FreeDocumentaries.org has a spectacular listing of documentaries you can watch online for free. Featured now are Morgan Spurlock’s “SuperSize Me” and Michael Moore’s “Sicko” (it appears all of Moore’s films can be viewed here for free).
The site recognizes that “to have a true democracy, there has to be a free flow of easily accessible information,” but that many people never have the chance to see these important films. The site owners direct you to their section on media films if you want to know why many of us never get to see these provocative films. (I would recommend the doc based on Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman’s “Manufacturing Consent”.
The site map lets you browse all their titles. I can’t wait to watch “We: Arundati Roy”; “Prisoners of Katrina (about what happened to people jailed in the city when the hurricane hit); “The Bush Family Fortunes” (love Greg Palast); and “The Trials of Henry Kissinger”, for starters.
About the latter film, one of my happiest memories is the time in an airport (Wisconsin? Minnesota?), I was reading a copy of William Shawcross’ “Sideshow,” about our secret war in Cambodia, when Henry Kissinger and some Secret Service agents appeared in the hallway. That allowed me to walk past him and wave my copy of the book in his face. (My, how brave, Bonnie, you say. Well, at least I tried to let him know average citizens were paying attention to his sins.)