Although produced in 2004, this documentary is relevant today due to the recent renewal of provisions of the Patriot Act. Filmmaker Nonny de la Peña, with help from the ACLU and Robert Greenwald demonstrates with clarity how our Constitution is violated by this ill-named act. You don't have to be a constitutional lawyer or scholar to get it: required viewing!

Offical Site: http://publicinterestpics.org/films/unconstitutional-2/
Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Unconstitutional_The_War_on_Our_Civil_Liberties/70018501?trkid=496624#height1691
 
 
Fortunately the SLA made a ton of audio recordings which are the backbone of this fascinating even-handed documentary about the abduction of Patricia Hearst. The only way it could be better is if the subject submitted to an interview.  Thoughtful treatment of a significant event at a major turning point in our history.

Official Site: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/guerrilla/
Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Guerrilla_The_Taking_of_Patty_Hearst/60035202?trkid=496624#height1624
 

INSIDE JOB

5/20/2011

 
Prepare to be outraged by this essential documentary about the recent global financial collapse / rip-off caused by corrupt economists, greedy bankers and their Washington lackeys. (All male, by the way. Thanks guys...)

Official Site:http://www.sonyclassics.com/insidejob/
Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Inside_Job/70139555?trkid=496624#height1874
 

BHUTTO

5/11/2011

 
Essential primer on the nation of Pakistan, and it's most famous family and first daughter turned two time Prime Minister: Benazir Bhutto. From the dynamic opening title sequence 'til the end, this quick paced and informative documentary chronicles the life of an amazing woman.

Official Site: http://www.bhuttothefilm.com/
Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Bhutto/70129349?trkid=496624#height977