If you want a viewing experiences that is not only entertaining but also thought-provoking and educational, check out these 5 documentaries that you can watch this week on STARZPlay.com:
Social activist and documentary maker Michael Moore presents to us a connection between the the air of paranoia and public fear following September 11 and the US invasion of Iraq. Fahrenheit 9/11 asks why the United State’s waged war on Saddam Huessein after 9/11 instead of focusing on the Al Qaeda terrorist network that facilitated the attacks on the World Trade Centre. Through interviews and footage, Moore tries to show how the Bush administration manipulated the US governments to incite war in Iraq in order to protect elite oil business interests.
Film director Oliver Stone meets with legendary revolutionary Fidel Castro in Comandante. His goal is to go behind the myth of the cigar puffing communist and show us the man that is loved, hated and misunderstood around the world. Over three days Oliver follows Castro around Cuba as the leader tells about his life and the country under his rule while revealing a side of himself not usually on camera.
Аn Inconvenient Truth
Former American vice-president Al Gore has an alarming message about global warming. In the guise of a quirky presentation, Al Gore presents the viewers with facts and information on the deteriorating effects that global warming on our planet while leaving the viewer to draw their own conclusions on whether global warming is fact or fiction. However An Inconvenient Truth is not a story of our doom but a rallying message about what we can do to preserve our planet.
America is stuck in wave of obsession with celebrities. People want to know what they’re doing and they want to see celebrities at their best, or even better, at their worse. $ellebrity is an all-access pass to life of celebrities in front of the camera and the gossip tabloid industry that keeps people obsessing about these celebrities’ personal lives. The documentary also takes a look at a new class of paparazzis that will stop at no cost to get the latest scoop even if it means stalking celebrities relentlessly.
The 11th Hour
The 11th Hour іs аn еnvіrоnmеntаlіst dосumеntаrу nаrrаtеd аnd рrоduсеd bу асtоr Lеоnаrdо DіСарrіо. The documentary asks whеthеr Earth аnd humаnіtу аrе hеаdеd tоwаrd an есоlоgісаl сrіsіs that may endanger the world. The 11th Hour fосusеs on visionary and practical solutions that could be taken to reduce our carbon footprints and make earth liveable for future generations.