Category Archives: Movies – Documentary

Dr. Harvey Wiley: A True Hero

Portrait of Dr. Harvey W. Wiley (cropped).jpgDr. Harvey Washington Wiley (October 18, 1844 – June 30, 1930)

I recently watched “The Poison Squad,” an episode on PBS’ American Experience. It is the story of a time when Americans had no idea that toxic substances were in their foods and of how government chemist Dr. Harvey Wiley who, determined to banish dangerous substances from dinner tables, took on the powerful food manufacturers and their allies. Continue reading Dr. Harvey Wiley: A True Hero

“The Last Days” A Documentary About the Holocaust and Hungarian Jews

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I recently watched “The Last Days.” The documentary tells the stories of five Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust during the last years of World War II. The film focuses on the horrors of life in the Nazi concentration camps but also stresses the survivor’s optimism and desire to survive. It won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. It was remastered and re-released in 2021 by Netflix.[1]

I was deeply moved by the film and it brought forth many feelings and thoughts including: Continue reading “The Last Days” A Documentary About the Holocaust and Hungarian Jews

Summary of “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria”

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I recently watched the PBS “Frontline documentary “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria.” It investigates the rise of deadly drug-resistant bacteria. As the world health organization has recently reported, we may be heading for a post-antibiotic world where common infections will again kill. Continue reading Summary of “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria”

Review of “Exile Nation: The Plastic People”

I have recently watched the documentary: Exile Nation: The Plastic People. It is about U.S. deportees in Tijuana who struggle to survive a cartel war zone, and who live in cardboard boxes and sewer pipes, in an ever-expanding underworld of exiles. Continue reading Review of “Exile Nation: The Plastic People”

Review of Michael Moore’s: Where To Invade Next

Last night I watched, Where to Invade Next, a 2015 American documentary film written and directed by Michael Moore.[3][4] (The film can be watched free with an Amazon Prime account, or rented for a few dollars here: Where to Invade Next; or purchased for a few more dollars here: Where To Invade Next.) Continue reading Review of Michael Moore’s: Where To Invade Next