Three great documentaries I'm recommending:
Dreamworlds 3: Desire, Sex & Power in Music Video - Directed by Sut Jhally, who is a professor of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. And what a great communicator! Documentaries can often by very biased, antagonistic and/or unfocussed. This 60 minute film calmly and clearly makes it's point, but in a very enlightened and involving way. One of those movies that makes you see things (the things in this case being music videos) in a new and more focussed way than ever before.
The End of Poverty? - Another enlightening movie, focussing on why poverty exists while there is so much wealth in the world. Very well put together, but it lost me a bit in the middle, but that might have been because I was in the middle of a movie-watching blitz trying to see everything I borrowed from various libraries while house-sitting before they became overdue! I'm doing much better now, thanks! I also might have felt that way because the topic is kind of heavy, but I definitely recommend this movie to anybody who has even the slightest interest in this topic.
Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood - Another movie. It's all about how the standards for advertising towards children were basically eliminated during the Reagan administration. This movie made me wonder if Reagan is one of the world's greatest child abusers for allowing the existing standards to be blown to pieces under his watch.