Dreyer 1928)

(86) MicroCosmos (Claude Nuridsany / Marie Perennou 1996);
Genesis (Claude Nuridsany / Marie Perennou 2004);
Florilegium: The Flowering of the Pacific (Robert Hughes / botanist Joseph Banks /James Cook 1984)

(87) Texas Gold: The Businessman's Water (Diane Wilson / Carolyn M. Scott 2005);
Shut up & Sing (Barbara Kopple 2006);
Blue Vinyl (Daniel B. Gold & Judith Hefland 2002);
Poison in the Rockies (Charles Wilkinson 1990)

(88) Messner (Les Guthman 2008);
The Dark Glow of the Mountains (Werner Herzog 1984);
Everest: IMAX (Ed Viesters, David Breashears, et al 1998);
Touching the Void (Kevin MacDonald 2003);
Vertical Frontier (Kristi Denton Cohen with David Brower, Royal Robbins,
Yvon Chouinard and Jim Bridwell 2002);

(89) The Next Industrial Reolution: William McDonough, Michael Braungart and the
Birth of Sustainable Economy
(Chris Bedford & Shelley Morhaim 2001);
I.M. Pei: First Person Singular (Peter Rosen 1997);
Museum on the Mountain (Peter Rosen 1998);
Visions of Italy: The Grand Tour from a Stunning Aerial View (PBS 2001/2002);

(90) Beethoven: Erocia: The Day that Changed Music Forever (BBC / Nick Dear / John Eliot Gardiner / Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique 2003);
Keeping Score: Beethoven's Eroica (Michael Tilson Thomas / San Francisco Symphony Orchestra 2006)

(91) Wheel of Time (Wener Hezog 2003);
Clouds are not Spheres: The Life and Work of a Maverick Mathematician (Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon 2000);
Fractals: Hunting the Hidden Dimesnion (NOVA 2008);
Fractals: The Color of Infinity (The Mandelbrot set 1994);
Is God a Number?: Maths that Mimic the Mind (Sir Roger Penrose et al.);

(92) Hildegard von Bingen: In Portrait (2003);
Dr. Vandana Shiva: Making another World Possible (A Turning Tide Speaker Series Presentation 2003);
Wie man sein Leben kocht (How to Cook Your Life) (Edward Espe / Doris Dörrie 2007);
Hemp Revolution (Anthony Clarke 1995)

(93) The Man Who Planted Trees (Jean Giono / Frederic Back 1987);
Falkens öga (Kestrel's Eye) (Mikael Kristersson1998);
Ants: Little Creatures Who Run the World (NOVA Edward O. Wilson 1995);
Housefly: An Everyday Monster (1994);
Bees: Tales from the Hive (NOVA 2000)

(94) The Botany of Desire: (Michael Pollan / Michael Schwarz 2009);
How to Save the World: BioDynamic Farming in India (Tom and Barbara Burstyn);
We Aren't Blocking Traffic, We ARE Traffic (Ted White 2005);
Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution (Jean-Paul Jaud 2008);

(95) Walking The West (Myles Murphy 2002);
Walking Wild: Whatcom County, Washington / Pacific Crest Trail (Karen Edmundson Bean 2003);
How To Hike the Pacific Crest Trail (Lynne Wheldon);
Deadly Ascent (NOVA / Denali 2006);

(96) King: Man of Peace in a Time of War (2006):
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Historical Perspective (Thomas Friedman 1994);
Citizen King: American Experience (Orlando Bagwell 2004);
Freedom Riders: American Experience (Stanley Nelson / not yet released 2010)

(97) When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (Spike Lee 2006);
Extreme Engineering: Holland's Barriers to the Sea (2004);
Inside Hurricane Katrina (2005);
Detroit: Ruin of a City (Michael Chanan & George Steinmetz 2005);

(98) Plan Colombia: Cashing in on the Drug War Failure (Edward Asner 2002);
Speaking Freely: Vol.4: Chalmers Johnson (2007);
Speaking Freely: Vol. 2: Susan George (2007)

(99) Boiling Point I & II: The Global Climate Crisis (Ross Gelbspan / Michael Dietrick 2004);
Counting Sheep: Restoring the Sierra Nevada Bighorn (Frank Green 2005);
Earth Report: State of the Planet 2009 (National Geographic 2009);
World in the Balance: The Population Paradox (NOVA 2004);
Everything's Cool: (Daniel B. Gold / Judith Helfand 2007)

(100) Ethics and the World Crisis: A Dialogue with the Dalai Lama (2004);
Environmental Ethics: Exploring Your Connection to the Environment and the Community;
His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama: Ethics for a New Millennium (1999)

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It may soon be possible to have an entire collection of documentaries
like the one outlined above streamed and freely available online.
Now that might make for a different world!