Q&A: Community Recommended Documentaries for Parents


Is there a documentary that you think every parent should see?

  • Marissa Potter recommends,The Business of Being Born, just for starters.” [Trailer]
  • Audrey Jean Bromberg Hyvonen recommends,Consuming Kids was quite an eye opener for this mom.” [Trailer]
  • Kerrie McNay recommends,Mythic Journeys– it truly speaks to the soul and is an inspiring look at myth in our daily lives. Rites of passage, stories of family, ancestors, riddles, myth, culture, life questions, and more. (Oh, and it’s intertwined with a great riddling stop motion animation with the voices of Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, and Lance Henriksen.)” [Trailer]
  • Shannon Malone Kopacz recommends,Billy the Kid. Its a documentary about the life of a 15yo boy with Aspergers as he learns to navigate thru teenage love. Amazing stuff! So eye opening and hopeful. It gives great insight to outsiders about life with autism.” [Trailer]
  • Michelle Misha Crawford- Cranmore recommends,Food Inc., and Waiting for Superman.”
  • Anita Morehouse recommends, “Food Inc. was good, but also check out Maxed Out [Trailer] and The Lottery.”
  • Amanda Gadd recommends, “There is a docudrama I think every person should see- it’s called Part Time Fabulous. Amazing, factual, well done, important, and relevant to everyone.” [Trailer]
  • Kristy Matusiewicz Dyer recommends,Waiting for Superman!” [Trailer]
  • Shannon Malone Kopacz recommends, “Billy the Kid.”
  • Sara Karz Reid recommends,Nursery University.” [Trailer]
  • Christopher Overtree recommends,Race to Nowhere.” [Trailer]
  • Michele Lussier recommends,King Corn [Trailer]; Waiting for Superman.”
  • Jettie McCollough recommends,Forks Over Knives…so every parent can live to see their grandchildren and their great-grandchildren, or at least have the greatest possible chance at that beautiful opportunity.” [Trailer]
  • Anita Morehouse recommends, ‎”The Lottery.” [Trailer]
  • Craig Fear recommends, “Food Inc.” [Trailer]
  • Jason Turcotte recommends, “I couldn’t agree more with Craig!”
  • Annie Bob DeCoteau recommends,Raising Cain [Trailer] and Waiting For Superman.”
  • Kara Kitchen recommends, “Good for all but great for adolescent girls; Reviving Ophelia.” [Trailer]
  • Carrie St John recommends, “Definitely Waiting for Superman, especially if you have children in public school. It only takes a little time from each family to help in big ways.”
  • Robin Morgan Huntley recommends, “I actually have to respectfully disagree with Waiting for Superman… It’s captivating, but presents a very biased argument that is anti-teacher and pro-privatization (neither of which are good for students), and was not made by educators. Also, the film slyly avoids addressing issues of race and class, which are the biggest contributors to most of the issues the film addresses… Check out the movement Not Waiting for Superman, www.notwaitingforsuperman.org.”

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