Documentaries are my favorite kind of infotainment. It’s a full story instead of an excerpt out of the news so I love discovering the background and the who, what, where and how on a certain topic. Thank God for the internet because a lot of online websites group some fab documentaries which has kept me busy this past week. If you’re into them as well, make sure to check these out!
MS 13 – The Worlds Most Dangerous Gang
Mara Salvatrucha 13 or MS13 is the biggest and most dangerous gang in the world. The gang was created in the 80′s when immigrants from El Salvador joined forces to protect themselves against Mexican and Afro-American gangs. The damage in the States was pretty significant already but In my opinion the USA government is the one to blame in terms of it gaining so much power. When criminals commit X number of crimes there sent back to their country of origin which happened here as well. Because of this policy MS13 set foot in El Salvador and spread like an oil stain throughout South America and the States.
Sex: The Annabel Chong Story
How far would you go to prove men and women are equal? Former porn star Annabel Chong challenged the stereotypical gender roles, frustrated by the double standard that denies women the ability to exhibit the same sexuality as men had sex 251 times with 69 men in a ten-hour period! “The more partners, the better”. Annabel was the first women to set a record for the most sexual partners in one day. Although she appeared on Jerry Springer with her story (and we all know how trashy all the guests looked) this documentary gives an in depth story on her life and what moves her. I got an overall sad feeling from her. Not everything is glitz and glamour in the porn industry.
Bleach, Nip. Tuck: The White Beauty Myth – The Face
Although I believe Michael Jackson had vitiligo many look to him as THE example of a black man becoming ‘white’. And let’s face it, combined with his numerous plastic surgery which served to narrow his nose, broaden his chin etc he managed to change his face dramatically. Even though many have criticized and even ridiculed him for it, another group of people look up to him and even want to imitate his deracialization. Tahera, a Bangladeshi women for example has used several bleaching products up to 400 pounds as her community often insults her, criticizes and belittles her because of her dark complexion. Although people can look at the ones interviewed in the documentary as weird, I think we should focus more on society and their communities because why are they making them feel like they have to change their ‘race’ in order to fit the mainstream?
Secrets of Body Language
93% of human communication takes place via our body language which means our words only make up for 7%. Quite a relief if you said something stupid
In this documentary body language experts take politicians and actors under the loop and we discover how we can get a lot more information by ‘reading’ their movements and facial expressions well. Definitely gives you more insight and can help in situations when you’re doing a job interview, are dating or just out of curiosity. It will be no surprise to you that a lot of politicians are coached and know what body language to use or tone of voice to convince the public.
Did you ever see a politician come up on stage and pointing to many people in the public while smiling at them? There’s a reason for that, find out why
I can still remember when internet was invented and when it was still an exclusive thing to have. Now it’s so mainstream and everybody out there uses Facebook or some other type of social media. Although I use FB passively and mostly login to see what my friends and family are up to it means so much more to teenage girls nowadays. Watching ‘Sexy Baby’ I’m so happy I wasn’t a teen when Facebook was invented because it puts sooo much pressure on young girls. You have to be sexy and put nice pics on, post the highlights of your fabulous lives etc. The self esteem of these girls is basically ruled by the number of likes each update gets. So much for deep connections :S
I had a very boring life when I was a teen so I guess I would have been very depressed as I would have had nothing to post at all. Hope FB won’t be around when I have kids because it definitely makes parenting harder