Image of the Day: The United States of Documentaries

Image of the Day: The United States of Documentaries

Nov 22, 2011

Here's a great little graphic from PBS' POV blog that's a map of the United States full of images of the best documentaries produced in each state -- as in the film's main subject and story were set in the state. The idea here is that documentaries provide a window to different worlds; some we're familiar with, and some we never knew existed. How much would we learn about the United States through these 50 docs, and would those answers inspire more growth or simply inspire you to move the hell out of the country?

We've posted a few of the doc titles and their corresponding states below the image. You can check out the rest -- as well as participate in a poll for each state, selecting which doc you feel best represents it -- over at the POV Blog.

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The Order of Myths
Margaret Brown, 2008

Grizzly Man
Werner Herzog, 2005

Crossing Arizona
Dan DeVivo, Joseph Mathew, 2006

Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky, 1996

Dogtown and Z-Boys
Stacy Peralta, 2001

Bowling for Columbine
Michael Moore, 2002

Harvard Beats Yale 29-29
Kevin Rafferty, 2008

Keeping the Peace
JJ Garvine, Tai Parquet, 2009

Barbara Kopple, Cathy Caplan, Thomas Haneke, Lawrence Silk, 1990

Freedom on My Mind
Connie Field, Marilyn Mulford, 1994

Slam Planet: War of the Words
Kyle Fuller, Mike Henry, 2006

Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor, 2009

The Brandon Teena Story
Susan Muska, Gréta Olafsdóttir, 1998

Area 51: Declassified
National Geographic, 2011

New Hampshire
Winning New Hampshire
Aram Fischer, Mark Lynch, William Rabbe, 2004

New Jersey 
Street Fight
Marshall Curry, 2005

New Mexico 
American Waitress, New Mexico
Vanessa Vassar, 2002

New York 
Man on Wire
James Marsh, 2008

North Carolina
The Trials of Darryl Hunt
Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg, 2006

North Dakota 
Jesus Camp
Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, 2006

Flag Wars
Linda Goode Bryant, 2003


Check out the rest over on the POV Blog

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