I’m overburdened with media! I’ve a pile of books to read, news to collate, new music to parse and podcasts to digest. My Netflix queue overfloweth. And if I ever get time to devour something in my free time, sadly, it usually isn’t the pure escapism of fiction. I think I’ve been reading non-fiction and watching documentaries for so long, my brain is now wired to be impatient with what should be delicious candy.
My problem is that I continue to welcome all recommendations from friends, co-workers, DJs, online sources, journalists and Disinfonauts. But I am thankful that the terse and listographic nature of the internet, as well as the myriad of sources for content organization, have actually streamlined this process. A digital native, I irrationally worry that I’ll be missing some current event or corner of the world’s many subcultures.
I’ll die before I give up on trying to subsume it all into my subconscious! No really, I will. It’s all too much. The world has a million things.
True Activist has a list of their Top 10 Documentaries that are all available to watch for free, right now! From those well-known and comprehensive releases like Inside Job or Food, Inc. to the much-maligned Maher-produced exposé Religulous, and many more… Agree or disagree with their central conceits, they’re all worth your time. Even the more esoterically aesthetic Zeitgeist series (though I have evidentiary qualms with some of the more dubious claims of the ‘movement’) was thoroughly fun.
Corporatization, international banking and economics, organized religion, society, food production, history, militarism, evolution… *Sigh*. There goes my one day off. And yet another source to add to my soon-to-be-extinct Google Reader. Thanks, True Activist. Thanks, Obama.