50 Documentaries to See Before You Die

  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • documentary

Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me") counts down the Top 50 documentaries from the past 25 years in this five-part series.

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Season 1, Episode 5 Part 5

First Aired: August 30, 2011

The conclusion of Morgan Spurlock's five-part analysis of hot docs sharpens focus on "Hoop Dreams," "Super Size Me," "An Inconvenient Truth" and "Roger & Me." Interviewed: Al Gore; Michael Moore; Errol Morris; D.A. Pennebaker; Chris Hegedus; Rob Epstein; Jeffrey Friedman; Tony Hawk; and Jack Osbourne.

MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
MYKAL-MICHELLE HARRIS, ARICA HIMMEL, ETHAN WILLIAM CHILDRESS

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