10 Documentaries that changed public opinion

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Bowling for Columbine

Michael Moore's "Bowling for Columbine" explores the deep-seated culture of violence and widespread gun ownership in the United States following the tragic Columbine High School massacre. 

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Super Size Me

Morgan Spurlock's documentary "Super Size Me" conducted an eye-opening experiment where he ate only McDonald's food for 30 days, revealing the health consequences of excessive fast-food consumption. 

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The Act of Killing

Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Act of Killing" offers a chilling look at the Indonesian mass killings of 1965-66 through a unique approach. 

Hearts and Minds

"Hearts and Minds" is a poignant reflection of its time, providing a critical assessment of the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War. 

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An Inconvenient Truth

The release of Al Gore's groundbreaking documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," played a crucial role in raising awareness about climate change. 

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The Thin Blue Line

Errol Morris's revolutionary film, "The Thin Blue Line," forever changed the way we view the criminal justice system and the impact of visual storytelling. 

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Food, Inc.

"Food, Inc.," a groundbreaking documentary, exposes the inner workings of the industrial food system, shedding light on the harsh conditions faced by livestock in crowded factory farms. 

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"Blackfish" gave viewers a look into the lives of captive orcas in marine theme parks, particularly focusing on SeaWorld's treatment of these killer whales. 


Ava DuVernay's documentary, "13th," examines the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution and its significant impact on the mass incarceration of Black Americans. 

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The Cove 

"The Cove," a powerful documentary, uncovers the hidden world of dolphin hunting in a small Japanese community, revealing the harsh realities of this industry. 

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