TheDocHierarchy

I rank documentaries. No, I don't have a formal set of criteria and yes, you'll probably disagree.

the—hollow—men:

Forest Man (McMaster, 2013) - Trailer

The story of a man who single-handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park in Northeast India. Powerful and inspiring.

Outrage (Dick, 2009) - Trailer

An indictment of closeted politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislation in the U.S.

(Source: arhymetofilm)

onceuponawildflower:

I can safely say this is the most awe-inspiring and enjoyable documentary I’ve ever watched.

onceuponawildflower:

I can safely say this is the most awe-inspiring and enjoyable documentary I’ve ever watched.

The Battered Bastards of Baseball (Way/Way, 2014) - Trailer
One of baseball’s last great, unheralded true stories. 

The Battered Bastards of Baseball (Way/Way, 2014) - Trailer

One of baseball’s last great, unheralded true stories. 

Underwater Dreams (Mazzio, 2014)

Two energetic high school science teachers, on a whim, decide to enter their high school, a Title I school where most of the students live in poverty, into a sophisticated underwater robotics competition sponsored by the NASA and the Office of Naval Research, among others. Four sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants are the only students to sign up. 

Narrated by Michael Pena, this is the story of what transpires. 

Whateverest (Borgli, 2013) - Watch

A short documentary about the unlikely inspiration behind a dance tune called “Inspector Norse”. “Inspector Norse” is the internet alias of Marius Solem Johansen, a failed musician living in a small town, producing dance videos and drug recipes for YouTube.

(Source: eternalsunshine)

Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (Bernstein, 2012)

In 1960 Tomi Ungerer was returning from his native France to New York City, his adopted home, when he realized that three men were walking uncomfortably close to him as he was leaving a terminal at the old Idlewild airport in Queens. One ordered him to drop his suitcases. Then the others latched onto him, hustled him into a car and drove him to a nearby building where they questioned him obliquely about his travel and his political affiliations.

It’s the kind of trench-coat caper that doesn’t generally feature a beloved children’s book author as the abductee. ’Far Out Isn’t Far Enough’ depicts one man’s wild, lifelong adventure of testing societal boundaries through his use of subversive art.

(Source: proseapp)