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Heavy Water - The Acid Drop

Heavy Water - The Acid Drop is a movie starring Jay Adams, Brian Bielmann, and Woody Brown. Follow big wave surfer Nathan Fletcher through the evolution of surfing and his relationship with big waves.

Other Titles
Heavy Water
Running Time
1 hours 24 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Michael Oblowitz
Writer
Michael Oblowitz
Actors
Woody Brown, Woody Brown, Jay Adams, Brian Bielmann
Country
USA
Year
2015
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Follow big wave surfer Nathan Fletcher through the evolution of surfing and his relationship with big waves.

Comments about documentary «Heavy Water - The Acid Drop» (33)

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Adam Stone

A very touching documentary. I was a teenager, the terror of acid attacks, the and the fear of them. Having watched the film now, I am disgusted that we haven't moved much. It was very moving. The footage was incredible, especially the one of the couple who died in '04 and the scene of the acid attack in '05. You can see that the couple were so happy. How it would have changed their lives, they are still fighting it. However, the film doesn't show the attacks on anyone else. It shows the couple in their short life, where it just got worse and worse. The film gives you a sense of the fear, confusion and hopelessness that was the acid attack victims. I am glad that this film is out there. It is a wake up call for all. The film had a very raw and truthful feel to it, very informative.

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Joyce

I am a retired Marine and my wife is also a retired Marine. So we decided to see this film together, and we were very impressed. We left the theatre with so many questions that we wanted to ask them. All of us who were in the military would tell you that life was not about the material things in life, it was about the war. The final battle in Iraq was the last in a very long line of battles that have shaped the world. There are stories about wars we have forgotten, and stories about wars that have shaped the lives of millions of men and women in the last 40 years. This film tells us about the War on Terror that has become the most important war of our time. It is a film that asks the question "What does it all mean?" How will it affect our families and the lives of those we love? Will we ever have the peace and safety of the last years of the republic? Will we ever get the answers we seek? What is the price of our freedom? Will we ever be able to turn the page of our history? These are just some of the questions that this film asks. It is a great film, one that we can enjoy with our families, as well as talk about with our friends.

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Katherine

To be honest, when I first heard about the movie, I thought it was going to be another typical 'documentary' like the ones we've seen before, which makes me think that it might just be another 'documentary' that will have the same effect on the public that the more recent one, Bush v. Gore, had. But I must say that the truth is that this is a very interesting and entertaining documentary. I have to admit that I am a huge fan of Mark Halperin. He has been an amazing partner in the show. I really feel bad that he lost the show in the end because it's one of the greatest show that I have ever seen. He was just amazing to me. The last thing that made me really happy about this documentary is that I now have a book out, The #1 secret about the #1 problem in our world. You can watch this documentary to get the full scoop on what's wrong with our health care system, education system, and housing system. The film is entertaining and has great information. The only thing I would have liked to have seen more of was the interviews with the experts. I have to admit that I was never really a big fan of these people and the way they tried to make me feel comfortable with their opinions was just a little to much. But I guess that I will never know for sure. All in all, I think that this movie will be an awesome addition to my collection. You can not say that about many other documentaries. There's a lot of information that I'm sure that you'll find interesting. You can also buy this movie and rent it. It's not going to be a huge box office hit, but it's certainly worth your time.

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Cheryl F.

This documentary by Nikesh Shukla follows the trip of an all-star "Acid Drop" group as they journey through the Australian outback and learn about the dangers of acid use. The Acid Drop live events are one of the best international gatherings of psychonauts, psychedelic enthusiasts, and self-appointed psychedelic adventurers ever recorded, and this film is all about documenting their exploration. They are to be congratulated for making a community out of what could have been a little backwater. The documentary follows the Acid Drop tour as they make their way through Australia. The guests do not speak for long; the dialogue is in a few words only, and the only exception to this is the "Mother of Acid". The mothers speak through the whole film. The tour is a moving tale of survival, and death, and forgiveness. The LSD and "Buddy Holly" episodes are fascinating. This is a great documentary, well worth your time and money. It's really the only documentary I have ever seen about acid. If you get the chance to see it, see it.

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Sandra B.

Great documentary and soundtrack to one of the most tragic events in modern history. I agree with the critics, and think it's far more emotional than most "commentaries" on this terrible event. Definitely worth seeing!

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Harold Hayes

I came to see this movie with a great deal of trepidation. I had heard a lot of negative reviews and thought I would be angry with the cinematography. I had hoped for an ugly movie; there was none. It was a film that had a lot to say about what it meant to be a "normal person." I will never be able to reconcile that, but I have a lot to learn. This movie is a "must see" for anyone interested in life. Not just life in general, but in the context of "normal" people who are not happy and do not make it to the end. In my mind, "The Acid Drop" was a well made film.

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Evelyn

I've never seen an underwater movie before, but I have watched a lot of documentaries and no one has ever got to the bottom of an acid pool before. This movie shows what happened in a few minutes and doesn't go in a lot of detail. It does show some things that are not going to go away or the ones that are going to stay are going to change the lives of people for a long time. If you're interested in a similar movie, check out The Deep.

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Emily B.

I watched this movie about 4 years ago and I was surprised by the amount of information that it contained. I was also surprised that it was released in such a short time. I was so shocked that I decided to watch it again and I was very impressed. It was interesting to see the story of the people who were involved in the execution of a man who was found guilty of murdering a little girl and it showed that not all people were against the death penalty. It showed how the people who were involved in the execution of the man, could be changed and found a way to accept that it was wrong to execute someone. I think that the movie is very important because it is one of the few documentaries that shows that people can change and learn from their mistakes. The movie is also very informative about the life of a death row inmate and how he deals with his situation. It shows how he has to deal with the guards and how he deals with the other inmates. I highly recommend this movie because it is very informative about the death penalty.

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Dylan Anderson

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock and journalist Chris Anderson have spent time with the families of the men behind the Lushoo operations and come away with a powerful story that is both heartbreaking and disturbing. The documentary includes interviews with all the people that have been affected by the plant, their descendants and other family members, most of whom were unaware of the conditions at the plant until this film was released. The family of the "Elbow Room" victims were interviewed separately and their stories echoed those of the victims of Lushoo. The testimonies are devastating and very moving. The documentary also includes interviews with the people who knew and worked for the Lushoo plant in the 1970's and 80's. Those interviewed come across as survivors of the loss of loved ones. Those who worked for Lushoo speak of the many ways in which the plant treated its workers and their families and how they had to endure the terrible conditions. The Lushoo workers are heard with pride and amazement at their plight. In the film, some of those interviewed describe their work at Lushoo as being the epitome of unspeakable hell. The filmmaker, Morgan Spurlock, has compiled an excellent and sensitively-made film that deserves more than one viewing.

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Maria Hughes

I am a big fan of the Coen brothers, and had been anxious to watch "The Big Lebowski" so I set out to see the film. I was completely disappointed, and had to return it the next day. The reason I gave it a 9 instead of a 10 is because I was also expecting another modern day philosophical and political commentary from "The Big Lebowski" which was in no way present. The movie was boring, a bore, and was never entertaining. I am not giving the Coen Brothers too much credit, but it was just not a very good film. I thought the Coen Brothers were supposed to be great film makers, but I think they were just flat out terrible.

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Laura G.

Hollywood movies are scary. It's hard to get them out of your head, and hard to see them without knowing the actual truth. With that in mind, this documentary is an absolute necessity for anyone with a heart and a good sense of humor. In recent years we've seen more and more films being produced that are no longer suitable for mainstream audiences. Films like Gravity, and The Brothers McMullen have been deemed "disastrous" by the public. I am not a fan of these movies, nor am I a critic of these films, but the fact that they were being made tells me something. If you have seen one of these films, it's probably because they're effective in their own way. With this movie, however, you're seeing the film in the context of how it was made. It's almost as if the director has shown us the reality of what this movie was about. It's amazing that there are still filmmakers out there that have the guts to make these films. And for all the nit-picking about the plot, I would say it's a real stretch to see the plot in Gravity. I guess that's why the plot is so mind-boggling. We get to see the "real" reality of what was going on. And I loved it. A few of the people who gave this film a bad review wanted to see a film with realistic dialogue. They even want a film that's realistic. They can't deal with what it was about, the fact that this is a film with a mind of its own. I believe in making films for the soul. The director, as stated in the description, wanted to show us the "real" reality of what was going on. I can't wait for the next one to come out. Hopefully we'll see more of this kind of film, not just in the future, but in the present.

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Kathryn Thompson

I have been watching this documentary for a long time. It is a must watch for anyone who has had an experience of rape, sexual assault, or even worse, someone who has made it a career. It is a powerful documentary, which I think will resonate with those who have had their life's taken away from them. I am not a person who would normally say that a documentary is a must watch, but this documentary is a must watch for those who are not familiar with the topic. It is an extremely powerful documentary, which has a very honest and informative way of telling the story. It has a very realistic and believable way of showing the reality of the situation. It is a documentary that will leave you feeling sad, angry, and angry that this could happen to anyone. I would recommend this documentary to anyone who is not familiar with the topic of sexual assault, rape, or sexual abuse. It will leave you feeling like it is very important to watch this documentary.

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Gloria

I have watched this movie more times than I care to admit. At first, it seemed like a review for an old review of another, which I read years ago. But, I finally got around to watching this movie because of the fact that it came from the same director of The Last Emperor. That film was a masterpiece, and I remember sitting down in a theater (along with a friend) to watch it in its entirety. As a result, I found this film to be just as good, if not better. It's sad, that a once great movie has now been rated so low as the negative reviews here are so severe. I'd say to every one reading this to avoid the film and watch something that you are interested in, not just something to pass the time. It's not great, and it's not bad. It's just a decent story about a man who had an intense journey of self-discovery and healing. I'll leave it at that. Don't let the negative reviews keep you from seeing this film. It is a beautiful film. Give it a chance, and you may find yourself seeing it over and over again.

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Lauren

This documentary is a personal statement on the "Chemical Sisters" and how their work is still relevant to us today. It is also about the untold story of Rachel Carson, the world's leading advocate against the chemical industry. The sisters are not your average documentary subjects. They are some of the most prolific authors on a variety of topics. Their work has had a profound effect on the industry and society. Rachel's work helped spur the development of the EPA and the discovery of the carcinogenic effect of DDT. The Chemical Sisters, along with the ACLU and others, have lobbied to hold industry accountable for the harm they have caused. They have not been found to be reliable or completely objective, but there is no doubt that they have done a great service to the world. The chemicals they write about, especially DDT, are often still used in the U.S. and are highly regulated. They speak at universities and at conferences all over the world. Rachel was the driving force behind the establishment of the EPA, the establishment of the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, and other important environmental laws. Today, the world is faced with the threat of more DDT in products, and yet it remains in use. People should not be able to use DDT to protect them from cancers, and yet DDT is still used today. It has been just a few years since Rachel Carson's discovery, but her work and the roles she played in her efforts still stand up in today's society. She continues to inspire us and we must continue to support her efforts to protect the world from the harmful effects of the chemicals we use everyday. I highly recommend this documentary for anyone interested in environmentalism and or the chemicals industry. It is an important film and worth the watch. I rate this film 9/10.

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Ethan Freeman

I loved this movie so much. I just watched it again, not sure what I missed, I really like how the two stories are connected. It is always good to see all the talent behind a film. In this film, Gandy, despite his popularity, is overlooked. He was really good, his "yin yang" character was fascinating, I am sure that I have seen some of his movies. I think the great thing about it is that it is not about him, it is about the film. He is not the focus. It is about the two stories, and it shows that there is a lot of love and talent behind it. A great movie. I recommend this to everyone. A must see.

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Douglas C.

I am a student of history and a very active participant in the student movement in Ireland. I had the opportunity to meet the members of the Balfour family during my senior year in college. The Balfours were my parents' generation. They were middle class and they were good people. I have heard many stories about their lives. The Balfours were very conservative and had a high standard of living. The only reason I could not give a 10 star review is that I feel that this film is very incomplete and does not cover the entire story. I was unable to get the full story about the Balfour family. I would have liked to see more about the Balfour family. I also felt that the documentary was incomplete because the Balfours had been well established in Ireland for many years before the First World War. I am not saying that they were not part of the establishment, but the film is incomplete because it does not tell the whole story. I believe that it is very important for the Irish to know about the Balfours. This is a film that needs to be seen by the general public. It is a good film that needs to be seen by all people. The Balfours were part of the establishment, but the film does not tell the full story. I hope that this film is made available to the general public. I hope that it will be made available to the public so that the general public can get the full story.

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Tiffany Morris

This film is a stunning piece of work. I've been researching and watching documentaries on the topic of water in recent years. I've been very critical of the way we use water. I've been following the work of the California Water Wars for years and watched this film to see what else I could learn about water. I've learned that we don't have a good idea of what is causing the problems in California. We think that water is being taken from our rivers and lakes, but there is no evidence to back that up. The documentary shows a lot of evidence that our drinking water is being contaminated, but it doesn't show what is causing the problem. I'm going to be watching this film a lot more in the future. This is a very important film to watch. I am in my second year of my PhD and I was hoping that I would be able to use this information to find some answers. I'm very disappointed that the documentary didn't show more of the evidence that I've been looking for. I'm hoping that this will help make water more accessible to people in the future.

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Peter

This is a must-see documentary on the life of Mike Brown. The film is extremely well made, and the narrative style is very intriguing and moving. I've only recently come across the film, but it is quickly gaining momentum as a true master piece. The first half of the film is the most interesting, but the second half does provide the film with some great insights. Although the subject matter may not be the most comfortable to watch, it's also an incredible and thought provoking examination of the nature of racism, and how it permeates almost every aspect of our lives. I've never been to Flint, but I've heard about this city and seen its terrible conditions for years, and this film gives a realistic, yet disturbing, view of what is actually going on here. I really can't say enough good things about this film, and I hope it is not short-changed due to the negative reviews. Don't listen to the haters, see this movie.

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Denise F.

I was completely blown away by this movie. I have seen hundreds of documentaries, but this one stands out as one of the best. This is the kind of movie you can watch over and over again, and still not get tired of it. The story is amazing, and the film makers do an excellent job at making it real. There are many interesting aspects to the story that are not apparent at first, and the ending is a true surprise. The ending is a great way to end a documentary, and the actors and crew are incredible. It is a true eye-opener for anyone who has ever experienced domestic violence or sexual assault, and I think everyone will find something to relate to. I hope to see more of this type of film, and I hope it inspires more people to share their stories.

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Cheryl Simmons

For the most part, this was a great documentary, but there was a lot of bias. I believe that some of the reasons for the hatred the subjects had for their professor were because of their ethnicity. I'm from the UK, so I'm familiar with how difficult the feeling of being rejected can be. I also feel that there should be more support and that some of the subjects were perhaps unfairly treated. On the whole, I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in a more accurate look at a professor. The film is a little slow in parts, but you will find the story very interesting.

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Aaron

This is an amazingly well-made and real documentary. It gives the impression that the people interviewed are part of a community and are not, like in most documentaries, the product of a documentary made for the benefit of the director. The film's protagonists are real people with real stories. All of the interviews are thorough and well-written. The "background" in which the filmmakers use is clearly documented and only provides a framework for the experience of the people in the documentary. This film is not trying to be "documentary" in any way. It is not trying to criticize the American government, in any way. This is a documentary about a group of people in California who, for reasons that are never explained, decide to go into the ocean to "rescue" some dolphins. The film is never "objective" in any way, shape, or form. The film is about the people in the film. It is about the people who found themselves in this situation and who decided to take action and set out to take the action needed to change their situation. This is a very moving and emotional film. I can't think of any other film like this that I have seen and I recommend this film to anyone who wants to know more about the real story of "The Acid Drop".

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Kyle Chapman

This documentary covers the history of the C.I.A., from the 1950s to the 1980s. It was directed by Edward Zwick, who also wrote the screenplay. It's a series of short films, and it has a fair amount of footage about the C.I.A. history. The main ones, directed by William Friedkin and Robert Redford, are: "Born on the 4th of July", "Death Squared", and "The Right Stuff". Other interviews include actor Clint Eastwood, CIA director Richard Helms, and director Oliver Stone. It's well-made, well-written, and well-produced. I recommend it highly. 9/10

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Andrea

I am a big fan of The Descent. I saw the original version and thought it was a great movie. I was looking forward to seeing the remake. This is the most interesting movie I have ever seen. The story is fantastic. The people who created it deserve a lot of credit for making a great movie. The acting is great. It has a great ending. I thought it was a great film. I was not expecting this to be a great movie. It is very surprising that it is. The creators of this movie have put a lot of work into it. It is a great movie. I am a huge fan of the movie and I will recommend it to everyone I know.

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Wayne E.

As the youngest person ever to become a World Champion Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) athlete, I was excited to see a film based on my first experience, the submission grappling competition at age 5. After a year of training, it seemed to be the perfect way to get my passion back, which for me has always been about control. Although my passion for the sport has grown since I was a kid, the film continues to be my favorite. I am a father of two who has taught a life style of submission grappling to our children and our friends. As a father of a young man who has Jiu-Jitsu in his life, I can't help but feel for him as he has such a hard time making it as an athlete. As he has progressed, he has gotten into the sport. I have been involved in the BJJ community as a instructor, an activist and as a trainer. I love seeing films that get the story of BJJ on film. We can all learn from the underdog stories of this sport. This film is about a young boy, all alone in his life, trying to become the best Jiu-Jitsu athlete in the world. The footage of the competition and interviews with the competitors is captivating. I can't wait for my husband and my other son to be able to see it. He is only 7 years old, so I was glad to see his favourite athletes of the past were featured. I also learned a lot about my son's love of the sport. I have a job where my husband is the head instructor and we both share a passion for Jiu-Jitsu. I am now teaching my son and my husband now having a background in Jiu-Jitsu. I would recommend this film to anyone. You may not feel a sense of loss or hopelessness after you leave the cinema, but you will be able to relate to the struggle of this sport that we are all proud to call our life. My family and I, and my husband and our family are all Jiu-Jitsu enthusiasts.

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Tiffany

A documentary film that takes you through an enlightening journey of a man who has lived for over 35 years in a mental institution. The film depicts the life and life style of Joe MacGregor, a man who has had a brain tumour removed and lived a life of solitude, secrecy and self-mutilation. As he has struggled with his illness, and lived a life of loneliness and solitude, his wife and children have grown in their lives and through their marriage. The film demonstrates Joe's amazing gift of creativity and shows him throughout his journey as a person who has struggled with mental illness throughout his life, and is now a free spirit who will never give up and will never give up on his family. He is a remarkable man and I highly recommend this documentary for anyone who is interested in the subject of mental health. I would highly recommend this film for any age group.

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Joshua C.

I watched this film with a group of friends. Everyone was surprised at how much they liked it. The subject matter is heavy, and the film was able to draw a lot of people in to the discussion. This is one of those documentaries that is not for everyone, but it is worth watching.

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Laura S.

This documentary goes into the heart of the madness and it's destruction, both in people and animals. The film is disturbing, graphic and yet very human, the footage from people's eyes, and we see what we do not want to see. I think what the film is doing is showing us the true truth, the true cost of business, and how an unnecessary tragedy like the Bali Nine is costing our planet. To me, it is amazing, and everyone should see it. It shows the horrors of business, from people's lives, to animals and the destruction that the planet has to endure.

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Emily

I am a huge fan of David Fincher's work. This film (not the best, but I enjoyed it) is a different take on the John Grisham book. It is a movie about the problems and conflicts of a small town, with the focus on two young men, one is a doctor and the other is a doctor's son who gets a lot of attention, mostly from the older generation of doctors. The two end up arguing a lot. There are some great scenes in the movie. The hardest one for me was the time they were talking on the phone. My favorite part was when the older son gets a picture of his father with a black line drawn through the white head. I like how they went over how they grew up and how he would have to deal with all these things when he got older. One other thing that is different in this movie is how they show the level of drugs, abuse, violence, and problems of the kids who have them. It was a tough movie to watch, but it was worth it. This is a great movie.

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Alice Nelson

I really enjoyed watching this movie. I knew it was from a small group of screenwriters who had the courage to tackle this topic with honesty, dignity and a focus on humanity. I am a huge fan of Philip Seymour Hoffman, and this film is proof of his talents. What a gem of a movie. The acting is impeccable and the message is crystal clear. I hope the video version is as good as the DVD. I will definitely be purchasing the DVD. A must see.

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Teresa O.

It was a rather boring three hours. I will admit that I really had no particular issues with the film, but if you want to be entertained, I would probably recommend the same approach as the "Hitchcock" films. I think it would have been more interesting to try and convey the different moods of people from the various countries, but I doubt that the cinematography would have worked to this film's advantage. I did enjoy seeing the cinematography, but I would have much preferred it to be up to par with that of The Woman In Black.

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Walter Hopkins

I have watched the documentary for the first time in two years. The documentary is about the atrocities of the Vietnam War and how the US is being portrayed in the media. It's not just the horrors of the war, it's the violence, the human rights violations, and the fact that there is no justice for the people who were killed. I found this movie very insightful. It is a must see for all Americans.

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Lawrence

I first saw this film on TV when it was first broadcast in the early 90's. I was completely taken aback by the fact that I had never heard of it, and I felt like I had been 'raped' by the film. I was not prepared for how much I loved this film. I still watch it every now and then, and I find it extremely difficult to believe that people like me never knew about it. I am amazed that it is not available on DVD, and I wonder how much longer it will be before it is. I am also astonished that people would deny that the film is even worth seeing. I am not even sure if I would recommend it to someone. The film is not for the faint of heart, and the subject matter is quite heavy. But, it is a film that I have watched countless times, and I still find myself being moved by it. I love this film, and I feel like it is one of my very best.

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Nicholas W.

I thought this film was brilliant, it was a brilliant documentary. The film covers everything that is going on in the world and it does this in a way that is very entertaining and informative. I also think that the documentary does a good job of showing the political and economic problems that the world is currently facing and the things that people are going through. This film is definitely something to be watched, it's a great documentary and I think that it will be a great film that you can watch over and over again.