Comment: "Manda Bala," "Better This World" and "The Pruitt-Igoe Myth"

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"Manda Bala," "Better This World" and "The Pruitt-Igoe Myth"

If you like documentaries, I have a few to recommend.

1. "Manda Bala" or "Send a Bullet"
An amazing story of politics, economics, and kidnapping in Brazil.

These next two you will have to hunt down or wait until they come out on Netflix because they are still on the film festival circuit. But they are both well worth watching if you get the opportunity.

2. "Better This World"
A riveting documentary about what happens to two young men who attend the protests outside the 2008 republican convention and are arrested on terrorism charges by the FBI. It came out in 2011 and politically, it's right up our alley.

You can reserve it on Netflix here:

3. "The Pruitt-Igoe Myth"
Examines the national urban renewal program of the 1950s and 1960s, which prompted the process of mass suburbanization and abandonment of the inner cities. Sounds boring, but totally fascinating and well done: